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23 April 2014 Last updated at 16:15

Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes

Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police.

This file picture shows former Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro speaking to supporters from the City Hall balcony in downtown Bogota after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced his dismissal on 19 March, 2014Bogota mayor Petro reinstalled

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos reinstates the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, to his post following a court order to that effect.

Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska, winner of the Cervantes prize, poses on her arrival at the University of Alcala de Henares for the Cervantes Prize award ceremony, in Alcala de Henares, Spain, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014Poniatowska awarded Cervantes Prize

Spain's King Juan Carlos awards the most important award in Spanish literature to Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska at a ceremony in Alcala de Henares.

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