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Death of dancer prompts deadly clashes in Rio

Man reportedly killed in shoot-out after favela residents take to streets to protest at suspicious death of dancer found by policeThe suspicious death of a young dancer prompted a deadly shoot-out in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday night as favela residents …
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Growing up behind bars: 1,500 children being raised by parents in Bolivian jails

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Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87

Colombian author became standard-bearer for Latin American letters after success of One Hundred Years of Solitude

Obituary: catalyst of boom in Latin American literature
Gabriel García Márquez a life in pictures
From the archive: 1970 review of One Hundred Years of Solitude

The Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, who unleashed the worldwide boom in Spanish language literature and magical realism with his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, died at the age of 87. He had been admitted to hospital in Mexico City on 3 April with pneumonia.

Matching commercial success with critical acclaim, García Márquez became a standard-bearer for Latin American letters, establishing a route for negotiations between guerillas and the Colombian government, building a friendship with Fidel Castro and maintaining a feud with fellow literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa that lasted more than 30 years.

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Venezuela protests: negotiators report progress in talks to end conflict

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Five Canadian students stabbed to death at a party- video

Canadians mourn five students who were stabbed to death at a party on Tuesday in ‘the worst mass murder in Calgary’s history’. The suspect in the stabbings was an invited guest at the party held to celebrate the end of the academic year and is the son …
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Five dead after stabbing at house party in Calgary

Son of local police officer in custody after attack, which local police chief calls worst mass murder in city’s history

Five people were killed and the son of a police officer is in custody after multiple stabbings at a house party attended by university students near the University of Calgary, the police chief said, calling it the worst mass murder in Calgary’s history.

Police Chief Rick Hanson said the suspect is the son of a 33-year veteran of the Calgary police force and a student at the University of Calgary. “We have never seen five people killed at one scene,” he said. “The scene was horrific.”

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