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Spanish archipelago and region in the Atlantic Ocean

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Canary Islands: Spanish archipelago and region in the Atlantic Ocean
The Canary Islands, also known informally as the Canaries, are a Spanish autonomous community and archipelago in Macaronesia in the Atlantic Ocean. At their closest point to the African mainland, they are 100 kilometres west of Morocco and the Western Sahara. They are the southernmost of the autonomous communities of Spain. The islands have a population of 2.2 million people and are the most populous special territory of the European Union.

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Mass protests in Canary Islands decry overtourism [Video]

Mass protests in Canary Islands decry overtourism

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Tens of thousands protest in Canary Islands against mass tourism [Video]

Tens of thousands protest in Canary Islands against mass tourism

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:19Published
Thousands protest in Spain's Canary Islands over mass tourism [Video]

Thousands protest in Spain's Canary Islands over mass tourism

Protestors are calling for a freeze on tourists, arguing that the current model has made life unaffordable and environmentally unsustainable for residents.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:01Published
Thousands across Canary Islands protest against tourism [Video]

Thousands across Canary Islands protest against tourism

Thousands of residents have taken part in anti-tourism protests in the Canary Islands. Locals of the popular holiday destination say they are struggling to cope with the influx of visitors each year...

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:06Published
Seven boats carrying more than 400 migrants arrive in Canary Islands [Video]

Seven boats carrying more than 400 migrants arrive in Canary Islands

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says that of the 266,940 migrants trying to reach Europe last year, 97% made the treacherous sea crossing from North Africa.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:23Published

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'My misery, your paradise': The problem with tourism in the Canary Islands

A wave of demonstrations have swept the Canary Islands as locals protested against a tourism model they say has plundered the environment, priced them out of housing and forced them into precarious..
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Thousands of people in Canary Islands take to streets calling for limit to tourist numbers

Thousands of people have taken to the streets on the Canary Islands to protest against tourism and say the region is "not for sale".
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'End of the holiday': Tourists watch in horror as Tenerife wildfires force thousands to evacuate

For just a small moment on Friday, the Canarian authorities thought they had Tenerife's worst wildfire in over four decades under control. 
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Three migrants rescued after stowing away on oil tanker rudder for 11 days

three migrants rescued after stowing away on oil tanker rudder for 11 days
The Spanish coastguard says it has rescued three migrants who stowed away on the rudder of a tanker that arrived in the Canary Islands this week.
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One migrant dead and 26 missing after dinghy capsizes off Canary Islands

One migrant has died and 26 are missing after their dinghy capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Spain's Canary Islands.
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Almost three tonnes of cocaine found in fuel tank of fishing boat in the Canary Islands

almost three tonnes of cocaine found in fuel tank of fishing boat in the canary islands
Five people have been arrested after 2.9 tonnes of cocaine worth about €72m (£60m) was seized on a fishing boat in the Canary Islands.
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Cyclist Suffers Head Injury After Violently Crashing Into Spectator

A spectator blindly walked right in front of a cyclist during a bike race ... causing a brutal collision at the finish line, leaving them both injured. The scary accident happened last weekend on the..
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'We are at the mercy of the volcano': No end in sight to La Palma eruption, officials say

'we are at the mercy of the volcano': no end in sight to la palma eruption, officials say
There is no end in sight to the volcanic eruption that has been ongoing on La Palma for a month, Canary Islands officials have said.
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La Palma volcano spews searing hot boulders the size of three-storey buildings

la palma volcano spews searing hot boulders the size of three-storey buildings
Searing hot boulders the size of three-storey buildings have flowed down the side of a volcano in the Canary Islands as a string of tremors shook the ground three weeks after it erupted.
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TUI cancels flights to La Palma until end of October after volcano spewing lava turned 'more aggressive'

tui cancels flights to la palma until end of october after volcano spewing lava turned 'more aggressive'
The UK tour operator has halted flights to the Canary Island of La Palma amid the ongoing volcanic eruption.
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La Palma volcano turns 'much more aggressive' as two more lava-belching cracks blow open

la palma volcano turns 'much more aggressive' as two more lava-belching cracks blow open
An erupting volcano in the Canary Islands has turned "much more aggressive", officials have warned, after two further cracks blew open, spewing lava.
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Third fissure erupts at La Palma volcano after eight new earthquakes

third fissure erupts at la palma volcano after eight new earthquakes
An erupting volcano in the Canary Islands has blown open a third fissure - sending a fresh river of lava down the mountainside.
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La Palma volcano lava that could create clouds of toxic gas now within 800m of ocean

la palma volcano lava that could create clouds of toxic gas now within 800m of ocean
Lava flowing from an erupting volcano in the Canary Islands - that could create clouds of toxic hydrochloric acid vapour - is now within 800m of the ocean. 
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Three more towns evacuated on La Palma amid 'intensifying volcanic activity'

three more towns evacuated on la palma amid 'intensifying volcanic activity'
Three more towns have been evacuated on the island of La Palma in the Canaries amid "intensifying volcanic activity", emergency services say.
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What caused the La Palma volcano to explode and how long could the eruption last?

what caused the la palma volcano to explode and how long could the eruption last?
A volcano that erupted on the Spanish island of La Palma in the Canary Islands is continuing to explode and spew out lava five days after it erupted.
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Lava spread raises fears of more damage on Spanish island

lava spread raises fears of more damage on spanish island
The advance of lava from a volcanic eruption in Spain's Canary Islands has slowed, rising in some places up to 50 feet as it thickens.
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Canary Islands volcano eruption could last for three months, experts say

canary islands volcano eruption could last for three months, experts say
A volcanic eruption in Spain's Canary Islands could last three months, experts have said.
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Thousands flee amid fears La Palma volcano eruption could trigger toxic gases when lava hits the sea

thousands flee amid fears la palma volcano eruption could trigger toxic gases when lava hits the sea
A lava flow which has forced the evacuation of thousands of people - including tourists - in the Canary Islands could reach the Atlantic Ocean and cause clouds of toxic gases and more explosions,..
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Thousands evacuated and 100 homes destroyed as Canary Islands volcano erupts

thousands evacuated and 100 homes destroyed as canary islands volcano erupts
Around 5,000 people on La Palma in the Canary Islands have been evacuated to escape the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano.
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Tobacconist stopped at airport after allegedly running off with customer's winning scratchcard

tobacconist stopped at airport after allegedly running off with customer's winning scratchcard
A tobacco shop owner suspected of running off with a customer's winning scratchcard was stopped from boarding a flight to the Canary Islands, Italian media have said.
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