Colombia


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.

US indicts 17 Colombia alleged traffickers

2015-06-24 11:58

The US has announced it has indicted 17 alleged leaders and associates of Colombia’s powerful Clan Usuga drug gang, who would all risk life in prison if ever convicted.

FARC attack major Colombian oil pipeline

2015-06-18 09:32

Experts are battling to prevent environmental damage after suspected FARC rebels blew up a stretch of Colombia's second-biggest oil pipeline, authorities say.

6 soldiers, guerillas die in fresh Colombia clashes

2015-05-29 14:09

A total of six soldiers and guerrillas have been killed in Colombia, as fresh fighting erupted between Farc rebels and government troops, authorities say.

Many dead, dozens injured in Colombia landslide

2015-05-18 22:04

A landslide has sent mud and water crashing onto homes in a town in Colombia's northwest mountains killing at least 48 people and injuring dozens.

4 soldiers killed in Colombia helicopter crash

2015-05-11 12:19

Four Colombian soldiers have been killed and two others have been wounded after their helicopter crashed in the central Uribe region, the military says.

 

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.

'Miracle' mom, baby survive Colombia jungle plane crash

2015-06-25 07:35

A mother and her infant son who disappeared in a plane crash in the dense jungles of north-western Colombia several days ago have been found alive in what authorities have called a ‘miracle’.

Woman with cocaine in breast implants arrested

2015-06-20 13:03

A Honduran woman carrying liquid cocaine in her breast implants has been arrested at the airport in Colombia's capital Bogota, police say.

Farc attack leaves Colombia port city without power

2015-06-01 11:50

Some 400 000 people in Colombia's bustling port city of Buenaventura lost power Sunday after a key electrical tower was destroyed, an act military officials blamed on Farc rebels.

61 dead in Colombia landslide - officials

2015-05-19 07:44

A massive landslide has torn through a ravine in northwest Colombia, killing at least 61 people and injuring 37, authorities say.

Rescuers search for 15 trapped Colombian miners

2015-05-13 23:14

Rescue workers are searching for 15 gold miners missing after mine shaft floods in Colombia.

Colombia rethinks spraying coca crops

2015-05-10 11:36

Colombian authorities must stop using the controversial herbicide glyphosate to eradicate illicit coca plantations, says President Juan Manuel Santos.

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