Colombia blames 3 deaths on Zika, nerve disorder

2016-02-05 22:50

Colombia say three people have died after contracting the Zika virus and developing a rare nerve disorder called Guillain-Barre, the first time health officials have directly blamed the mosquito-borne disease for causing deaths.

South America hit by floods, drought from El Niño

2015-12-24 21:01

Some parts of South America are being hit by devastating floods, while others are affected by severe drought that experts say are caused by this year's powerful El Niño weather phenomenon.

Colombia legalises adoption by gay couples

2015-11-05 09:05

Colombia’s constitutional court has lifted a restriction on adoptions by gay couples, overturning a previous ruling that banned same-sex partners from adopting unless one of the pair was a biological parent of the child.

Family arrested with 3kg of drugs in stomachs

2015-10-19 21:08

Colombian police say they have arrested a family of four who were carrying 91 cocaine and heroin capsules in their stomachs.

Dutch tourist killed in Colombia 'boat robbery'

2015-09-22 16:42

Police are investigating after a Dutch woman touring Colombia with her husband was found dead on their sailing boat off the coast at the weekend, calling it "unusual."

Two die as Tom Cruise movie crew plane crashes

2015-09-12 14:57

Two people died when a plane carrying crew members from a film starring Tom Cruise crashed in Colombia, aviation authorities and Universal Pictures say.

15 Colombian police killed in Blackhawk crash

2015-08-04 22:09

Fifteen police have died in Colombia after a helicopter taking part in an anti-drug trafficking operation crashed in a remote, jungle-covered region.

Volcanic ash forces airport closures in Colombia

2015-07-26 22:35

Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz volcano has erupted in an ash cloud prompting authorities to temporarily close two airports in the area.

Colombian man ends own life with government help

2015-07-04 10:08

Euthanasia has emerged from legal limbo in Colombia after a cancer patient ended his life with government backing.

Colombia 'miracle' mom's tremendous fight to save baby

2015-06-26 07:05

The memory of Maria Nelly Murillo's mother and her own maternal instinct kept her going for five days as she fought to save her baby after their plane crashed in the Colombian jungle.


Investigation into deaths of 37 Colombian children

2016-02-05 12:11

Colombian justice officials are investigating the deaths of 37 children from suspected mercury poisoning in a jungle area rife with illegal mining, authorities says.

Polish cops find $27m cocaine stash among bananas

2015-12-21 21:03

Polish police say they have seized cocaine worth around $27m, that arrived via Belgium in a shipment of bananas from Colombia.

Colombian rebels kill 12 in ambush of poll workers

2015-10-27 07:55

Leftist rebels have ambushed election workers transporting ballots from an indigenous reservation in Colombia's Andean highlands, killing 12 security forces members who were protecting the group.

War-weary Colombians hope for peace

2015-09-24 12:17

War-weary Colombia nears peace following a breakthrough in talks, but reports say the challenges of implementing the settlement are just beginning.

Tom Cruise keeps quiet after horror movie plane crash

2015-09-15 19:00

The sole survivor of a Colombian plane crash involving crew members of the upcoming Tom Cruise movie is recovering slowly but remains in critical condition.

Is public transport safe for women?

2015-08-06 11:34

Women around the world are plagued by sexual, verbal and physical harassment on public transport systems, is there a solution?

Colombian military plane crashes, killing all 11 on board

2015-08-01 11:05

A Colombian military transport plane has crashed in the country's north, killing all 11 personnel aboard.

Colombia, Farc rebels reach major de-escalation deal

2015-07-13 10:38

The Colombian government have reached a major de-escalation agreement with leftist Farc guerrillas, agreeing for the first time to reduce anti-rebel operations in the decades-long armed conflict, diplomats in Havana say.

Bombs wound 8 people in Colombia

2015-07-03 11:26

Two bombs have exploded in different parts of Colombia's capital, wounding eight people in attacks that appeared aimed at a private pension fund, authorities say.

Mother, baby, survived on coconut water

2015-06-25 19:48

A woman who survived a jungle plane crash with her 1-year-old son drank coconut water to stay alive for four days until being rescued, Colombia's air force says.

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