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Spain: Man ‘wakes up on mortuary lab after being declared dead by three doctors’

A 29-year-old prisoner woke up on an autopsy table after being declared dead by three doctors just a few hours before, according to reports. Gonzalo Montoya, who was convicted of theft of junk, was certified dead on Sunday in a prison cell at the Penitentiary Center of Asturias where he is serving …

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Spain rescues 104 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 104 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe from North Africa. The service says its rescue craft Guardamar Concepcion Arenal intercepted two boats carrying 53 and 22 migrants each overnight and early Sunday in the Strait …

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Mum slit one-year-old son’s throat because she feared doctors would experiment on him

A mum killed her son by slitting his throat because she feared doctors would experiment on him. Katharina Katit-Staeheli snatched her year-old son Dylan from a children’s hospital in the northern Swiss city of Zurich, where he was awaiting surgery. Dylan suffered from hydrocephalus and he needed surgery but Katit-Staeheli ran off with …

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Catalans declare independence from Spain

The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, just as the Spanish government appears set to impose direct rule. The move was backed 70-10 in a ballot boycotted by opposition MPs. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy earlier told senators direct rule was needed to return “law, democracy …

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Thousands Protest in Barcelona Against Catalan Independence

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia’s capital Barcelona on Sunday to express their opposition to any declaration of independence from Spain, showing how divided the region is on the issue. The protesters rallied in central Barcelona, waving Spanish and Catalan flags and banners saying “Catalonia is …

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Spain saves 26 migrants from sinking boat in Mediterranean

Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 26 migrants, including one pregnant woman, from a boat that was taking on water as it tried to reach the European coast during the night. The migrants were 15 miles southwest of the Atlantic coastal town of Barbate, which lies between Cadiz …

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