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Hackers attack site of Catholic youth celebrations

MADRID — Hackers temporarily blocked the official World Youth Day site Thursday just as Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Madrid to preside over the festivities, a spokeswoman for the event said. The site (www.madrid11.com) was taken down for about an hour at around midday (1000 GMT) and the event’s computer…

Spanish riot police ‘indignant’ over protests

MADRID — Spanish riot police said Thursday that the long hours they have been required to work this week to prevent protesters from gaining access to Madrid’s main square “is not tolerable for much longer”. Over 200 police were deployed Thursday for the third straight day to close the Puerta…