Venezuela election date set

Venezuela will hold a presidential election on April 14 as acting President Nicolas Maduro, the successor to Hugo Chavez, tries to win his own term in office.

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Multitudes gather to glimpse Hugo Chavez's casket

Thousands of people are lining the streets of Caracas to catch a glimpse of President Hugo Chavez's casket driving past.

The casket is draped with the Venezuelan national flag and is flanked by members of the presidential guard of honour.

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