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Five killed in fire at Spanish retirement home
Madrid, Jan 19 (IANS) Five people were killed and several injured in a fire at a retirement home during the wee hours of Wednesday in Valencia, eastern Spain, the country's emergency services said.
2022-01-19
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spaniard recognized as world's oldest man dies at 112
Madrid, Jan 19 (IANS) Santiago de la Fuente, a 112-year-old Spanish man, who was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest man in September last year, has died at his home in Leon in northwest Spain, his family has confirmed.
2022-01-19
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Dembele must sign new deal or leave Barca, says coach Xavi Hernandez
Barcelona, Jan 19 (IANS) Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has urged Ousmane Dembele to make a final decision on whether he is willing to renew his contract, which is set to expire next summer or the club will look for an exit for him.
2022-01-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Real Madrid legend Paco Gento dies aged 88
Madrid, Jan 18 (IANS) Real Madrid legend Paco Gento died on Tuesday at the age of 88, the club has confirmed. Known as 'the Cantabrian Storm' after his birthplace in the north of Spain, Gento started his career at Racing Santander before joining Real Madrid aged 19.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sevilla midfielder Jordan hit by object thrown from stand, game postponed
Madrid, Jan 16 (IANS) The Copa del Rey tie between local rivals Betis and Sevilla was halted and subsequently postponed after Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan was hit by an object thrown from the stands.
2022-01-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sevilla's Jordan under 24-hrs observation after being hit on head by object thrown from stands
Madrid, Jan 16 (IANS) Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan has been kept under a minimum of 24-hour home observation after he was hit by an object thrown from the stands during the side's Copa del Rey match against local rivals Betis on Saturday night.
2022-01-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spain to offer booster shots to everyone aged over 18
Madrid, Jan 14 (IANS) The Spanish government has agreed to offer a booster dose against Covid-19 to everyone aged over 18 in an effort to stop the further transmission of the virus.
2022-01-14
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 deaths top 90,000 in Spain
Madrid, Jan 11 (IANS) Spain has passed the benchmark of 90,000 Covid-19 deaths, according to the latest data published by the country's Ministry of Health.
2022-01-11
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine,Politics
Barca, Real to kick off Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia
Madrid, Jan 11 (IANS) Real Madrid and FC Barcelona play the second "Clasico" of the season when they meet in the first semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh on Wednesday night.
2022-01-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spain's Covid-19 cases exceed 7 mn with nearly 90,000 deaths
Madrid, Jan 9 (IANS) Spain's confirmed Covid-19 cases has passed the 7 million benchmark and the death toll is likely to reach 90,000 soon, according to the latest figures published by the Ministry of Health.
2022-01-09
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine,Politics
Real Madrid cruise to win; Barca held in Granada
Madrid, Jan 9 (IANS) Real Madrid recovered from last weekend's defeat to Getafe with a comfortable 4-1 win at home to Valencia. Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr both scored twice as the duo again showed their importance to their side against a rival that disappointed once again in the Bernabeu.
2022-01-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Real Madrid at home to Valencia, injuries continue to bite Barcelona
Madrid, Jan 7 (IANS) The 20th round of matches in La Liga this weekend comes with several clubs missing players due to COVID-19, while most coaches will also have to make changes to their sides after midweek Copa del Rey matches.
2022-01-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Real need to get back to playing like before Christman, says Ancelotti
Madrid, Jan 7 (IANS) Real Madrid slumped to defeat in their first match after the winter break as they lost 0-1 to Getafe and coach Carlo Ancelotti said they need to get back to playing like they were before Christmas.
2022-01-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Copa del Rey: Barçelona advance to Round of 16 with tough win
Linares (Spain), Jan 6 (IANS) Barcelona began their Copa del Rey title defence with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Linares Deportivo on the road to advance to the Round of 16, here on Thursday.
2022-01-06
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Barca, Real Madrid prepare to kick off Copa del Rey campaigns
Madrid, Jan 5 (IANS) FC Barcelona and Real Madrid begin their Copa del Rey campaigns on Wednesday night with away games against lower division sides, which in Madrid's case will bring back unhappy memories of last season.
2022-01-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Evacuated residents of Spanish island return after volcano eruption
Madrid, Jan 4 (IANS) Nearly a thousand people who were evacuated during the eruptionof the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma have been allowed to return home.
2022-01-04
Category: International, Spain,Politics
La Liga: Sevilla close gap on Real Madrid after narrow win in Cadiz
Madrid, Jan 4 (IANS) Sevilla moved to within five points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid and with a game in hand after their 1-0 win away to Cadiz.
2022-01-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Covid cases in Spain surge
Madrid, Jan 4 (IANS) The Spanish Ministry of Health has announced a huge spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country over the New Year.
