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Crime/Incidents Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Rajoy confirms Galicia fires 'deliberately started'

SPANISH president Mariano Rajoy has confirmed that the devastating infernos currently destroying Galicia were started deliberately. They were ignited in at least 200 places and, although some are under control, between...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Oct 14, 2017

Galicia ablaze with 15 forest fires - 11 in one province

AT LEAST 15 forest fires continue to burn out of control in the far north-western region of Galicia, having already wiped out 1,880 hectares (4,626 acres) since Wednesday. The worst-affected province, Ourense, is ablaze...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Diver-potholer found alive after night-long search

A DIVER who spent the night trapped in a pothole suffering decompression syndrome has been rescued alive after a huge and highly-delicate underground operation. The 52-year-old got into difficulties at around 20.10...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Farmhand who crushed 79 piglets to death sentenced

A FARM worker who filmed himself jumping into a pig-pen and flattening 79 piglets has been sentenced to 15 months in prison on top of the compensation he has already handed over. The accused, 19, was employed at the...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Whole family dead in 13-car motorway pile-up

FIVE people have been killed in a multiple pile-up on the A-7 motorway through Murcia and another 10 injured. Nine cars, two lorries and two vans collided, blocking both lanes in a northbound direction in Sangonera la...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Oct 6, 2017

Son-in-law innocent of CAM bank boss' widow's murder

FURTHER forensic tests have ruled out that the killer of the CAM bank chairman's widow was her son-in-law. María del Carmen Martínez, 70, was shot at close range inside her landrover on the forecourt of a garage...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Second Spaniard dead in Mexican earthquakes

MEXICAN authorities have recovered the body of a second Spaniard killed in the earthquakes which have devastated the North American country this month. The death toll has so far risen to 442, of whom 344 lost their...