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Anne Sewell

Digital Journalist based in Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain. Joined on Jun 13, 2010
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Drunk Segway driver a first for Norwegian police

Oslo - Police in Norway have had a novel experience as they arrested their very first drunk driver on a Segway machine. The Norwegian government had only recently lifted a ban on the vehicles when the incident occurred.

Burial site for Black Death victims a first in Spain

Barcelona - When the Black Death plague hit Spain back in the 14th century, the population reportedly plummeted from around six million to a mere 2.5 million people. However, the first mass grave from that period has only now been discovered, in Barcelona.

Spanish psychologist suggests suicide as an option for pedophiles

San Sebastian - Javier Urra, a leading psychologist in Spain, admitted to guests at a book seminar held in San Sebastián, northern Spain on Monday, that he has recommended suicide to various recurring pedophiles and rapists who were his patients.

German Chancellor Merkel to walk Spanish pilgrimage with PM Rajoy

Santiago De Compostela - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is gearing up for a hike in the next few days, when she will join Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for at least part of the famous "Camino de Santiago" (Way of St James) pilgrimage in north-western Spain.

Man vs crocodile off Playa del Carmen, Mexico (Video)

Playa Del Carmen - A man is very lucky to be alive after swimming off the coast in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It seems he didn't realize that a massive crocodile lives under the bridge, just where he was swimming, and it started to chase after him.

Stalagmites, stalactites & busy bees in Kastania, Greece (Video)

Located on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece is a truly amazing cave, discovered by a farmer, resting from his work, who happened to notice bees coming and going from a crack in a rock.

Woman busted in Madrid with cocaine in breast implants

Madrid - A Venezuelan woman was arrested at Madrid airport Friday with 1.7 kilos (3.74 pounds) of cocaine concealed in her breast implants. Due to her suspicious behavior, officials searched her baggage but found nothing. Then they performed a body search.

Lady Gaga loses fight in 'GaGa' energy drink patent case

Mauthausen - That famous pop diva Lady Gaga is rather upset as an Austrian entrepreneur, who named his energy drink "GaGa," has just won a battle in the patent office allowing him to use the name. Apparently she went a little gaga over the whole thing.

DestapaBanana means no more boring fruit (Video)

Sebastian Berger from Argentina has come up with a great idea. Called DestapaBanana, this handy tool will turn your average and plain old banana into a deluxe dessert treat, by allowing you to fill the fruit with your favorite filling.

Irish man arrested after throwing €3.3M cocaine from hotel window

Valencia - A 39-year-old Irish man, possibly suffering from paranoia, has been arrested by police in Valencia, Spain for possession of 55 kgs of cocaine. He made it known he possessed the drugs by throwing a suitcase full of cocaine from his hotel window.

Missionary with Ebola repatriated to Spain has died

Madrid - Miguel Pajares, 75, was recently brought home to Spain from Liberia, suffering from the deadly Ebola virus. Despite being treated with the experimental drug ZMapp, he has reportedly passed away from the disease on Tuesday morning.

Colorful paper plates and napkins can be deadly

Berlin - Many of us find it convenient to use disposable plates and napkins when enjoying a picnic or barbeque. However, the German Food and Agricultural Minister has warned that the more brightly colored products can be carcinogenic and harmful to health.

Megabus passengers stranded in Spain when driver arrested

Girona - Sixty-two tourists were en route from London to Spain Sunday, when they were left stranded in Girona for seven hours after their driver was arrested. He was accused of falsifying his travel documents, which meant he was not allowed to carry passengers.

Bees attack in Russian marijuana sting operation (Video)

Kostroma - Police in Russia ran up against a problem when they tried to clear an illegal marijuana plantation, close to the city of Kostroma. As they were attempting to remove all the plants, a swarm of angry bees attacked them.

The witches cave of Zugarramurdi, Spain (Video)

Zugarramurdi - You missed the ceremony during this year's summer solstice, but it would be worthwhile planning to visit Zugarramurdi in 2015. Home of witchcraft and other pagan practices, the past is brought back to life in this town every year.

Thomson & Thomas Cook sued by 70 tourists after stomach bug

A group of 70 British tourists, who traveled to Mallorca and Menorca through the services of travel companies Thomson and Thomas Cook, are now suing after becoming seriously ill from stomach bugs due to food served at the hotels as well as poor hygiene.

Hike the 'Route of the Faces' at Buendía, Spain (Video)

Cuenca - Curving along next to the Buendía dam in the Cuenca province of Castilla la Mancha is a fascinating hiking route, unlike any other in Spain. This is the "Ruta de las Caras," or in English, the "Route of the Faces" and it is well worth the hike.

Highway tunnel closed by overheated reindeer in Norway

Hammerfest - Norway is experiencing unusually high summer temperatures at present and on Monday, authorities were forced to close part of a motorway in the Arctic north, after reindeer sought shady refuge in a road tunnel.

Catoira, Spain and the annual attack of the Vikings (Video)

Catoira - Every year a hoard of "bloodthirsty" Vikings head down the Ulla River and disembark at Catoira in Galicia in northern Spain. While this might sound a little terrifying, its actually a whole load of fun and the blood tastes suspiciously like red wine.

Latest Snowden release 'shows' NSA complicity in Gaza attacks

The latest release of documents gleaned from Edward Showden apparently shows the role of the NSA and foreign signals intelligence in the targeting of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
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