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Singer Maria Mendiola has died aged 69

María Mendiola died at the age of 69. The singer, who was one half of the Spanish duo Baccara, died in Madrid surrounded by her family on Saturday morning. “My dear Maria, a wonderful artist but above all my friend left us today,” her bandmate Cristina Sevilla wrote on Instagram, announcing the news. “I can […]

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Boeing 777 cargo plane makes emergency landing in Moscow after detecting engine trouble

A Rossiya Boeing 777-300ER cargo plane made an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Friday due to a problem with an engine control sensor, the airline said. The 15 year-old plane according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24 was fitted with General Electric engines. Those are different from the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines under […]

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Spain Unrest: Protest against arrest of rapper sparks violence, woman loses eye

A woman lost her eye in protests against the arrest of rap artist Pablo Hasel in Spain as police fired rubber bullets and used batons against demonstrators. The woman was reportedly hit by a police rubber bullet during a rally on Tuesday in Barcelona, AP news agency reported on Thursday. The injury was caused by […]

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Explosion at Madrid building leaves three dead

An explosion in the Spanish capital, Madrid has killed three and caused a building to partially collapse. A fourth person was reported missing. City officials said the explosion caused by a gas leak destroyed all the four floors of the building. Mayor José Luis Martínez Almeida told reporters after the blast that a fire was […]

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Worst snowfall in decades wreaks havoc in Spain, 4 dead

Five regions in Spain went into a red alert after a winter storm Filomena caused chaos across the country. The country’s capital Madrid was particularly affected, prompting the closure of Barajas airport and leaving hundreds of motorists stranded on roads. A couple died after they were trapped in their car when a river burst its banks […]

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About 23,000 abandoned baby chicks die at Madrid airport

About 23,000 baby chicks died after being abandoned in transit at Madrid Barajas airport in Spain. The birds, who were only a few days old, had been left outside in cardboard boxes for three days without food or water, according to a press release from Spain’s National Police published Wednesday. There were 26,000 chicks in […]

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Live opera in Madrid cancelled after audience protest over physical distancing concerns

A live opera in Madrid was halted after audience members protested over concerns that seating was too crowded in the venue. The Teatro Real in Spain’s capital city was forced to cancel the performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera” after a group of spectators staged a protest during the performance, eventually ending the […]

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Hundreds join protests over coronavirus lockdown measures

Hundreds of residents in Madrid protested against the new lockdown measures imposed amid the rising coronavirus numbers. The curbs  start on Monday and affect 850,000 people, many in areas of lower income and with higher immigrant populations. Protesters said they felt abandoned and called for better health provisions. Spain has the highest number of coronavirus […]

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Spain to cull 100,000 mink after many test coronavirus positive

At least one hundred thousand mink at a farm in north-eastern Spain are to be culled after many of them tested positive for coronavirus. The outbreak in Aragón province was discovered after a farm employee’s wife contracted the virus in May. Her husband and six other farm workers have since tested positive for the disease. […]

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Spain’s “Red Princess” Maria Teresa dies due to coronavirus complications

Spanish Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma has become the first royal to dies due to coronavirus complications. According to Fox News, the 86-year-old was a cousin of Spain’s King Felipe VI. Her brother Prince Sixto Enrique de Borbon, the Duke of Aranjuez, announced on Facebook that she died after contracting COVID-19. The post reads, “On […]

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Woman busy on phone falls in front of train

A passenger in Madrid, Spain was captured falling onto the path of an oncoming train while distracted by her phone. The surveillance footage released by Metro de Madrid on October 24 shows the moment that the unnamed passenger, busy on her phone, walks right off the edge of the platform and falls onto the railway […]

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Spanish dictator Francisco Franco’s remains moved 44 years after bitter controversy

The remains of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco have been moved from a vast mausoleum to a low-key grave, 44 years after his elaborate funeral. The long awaited relocation fulfils a key pledge of the socialist government, which said Spain should not continue to glorify a fascist who ruled the country for nearly four decades. His […]