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Woman dies in flight

A SPANISH woman, aged 50, died onboard a Spanair flight from Las Palmas to Madrid on Monday, airport official said. The victim was suffering a serious illness for which she was travelling to Madrid for treatment.

Minimum wage increases 2.5%

The minimum €641.10 minimum monthly wage in Spain will increase between 1.5 and 2.5 per cent next year, according to Minister Valeriano Gomez.

9 gang members held

Nine members of the Latin Kings gang were arrested in Barcelona accused of stabbing a 20 year old man for wanting to leave the gang, police said. Apart from one Spanish and one Moroccan person, the remaining seven are of Latin American origin.

27 councils in limbo

TWO days after newly elected mayors were sworn in across Spanish towns and cities, 27 town halls in the northern Spanish region of Navarra were excluded because no candidates ran for office at the May 22 elections.

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