A Muslim migrant boat captain who killed six Christians by throwing them overboard is facing a murder trial in Spain over his deadly actions.
The Telegraph reports that the Muslim captain, identified as Alain N. B. from Cameroon, blamed Christian passengers for the onset of a storm during a 2014 crossing from Morocco to the southern shore of Spain, and punished them by throwing them overboard.
The boat, one of many that have been transporting thousands of refugees across dangerous seas to Europe, was reportedly carrying 50 sub-Saharan migrants on the fatal journey, witnesses said. more >>
The 2016-17 La Liga season is only entering its third week of contention, but a lot of action had kept fans on the edge of their seats. Top-tier talents are once again showing off their skills amid tight competition in the Spanish league.
It is never too early to keep track of this season's frontrunners for the coveted Pichichi Award, given to the best goal scorer at the end of the year. However, while the list includes predictable names, the grueling league can still trigger a lot of changes in these players' prowess.
Since his big break in the early 2000s, Cristiano Ronaldo had solidified himself as a household name in world football. He may be showing signs of decline in the field due to his age, but the 31-year-old superstar had proved a lot in his years with Manchester United, Real Madrid and the Portuguese National Team.
Ronaldo was a former FIFA World Player of the Year, and when the award was renamed into the FIFA Ballon d'Or, he won it twice. He had also broken the 50-goal record six times playing for Real Madrid, and won championships in the UEFA Champions' League and the Spanish La Liga.
Perhaps one of the most prominent successes of the Portuguese star, however, is the wealth he amassed through his skill and popularity—this year reaching a net worth of $375 million. more >>
Lionel Messi, the 29-year-old Argentine professional footballer who plays forward for Spanish club Barcelona has been sentenced along with his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, for tax fraud, according to Spanish media.
According to the BBC, Messi and his father were sentenced for defrauding Spain of $4.6 million between 2007 and 2009.
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal adds another milestone to his career after winning the Barcelona Open for the ninth time, putting him on equal ground with the current record held by Guillermo Villas as having the most titles in clay court with 49. The 29-year old beat the defending champion, Kei Nishikori, in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5 to claim the title.
He's been always favored to win in a tournament on clay since that has been his forte all throughout his career. But this one is special for the 14-time grand slam victor since it puts him on record books. And at such a young age, he definitely can surpass that mark by Vila.
Nadal also has a rare chance of doing something that only a few have done, which is to win three major titles in one year. He already hoisted the Monte Carlo trophy last week, got the Barcelona Open today, and can cap it off with a win at the French Open scheduled for next month. more >>
The now world-famous botched fresco restoration of Jesus Christ in the northern Spanish town of Borja has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors, Mayor Eduardo Arilla has said, revealing that the painting is to be featured at a new center.
"It's to give the painting a new impetus," Arilla told The Associated Press about placing the "Ecce Homo" ("Behold the Man") painting at a new center, which will also feature official merchandise, from T-shirts to teacups.
Arilla said that close to 160,000 people have come to the small town to see the restoration of a Christ painting by Cecilia Gimenez, which was fist displayed and went viral in 2012. more >>