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Syrian Refugee Kicked by TV Reporter Gets Job in Spain

  The whole world was in shock when a Hungarian TV camerawoman kicked a Syrian refugee holding his son in hands and was tripped. While the camerawoman was promptly fired by the TV News outlet, the repeated portrayal of the shocked father and boy remained tainted in the minds of many. Finally, the news is that the Syrian migrant, Osama ...

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La Tomatino: Tomato Throwing Festival Makes Sense from Google Doodle to Economics

The world’s largest food fight throwing tomatoes called La Tomatina festival is being celebrated in Spain with more than 40 tons of tomatoes ready to throw at as Google made it popular with its Doodle today. The Google doodle, when clicked, begins showing cartoon characters throwing tomatoes relentlessly at the other and the bizarre fight reminds that tomato is abundant ...

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Wimbledon 2015: Another year, another setback as Rafael Nadal crashes out on second round

Unlike Rafael Nadal’s shocking 10th seed in this year’s Wimbledon pretty much everything was expected – including his second round defeat to Germany’s Dustin Brown on Thursday. Rafa (as Nadal is known to his fans) has been having one of the worst years of his decade-long career with just one title in Stuttgart, ironically a grass-court tournament where he defeated ...

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Lionel Messi to face trial over tax fraud charges, star’s father denies crime

Just days after winning the historic double treble with Barcelona, Argentine Lionel Messi is set to stand trial over alleged tax fraud, amounting to 4.1 million Euros. The decision came on Wednesday when a provincial court in Barcelona rejected the footballer’s appeal that was lodged by his lawyers. Messi’s father, Jorge Horacio Messi was accused of ignoring tax, amounting to ...

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Month of birth influences your lifespan, says study

In an interesting study, it was found out that in two countries of the Northern Hemisphere–Austria and Denmark– people born in autumn or between October and December  live longer compared to those born in spring or from April to June. Authors of the study Gabriele Doblhammer and James W. Vaupel, who have conducted the study on the subject for over ...

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Male Smokers Prone to Cancer More as Their Y-Chromosome Dwindles: Study

Male smokers facing infertility is passe now as new study revealed that they lose Y-Chromosome, which is present only in males, substantiating the already established fact that cancer cases are reported more among men than women worldwide. The study published in Science, encapsulated the research done by Uppsala University researchers that showed a clear link between smoking and loss of ...

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NASA’s LiDAR Technology Discovers Gold Mines in Spain

Archaeologists discovered a vast gold mining network with the help of a laser system called the Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology that is attached to an aircraft. The mining network has been created by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago in Spain. The researchers have also unearthed the complex hydraulics system used by the Romans in the first ...

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Top 10 wackiest festival destinations around the world

The recent Bollywood movie ‘Zindagi na Milegi Dobara’ has not only let Indians get more interested in Spain as a travel destination, but also get to know the festival of tomatoes – La Tomatina. There are many other wacky festivals around the world and Hotels.com has put together some of the unusual events that guarantee an unforgettable holiday. The Tomatina ...

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