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Did you know: Colegio de Santo Tomas

On Nov. 20, 1645, through an order of King Philip IV of Spain, Colegio de Santo Tomas was elevated to the status of a university by Pope Innocent X. The University of Santo Tomas is now considered the oldest existing university in Asia. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

14 dead in Spain’s worst coach crash in 13 years

Rescue crews end emergency personnel stand near a bus that crashed off the highway near Cieza killing 12 people and injuring another 38 on November 9, 2014.  AFP

  Fourteen people died when a coach plunged into a ravine in southeastern Spain, in the worst such accident in the country for 13 years, officials said Sunday.   The coach left the road and plunged into a ravine in the Murcia region just before midnight Saturday.   It was carrying passengers to their home […]

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola

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A Spanish nurse who became the first person outside Africa to be infected with Ebola on Sunday tested negative for the virus, Madrid said, as Liberia’s president made an impassioned plea for all nations to help fight the disease.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Spain: 6 in Madrid hospital for Ebola observation

Two doctors who treated a Spanish nursing assistant diagnosed with Ebola have been admitted to a Madrid hospital for precautionary observation, bringing to six the number being monitored at the center, health officials said Thursday.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ebola in Spain raises questions about protection

A U.S. TV journalist reports from outside the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Spanish and foreign media are camped outside the hospital while Spain placed in quarantine the husband of a Spanish nurse who has tested positive for the Ebola virus in the first known transmission outside West Africa. Public Health Director Mercedes Vinuesa told Parliament on Tuesday that authorities were drawing up a list of other people who may have had contact with the nurse so that they can be monitored. The nurse had helped treat a Spanish priest who died Sept. 25 in a Madrid hospital designated for treating Ebola patients. He had been flown home from Sierra Leone. The nurse was hospitalized in Madrid on Monday (AP Photo/Paul White)

Three more people were under quarantine Tuesday for possible Ebola at a Madrid hospital after a Spanish nursing assistant became infected there, authorities said. More than 50 others were being monitored as experts pressed to figure out why Spain’s anti-infection practices failed.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »