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Children set on fire by Brazilian nursery school guard

RIO DE JANEIRO: Four toddlers and their teacher died Thursday in southeastern Brazil after a nursery school security guard sprayed them with alcohol and set them on fire, officials said. The guard hospitalized with burns all over his body later succumbed to his wounds and died, the hospital's director Bruno Ataide Santos told a French wire service. Some 50 people were injured, mostly with burns, as the blaze spread through the "Innocent People" nursery in Janauba, in Minas Gerais state, early Thursday morning, before…

Twenty Brazilian journalists among Colombia crash dead

RIO DE JANERIO: The plane crash that wiped out Brazil's Chapecoense football team also killed 20 Brazilian journalists, ranging from veteran commentators to young local reporters. A total of 71 people were killed late Monday when the charter plane crashed in the mountains near Medellin, Colombia. Most of the attention has focused on the football players traveling to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana regional tournament. However, the passengers also included a large number of journalists covering the match.…