Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez faces the toughest election of his 14-year rule today when he comes up against Henrique Capriles in a battle for Venezuelan votes.
Chavez, 58, who staged a remarkable comeback from cancer this year and wants a new six-year term, is up against Capriles - who has promised more jobs for the country's people.
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The boy was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest and was rushed to hospital where he died.
The victim, who was wearing her uniform at the time, was found knocking on doors nearly four hours after she was abducted.
There will be gales across Scotland and northern England this morning, but these will gradually ease through the afternoon.