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16 April 2014 Last updated at 06:33 ET

Venezuela rejects protest amnestyOpposition politicians take part in a march demanding the freeing of opposition leaders detained during recent protests on 29 March, 2014

The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests.


A resident, who lost his home, sits on the edge of a hill where a fire burned several neighbourhoods in Valparaiso city on 14 April, 2014. Chilean residents survey fire damage

Residents of the Chilean city of Valparaiso return to areas burned by a fast-moving forest fire which engulfed parts of the historic port.

Riot police stand guard at the Arena Amazonia stadium in Manaus, on February 16, 2014. Few stewards trained for World Cup

Brazil has so far trained only 20% of the private security guards needed inside the 12 stadiums for coming football World Cup, BBC Brasil has learned.

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