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RENFE may sue rowdy stag group removed from AVE train
Transport Tue, Jul 10, 2018

RENFE may sue rowdy stag group removed from AVE train

SPAIN'S rail board RENFE may take legal action against a rowdy stag party group they had to throw off a train in Córdoba, causing a 21-minute arrival delay. As RENFE has a punctuality clause in its customer...

One weekend, 271 migrants rescued in two provinces
Society Mon, Jul 2, 2018

One weekend, 271 migrants rescued in two provinces

A TOTAL of 271 migrants have been rescued off the coast of southern Spain in just one weekend, the coastguard reports. Figures released today reveal that nine overloaded and barely-seaworthy boats were intercepted...

UNESCO World Heritage status for Madinat al-Zahra
Culture Sun, Jul 1, 2018

UNESCO World Heritage status for Madinat al-Zahra

A MEDIAEVAL Arab city and the remains of the Caliphate of Córdoba has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status after the organisation met and voted in Manama, Bahrain today (Sunday). The Madinat al-Zahra – known in...

Man kills neighbours' hens who 'kept him awake'
Crime/Incidents Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Man kills neighbours' hens who 'kept him awake'

A COSTA del Sol man has been arrested for killing hens with rat poison because their clucking kept him awake at night. The accused, 77, mixed the poison with lentils, maize and rice – the hens' usual food – and...

Drug gangs hurl molotov cocktails at police cars
Crime/Incidents Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Drug gangs hurl molotov cocktails at police cars

POLICE at the Gibraltar border town of La Línea de la Concepción were ambushed by drug-smugglers who pelted their patrol cars with molotov cocktails. Inspectors say that until now, nothing had ever surprised them, not...

Father loses custody of 11 of his 30 children
Society Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Father loses custody of 11 of his 30 children

A FATHER in Andalucía who bragged about never having worked a day in his life has lost custody of 11 of his 30 children. Social services, escorted by the Guardia Civil and the child prosecution service, collected the...

Earthquake of 3.3 in Granada province goes unnoticed
Environment Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Earthquake of 3.3 in Granada province goes unnoticed

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale shook the province of Granada in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) – but failed to wake the neighbours. According to the National Geographical Institute (IGN),...

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