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Anne Sewell

Digital Journalist based in Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain. Joined on Jun 13, 2010
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Video: Bird's eye view of the Eiffel Tower and Paris

Paris - Taking a bird's eye view to a whole new technical level, a white-tailed eagle named Victor recently flew over the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, filming from a unique perspective with a video camera strapped to his back.

Review: Going organic in Los Boliches, Fuengirola

Fuengirola - Right in the heart of Los Boliches in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol, is a tiny restaurant selling only the healthiest vegan and vegetarian food. Even better, not only is the cuisine really good for you, but it's pretty darn tasty too.

Running of the Balls becomes major event in Spanish town (Video)

Mataelpino - As opposition grows in Spain to annual events involving the torture and killing of bulls, novel alternatives are coming to light, including an event recently held in Mataelpino near Madrid, called “Boloencierro” or the “Running of the Balls."

Restrictions enforced on Galicia's most beautiful beach (Videos)

Ribadeo - "Praia as Catedrais" or Beach of the Cathedrals is a Natural Monument located in Galicia, Spain. Due to its immense popularity with Spanish tourists, authorities have been forced to reduce visitor numbers to avoid degradation of the environment.

Top Spanish news agency apologizes for gay Rajoy hashtag

Madrid - While sending what was actually an extremely serious tweet, Efe, a top Spanish news agency, accidentally added a hashtag which contained a colloquial term for "homosexual" in reference to the Spanish Prime Minister. The news agency has since apologized.

Man burgles friend's house hours after he dies in car accident

Zaragoza - A man has been arrested in Valareña, Zaragoza after allegedly breaking into and robbing the home of a friend, only hours after he and two others died in a serious car crash.

James Blunt & Sofia Wellesley wed, cause ruckus over Ibiza beach

Santa Eulalia - James Blunt recently wed Sofia Wellesley, granddaughter of the Duke of Wellington, and it happened twice apparently. Once in London at the beginning of September, and the second time in Mallorca, Spain on Friday. Then the trouble happened in Ibiza.

Barcelona hospital turns MRI into a space adventure for children

Barcelona - Being examined by an MRI machine tends to be scary for everyone, but particularly so for children. A hospital in Barcelona has come up with a high-tech and novel solution by turning the MRI room into a space wonderland.

Dancing in silence: Deaf flamenco dancer forms dance company

Seville - Deaf since the age of six, 38-year-old María de los Ángeles Narváez Anguita has not let that hold her back. Both a dancer and also an entrepreneur, she has formed her own flamenco company and is starring in a documentary film.

Swiss doctor creates Google Glass app for paramedics (Video)

Sierre - An app has been developed at the University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO) in Sierre, Switzerland, which is aimed at saving precious minutes by enabling specialist doctors at hospitals to interact live with paramedics working on patients at the scene.

Thousands of small businessmen duped into ads in fake cop mags

Madrid - In a daring and well-thought-out scam, 52 people allegedly conned around 150,000 small businesses and self-employed persons out of 15 million euros ($19.5 million) over a period of 14 years, by pretending to be representatives of the police.

Spanish bus driver caught in act of texting while driving (Video)

Barcelona - A passenger on a shuttle bus, running between Barcelona airport and the city center, caught the driver on video, sending WhatsApp messages on his mobile phone while driving through heavy traffic.

Four-year-old Norwegian girl sleepwalks four kilometers

A four-year-old girl was found, on her own and wearing only pants and boots, after sleepwalking for over four kilometers or 2.5 miles from her home Finnmark, North Norway to Hjellplassen, Honningsvåg. She was found safely at 6 a.m. Monday morning.

Video: Spectacular high-speed chase & capture of drug smugglers

Melilla - In a case of life resembles cinema, Spain's Civil Guard have released a video of an exciting high-speed boat chase between them and a small boat loaded with 300 kilos of hashish in international waters off the Spanish north African territory of Melilla.

Retired Austrian journalist missing after Nigerian money scam

Vienna - Peter Pirker, a retired Austrian journalist went missing at the end of May this year and is presumed dead. Police think he may have committed suicide after being hit hard by a Nigerian scam. Relatives think he may be trying to track down the cash.

Dutch artist fakes five-week trip through southeast Asia

Amsterdam - In an effort to show how much we manipulate situations on the social media, Zilla van den Born from Amsterdam pretended to take a five-week trip away in southeast Asia, all the while keeping her friends on Facebook updated with photos of her great trip.

Gravedigger suspended for corpse photo opportunity

Guardamar Del Segura - Described as a "silliness with no justification whatsoever," a cemetery worker in Guardamar del Segura, southern Spain lost his job recently after a photo of him and a relative of the deceased, posing with a mummified corpse, went viral online.

Adult movie soundtrack prompts panic, locals call police (Video)

Barcelona - Concerned neighbors called the local police in a panic Tuesday after they heard loud screams emanating from an open window in the quiet Barcelona neighborhood of Rubí. While sure a neighbor was being murdered, it seems someone was watching a porn movie.

Herd of goats invades railway station in Terrassa, Spain (Video)

Terrassa - Commuters catching trains in Terrassa, Spain Tuesday got somewhat of a shock when a herd of 17 goats invaded the railway line, seemingly from nowhere. The poor animals were very disorientated and the passengers both shocked and amused.

Wrong pedal sends car from 2nd floor parking down to the street

Las Tablas - A Madrid woman driver hit the accelerator instead of the brake Monday, sending her car through the second-floor wall of a parking garage and down to the street. The car landed on its roof in the street below, crushing two other cars in its wake.
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