2 killed, 11 missing after Colombia mine explosion

2017-06-24 10:12

An explosion at a central Colombian coal mine killed at least two people, as rescuers scrambled to find another 11 who are still missing, authorities say, updating earlier figures.

Colombian garbage man builds library from discarded books

2017-06-06 20:42

Emptying the bins of Colombia's capital, Jose Alberto Gutierrez one day found a copy of the classic novel "Anna Karenina", and kept it.

Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House

2017-05-18 21:45

President Donald Trump welcomes the president of Colombia to the White House for their first official meeting.

Colombia orders protection for mudslide town

2017-04-09 23:01

Colombia's government has ordered measures to protect the stricken town of Mocoa from deforestation thought to have contributed to a deadly mudslide.

Fewer missing but more dead as rivers recede in Colombia

2017-04-04 10:05

Search and rescue teams were making the rounds in this Colombia city, digging and probing into dense piles of mud and debris whenever anyone reported hearing a potential sound of a survivor.

The death toll from a devastating landslide in the Colombian town of Mocoa increased to over 250 as rescuers clawed through piles of muck and debris in search of survivors.

The death toll from a devastating landslide in the Colombian town of Mocoa increased to over 250 as rescuers clawed through piles of muck and debris in search of survivors.

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Grim search after Colombia floods

2017-04-02 15:45

A grim search for the missing resumes at dawn in southern Colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of water, mud and debris through a small city, killing at least 200 people and leaving many more wounded and homeless.

Rebels turn in first 140 weapons in Colombia peace deal

2017-03-18 10:04

Colombia's largest rebel group has handed over 140 weapons to United Nations observers as part of an historic peace agreement.

Explosion at Colombia bullring injures dozens

2017-02-20 08:34

An explosion has injured at least 26 people in the Colombian capital, most of them police guarding a bullring that had been targeted by protests on reopening last month, officials say.

Scared jungle children starve in Colombia's 'peace'

2017-02-17 14:04

The cries of hungry babies pierce the quiet of dawn in the green jungles of northwestern Colombia.


Three killed in blast at upscale Bogota mall

2017-06-18 09:43

Three people have been killed and nine others have been wounded when an explosion rocked an upscale Bogota mall, authorities said, as the country's only active guerrilla group condemned the incident.

Drug gangs take aim at police amid coca crackdown

2017-05-27 23:16

With a shot to the chest, Alejandro Caro fell from his motorbike while on patrol in a small town in northern Colombia, the victim of criminal gangs who are targeting police.

15 nabbed in blow to Colombia drug cartel

2017-04-30 15:26

Authorities have arrested 15 people believed to be part of Colombia's dominant Gulf Cartel, prosecutors said Saturday.

Years of warnings preceded deadly flood in southern Colombia

2017-04-05 12:36

Reports from Colombia say people were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city, but not everyone was surprised.

Desperate hunt for children in Colombia

2017-04-03 20:12

Survivors in the southern Colombian city of Mocoa are still desperately searching for loved ones following a devastating flood that has claimed more than 250 lives.

Over 250 dead in Colombia mudslides, including dozens of children

2017-04-03 06:29

Devastating mudslides in the Colombian town of Mocoa killed at least 254 people, 43 of them children, President Juan Manuel Santos said, in yet another sharp rise in the death toll.

Mudslides in southern Colombia kill 112, hundreds missing

2017-04-01 20:01

Mudslides in southern Colombia have claimed at least 112 lives and injured more than 170 following recent torrential rains, the authorities say.

FARC fighters bid fond farewell to arms

2017-03-02 14:04

For 17 years in the hot green jungles of Colombia, a gun has been Emiro Suarez's constant companion.

Bomb explodes near Colombia bull ring

2017-02-19 20:40

A homemade bomb has exploded near Bogota's bull ring where police and animal rights activists have clashed in recent weeks.

Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine's Day flowers

2017-02-14 13:24

Cocaine is probably the last thing people think about when buying roses, yet every year Colombian police and growers work around the clock to make sure traffickers don't sneak the drug onto cargo planes hauling flowers to the U.S. for Valentine's Day

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