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'Aliens' star Al Matthews found dead in Costa Blanca villa
Crime/Incidents Mon, Sep 24, 2018

'Aliens' star Al Matthews found dead in Costa Blanca villa

THE actor who played the cigar-chewing Sergeant Apone in the 1986 cult film has been found dead in his villa in the Orihuela Costa area (southern Alicante province). Alexander Basil Matthews – better known as Al...

Gang who burgled Shakira and Piqué arrested
Crime/Incidents Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Gang who burgled Shakira and Piqué arrested

AN ORGANISED criminal gang who burgled pop-rock icon Shakira and her FC Barcelona husband Gerard Piqué in June has been caught and disbanded. Detectives say the 15 suspects are behind at least another 20 break-ins...

'B-Day Landings': Allied forces' Benidorm beach invasion
Culture Sat, Sep 22, 2018

'B-Day Landings': Allied forces' Benidorm beach invasion

TIDES and the moon's phases could have been what really won World War II – any miscalculation in either could have meant the death toll of nearly 20,000 men skyrocketing on June 6, 1944 and may have led to France...

Spanish scientists challenge origins of Parkinson's
Tech & Science Sat, Sep 22, 2018

Spanish scientists challenge origins of Parkinson's

SCIENTISTS at a Madrid neurobiology laboratory have made a ground-breaking discovery as to the origins of Parkinson's disease, throwing into conjecture previous assumptions about where the condition starts. The HM...

'Politicians' university' in 'fake' master's scam: Underqualified Italians registered to practise law
Education/Work Fri, Sep 21, 2018

'Politicians' university' in 'fake' master's scam:...

AN ONGOING saga of 'dodgy diplomas' affecting Madrid's Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) has taken another, more sinister twist: hot on the heels of two MPs' resignations over master's degrees being...

Electricity bill hikes spark crisis action
Society Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Electricity bill hikes spark crisis action

ONGOING debates into how to bring down electricity bills are starting to bear fruit, albeit slowly – the firs step will involve temporarily axing one of the taxes. It will only reduce the average monthly household...

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