2022-01-04
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine
COVID UPDATE: Four Zimbabwe cricketers for Under-19 World Cup test positive
Antigua, Jan 4 (IANS) Four Zimbabwe youth cricketers, who are part of the country's squad for the ICC Under-19 Men's World Cup 2022 in the West Indies commencing on January 14, have tested positive for COVID-19.
2022-01-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Cricket
La Liga: Getafe stun Real Madrid in first match after winter break
Getafe (Spain), Jan 2 (IANS) Real Madrid suffered a huge setback in the first match of the year as the league leaders went down by a solitary goal against Getafe on Sunday. Playing their first match after the winter break, Real Madrid had many chances to score and Luca Modric hit the crossbar, but the team failed to take any points from the match.
2022-01-02
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
La Liga: Correa double helps Atletico start the new year with Rayo win
Madrid, Jan 2 (IANS) Ángel Correa scored both the goals as Atletico Madrid started the year 2022 with a 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday. Atletico dominated the game and possession from the beginning even though Rayo Vallecano were well organised.
2022-01-02
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
La Liga: COVID-plagued Barca face a tough task against Mallorca
Madrid, Jan 1 (IANS) Struggling to get into contention after a poor start to the season, former champions FC Barcelona will hope that things improve in the New Year when they restart their campaign against Mallorca after the winter break.
2022-01-01
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spain reduces Covid-19 quarantine to ease pressure on health service
Madrid, Dec 30 (IANS) Quarantine for people in Spain who have asymptomatic cases of Covid-19 was reduced from 10 days to seven to relieve pressure on public health service.
2021-12-30
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine,Politics
La Liga: Crisis worsens with more Covid cases; 50% attendence cut in Basque Region
Madrid, Dec 30 (IANS) The ongoing wave of Covid-19 cases in Spain has been reflected by a sharp rise in the number of infections being reported in La Liga as teams return to training after the short holiday break.
2021-12-30
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spain passes 6mn Covid-19 cases mark
Madrid, Dec 29 (IANS) Spain's Ministry of Health has reported 99,671 new Covid-19 cases for the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total number of coronavirus cases to 6,032,297 since the start of the pandemic.
2021-12-29
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine,Politics
Barcelona suffer COVID-19 outbreak; Dembele, Umtiti and Gavi test positive
Barcelona, Dec 29 (IANS) Barcelona have suffered COVID-19 outbreak in the camp, as at least three players including Ousmane Dembele, Samuel Umtiti and Gavi tested positive, the Spanish club confirmed on Wednesday.
2021-12-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spain records highest-ever 14-day Covid incidence
Madrid, Dec 28 (IANS) The Spanish Ministry of Health said that the 14-day Covid-19 incidence has increased by 294 points in the four days from December 23 to 1,206.21 cases per 100,000 people after the Christmas holiday weekend.
2021-12-28
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine
Barcelona sign Spanish forward Ferran Torres from Manchester City
Barcelona, Dec 28 (IANS) Manchester City forward Ferran Torres completed a permanent move to La Liga side Barcelona, the Spanish club said on Tuesday. However, the financial details of the deal were not disclosed by Barcelona.
2021-12-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
La Liga: Real beat Athletic 2-1 to end the year on a high
Bilbao (Spain), Dec 23 (IANS) Karim Benzema scored two goals as Real Madrid ended the year 2021 with a superb away win over Athletic Bilbao, closing out the year with a 15-match unbeaten run.
