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Aquarius migrants dock in Valencia
Society Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Aquarius migrants dock in Valencia

THE migrant rescue ship has docked in Valencia after an arduous nine-day voyage in which volunteers and the 629 asylum-seekers on board were fast running out of food. First to arrive were 274 passengers on the Italian...

Spain to take in 629 migrants rejected by Italy
Society Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Spain to take in 629 migrants rejected by Italy

SPAIN will take in the 629 migrants on board the 'for humanitarian reasons' after Italy's right-wing government refused to let them dock in the country. The would-be refugees were rescued by the charity SOS...

Madrid teen saves driver's life with CPR
Society Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Madrid teen saves driver's life with CPR

A 19-YEAR-OLD man saved the life of a driver who suffered a heart attack at the wheel of his car and mounted the pavement in Santa María de la Cabeza (Madrid) yesterday (Sunday). Manu was walking through town when he...

Castellón changes its name
Society Mon, Jun 4, 2018

Castellón changes its name

CASTELLÓN is about to change its name officially as part of the city council's bid to 'Valencianise' the east-coast provincial capital. It will drop the final 'n' and become Castelló, following...

Yak-42 victim's leg is still in Turkey, Spain told
Society Tue, May 29, 2018

Yak-42 victim's leg is still in Turkey, Spain told

TURKISH authorities claim they still have the remains of one of the Armed Forces air crash victims in their custody – 15 years after flight went down. Spain's minister of defence María Dolores de Cospedal...

Anti-hair loss 'cool caps' reach cancer units in Spain
Society Mon, May 21, 2018

Anti-hair loss 'cool caps' reach cancer units in Spain

'COOL caps' are beginning to come into use – albeit in very limited number – in Spanish hospitals to help prevent patients in chemotherapy from losing their hair. Already standard in many UK hospitals –...

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