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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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Spain mourns first female defence minister Carme Chacón

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Spain is mourning Carme Chacón, the former defence minister who died on Sunday and was famously photographed in 2008 reviewing troops in Afghanistan while seven months pregnant. Ms Chacón was found dead at her Madrid home, aged 46, after a neighbour had raised the alarm. A congenital heart problem was …

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Spain mourns first woman defence minister Carme Chacón

Spain is mourning Carme Chacón, the former defence minister who died on Sunday and was famously photographed in 2008 reviewing troops in Afghanistan while seven months pregnant. Ms Chacón was found dead at her Madrid home, aged 46, after a neighbour had raised the alarm. A congenital heart problem was …

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