South America

The man who killed 3000

Rusty Young in La Paz, Bolivia, where Wildlands is set. RUSTY Young has crossed paths with some of the world’s most dangerous people. The Australian journalist spent four months inside a Bolivian prison where he met murderers, rapists and made friends for life with a drug smuggler who later named …

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Man wins bet, dies minutes later

Kelvin Rafael Mejí, 23, pictured chugging from a bottle of tequila before collapsing and dying. A 23-YEAR-OLD man died after chugging a bottle of tequila during a friendly wager at a Dominican nightclub. He won $630 but just minutes later he lost his life. The cause of death was listed …

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Transgender woman begs for life

APC NOTE: The Press Council has decided this article did not breach its Standards of Practice. Read the full adjudication here. WARNING: Graphic images HARROWING footage has emerged of a transgender woman begging for her life before beaten to death. A gang of six men laugh and cheer as they …

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Killer goalie signs new soccer deal

Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza ordered the torture and murder of his ex-girlfriend. Picture: AP BRAZILIAN goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza has agreed to a two-year deal with second-tier club Boa Esporte, the team announced Monday, a month after he was released from jail for ordering the torture and …

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Brazil’s stomach-churning scandal

Brazilian President Michel Temer believes the expired meat scandal is an ‘economic embarrassment’ A production line at the JBS-Friboi chicken processing plant. Picture: Rodrigo Fonseca/AFP BRAZIL’S president said Tuesday that a scandal the over sale of expired meat is an “economic embarrassment” and Hong Kong joined several countries in suspending …

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Peru plane crash leaves trail of fire

The hectic moments following a plane crash in Peru have been caught on camera. A plane burst into flames after crashing on landing at an airport in Peru today. Picture: Twitter INCREDIBLE images have emerged of the aftermath of a passenger plane crash in Peru that left a trail of …

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Venezuela leader abandons power grab

Protesters gathering near the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, reported confrontations with police on March 31, a day after the court moved to take power from Venezuela’s elected National Assembly. The move was condemned by Venezuelan opposition politicians and by international governments. Venezuela has been dealing with a severe economic …

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Cargo ship mysteriously vanishes

South Korean cargo ship Stellar Daisy has vanished in the South Atlantic. Picture: marinetraffic.com/Yeong Ryong Kim A SOUTH Korean cargo vessel has vanished after making its last contact in the South Atlantic about 2500km from shore and 22 crew members are unaccounted for. South Korea’s foreign ministry and news reports …

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‘There was no time for anything’

Soldiers search for victims following mudslides caused by heavy rains, in Mocoa, Colombia. Picture: AFP PEOPLE in a small city in southern Colombia searched desperately for loved ones after heavy rains sent floodwaters, mud and debris surging through homes, killing at least 207 and leaving many injured or missing. The …

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Assange taunts ‘losing’ politician

Julian Assange was granted asylum at Ecuador’s London embassy in 2012. Picture: AFP Photo AUSTRALIAN Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has mocked the likely loser in the Ecuadorean elections, Guillermo Lasso, over the presidential hopeful’s threat to boot Mr Assange from the country’s embassy in London. Mr Assange took to Twitter, …

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