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My child exists: Breaking the silence over infant loss

Every year, 2.6 million children around the world die in the womb or shortly after birth but parents say their grief is all too often avoided as a taboo subject. Broken by their loss, parents often struggle to find the necessary support, but in Madrid these parents are coming together to offer each other support.

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Madrid grapples with invasion of electric scooters

Cities across Spain are grappling with electric scooters that have popped up on sidewalks across the country, helping riders zip around but exasperating drivers and pedestrians.

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Spanish police in pineapple cocaine bust

Spanish National Police officers seize 67 kilos of cocaine found inside hollow pineapples and arrest seven people in Madrid and Barcelona. The drugs were transported inside perfectly emptied pineapples and filled with compact cocaine cylinders which were coated with a wax or yellowish paraffin bath.

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Spain taxi protest against Uber to continue

Taxi drivers across Spain are set to keep protesting against ride hailing competitors such as Uber and Cabify, which they say unfairly threaten their livelihoods after government negotiations ended without a deal. The strike began in Barcelona last week and spread to Madrid at the weekend as drivers blocked main thoroughfares, demanding action from the government.

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Madrid celebrates 40th anniversary of Gay Pride

Members and associations of the Spanish LGBT community march in Madrid to claim their rights and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first Gay Pride held in 1978.

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Spaniards divided over controversial Franco moment

Seventy years ago, prisoner Nicolas Sanchez-Albornoz fled from the building site of a sprawling monument that now houses the remains of Spain’s dictator Francisco Franco, in a daring escape later made into a film. Franco, who ruled Spain from 1939 to November 1975 when he died, is buried in the Valle de los Caidos just outside Madrid in an imposing basilica carved into a mountain-face, with a 150-metre (490-feet) high cross that can be seen kilometres away towering over it. A voiced version of an AFPTV report.

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Fun at Madrid’s Gay Pride as high heel racing takes place

To celebrate Madrid’s Gay Pride, men in stilettos and high heels race through the streets of the Spanish capital as part of the LGBT pride high-heels race.