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Firefighters struggle to contain fast moving wildfires in Spain

Firefighters in Spain are struggling to contain wildfires in several parts of the country, which is suffering a heatwave unusual for this time of the year. The worst damage has been in the north-west province of Zamora where more than 61,000 acres have been consumed, regional authorities said. The blaze that started in Zamora’s Sierra […]

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Wildfire in mountainous southern Spain forces town evacuation of 2,000 people

A wildfire in mountains in southern Spain has forced evacuation of 2,000 people from the centre of the town of Benahavis and injured three firefighters, authorities said. The blaze started on Wednesday afternoon on the slopes of Pujerra mountain in the Sierra Bermeja, above the Costa del Sol, a magnet for British tourists on the […]

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Rafael Nadal suffers stress fracture in one of his ribs, ruled out for up to six weeks

Rafael Nadal, the 21-time grand slam champion, has suffered a stress fracture in one of his ribs and will be out for four to six weeks, the Spaniard announced on Twitter Tuesday. Nadal’s perfect start to 2022 was ended on Sunday by American Taylor Fritz who secured a surprise victory in the final at Indian […]

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UK’s most wanted woman arrested while walking dogs in Spain

A fraudster dubbed the UK’s most wanted woman has been arrested in Spain after nearly a decade on the run. Sarah Panitzke, 47, disappeared in May 2013 while on trial over her part in laundering cash from a £1billion mobile phone tax scam. She was arrested while walking her dogs in Santa Barbara, Tarragona, on […]

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Spanish fishing trawler sinks off Canada’s east coast; 10 dead, 11 missing

A Spanish fishing trawler sank off Canada’s east coast overnight on Monday, with 10 people dead and 11 missing, Spanish and Canadian rescuers said. Rescuers managed to save three crew members after the boat went down some 250 nautical miles east of Newfoundland, Canada’s Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) said. Spain’s transport ministry said there […]

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At least 319 migrants rescued while trying to cross Atlantic Ocean in several different boats: REPORT

At least 319 migrants have been rescued while trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean in several different boats, according to Spanish authorities. Emergency services on the Canary Islands reported that 24 children were among those rescued on Wednesday. But the NGO Walking Borders says that at least 18 people travelling on one of the migrants’ […]

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Italian cops nab mafia boss after Google Maps sighting in Spain

An Italian mafia boss who has been on the run for decades has been arrested after he was spotted on Google Maps. Gioacchino Gammino, 61, was found in Galapagar, Spain, where he was living under the name Manuel. A Google Street View shot showing a man resembling Gammino standing in front of a grocery shop […]

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Cumbre Vieja Volcano: Scientists declare Spain’s La Palma eruption over after nearly 100 days of destruction

Scientists declared the eruption on Spain’s La Palma officially over on Saturday, allowing islanders to breathe a sigh of relief nearly 100 days after the Cumbre Vieja volcano began to spew out lava, rock and ash and upended the lives of thousands. After bursting into action on September 19, the volcano suddenly went quiet on […]

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Spain returns 36 antique funeral jars to Egypt meant to hold human remains

Spain returned 36 stolen antiquities to Egyptian officials on Monday, including figurines of gods and goddesses and ancient jars meant to hold human remains. The artifacts, among them a granite carving of the lion’s head of the warrior goddess Sekhmet, were taken illegally from archeological sites, officials said. Smugglers brought them to Spain where police […]

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Amazon-owned Twitch bans Spanish Amazon Prime Video channel over nudity during live show

Amazon-owned livestreaming site Twitch has banned the official Spanish-language Prime Video channel on Sunday, with no public reason given. It was banned after an incident on the talk show Esto es un Late — the presenter appeared to accidentally reveal her breast during a live show. Twitch has strict rules around partial or full nudity […]

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Rafael Nadal tests positive for Covid-19 after making comeback from injury

Rafael Nadal tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving back in Spain from Abu Dhabi, the 20-time grand slam champion said on Monday. Nadal, who didn’t confirm the specific variant of Covid-19, had been making his comeback from injury in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition event in Abu Dhabi last week. It was Nadal’s first […]

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Spain: Constant Cumbre Vieja volcano tremors stop on the Canary Island of La Palma

The Spanish volcano of Cumbre Vieja on the Canary Island of La Palma fell silent as constant tremors stopped late on Monday. Experts have cautioned this does not necessarily mean the eruption is nearing an end after 85 days. Seismic activity all but stopped around 9:00 pm local time on Monday, the Canary Islands Volcanology […]