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Colombia legalises same-sex marriage

2016-04-29 09:11

Colombia has become the fourth South American country to allow same-sex marriage when the constitutional court definitively legalised it.

Belgium finds 3 tons of cocaine with bananas

2016-03-08 18:26

Belgian authorities have found three ton of cocaine in a container of bananas from Colombia at the port of Antwerp, customs officials say.

Colombian sisters reunited after 30 years

2016-02-27 10:07

Two Colombian stepsisters have been reunited 30 years after they were separated when a deadly avalanche destroyed their home.

Colombia's Farc vow to end use of child soldiers

2016-02-11 08:08

Colombia's FARC rebel force promised Wednesday to end recruitment of all child soldiers to its ranks, in a fresh bid to seal a peace deal ending a half-century conflict.

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?

 

Nearly 72 000 cases of Zika in Colombia since October

2016-04-24 09:37

Nearly 72 000 cases of Zika have been reported in Colombia since October, with almost 13 000 occurring in pregnant women, although the country is going through a decline in outbreaks, health authorities say.

Drug kingpin killed in Colombia

2016-03-06 12:22

The top leader of powerful Clan Usuga gang was killed in a police raid, authorities said Saturday, in another major blow to Colombia's most important gang.

Uproar as gay sex recording gets released in Colombia

2016-02-19 09:31

The broadcast of a secretly shot video in which a prominent Colombian politician discusses sexual encounters with other men is prompting a fierce debate about homophobia and journalistic ethics in this conservative South American country.

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.

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