2021-12-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Xavi's Barca up against title hopefuls Sevilla in Camp Nou
Madrid, Dec 21 (IANS) Barcelona and Sevilla will play on Tuesday night (Wednesday IST) in a game that is important for the La Liga title race. The game actually belongs to the fourth round of the season, but was postponed due to both sides having players away on international duty in South America.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Four things we learn from La Liga matchday 18
Madrid, Dec 21 (IANS) The 18th round of matches in La Liga saw the title race effectively reduced to two sides as Real Betis and Atletico Madrid lost their respective games, while Sevilla won and Rayo Vallecano continued their impressive return to the top flight.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
La Liga: Bilbao, Real Madrid to close 2021 in Covid-19 worry
Madrid, Dec 21 (IANS) Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will end 2021 in what promises to be an entertaining game in Athletic's San Mames Stadium on Wednesday night -- if the Covid-19 pandemic allows.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Real Madrid held by Cadiz; Sevilla and Rayo win
Madrid, Dec 20 (IANS) Real Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw at home by struggling Cadiz in the surprise of the weekend in La Liga. In a late Sunday game, Real Madrid peppered the Cadiz goal with over 30 shots during the game, nine of which were on target, but they were denied by a series of fine saves from Cadiz goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma and a dogged defensive display.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spanish PM to meet regional leaders amid Covid surge
Madrid, Dec 20 (IANS) Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said that he will meet the leaders of the country's 17 autonomous communities to discuss measures for controlling the sharp rise of Covid-19 cases.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Srikanth storms into World Championship final
Huelva (Spain). Dec 19 (IANS) Kidambi Srikanth won five successive points in the decider against Lakshya Sen, fighting back from 16-17 down to emerge winner in three games and storm into the final of the 2021 BWF World Championships here on Saturday.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
La Liga: Sevilla beat Atletico to close gap on Real Madrid; Rayo move to fourth
Madrid, Dec 19 (IANS) Sevilla kept themselves in the race for the La Liga title thanks to a late goal from Lucas Ocampos which gave them a 2-1 win at home to Atletico Madrid.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Rafael Nadal 'can't guarantee' his participation at Australian Open
Madrid, Dec 19 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal, who made his comeback in an Abu Dhabi exhibition after four months on the sidelines due to injury, said he cannot guarantee he will make the trip to Melbourne for next month's Australian Open.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
BWF World C'ships: Kidambi Srikanth bags historic silver, loses to Loh in final
Huelva (Spain), Dec 19 (IANS) Former world No. 1 and ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth clinched a historic silver medal at the 2021 BWF World Championships after losing 15-21, 20-22 to Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in the men's singles final, here on Sunday.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
BWF World C'ships: Srikanth becomes 1st Indian male shuttler to claim silver (Ld)
Huelva (Spain), Dec 19 (IANS) Former world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth scripted history by becoming the first Indian male shuttler to claim a silver medal in the World Badminton Championships, losing to Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in the men's singles final, here on Sunday.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Four things to look out for in Spanish League this weekend (preview)
Madrid, Dec 18 (IANS) The 18th and last round of matches in La Liga ahead of the Christmas holidays comes as the number of Covid-19 cases in Spain continues to rise, and that has affected one club particularly badly. Here are some things to look out for this weekend in La Liga.
2021-12-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Injuries and Covid-19 limit Ancelotti's options ahead of Cadiz clash
Madrid, Dec 18 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has a few selection problems ahead of his side's home game against Cadiz on Sunday with an outbreak of COVID-19 in the squad coupled with injuries to some key players.
2021-12-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Hit by Covid-19, La Liga's key games at risk this weekend
Madrid, Dec 17 (IANS) Covid-19 has cast its shadow over the 18th and last round of La Liga games before the Christmas holidays, with both Real Madrid and Valencia hit by the virus.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BWF World C'ships: Srikanth reaches semis, assures India a medal; Sindhu knocked out
Huelva (Spain), Dec 17 (IANS) Former world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth beat Mark Caljouw to reach to the semifinals of the 2021 BWF World Championships and assure India a medal but defending champions PV Sindhu lost to Tai Tzu Ying and was knocked out of the tournament, here on Friday.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
BWF World C'ships: Srikanth, Sen assured of medals after reaching semis; Sindhu, Prannoy lose (2nd Ld)
Huelva (Spain), Dec 17 (IANS) On a historic day for country's badminton, India were assured of at least two medals at the 2021 BWF World Badminton Championships after former world No 1 Kidambi Srikanth and young Lakshya Sen entered the men's singles semi-finals of the event, here on Friday.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Badminton Worlds: Sindhu storms into quarters, Arujun-Kapila ousted
Huelva (Spain), Dec 16 (IANS) India's PV Sindhu has stormed into the women's singles quarter-finals here on Thursday, beating Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong in straight sets.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
BWF World Championships: Sindhu, Srikanth advance to quarters (Ld)
Huelva (Spain), Dec 16 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2021 BWF World Championships after winning their respective singles round of 16 matches, here on Thursday.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
BWF World C'ships: HS Prannoy advances to pre-quarters with win over Daren Liew
Huelva (Spain), Dec 15 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler HS Prannoy reached the men's singles pre-quarterfinals of the 2021 BWF World Badminton Championships after registering a straight-game win over Daren Liew of Malaysia, here on Wednesday.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Real Madrid's Luka Modric, Marcelo test COVID-19 positive
Madrid, Dec 15 (IANS) Real Madrid players Luka Modric and Marcelo have tested positive for COVID-19, the LaLiga club said in a statement on Wednesday. The duo have been moved into the quarantine in line with Spain's health protocol.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
La Liga giants have a lot at stake in Copa del Rey (preview)
Madrid, Dec 14 (IANS) Several La Liga sides are in danger of being the victims of a Copa del Rey upset in the second round of Spain's knockout tournament this week.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Big shock in Badminton Worlds as world No. 1 Axelsen crashes out
Madrid, Dec 14 (IANS) There was a big surprise in the BWF World Badminton Championships in Huelva, southern Spain when world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen was knocked out of the competition by Singapore's Loh Kean Yew.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton