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Thousands gathered in Caracas on Wednesday, as Hugo Chavez’s coffin made his way to the military academy (photo Reuters)

Following Venezuelan leader’s death on March 5 after a long battle with cancer, the country’s electoral commission has announced that the presidential election to name his successor will take place on April 14.

The campaigning period will go from April 2 to April 11, the electoral commission also said. (more…)

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Several thousand people have gathered on Saturday in the Republic of Ireland to demand changes to the country’s abortion law, following the death of Savita Halappanavar.

The largest demonstrations took place in Dublin (photo, from dailymail.co.uk) where more than 4,000 people marched to the Irish parliament for a candle-lit vigil and held one minute silence. In Galway, where Mrs Halappanavar lived, more than 1,000 gathered for a vigil in Eyre Square, and some 60 members of the Indian community rallied outside the hospital and held two minutes of silent prayers. (more…)

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Whitney Houston (photo, from aljazeera.com) has died on Saturday in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, where she had been staying as a guest.

She reigned as pop music’s queen until drug use and her tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown overshadowed her career. (more…)

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Apple’s co-founder and former chief executive has died on Wednesday at the age of 56. (more…)

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27-year-old singer Amy Winehouse (photo, from lemonde.fr) was found dead at her London home on Saturday. (more…)

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US forces in Pakistan killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at a compound near Islamabad, president Barack Obama announced on TV late on Sunday (photo, from nytimes.com). (more…)

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Soldiers and emergency teams are still searching for survivors and bodies after more than 200 tornadoes were reported in six southern US states on Tuesday and Wednesday. (more…)

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