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Anne Sewell

Digital Journalist based in Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain. Joined on Jun 13, 2010
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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.

Irish mobster shot by two 'ninja-like' masked men in Marbella

Marbella - It was apparently like a scene in the movies when two masked gunmen arrived at the Elviria shopping center near Marbella Saturday evening and shot Gerard "Hatchet" Kavanagh nine times in his arm, back and head, killing him execution-style.

Zombie survival mode in Collado Villalba near Madrid (Video)

Madrid - Before you go running for the hills, this was all part of a role-playing game with hundreds of people lurching around like the undead while others tried to escape them, in a town near Madrid. Apparently it was a roaring, lurching and screaming success.

Austrian woman has 18-pound tumor removed from stomach

Graz - An Austrian woman is recovering in hospital after having a tumor, weighing as much as a seven-month-old baby, removed from her stomach. The tumor had been growing inside the 75-year-old for several years before she realized it was there.

EU left-wing delegation blocked by Israel from entering Gaza

Tel Aviv - A delegation of five Spanish left-wing politicians, along with eight EU delegates from Cyprus, France, Ireland and Portugal, have been denied entry into the Gaza Strip, where they wished to report on the impact of recent actions by the IDF in that area.

Hike through the Alleys of Stone in Cuenca, Spain (Video)

Cuenca - There are many great routes for walking and hiking in the countryside of Spain and Cuenca province has several really fascinating trails to follow, including "Los Callejones de Las Majadas," or the Alleys of Stone.

Neanderthal art in Gibraltar unveils the iconic 'hashtag'

Gibraltar - Anyone who thinks the hashtag character is recent didn't know the Neanderthals. Recent discoveries in the British territory of Gibraltar have uncovered stone carvings resembling either "tic-tac-toe" or the proverbial hashtag character itself.

Romantic diner hit the jackpot with five pearls in one oyster

Salerno - All this Italian businessman wanted in life was a romantic evening out with his girlfriend at a local restaurant in Salerno, Italy. What he ended up getting was out of this world, as the oyster he opened contained the perfect, small and romantic fortune.

More 'Game of Thrones' extras required in Spain

Osuna - Producers of the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones" are looking for another 2,500 extras to appear in the scenes to be shot in Osuna in southern Spain. However, there are certain requirements to be upheld before even thinking of applying.

Foul-smelling beer withdrawn from sale in Norway

The smell of the beer was compared by consumers to, well, human flatulence, to put it politely. Customers complained about the foul odor and Mack brewers was forced to withdraw the brew from stock.
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