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Saturday, October 8, 2016

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Britain to allow ALL citizens living abroad the right to vote
Photo: AFP
Finally the unpopular 15-year rule is to be scrapped and British voters will get a "vote for life". 
    Saloufest calls time on drunken student parties
    Residents in Salou were sick of debauched behavior. Photo: I Love Tour / YouTube
    For more than a decade the Catalan resort of Salou has each spring played host to a week of drunken partying for thousands British students. 
      Stag do drunks arrested after scuffle on flight to Spain
      The scuffle broke out on Ryanair flight from Edinburgh to Alicante. Photo: AFP
      A ten-year-old child was hit on the head by a flying bottle as an in flight battle broke out between two drunken stag parties  
        Expats or immigrants in Spain: Is there a difference?
        British people enjoy a drink on a terrace in Orihuela, the Spanish city with more British residents than anywhere else in Spain. Photo: Jose Jordan/AFP.
        So which are you? Or is there no real difference? 
          Watch: Costa del Sol hotel swamped in 60-foot geyser
          The geyser reached the fifth floor. Photo: Luis Gonzalez / YouTube
          The burst water pipe caused a "mini-tsunami" through the breakfast buffet of a hotel in Benalmadena. 
            Spanish grandfather kidnaps his own family at gunpoint
            The man carried a loaded gun in the house. Photo: Civil Guard / Interior Ministry
            A man in southern Spain was arrested for holding his entire family hostage at gunpoint, including his six-month-old grandchild. 
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              How to get angry in Spanish: The Local guide
              Furious about something? Photo: John Mutford
              Furious about something in Spain? Don't know how to let it all hang out? 
                Blood-curdling screams alert police to exorcism in Oviedo
                A shot from the 1973 horror film "The Exorcist". 
                A young woman was rescued from a ‘cult exorcism’ taking place in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo after her "blood-curdling screams" were heard by neighbours. 
                  Migrants flee detention centre in Spain after staging 'mutiny'
                  The migrants escaped from the detention centre in Murcia. Photo:
                  Spanish police are searching for 26 migrants who escaped from a detention centre in southern Spain after a "mutiny" in which five officers were injured. 
                    Lifeguards ignored drowning tourist 'for not waving enough'
                    Authorities claimed the red flag was flying at the time. Photo: AFP
                    A British woman drowned off a Costa Blanca beach after lifeguards ignored her because "she wasn’t waving hard enough", claimed her heartbroken husband. 
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                      Ten great reasons to discover the real Malaga right now
                      Malaga's modern port. Photo: Nick Kenrick/Flickr
                      Autumn is a great time to discover Spain's southern city of Malaga. 
                      My Spanish habits that foreigners just don't get
                      Spaniards like to pace along the beach. Esparta Palma / Flickr
                      Do the Spanish have certain habits you just can't work out? 
                      'We drank from animal troughs to survive'
                      Justin and Diane Bridges at the start of their pilgrimage. Photo: J Bridges / The Local
                      A couple who survived four days lost in the wilderness after wandering off the pilgrim path in the Pyrenees share their story with The Local. 
                      The ten commandments for expats living in Spain
                      Sometimes you just need to throw yourself into the local culture. Photo: AFP
                      Irish expat Carol Byrne outlines the ten golden rules you will need to follow to be a happy expat in Spain. 
                      Ten fascinating museums in Spain you REALLY must visit
                      The innovative NMAC foundation in southern Spain's Cádiz province features contemporay art in a former military installation. Photo: Guillermo Varela
                      To mark International Museum Day, The Local takes a look at ten museums in Spain, you may not have visited. But should.  
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                      F-18s scrambled to intercept Russian bombers off Bilbao
                      Two Spanish F-18 intercepted the Russian bombers off Bilbao. Archive photo: Spanish airforce
                      Two Russian Blackjack bombers were intercepted by Spanish fighter jets and turned back off the coast of Bilbao. 
                      'No way, Jose! You'll never get your hands on our Rock'
                      Spain wants to offer joint sovereignty over Gibraltar. Photo: AFP
                      Gibraltar reacted furiously as Spain outlined its plans at the UN for a proposal for joint sovereignty with Britain.  
                      Spanish boy racks up €100K bill in bid for YouTube fame
                      Fame came at a price for a Spanish boy who mistakenly racked up €100,000 ($112,000) in advertising fees with Google as he attempted to make his brass band famous online. 
                      'Psychotic' nephew suspected in grisly murder of family
                      Marcos Campos Nogueira and his wife Janaina Santos Americo were killed alongside their two young sons. Photo: Facebook
                      Spanish police suspect that the man who dismembered a Brazilian couple and also killed their young sons in a crime that shocked the country was the father's "psychotic" nephew. 
                      Don't panic: Tenerife insists volcano ISN'T about to erupt
                      Tenerife's volcano is "not about to erupt". Photo: AFP
                      Tenerife's government has urged calm and insists there is no risk of an imminent eruption of the island's volcano. 
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                      Drunk birds cause massive tailback on Austrian road
                      A flock of starlings. Photo: John Holmes/Wikimedia
                      A flock of drunken starlings caused chaos on an Austrian motorway earlier this week.  
                      Tampon-tax protest turns Zurich fountains red
                      Food colouring and not blood was used in the action. Photo:
                      Thirteen fountains in the city of Zurich turned blood red on Tuesday. 
                      Oktoberfest sees lowest number of visitors in 15 years
                      Photo: DPA.
                      The world’s most famed beer fest experienced its lowest turnout since the September 11th 2001 attacks, but at the same time had an increase in sex crimes reported. 
                      Queen Margrethe: Denmark 'not a multicultural country'
                      Queen Margrethe's comment came in a wide-ranging interview with Der Spiegel. Photo: JAN WOITAS/Scanpix
                      Queen Margrethe II says Denmark has become more diverse and that she represents “all people who are citizens of the Danish nation”. 
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                      One dead and 14 injured in blast at Spanish resort
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                      Thousands march in Madrid to push for bullfighting ban
                      Spanish team invents hands-free 'penis bidet'
                      In pics: Devastation caused by Costa Blanca wildfires
                      Pregnant woman in niqab attacked by two men in Spain
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