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John McAfee: Anti-virus software entrepreneur found dead in Barcelona prison cell

Anti-virus software crusader John McAfee was found dead in his Barcelona prison cell, hours after a Spanish court agreed to extradite him to the United States to face tax evasion charges. The Catalan Justice Department said prison medics tried to resuscitate him, but were not successful. It said in a statement that “everything indicates” McAfee […]

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Spanish government pardons Catalan leaders over failed independence bid

The Spanish government pardoned nine Catalan leaders who were convicted over a failed independence bid in 2017. The separatists were imprisoned after being found guilty of sedition in 2019. Three others were convicted of disobedience but not jailed at the same time. The pardons have sparked controversy in Spain and tens of thousands protested against […]

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Boat carrying refugee migrants flips near Spain’s Canary Islands; 3 dead, 2 missing, 41 rescued

At least three people died and two others, including a six-year-old girl is missing after a boat carrying refugee migrants ran aground on the rocky coast of Lanzarote in Spain’s Canary Islands, local authorities have said. The boat was approaching the shore of Órzola village on Thursday night when it flipped a few metres from […]

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Son sentenced to 15 years in prison in Spain for killing his mother and eating her remains

A man in Spain was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing his mother and eating her remains. Alberto Sánchez Gómez, 28, was arrested in 2019 after police found body parts around his mother’s home, some in plastic containers. The court rejected Sánchez’s arguments that he was experiencing a psychotic episode at the time […]

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Missing man found dead inside a large dinosaur statue in Spain

A 39-year-old man in Spain who was reported missing was found dead inside a large dinosaur statue. According to reports, a father-son duo, noticed some smell coming out from the papier-mache stegosaurus in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a satellite town of Barcelona. On inching close to the dinosaur statue, father saw the corpse through a crack […]

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Atletico Madrid defeat Valladolid to win La Liga 2020-21 champions title

Atletico Madrid crowned La Liga champions for the first time since 2014 with veteran striker Luis Suarez scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory over Valladolid. Suarez scored in the 58th minute for Atletico after Angel Correa had equalised Oscar Plano’s opener for Valladolid on Saturday. Elsewhere, closest rivals Real Madrid beat Villarreal 2-1 but […]

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Pfizer vaccine after AstraZeneca dose is highly safe and effective, Spanish study finds

A Spanish study on mixing Covid vaccines has found that giving a dose of Pfizer’s drug to people who already received a first shot of AstraZeneca vaccine is highly safe and effective, , preliminary data showed on Tuesday. The Combivacs study, run by Spain’s state-backed Carlos III Health Institute, found the presence of IgG antibodies […]

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Spanish man preserves severed finger to unlock smartphone after accident

A Spanish man reportedly proved that he can unlock his Samsung Galaxy phone with the tip of his severed finger. Kieran Higgins’ index finger had been severed in an industrial accident two weeks prior. Higgins, a semi-retired auditor claims that his dead finger tip, which he is keeping in medicinal alcohol, is able to unlock […]

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Juan Joya Borja: Spanish laughing guy meme dies aged 65

Spanish comedian Juan Joya Borja, whose infectious laughter brought him global fame, has passed away aged 65. Better known by his nickname El Risitas, meaning Giggles, the comedian became known on the internet as “Spanish laughing guy”. Following appearances on national television, Borja went viral in 2014 when people started dubbing subtitles over him laughing […]

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35-year-old British man drowns while taking underwater photographs in Ibiza

A 35-year-old British man died while practising underwater photography with a friend in Ibiza. His friend raised the alarm around 6.15pm before police and paramedics pulled the man from the water, but were unable to save his life. Punta Galera, the cove where he was found has rock platforms popular for cliff jumping and sunset […]

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2 Spanish, 1 Irish national abducted and killed in Burkina Faso ambush

Three Europeans abducted near a nature reserve in eastern Burkina Faso have been killed. Two Spanish journalists and an Irish national were a part of an anti-poaching patrol that was ambushed by gunmen near Pama Reserve on Monday. Burkina Faso government officials confirmed their deaths on Tuesday. A local soldier was also abducted, but his […]

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Spanish man arrested on suspicion of infecting 22 people with Covid-19

A man in Spanish island of Mallorca was arrested for infecting 22 people with Covid-19, according to the Spanish National Police. “Despite having symptoms and having done a PCR test, he continued his normal life without waiting for the result or quarantining,” police said of the suspect in a tweet on Saturday. Authorities added that […]