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Gary Hunt from Southampton was crowned the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series champion at the final leg of the tournament in Hawaii over the weekend.

Conflict in the White House over the war on America's doorstep

Only time will show if Mexico is indeed sliding into drug-war anarchy like that which gripped Colombia in the 1980s. But President Obama's correction of his Secretary of State's suggestion that Mexico's crisis was beginning to resemble the Colombian one underlined one thing: the acute concern in America at events in its vitally important southern neighbour.

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The secrets of the dance have been unlocked. Researchers at Northumbria University claim to have identified what makes a male dancer attractive to a member of the opposite sex.

Colombian is world's shortest man

Edward Nino Hernandez is in many ways a typical 24-year-old Colombian male. He loves to dance reggaeton, dreams of owning a car — preferably a Mercedes— and wants to see the world.

Too chicken to change? Satirists taunt Mugabe

He has sparked fury among Muslim theologians, been sued by a furious President Jacob Zuma and dared to poke fun at the father of the nation, Nelson Mandela.

Alessi's Ark, Lexington, London

It's unfair to lump the entire current crop of exciting female artists together into one mythical scene. They're too interesting and too diverse for pigeonholing. In particular, Alessi Laurent-Marke, the driving force and mastermind behind Alessi's Ark, is nothing like her contemporaries.

Venezuelan helicopter crash kills 10 soldiers

A Venezuelan National Guard helicopter crashed during a counter-drug mission near the Colombian border, killing all 10 soldiers on board, President Hugo Chavez said.

Traveller's Guide: Uruguay

This varied country has an elegant capital city, calm and wild beaches, unspoilt wetlands, horseriding, surfing... and world-class beef, says Tim Burford

Album: The Count & Sinden, Mega Mega Mega (Domino)

The Count is Joshua Harvey, aka "Hervé", who, like collaborator Graeme Sinden, is a British DJ/producer of some note.

Tinariwen, The Forum, London

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130 survive as plane crash-lands

A Boeing 737 carrying 131 people crashed in a thunderstorm and broke into three pieces as it slid on to the runway on a Colombian island yesterday. The region's governor said it was a miracle that only one person died.

Car bomb injures nine in Bogota

A car packed with at least 50kg (110lb) of explosives blew up in an office district of Colombia's capital, Bogota, yesterday, shattering windows and injuring at least nine people, police said. No deaths were reported.

New Colombian president open to Chavez dialogue

Juan Manuel Santos, sworn in as Colombia's 59th president, vowed to cement security gains but declared himself open to dialogue with rebels in hopes of ending the Western Hemisphere's only armed conflict.

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