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Barcelona Spain: Robberies reported up 15 percent on metro

Thieves are hunting for latest generation smartphones and luxury watches

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The Mossos d’Esquadra have detected a rebound of 15% of the violent robberies in the street, the known ‘tirones’, in the city of Barcelona this 2017. Apparently, the thieves now go mainly to the hunting of the’ smartphones ‘And luxury watches. The new chief commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Region of Barcelona, ​​Joan Portals explained that this increase has resulted in 149 more robberies in the first five months of 2017. That is, one more day.
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After an increase in 2012 of the tironeros who went for necklaces of gold and that finally stabilized, the Mossos have detected a new increase by these new objects of luxury in the zones of nocturnal leisure and of great tourist inflow. “It has changed the mode, so far the money was being chased by the victim, now derived in mobile phones and other high-end products like watches,” said the commissioner. Read Article

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Tenerife Spain: British Tourist Killed in Fight

dailymail.co.uk reported British tourist killed in Tenerife ‘sparked brawl with a couple by mocking a woman about her make-up’ and the suspect lost his life in the fight Daryl Bhandal died in hospital after a fight at a hotel in Tenerife on Friday night John Vout, 27, has been arrested and remanded in custody following [...]

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Spain: Tourist from Britain killed in paragliding accident

elperiodico.com/ Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 19:38 IST A 38 year old woman died Saturday at noon in a paragliding accident in Àger (Noguera). Your device has fallen to about four kilometers from the exit area of ​​Coll d’Ares paragliders in the mountainous area of ​​Sant Alis, shortly after 14.00 hours, according Bombers of the [...]

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Menorca Spain Hotel: Outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease

dailystar.co.uk reported up to 17 people have contacted lawyers after their Menorca holiday was cut short. An outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease at the hotel forced some to return home early and others to seek urgent medical treatment. The holidaymakers reported suffering painful spots and sores after the outbreak at their hotel at [...]

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Spain: Two Tourists from UK drown

Two British mothers drowned on holiday in Costa Brava when one tried to save the other from 15ft waves after they went for a swim on way home from nightclub Lisa Coggins, 35, and Tracey Aston, 32, were on holiday in Lloret de Mar Ms Aston went for a swim in ‘calm waters’ but was [...]

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Spain: Man detained for radicalizing minors to serve in ISIS

elpais.com reported a man has been arrested in Spain accused of capturing minors to be incorporated into the ranks of the terrorist group Islamic State, as reported by the Interior Ministry. 34, resident of the autonomous city of Ceuta, is accused of performing tasks of radicalization and recruitment for terrorist organization . Spanish security forces [...]

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Spain: Missing U.S. tourist’ body identified, hiking Camino de Santiago, arrest made

AZcentral.com/Amy B Wang reported, the Arizona woman disappeared in April. An arrest was made in her case earlier this month, but her fate was unclear until now. DNA tests have confirmed a body found in Spain is that of Denise Thiem, a Litchfield Park woman missing since April. A State Department spokesman confirmed Thiem’s death [...]

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Barcelona Spain: French tourist found dead in hotel, boyfriend missing

thelocal.es reported the family of the boyfriend also reported him as missing, while noting the girl’s fragile psychological state, the daily added. The boyfriend is currently being sought by French police after staff at the Olivia Plaza hotel in Barcelona’s central Plaça Catalunya discovered the body of the young woman after entering the room at [...]

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Canary Islands: Five Killed, hundreds evacuated Tenerife from major storms

chicagotribune.com reported Canary Islands: Five people were killed and hundreds were evacuated from their homes on the popular tourist island of Tenerife after major storms caused flash floods and disrupted power throughout the area. Access to the island’s main port also was cut off near Santa Cruz, Tenerife’s capital. Officials were expected to declare Santa [...]

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Malaga Spain: Hundreds of British tourists in near-miss plane incident

theolivepress.com reported HUNDREDS of British tourists are breathing a huge sigh of relief after two planes were involved in a near-miss at Malaga airport. Aviation authorities have announced that an incoming Ryanair flight from Leeds came within 150 metres of a Glasgow-bound Jet2 plane. Read Article

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