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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.

Security forces kill Colombia's top drug trafficker - president

2017-09-01 17:22

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has said security forces killed the second-in-command of the Gulf Clan, the country's foremost drug gang.

Colombia's Catholic Church holds mall 'confession'

2017-08-21 08:40

A shopping centre northwest of Bogota has become an unlikely confessional as part of an event by Colombia's Catholic Church ahead of next month's visit by Pope Francis.

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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.

 

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.

Straight outta Colombia: nun raps for pope

2017-09-04 16:59

A Colombian nun-turned-rapper in sports sneakers will perform for Pope Francis when he visits her country this week.

Pope heads to Colombia to anoint peace process

2017-08-31 11:41

Pope Francis launches an emotionally charged visit next week to Colombia, to call for reconciliation as the country emerges from Latin America's longest civil war in a contested peace process.

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.

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