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Fuel slick washes up on Gran Canaria beaches

More than 120kg of fuel oil has been scrapped off the beaches of Gran Canaria as authorities struggle to contain the spill from a Russian fishing

More than 120kg of fuel oil has been scrapped off the beaches of Gran Canaria as authorities struggle to contain the spill from a Russian fishing

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Kerneur wins kitesurf slalom in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands provided the ideal weather conditions for the Kitesurf World Cup this week. The third and final day saw

Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands provided the ideal weather conditions for the Kitesurf World Cup this week. The third and final day saw

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Canaries fires still rage

Wildfires are still raging across many parts of Spain, including La Gomera in the Canary Islands, but firefighters say that due to budget cuts of

Wildfires are still raging across many parts of Spain, including La Gomera in the Canary Islands, but firefighters say that due to budget cuts of

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Firefighters calm wildfires in Spain

Spanish firefighters say the wildfires that ripped through the Canary islands and parts of western Spain over the weekend are gradually coming under

Spanish firefighters say the wildfires that ripped through the Canary islands and parts of western Spain over the weekend are gradually coming under

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Wildfires rage on Canary Islands

Firefighters on the Canary Islands are struggling to keep forest fires away from population centres. The fires, the worst for several years, have

Firefighters on the Canary Islands are struggling to keep forest fires away from population centres. The fires, the worst for several years, have

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Flames lick Tenerife's UNESCO park

A wildfire raging in the Canary Islands has now entered a national park that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Since it started on Sunday, the blaze

A wildfire raging in the Canary Islands has now entered a national park that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Since it started on Sunday, the blaze

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National park threatened as fires rage in Canaries

The battle is on in the Canary Islands to put raging forest fires under control, including one in Tenerife which is threatening a precious nature

The battle is on in the Canary Islands to put raging forest fires under control, including one in Tenerife which is threatening a precious nature

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Glassblowing, construction and whistling

Some children are learning very special skills, which they hope will help them build a career in the future. Glass-working in Italy, construction in

Some children are learning very special skills, which they hope will help them build a career in the future. Glass-working in Italy, construction in

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Protests as Canary Islands oil drilling gets go-ahead

A group of Canary Islanders travelled to Spain’s capital on Saturday to denounce plans to drill for oil off their archipelago. They smeared

A group of Canary Islanders travelled to Spain’s capital on Saturday to denounce plans to drill for oil off their archipelago. They smeared

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Tourists injured in gas leak on Canary Islands

Six people have been injured in a gas explosion at a holiday resort on the Canary islands. The blast occurred as a lorry made a delivery to a local

Six people have been injured in a gas explosion at a holiday resort on the Canary islands. The blast occurred as a lorry made a delivery to a local

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Underwater volcano eruption

Spain’s Civil Protection for Volcanic Risk has closed two beaches on the island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands because of potentially toxic

Spain’s Civil Protection for Volcanic Risk has closed two beaches on the island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands because of potentially toxic

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Canaries volcano once again threatens residents

A village on one of Spain’s Canary Islands has been evacuated because of the threat of an eruption of an underwater volcano. The increasingly

A village on one of Spain’s Canary Islands has been evacuated because of the threat of an eruption of an underwater volcano. The increasingly

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More undersea eruptions off Canaries

Two more undersea volcanic eruptions have been identified off the coast of one of the Canary Islands making three in all. Authorities have kept the

Two more undersea volcanic eruptions have been identified off the coast of one of the Canary Islands making three in all. Authorities have kept the

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More evacuations due to Canaries volcano

Hundreds of people have now been evacuated from a village in Spain’s Canary Islands because of an underwater volcanic eruption. Most at risk from

Hundreds of people have now been evacuated from a village in Spain’s Canary Islands because of an underwater volcanic eruption. Most at risk from

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Underwater volcano erupts off Canary Islands

An underwater volcano has erupted some five kilometres off El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands. A 4.3 seismic movement on Saturday caused

An underwater volcano has erupted some five kilometres off El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands. A 4.3 seismic movement on Saturday caused

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Fears of volcanic eruption in Canary Islands

Residents living near a volcano on Spain’s Canary Islands have been moved from their homes because of fears it is about to erupt. The Pico de

Residents living near a volcano on Spain’s Canary Islands have been moved from their homes because of fears it is about to erupt. The Pico de

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Canary Islands hit by heavy downpour

A massive rainstorm has caused widespread damage to the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife. Some 82 millimetres of rain fell in 24 hours, more

A massive rainstorm has caused widespread damage to the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife. Some 82 millimetres of rain fell in 24 hours, more

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Firefighters control blazes in France and Spain

Almost 2,000 holidaymakers and residents in the south of France were evacuated when forest and scrubland went up in flames. Three campsites were

Almost 2,000 holidaymakers and residents in the south of France were evacuated when forest and scrubland went up in flames. Three campsites were

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Weather aids Canaries firefighters

Emergency crews battling a forest fire on one of Spain’s Canary Islands say they have managed to partially contain the outbreak. Hundreds of fire

Emergency crews battling a forest fire on one of Spain’s Canary Islands say they have managed to partially contain the outbreak. Hundreds of fire

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Migrants perish off Canary Islands

At least 21 North African migrants have drowned in full view of sunbathers after their boat overturned off the Canary Islands. The overcrowded vessel

At least 21 North African migrants have drowned in full view of sunbathers after their boat overturned off the Canary Islands. The overcrowded vessel