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BOGOTA (Reuters) - Remains of at least 100 dismembered prisoners and visitors have been found in drain pipes at a jail in Colombia's capital that houses drug traffickers, Marxist rebels and paramilitaries, investigators said on Wednesday.
Body parts were found at La Modelo jail in Bogota, one of the Andean nation's biggest penitentiaries, as well as in jails in the cities of Popayan, Bucaramanga and Barranquilla, said Caterina Heyck, an investigator at the attorney general's office.
Hu Guangzhou grew up working on a family farm in Linqu County in the province of Shandong. Tragically, his two brothers died in 2006 from a farming accident. Guangzhou is considered mentally handicapped and struggled to live on his own after the death of his siblings. Through the generosity of his neighbors, an annual government subsidy of $636, and an unlimited supply of free steamed buns from a local bakery, Hu has survived for the last decade.
Due to Guangzhou’s mental illness, he refuses to believe that his brothers have died. Rather, he insists that they will eventually return to the village and will need a place to stay. Toward that end, he began constructing his seven-story tall castle. Over the course of five years, he was able to build the base of his new home by hand, using stone and clay bricks which he collected in a wheelbarrow.
In life as in death, it was all about the coffee for Renato Bialetti.
When the 93-year-old Italian entrepreneur who brought the stove-top Moka coffee maker to the masses died on Feb. 11, his family decided there was only one way for him to be buried. They placed his ashes inside one of his iconic, octagonal aluminum pots.
Bialetti's remains were blessed by a priest in his hometown of Casale Corte Cerro, 60 miles northwest of Milan, on Tuesday before being interred in the family tomb in nearby Omega.
A rum-drinking primate grabbed a butcher's knife and hopped onto the roof of a makeshift bar in Patos, Brazil, where it stabbed at the tiles and then waved the blade over the edge -- essentially, giving the folks below some very strong "BACK OFF" vibes.