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Spain: Students Forced Out of Their Homes to Make Way For Migrants

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Citizens given 24 hours to leave “because (the migrants) come with many illnesses”. Students in Spain have been forced to leave their homes despite having paid their accommodation fees to make way for migrants who just arrived on the Aquarius rescue ship in Valencia. The ship docked in Valencia on Sunday, carrying 630 migrants who were promised free healthcare and possible asylum by Spain’s... 

68 killed in Venezuela police station riot & fire

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At least 68 people have been killed at a Venezuela police station, where an apparent riot and escape attempt resulted in a fire. The casualties have been confirmed by the country’s prosecutor general. The fire took place in the General Command of the Carabobo Police in the city of Valencia. After the fire, dozens of relatives gathered outside the station, trying to break in to get answers, reportedly... 

New Video Shows People, Dogs Eating Out of Trash in Venezuela

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A new video shows Venezuelans competing with dogs to eat from trash in the middle of the street. Shot near Banesto Bank in Valencia, the third largest city in Venezuela, the clip shows people picking through garbage in the hope of finding scraps of food. One man is seen shooing away children and dogs as he eats the scraps there and then, while others attempt to fill up a plastic bag. Highlighting... 

Strange Ghostly Cloud Engulfs Beach in Spain

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A huge cloud was filmed engulfing the main beach in Alicante, causing concern among locals and holidaymakers and prompting debate as to its cause. The huge white mass is seen rolling across the sands of Albufereta beach, obscuring everything in its path – despite an otherwise cloudless sky. Some speculated that the cloud was smoke from a fire, while others compared the apocalyptic scenes to the... 

Spain considering ban on photographing, filming police on duty

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Protesters clash with riot policemen during a demonstration in Madrid, Spain. Spain is considering a law that aims to ban photographing, filming or reproducing images of the country’s members of police and state security forces while they are on duty, officials say. Spain’s Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said that the government is considering the ban on capturing, playing back and processing... 

Spanish unemployment rate reaches record high of 24.63%

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Spain’s unemployment rate reaches 24.63 percent. Spain says its unemployment rate for the second quarter of the current year has reached the record high of 24.63 percent. According to the new figures released by the government of Friday, nearly 5.7 million Spaniards are now out of work. The country also says that almost 53,500 people lost their jobs between April and June alone. The jobless rate... 

Spanish rallies turn violent as million people protest in 80 cities

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Protesters march during a demonstration against government austerity measures, in central Valencia Spanish police have clashed with protesters marching against the latest batch of austerity measures. Over a million public employees, trade union members and fed-up citizens have taken to the streets in over 80 Spanish cities. ­Violence erupted in Madrid around midnight after dozens of protesters reached... 

Spanish students protest austerity measures

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Protesters in Valencia on February 21, 2012. In the Spanish city of Valencia, hundreds of people gathered to protest against tough spending cuts imposed by the government and growing police violence. A day after police forces violently clashed with students protesting over spending cuts, peaceful protesters gathered outside the Instituto Lluis Vives, across the city’s main train station. On Monday,... 

Spaniards vow to continue protests

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General view of the Puerta del Sol square in Madrid on May 21, 2011 during a protest against Spain's economic crisis. Protesters in the Spanish capital of Madrid say they will continue their rallies after the ruling Socialist Party suffered election losses. “We plan to stay until next Sunday, but we haven’t ruled out staying even longer,” said a spokeswoman for the organizers... 
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