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Victims of Spanair crash remembered on 10th anniversary
Crime/Incidents Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Victims of Spanair crash remembered on 10th anniversary

RELATIVES and friends of those killed in the Spanair crash at Madrid Barajas Terminal 2 marked the 10th anniversary of one of Spain's worst air disasters today outside the monument set up for the victims in the Juan...

Lone knife attack on police station treated as terrorism
Crime/Incidents Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Lone knife attack on police station treated as terrorism

POLICE in Catalunya are treating an incident involving a lone knife-bearer in the early hours as terrorism, but do not believe the would-be attacker was linked to any radical Islamic organisation. Identified as...

Bones of Civil War execution victims exhumed in Salamanca
Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Bones of Civil War execution victims exhumed in Salamanca

The Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (ARMH) has discovered the remains of four men allegedly shot by Franco's forces during the Civil War between August 12th and 13th 1936 in Boadilla (Salamanca)....

Spanish tourists escape Genoa bridge tragedy by seconds
Crime/Incidents Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Spanish tourists escape Genoa bridge tragedy by seconds

A SPANISH tourist who was crossing the Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy when it collapsed killing 39 people says he feels as though he has been 'born again'. Pedro Barthe, from Asturias, was driving away from the...

Fake ID with Alec Baldwin's picture used in Oviedo fraud
Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Fake ID with Alec Baldwin's picture used in Oviedo fraud

A FRAUDSTER used a fake ID card bearing a photograph of the actor Alec Baldwin to take out loans from banks in Oviedo (Asturias) which he had no intention of paying back, say National Police. The accused was still...

Basque mountaineer survives helicopter crash in Tajikistan
Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Basque mountaineer survives helicopter crash in Tajikistan

A MOUNTAINEER from the Basque Country who crashed his helicopter in the wilds of Tajikistan at an altitude of 7,500 metres has been found – alive. But five of the 18 people flying with him have died, according to...

Mass injuries in Vigo festival platform collapse
Crime/Incidents Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Mass injuries in Vigo festival platform collapse

AN ESTIMATED 312 spectators have been injured – nine of them seriously – after a wooden platform collapsed during the O Marisquiño fiestas in Vigo (Galicia) last night. Those hurt were watching Mallorca rapper Rels...

Brit in custody for Mallorca rape
Crime/Incidents Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Brit in custody for Mallorca rape

A BRITISH former rugby player is in police custody after reportedly tying up, beating and raping a young woman in Mallorca. Named as Dylan Rogers, 26, the accused lives and works in the nightlife resort area of Magaluf,...

Elche youngster and baby captured by cult return to Spain
Crime/Incidents Sat, Aug 11, 2018

Elche youngster and baby captured by cult return to Spain

A YOUNG woman from Elche lured into a sect in Perú is on the plane home along with her father and two-month-old baby daughter. Patricia Aguilar Poveda, 19, was traced in July after her father Alberto travelled to the...

Ryanair pilot death 'probable suicide'
Crime/Incidents Sat, Aug 11, 2018

Ryanair pilot death 'probable suicide'

A RYANAIR pilot found dead in his car at Málaga airport is believed to have committed suicide, accoding to latest reports. Jouke Schrale, 45, who had been working for the Irish airline for 10 years, was due to captain...

Tot dies in hot car in Manacor
Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Tot dies in hot car in Manacor

A 10-MONTH-OLD baby has died after being left shut in a parked car from 07.00 to 15.00 in Manacor (Mallorca). National Police say her grandfather, 56, was looking after her and claims he left her in the car initially...

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