SPAIN: ‘Nurse Treating Ebola Patients at Madrid Hospital Has Become Infected With Disease’

#AceBreakingNews – SPAIN (Madrid) – October 06 – A nurse who treated two Ebola patients at a Madrid hospital has become infected with the disease herself, health officials said.

Two tests were done and the two were positive,” a spokesman for the health department of the regional government of Madrid told AFP.

Spain’s Minister of Health, Ana Mato, says the authorities are working to distinguish the source of the disease’s contraction as strict controls were implemented to prevent Ebola’s spread. He added that there is no knowledge of any other cases.

' Spanish Nurse tests positive for Ebola after treating victim in Madrid '

‘ Spanish Nurse tests positive for Ebola after treating victim in Madrid ‘

The nurse is in a stable condition, according to officials. She reportedly started feeling sick on September 30. The patient whom she had been treating had died on September 25. Missionary Manuel Garcia Viejo had been helping Ebola victims in Sierra Leone.

' Some 30 health workers who had been attending to the missionary are also being monitored ' AFP Photo / Gerard Julien

‘ Some 30 health workers who had been attending to the missionary are also being monitored ‘ AFP Photo / Gerard Julien

In addition to the nurse and Viejo, Spain has had one other case, making it the third in the country. Another missionary, Miguel Pajares contracted the disease after working in Liberia. Pajares also died.

The 44-year-old woman is the first person to actually contract the disease outside of West Africa. Other cases in Spain – or more recently, the US – have been the result of individuals contracting the disease on the African continent and then travelling abroad.

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UN SECURITY COUNCIL: ‘ Palestine Together with Arab Countries Prepare Draft Resolution Ending Israeli Occupation by November 2016 ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED NATIONS – October 2 – Palestine, together with Arab countries, has prepared a UN Security Council draft resolution that sets the deadline for ending the Israeli occupation — November 2016.

The document, a copy of which was received by TASS on Wednesday, urges Israel’s earliest withdrawal from all Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem.

The text of the bill states that Israeli withdrawal must happen “as rapidly as possible and to be fully completed within a specified time-frame, not to exceed November 2016, and the achievement of the independence and sovereignty of the State of Palestine and the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people.”

The draft resolution requests “all parties to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law, including the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949.” It also “demands an end to all Israeli military operations, reprisals, forced displacement of civilians, and all acts of violence and hostilities.”

The draft resolution urges the comprehensive settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on the UN resolutions, Madrid agreements, including the “land for peace” principle, the Arab peace initiative and the roadmap of the “quartet” of mediators for Middle East settlement.

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SPAIN: ‘ Catalan’s Demonstrate for Right to Vote on Independence

#AceWorldNews – SPAIN (Barcelona)- September 12 – Around 1.8 million Catalan’s took to the streets of Barcelona on Thursday (12 September) calling for the right to vote on independence.

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The demonstration marks the beginning of a critical period in Barcelona-Madrid relations.

Dressed in red and yellow – the national colours – people shouted “in-inde-indepedencia!” and “volem votar!” (we want to vote) while waving the Catalan independence flag.

Almost a quarter of the 7.5 million Catalans celebrated Catalan National Day – La Diada – in the streets of Barcelona, according to the local police forces.

The day commemorates Catalonia’s loss of independence in the War of the Spanish Succession in 1714, exactly 300 years ago.

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‘ Group of Jihadist’s Claiming to be Part of ISIS Vow to Invade Spain ‘

#AceWorldNews – SPAIN (Madrid) – A group of jihadists claiming to be part of ISIS have vowed to invade Spain along with all other “occupied lands” in a video posted on the web (RT)

The men say Spain is the land of their forefathers and that they are prepared to die for their nascent Islamic State.

The video of two men claiming to be militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has taken the Spanish media by storm.


The minute-long footage shows them speaking in Spanish, and saying that ISIS will take over Spain.

“I tell you, Spain is the land of our forefathers, and, Allah willing, we are going to liberate it, with the might of Allah,” says one of the men.

He adds that the group won’t stop at Spain and intends to spread its Islamic Caliphate across the world.

“I say to the entire world as a warning: We are living under the Islamic banner, the Islamic Caliphate. We are going to die for it until we liberate all the occupied lands, from Jakarta to Andalusia,” he said.

The footage has not yet been independently verified, but it would not be the first video released by the group. Last month, ISIS released a propaganda video entitled: “There Is No Life Without Jihad” (Which has since been removed at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8K-76S5lPY which Australian and British members of the group appealed in English for Muslims across the world to join their cause.

“We have brothers from Bangladesh, from Iraq, from Cambodia, Australia and the UK,” says a militant called Abu Muthanna al-Yemeni, who himself comes from Britain, according to a video caption.

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` Protest Over Expansion of Church Project to Build on Municipal Land ‘

#AceWorldNews – SPAIN – May 19 – Around 300 protesters gathered in front of the Santa Catalina Laboure Church in Madrid, Sunday, trying to prevent members of the church to enter Sunday Mass in protest of the church’s expansion project on the city’s municipal land.

