First bar for the deaf opens in Colombia

2017-08-08 06:37

It is not yet dark, but the two girls sitting at a table in a Bogota bar flick on the lamp on their wooden table as a signal to the bartender that they want a drink, in Colombia's first-ever bar for the deaf.

UN: Colombian rebels have handed over almost all weapons

2017-06-27 11:26

The United Nations say that leftist rebels in Colombia have turned over almost all of their fighters' individual weapons as part of a historic peace deal reached with the government last year.

Coal miners killed in underground blast in Colombia

2017-06-25 06:27

At least eight people have died and five are missing after an underground explosion at a coal mine in central 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.

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At least 6 dead, 31 missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks

2017-06-26 06:20

At least six people were dead and 31 missing after a tourist boat sank in a reservoir in northwestern Colombia, the country's president said.

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.

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