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F-16 hit parked planes in Spain crash

Fire fighters are still tackling the blaze. Credit: EBU

Fire fighters are still tackling the huge blaze sparked after a fighter jet crashed, hitting other stationary planes at a Nato training base in Spain.

Ten people have been killed, 13 injured, seven seriously, the incident which has left several planes still ablaze.

Flames can seen coming from planes at the base. Credit: EBU
A huge plume of smoke from the fire at the Spanish base. Credit: EBU


Fighter plane crashed shortly after take off at Nato training base

A Greek fighter plane crashed, killing ten and injuring 13 people at a Nato training base in Spain.

The F-16 plane crashed shortly after taking off at the training centre in Albacete, 262 kilometres south-east of the Spanish capital of Madrid.

Albacete, Spain Credit: Google Maps

"The plane, part of the Tactical Leadership Programme of Nato was carrying out a (training) exercise when during the take-off the plane lost power, crashing into the parking area for planes, crashing into various planes that were parked there," said the defence ministry in a statement.

The defence ministry said firefighters were working to put out a fire at the base and the area had been cordoned off.

Two sets of brothers held over suspected Spain terror plot

The men were arrested in the north African enclave of Cueta. Credit: Google Maps

Two pairs of brothers have been arrested in Spain's North African enclave of Cueta suspected of belonging to a militant group that may have been planning an attack on the country.

Confirming the arrests, Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said the four men were "highly radicalised and highly trained".

He added that there were "many parallels" between the men and the two brothers that attacked the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Searches carried out alongside the arrests found combat gear and knives, El Mundo newspaper quoted Diaz as saying.

Police are investigating whether the four men had been planning an attack in Spain


One of Britain's most wanted fugitives appears in court

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives, who was allegedly involved in a £4 billion drugs plot, has appeared in court.

Paul John Scott, 32, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court by videolink from high-security HMP Wakefield where is being held.

Scott, from Liverpool, spoke only to confirm his name during the brief hearing.

Paul John Scott's arrest came two weeks after an appeal for help capturing him was made on BBC's Crimewatch. Credit: National Crime Agency/Steve Ivie/YouTube

He is charged with conspiracy to import cocaine but was not asked to enter a plea and a provisional trial date was set for 15th June.

Scott was arrested after he returned to Britain from the Netherlands in December. He was also being sought by the Guardia Civil in Spain in connection with the murder of a British national.

The reportedly tortured body of Francis Brennan, 25, from Liverpool, who was on the run in Spain, washed up on the beach in Alicante last April after he was allegedly kidnapped by men posing as police officers.

Bullfighter performs acrobatics over charging bull

This Spanish recortador put on an impressive show for spectators in Cali, repeatedly vaulting over a charging bull.

A recortador performs a fearless dive over a bull during a show in Cali Credit: REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

Recortadores is a bloodless form of bullfighting that involves jumping acrobatically over bulls.

The recortador somersaults Credit: REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

The fighter who shows the most daring and comes closest to the bull is the winner.

The recortador leaps high over the bull Credit: REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

Spanish Princess to appear in court for tax fraud

Princess Cristina of Spain and her husband Inaki Urdangarin are accused of fraud. Credit: Gonzalo/Cooper Photographers/EMPICS Entertainment

Cristina de Borbon, sister of Spain's King Felipe, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of tax fraud.

The charges were brought as part of an investigation into the business dealings of Cristina's husband, former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin, who is accused of embezzling millions in public funds through his non-profit Noos Foundation.

It will be the first time a member of the Spanish royal family has sat in the dock. Princess Cristina and her husband have both denied wrongdoing.

Manchester United midfielder Herrera named in match-fixing case

A Spanish judge has named Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera amongst 42 people in an alleged match-fixing case.

The Basque midfielder was part of the Real Zaragoza team that played in a 2-1 win over Levante at the end of the 2010-11 season that is under investigation.

It is unknown if Ander Herrera will face prosecution. Credit: PA

Herrera was listed along with every other player than represented their club, along with the Zaragoza manager and president.

It has previously been reported in court that the Levante team were offered £766,000 to lose the match.

The judge will now decide whether any prosecutions are required.

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