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September 21, 2017 4:19 am gmt |
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Rescuers frantically worked to dig a young girl out from under the rubble of a partially collapsed school on Wednesday (September 20), a small glimmer of hope amid devastation from a major earthquake that killed at least 225 people across central Mexico. Television network Televisa broadcast the dram...
In Colombia
September 11, 2017 7:19 am gmt |
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Pope Francis, his eye bandaged and blackened after a minor accident in the popemobile, left Colombia on Sunday (September 10) after appealing to the country to “untie the knots of violence” after a 50-year civil war. His last day in the Andean country got off to a rocky start when he lost...
In Latest Stories
September 6, 2017 11:48 am gmt |
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Pope Francis left for Colombia on Wednesday (September 6) for a visit set to encourage a fledgling peace process that ended half a century of war between a succession of governments and the guerrilla group FARC but has left the country deeply divided. Francis, making his 20th foreign trip as pontiff ...
In World
September 5, 2017 11:59 am gmt |
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Colombia and the Marxist ELN rebel group said on Monday (September 4) they have agreed a bilateral ceasefire that will run through mid-January 2018, just two days before Pope Francis arrives for a visit to the Andean country. The National Liberation Army (ELN) rebel group which regularly bombs oil in...
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August 31, 2017 12:31 pm gmt |
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Colombia’s vice president, General Oscar Naranjo said on Tuesday (August 29) his country was ready to welcome Pope Francis. Francis arrives to Bogota on September 6 and will take a four day tour through the country that will see him in the capital and Villavicencio, Medellin and Cartagena. Doze...
In Colombia
August 21, 2017 7:03 am gmt |
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Colombia debuted on Sunday (August 20) the official song to welcome Pope Francis on his September visit. The song is called “Let’s Take the First Step” and was chosen from among 465 submissions to a nationwide contest. The song was written and performed by the group United Catholic ...
In Latest Stories
June 26, 2017 5:06 am gmt |
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At least six people were dead and 31 missing after a tourist boat sank in a reservoir in northwestern Colombia on Sunday, the country’s president said. Authorities did not yet say what caused the four-deck Almirante to go down in the El Penol reservoir in the tourist town of Guatape, where Colo...
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April 2, 2017 4:41 am gmt |
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Colombia’s security forces say they are searching for hundreds of missing people after heavy mudslides left at least 254 dead. About 1,100 soldiers and police are involved in the rescue effort. Heavy rain flooded the city of Mocoa in the country’s southwest with mud and rocks, burying who...
In Latest Stories
November 25, 2016 6:04 am gmt |
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The Colombian government and the country’s largest rebel group, the Farc, have signed a revised peace deal. The previous deal was rejected by the Colombian people in a popular vote on 2 October. The revised agreement has been submitted to Congress for approval, rather than put to a popular vote...
In America
September 27, 2016 4:12 am gmt |
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The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels have signed a historic agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war. The rebel leader Timoleon Jimenez, known as Timochenko, apologized to “all the victims of the conflict” and was greeted by cheers and applause. He said...
In World
August 17, 2016 6:45 am gmt |
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A joint task force of Colombia’s air force and anti-narcotics police has destroyed a series of drug labs and seized five tonnes of cocaine hydrochloride in a rural area of the country, officials reported on Tuesday (16th Aug). According to authorities, more than a hundred officers converged on ...
In World
June 28, 2016 7:09 am gmt |
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Seventeen Colombian soldiers died when their Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter crashed in a central mountainous area of the Andean country, the army announced on Monday (June 27). According to officials, the accident in the Caldas province, some 180 km (112 miles) from the Bogota capital, occurred on Sun...
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June 26, 2016 4:15 am gmt |
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Carlos Bacca’s first-half goal was enough to give Colombia a 1-0 victory over the United States in the third-place playoff at the Centenary Copa America in Arizona on Saturday (June 25). The winning goal came after half an hour when Colombia forged a well-worked move down the right with Juan Cu...
In World
February 6, 2016 10:12 am gmt |
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Colombia’s Ministry of Health on Friday confirmed the first three deaths from the Zika virus at a press conference. “We have studied six suspected cases, and have confirmed three of them to be caused by the Zika virus. These three deaths are the first ones confirmed by us; other cases are still...
In World
January 26, 2016 6:22 am gmt |
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The UN Security Council has approved the creation of an unarmed mission in Colombia to oversee a bilateral ceasefire, if Farc rebels and the government sign a peace agreement. The mission would have a mandate for a year which could be extended if both sides request it. Negotiators for the two sides i...
In World
October 27, 2015 5:40 am gmt |
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Colombia’s second-largest rebel group, the ELN, killed 12 members of the security forces in the central province of Boyaca on Monday (October 26), the government said, as the troops transported votes from the country’s regional elections. The National Liberation Army, or ELN, attacked the...
In Football
October 10, 2015 7:27 am gmt |
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Uruguay’s national soccer team hit the training field in Montevideo on Friday (October 09) without star strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani ahead of their FIFA World Cup qualifier against Colombia. Coach Oscar Tabarez’s roster for the match includes forwards Diego Rolan from France...
In World
June 12, 2015 4:08 am gmt |
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Colombia’s Farc rebels have shot dead three police officers and cut off power to almost half a million people, the military has said. The twin attacks come despite continuing peace talks between the government and the left-wing group. The negotiations aim to end a more than 50-year long conflic...
In Football
June 3, 2015 4:53 am gmt |
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Brazil were back on the practice pitch for the second time on Tuesday (May 2) as they prepare for the Copa America 2015 in Chile. Brazil will play two friendlies in preparation of the South American championship, the first against Mexico on June 7 and another against Honduras on June 10. Brazil’...