Oct 30, 2014

Spain detains top drug trafficker after cocaine is found with bananas

Spanish police said Wednesday they had arrested nine people, including one of the country’s biggest drug smugglers, after finding cocaine hidden among a shipment of bananas from Colombia. The authorities said they opened their investigation after police with sniffer dogs uncovered 54 kg (120 ...

Mexico codex exhibit sheds light on death of Aztec emperor Moctezuma

Oct 22, 2014

Mexico codex exhibit sheds light on death of Aztec emperor Moctezuma

Mexico’s largest exhibit of Mesoamerican manuscripts features a codex made of fig tree bark suggesting that Aztec emperor Moctezuma was slain by a Spanish conquistador with a sword. The piece is among 44 codices made by several pre-Columbian populations — including the Mayas, Purepechas ...

Spain: Nursing assistant clear of Ebola virus

Oct 20, 2014

Spain: Nursing assistant clear of Ebola virus

An initial test shows that a nursing assistant who became infected with Ebola in Spain is now clear of all traces of the virus nearly two weeks after she was hospitalized, authorities said Sunday. Teresa Romero, 44, is the first person known to have ...

Oct 16, 2014

Ebola death toll close to 4,500: WHO

Almost 4,500 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in West Africa at the start of the year, according to fresh figures released Wednesday the World Health Organization. The WHO said that as of Monday, 4,493 people have died from Ebola ...

Oct 14, 2014

Catalonia calls off independence referendum

The Catalan government has decided to call off a referendum on independence from Spain planned for Nov. 9 which has been fiercely opposed by Madrid. Spain’s Constitutional Court decided unanimously last month to hear the central government’s case against the poll, which automatically suspended ...

Rare image of clean-shaven Christ unearthed in Spain

Oct 8, 2014

Rare image of clean-shaven Christ unearthed in Spain

Archaeologists have found one of the earliest pictures ever of Jesus Christ, sporting an unusual clean-shaven, short-haired look, on an old glass plate unearthed in southern Spain. The team found numerous fragments of glass during a three-year dig in the ruined ancient city of ...