Residents surrounding the church in the Carabanchel district have rejected the project, which includes the construction of a crypt with 230 niches, a chapel, a garden, church halls and private parking, due to the contention of whether or not the land is still owned by the municipality of the capital.

The protesting neighbours further said that the district does not need another cemetery, but rather needs “something for the neighbourhood” such as a public library, indoor pool or a senior home.

The church belongs to the Catholic denomination of the Neocatechumenal Way, a creed dedicated to the adult faith formation. It was founded by the Spanish artist Kiko Arguello in 1964 which gave rise to the colloquial name of its followers as ‘kikos’.

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` Police in `Madrid ' Scuffled with Protesters ' Demonstrating against Spain's Monarchy ' Chanting '

AceWorldNews – MADRID – March 30 – Police in Madrid scuffled with protesters demonstrating against the Spanish monarchy in Madrid, arresting one person and injuring at least eight.

According to (FoxNews) Hundreds of protesters have marched in Spain’s capital to call for the abdication of King Juan Carlos, the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic.

A large police presence blocked access to the Royal Palace, where the demonstration was due to end in a rally, with metal barriers and police vans.

Protesters marched under banners reading “Checkmate to the King” and chanting “Tomorrow, Spain will be a Republic.”

Madrid (CNN) — Clean-up was under way Sunday on damage to bus stops and outdoor cafes in central Madrid, after austerity protests turned violent Saturday night in the Spanish capital and left 101 people injured. There were 24 arrests.

The injured included 67 national and municipal police officers and 34 demonstrators. Eleven were taken to hospitals, including a national police officer who was kicked in the head, lost his riot helmet and lost consciousness, spokesmen for the central and Madrid city governments said.

Police say the protesters failed to inform the authorities of their itinerary, thus making the demonstration illegal.

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` Adolfo Suarez known for introducing ` Democracy ‘ into the country dies at aged 81 of in Hospital ‘

#AceWorldNews – SPAIN – 24 March – Former Spanish Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez, known for introducing Spain to democracy and becoming the first elected premier after the death of General Francisco Franco, passed away on Sunday at the age of 81.

Suarez died in a Madrid hospital after being admitted with pneumonia on Monday, AFP quoted family spokesman Fermin Urbiola as saying. Suarez suffered from Alzheimer’s disease which was diagnosed 11 years ago.

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` Spain's `March's for Dignity ' ends with 29 arrested and 101 Injured between Protesters and Police '

#AceWorldNews – MADRID – 23 March – Protesters clashed with police in Madrid as thousands of people trekked across Spain to protest austerity which they claim is destroying their country. Under the banner “no more cuts!” the protesters called for an end to the government’s “empty promises.”

Police arrested at least 29 protesters following the clashes which took place after the march. According to emergency service, 101 people were injured – 67 of them police, El Mundo newspaper reports.

Protesters were seen throwing stones and firecrackers at police. According to witnesses, officers used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.

Clashes broke out during a final speech at the demonstration when protesters tried to break through a police barrier. Riot police took charge by beating protesters with batons, AP reported.

“The mass rally was coming to an an end when reportedly a group of younger protesters, who had masks on their faces, started throwing rocks at the police. Police tried to push them away from the parameter that they organized around this area,” RT’s Egor Piskunov reported from the Spanish capital.http://on.rt.com/vzw2fe

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` Protesters clashed with Police in ` Madrid ‘ as Thousands protest against Austerity Cuts – Words NO MORE on Banners ‘

#AceBreakingNews – MADRID – 22 March – Protesters clashed with police in Madrid as thousands of people trekked across Spain to protest austerity which they claim is destroying their country. Under the banner “no more cuts!” the protesters called for an end to the government’s “empty promises.”

Police arrested 17 protesters and 27 were said to be injured during the clashes which took place after the march, El Mundo newspaper reported, posting graphic video footage of the arrests.

Twenty of the injured are said to be police officers. One of them is reported to be seriously injured.

Protesters were seen throwing stones and firecrackers at police. According to witnesses, officers used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.

Clashes broke out during a final speech at the demonstration when protesters tried to break through a police barrier.

Riot police took charge by beating protesters with batons, AP reported

“A group of the protesters have been facing scuffles with police, particularly young protesters with their faces covered apparently attacked one of these police barricades,” RT’s Egor Piskunov reported from Madrid. “Ambulances were seen at the spot.

Lots of police there as well.”

AP – RT – El Mundo – Spanish News and Media Sources

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` Spanish and Moroccan police reveals ` Islamist Militants ‘ who sent fighters to Syria ‘

#AceWorldNews MADRID, – Spanish police and Moroccan security services exposed Islamist militants, which were engaged in recruiting and sending fighters in Syria and other world regions with armed conflicts, reports the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Iberian kingdom.

According to the ministry of Internal Affairs “four people were arrested in Spain and three in Morocco”.
It is expected at least one of them had affiliations with terrorist organizations, closed to the al-Qaeda.

Such operations law-enforcement bodies of both countries have conducted repeatedly – reports Itar-Tass.

Members of other group involved in the recruitment militants including its leader Ahmed Yassin Laarbi were arrested in July and September last year.

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