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In Photos: Pope Visits Spain – Retiro Turned Into Huge Confession Box Smack Down

THE Pope is in Spain. In Madrid’s Retiro Park hundreds of confession booths have been erected. Each one is manned by a priest. Tell him your secrets. He’s not taking notes. But one or more of them might be former New of The world journalists looking for a story. The fake sheikh is out there somewhere…

Posted: 17th, August 2011 | In: Photojournalism | Comment


Madrid Cures Air Pollution The Easy Way

MADRID is so clean. The air is so fresh. What was once polluted with visible air is now made better.

When Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, the mayor of Madrid, boasted of big reductions in air pollution since he had taken office in 2003, it seemed a moment for the city’s residents to celebrate an environmental breakthrough.

“Today we have better air quality in Madrid than ever before,” Mr Ruiz-Gallardón proclaimed.

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Posted: 8th, February 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment


Sole Black Man On Madrid ID Parade Convicted

black-id-paradeTO Madrid, where Henry Osagiede Nigerian is being convicted of assault, having been fingered by the alleged victim in an ID parade.

The alleged assailant was black. And, as luck would have it, Osagiede was the only black man in the police line up.

Henry Osagiede is looking at 10 years choky prison. He has been found guilty of attacking a woman and sexually assaulting another in 2005. The ID parade was a key part of his conviction.

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Posted: 6th, August 2009 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)