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INDEPENDENCE BID

Madrid seeks ways to appeal Catalonia’s alternative self-rule vote

Government asks state lawyers to examine if new poll scheduled for November 9 breaks any laws

Catalonia pressures mayors by email to help with November vote

Only five villages are resisting calls to lend out local premises for the non-binding alternative to the self-rule referendum

ROCK OF CONTENTION

Atunara beach in Spain, with The Rock in the background. / claudio álvarez

Madrid, London and Gibraltar to resume talks on an ad hoc basis

Andalusian regional government representatives will also be involved in discussions, after two years of impasse

Five people under observation for Ebola released from hospital

Patients included a doctor who treated Teresa Romero, a cleaner from the same medical center and two hairdressers. The nursing assistant is in a “low emotional state,” says a family spokesperson

“The hardest part is not being able to defend Teresa”

The husband of Ebola victim Teresa Romero talks about his his concerns now his wife is free of the Ebola virus

Spanish nursing assistant cured of Ebola, doctors say

Teresa Romero soon to be transferred to regular ward after second blood test showed no trace of the virus

Catalan ex-leader Pujol’s youngest son arrested in tax fraud probe

Oleguer Pujol Ferrusola becomes latest member of family to be targeted as police search his home and businesses in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Melilla

Appeals court revokes damages to Spanish thalidomide victims

El País Madrid

Madrid provincial ruling says compensation claim was filed too late, but those affected by drug vow to keep fighting

Map of cancer mortality rates in Spain

Spain’s cancer map: how patients’ regions affect survival

A new chart shows death rates from certain tumors can be up to 50 percent higher in some areas

Spain to deploy 300 troops in Iraq to train army against ISIS

Defense minister requested congressional approval for the operation on Wednesday, but offered few details of plan

IMMIGRATION

PP seeks to legalize on-the-spot deportations of illegal immigrants

Move comes as around 400 sub-Saharans make fresh attempt to jump Melilla border fence, the second in 48 hours. Forcing migrants back into Morocco is expressly prohibited under current legislation

NGO denounces beating of migrant at Melilla border

Video footage shows man being hit repeatedly by Civil Guard

Ex-PP secretary general becomes latest target in secret ledgers probe

Judge to quiz Ángel Acebes about alleged use of party slush fund controlled by former treasurer Luis Bárcenas to buy shares in media firm

Ex-IMF boss temporarily resigns PP membership over credit card probe

Under pressure from party, former Spanish deputy PM Rodrigo Rato requests suspension until Caja Madrid scandal is cleared up

Ex-Caja Madrid boss wants bank’s insurance to pay €16m bond

Miguel Blesa faces a freeze on his assets after court held him responsible for corporate credit card abuse worth €15.5m

Inside Spain’s Civil Guard

Feared under Franco, the 170-year-old force has been reinvented under democracy to become the nation’s most valued institution

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EDITOR’S PICK

Filming the documentary ‘The maestro of Altamira.’ / j. l. l. l.

Are visitors, or Mother Nature, damaging Altamira’s cave art?

Spain’s Culture Ministry has been given conflicting reports about the preservation of the prehistoric paintings at the Unesco site

The guru of sustainable fashion

Javier Goyeneche’s Ecoalf brand, which recycles fishing nets and plastic bottles, has won over high-profile names in the US

Hoaxer or high-flyer? The strange case of “Little Nicolás”

Just how did a 20-year-old student, now facing fraud charges, end up rubbing shoulders with Spain’s political elite?

CINEMA

Jon Hamm in ‘Million Dollar Arm.’

This week’s movie releases

Jon Hamm prepares for life after Don Draper in ‘Million Dollar Arm’ as lawyer Robert Downey Jr. irons out family differences in ‘The Judge’

Majorca’s money-making mountain challenges

Vicki McLeod looks at why the Balearic island is becoming a hot destination for cyclists raising funds for good causes

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LATIN AMERICA

Both presidential candidates support reforming Brazil’s ungovernable Congress

But Rousseff and Neves disagree on how to bring order to body with 28 parties

Frente Amplio leaders clash as Uruguay campaign ends

Row between President Mujica and his proposed successor comes as polls predict leftist coalition may lose its majority

Ex-president Lula gets behind Rousseff as election looms

Brazil’s charismatic former leader lays into rival candidate Aécio Neves to help his Workers’ Party colleague

Power, blood and corruption in Iguala

Federal investigation into missing students in Mexico reveals impunity enjoyed by mayor and wife

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