Animal rights activist beaten with live duck at festival in Catalonia

Animal rights activist beaten with live duck at festival in Catalonia

An animal rights activist was beaten with a duck by a Spanish woman defending one of the country's most bizarre and controversial festival traditions.

Barcelona police force fail to see the funny side of cardboard cutout cop

Barcelona police force fail to see the funny side of cardboard cutout cop

A cardboard cutout of a policeman decked out in riot gear has been removed from a central Barcelona square, after the Catalan police force failed to see the funny side of the joke.

Pensioner turns priceless fresco into ‘Monkey Jesus’: The Opera

Pensioner turns priceless fresco into ‘Monkey Jesus’: The Opera

Three years after an octogenerian achieved worldwide notoriety when an attempt to spruce up a fresco of Christ went disastrously wrong, she is about to find renewed fame as the protagonist of an opera.

Twisted firestarter: Woman held for starting seven fires on Costa del Sol

Twisted firestarter: Woman held for starting seven fires on Costa del Sol

A middle-aged woman from Madrid has been arrested on suspicion of starting at least seven fires around the popular tourist town of Mijas, southern Spain.

Treasure hunters find $4.5m of Spanish gold from sunken galleon

Treasure hunters find $4.5m of Spanish gold from sunken galleon

Treasure hunters off Florida found $4.5 million in gold coins from a Spanish ship that sunk during a hurricane in the 18th century, the salvage company said Wednesday.

Chile to try former secret police for 1976 murder of Spanish diplomat

Chile to try former secret police for 1976 murder of Spanish diplomat

Fifteen former members of Chile's dictatorship-era secret police must stand trial for the 1976 kidnapping and killing of a Spanish diplomat, the country's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.