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Japanese man dies mid-flight with stomach full of cocaine

2019-05-28 07:11

A Japanese man with 246 packets of cocaine in his stomach and intestines has died mid-flight on his way from Bogota to Tokyo, authorities say in northern Mexico, where the plane made an emergency landing.

Authorities: Officer shot dead on Colombia border bridge

2019-02-19 08:17

Authorities say gunmen in Colombia have killed a police officer stationed at a border bridge that connects the nation to Venezuela.

WATCH: Rats on the loose interrupt Colombian Senate

2018-12-13 14:45

Colombia's Senate was interrupted after protesters reportedly threw rats in the chamber, according to local media.

Pablo Escobar museum in Colombia closed down

2018-09-22 13:01

A museum dedicated to late and notorious Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been shut down in Medellin, according to local authorities.

Female driver Calderon could get F1 session in 2018

2018-05-09 09:51

Female Colombian driver Tatiana Calderon is not ruling out her chances of securing some practice outings for Sauber this weekend.

Right-wing parties opposed to FARC peace deal lead Colombia vote

2018-03-12 11:44

Right-wing parties bitterly opposed to a peace deal with leftist former rebel group FARC were leading Colombia's legislative elections but were set to fall short of a majority in Congress, partial results shows.

Landslide kills 13 in Colombia

2018-01-22 05:43

A landslide in southwestern Colombia has killed 13 people on a small public bus in a rain-soaked mountainous area, authorities have announced.

Colombia announces record 12-ton cocaine seizure

2017-11-09 14:36

President Juan Manuel Santos has announced Colombia's police had seized 12 tons of cocaine, which he said was the largest single drug seizure in the history of the country.

Sporting a black eye, pope urges Colombians to reconcile

2017-09-11 08:36

Pope Francis has wrapped up his Colombia trip by honouring a fellow Jesuit who ministered to African slaves and urging Colombians to follow his lead in working for a more peaceful future.

Colombia peace will 'fail' without reconciliation: pope

2017-09-08 19:36

Pope Francis has warned that Colombia's efforts to permanently end its civil conflict will "fail" if the country's people do not seek "reconciliation" after decades of suffering.

 

WATCH: Humanitarian aid truck goes up in flames on Colombian-Venezuelan border

2019-02-25 19:55

One truck in a convoy attempting to deliver humanitarian aid into Venezuela from Colombia went up in flames as the country faces political turmoil and economic collapse.

21 dead in Bogota car bomb attack - police

2019-01-18 10:52

Twenty-one people died in a car bomb attack at a Bogota police cadet training academy, with 68 injured, Colombian police said.

Police find endangered, poisonous frogs at Colombia airport

2018-11-08 13:13

Police in Colombia's capital have recovered 216 poisonous frogs from an airport bathroom and authorities say smugglers planned to illegally send them for sale in Germany.

ATTEMPTED WIFE-KILLER DIES INSTEAD!

2018-06-12 07:15

A MAN who wanted his ex-wife dead for rejecting him blew himself and his mum-in-law up by mistake instead.

Woman, who became journalist to catch her father’s murderer, sees justice served after 20 years

2018-04-20 18:38

Diana Lopez Zuleta was only 10 years old when her beloved dad died after being shot in the neck. She decided to become a reporter to prove that a powerful politician had ordered the hit.

Colombian bandits steal airplane - and $610 000 in cash

2018-02-01 08:32

Authorities in Colombia say bandits stole a small airplane and made off with the equivalent of $610 000 it was carrying.

13 dead in clashes between rival Colombian rebels - official

2017-12-05 22:46

Thirteen people were killed in Colombia in a clash between National Liberation Army rebels and FARC dissidents, says the country's ombudsman.

Pope blasts climate sceptics

2017-09-11 22:13

Pope Francis has sharply criticised climate change sceptics, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the Earth.

Pope prays for Venezuela

2017-09-10 20:35

Pope Francis has prayed for a peaceful solution to the "grave crisis" in Venezuela, where economic and political chaos has left scores dead.

Pope Francis's Colombia visit in 5 numbers

2017-09-06 15:27

Pope Francis starts his fifth visit as pontiff to his native Latin America region on Wednesday with a trip to Colombia as it moves on from a half-century civil conflict.

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