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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Spain's Rajoy says king has tasked him with forming govt
Photo: AFP
Spain's king on Tuesday tasked Mariano Rajoy with forming a government, taking the acting conservative prime minister a step closer to power again after a 10-month political deadlock. 
    Two imams arrested in Ibiza resort over 'Isis support'
    The men were arrested in the resort of Sant Antoni de Portmany. Photo: Jose A / Flickr
    Two Moroccan imams at a mosque on the Spanish resort island of Ibiza were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of backing the Islamic State group and inciting jihad. 
      Balearic Islands choose to keep summertime forever
      The islands will have longer evenings during winter. Photo: AFP
      The Balearic Islands want to keep summertime when the rest of Spain turns the clocks back on Sunday. 
          Brazilian had 'uncontrollable desire to kill': Spain police
        Francois Patrick Nogueira Gouveia has been charged with murdering his uncle, his wife and their two children. Photo: Guardia Civil.
        A Brazilian teenager accused of dismembering his uncle and aunt and killing their two young sons in a grisly crime that shocked Spain had an "uncontrollable desire to kill", police said on Monday. 
          Man rescued from bin after climbing in to find old clothes
          Photo: Policía Local Murcia
          Police were called after passersby reported hearing a man calling for help from within a rubbish bin in the Vistabella neighbourhood of Murcia, southern Spain. 
            Spain faces crucial week as conservatives re-take power
            Mariano Rajoy hopes to form a government this week. Photo: AFP
            Spain entered a crucial week as acting conservative PM Mariano Rajoy prepared to re-take power, ending ten rollercoaster months without government marked by hope and disillusion. 
              Eight very creepy Halloween costumes ideas from Spain
              Photo: Pan's Labyrinth
              Forget flamenco dancers and bullfighters, The Local counts down the freakiest alternative costume ideas to dress up in this Halloween.  
                Man attacked by racist thug in UK street for talking Spanish
                Tomas Gil, 27, from Valencia in eastern Spain was talking to his girlfriend in their native language after a night out in the British seaside town of Poole when he was set upon by a racist thug. 
                  Malaga: Police probe bizarre 'sex death' of homeless Brit
                  The man was found near Malaga airport. Photo: Dennis Howlett / Flickr
                  A British homeless man was found dead tied to a bench near Malaga airport with his trousers down and his genitals in a can of tuna. 
                    Clock ticking as Spain races to avoid third elections
                    Third elections could now be avoided. Photo: AFP
                    Spain's Socialists voted on Sunday to allow the conservatives to take power, likely averting a third election for Spaniards tired of going to the polls. 
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                      Ten delicious Spanish dishes you must try before you die
                      Photo: Joan Grifols/Flickr
                      If you thought Spanish food was all paella and pinchos then think again. The Local takes you on a mouth-watering tour of some of the country's lesser known but equally fabulous culinary highlights. 
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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. 
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                      Spain worries about tourism future
                      Photo: Josep Lago / AFP file picture
                      After basking in its best tourist summer season in 15 years, Spain now sees dark clouds on the horizon as popular destinations reach saturation point and holidaymakers are more thrifty, industry experts say. 
                      Spain's Socialists lift veto on Rajoy to break deadlock
                      The Socialists have decided to lift their veto on the minority conservative government or not. Photo: Gerard Julien/ AFP
                      Spain's embattled Socialists on Sunday voted to lift a long-standing veto that has prevented the conservatives from forming a minority government, in what should finally end a ten-month political impasse. 
                      Recipe: How to make fabada - traditional Asturian bean stew
                      Photo: Flavio Lorenzo Sánchez/Flickr 
                      The hearty Asturian dish is a perfect lunch on a cold day... and don't forget the crusty bread and cider!  
                      Spanish 'La Mafia' restaurants banned after Italian complaint
                      Spain's 'La Mafia' restaurant chain had been going from strength to strength. Photo: Screengrab/YouTube
                      The name of Spanish restaurant chain 'La Mafia' is "contrary to accepted principles of morality", the EU has decided. 
                      Brit 'paedo' held on Costa del Sol after Most Wanted appeal
                      One of Britain's most wanted fugitives was arrested on the Costa Del Sol following a tip-off from an expat just hours after his face appeared on a public appeal. 
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                      Verdict on swimming pool rape case overturned
                      The Theresienbad swimming pool in Vienna. Photo: Wikimedia
                      An Iraqi refugee who was jailed after claiming it was a sexual emergency when he raped a boy in a swimming pool has had the sentence overturned. 
                      Vegan wins battle to be accepted by Swiss army
                      Antoni Da Campo will now carry out his military service. Photo: Antoni Da Campo
                      A Swiss man who was told he would not be accepted for military service because of his strict veganism has finally succeeded in making the army change its mind. 
                      Third body found after BASF chemical plant explosion
                      Fire trucks at the scene of the explosion in Ludwigshafen. Photo: DPA
                      Divers on Wednesday found the body of a man at a BASF chemical plant in western Germany where an explosion occurred on Monday, police said, bringing the death toll to three. 
                      Denmark's queen: Living here doesn't make you Danish
                      “It’s not a law of nature that one becomes Danish by living in Denmark." Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix
                      Queen Margrethe II has raised eyebrows in Denmark for passages in a new book that weigh in on the nation’s seemingly never-ending debate on ‘Danishness’. 
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                      Spanish 'La Mafia' restaurants banned after Italian complaint
                      Spain's top court overturns bullfighting ban in Catalonia
                      Hunt launched for ten most wanted Brit fugitives hiding out in Spain
                      Napflix: Spaniards launch very boring TV channel for siestas
                      Madrid parish church faces fine over 'too noisy' bells
                      Celebrate expat life at Madrid’s THRIVE convention
                      Fury after kids told to bring their own loo roll to school
                      Disney announces plans for Don Quixote action movie
                      Activist tells 8-yr-old matador wannabe with cancer 'just die'
                      King to make last minute push to avoid third vote in Spain
                      Amazing photos of Catalonia's 'human tower' contest
                      What's on in Spain: October 2016
                      'No way, Jose! You'll never get your hands on our Rock'
                      Recipe: How to make a classic Spanish tortilla de patatas
                      Chorizo in paella? Go back to cooking school Jamie Oliver
                      Spain in eye of a perfect storm after 10 months without govt
                      Thousands share clips of life for 'Spain in a Day' film
                      Ten incredible Spain locations for Game of Thrones season 7
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                      Why moving to Spain could be the best decision of your life
                      Seven reasons why autumn is the very best season in Spain
                      Spanish study finds four types of personality. Which are you?
                      New search underway for civil war grave of poet Lorca