Columbia


Teenage girl flips dad’s car into swimming pool while he sleeps

2018-10-12 14:19

A 17-year-old girl lost control of her father’s car and crashed into a swimming pool after taking it for a spin while he was asleep.

Colombians shock government, rejecting peace deal

2016-10-03 06:33

Colombians have hit their government with a shock defeat by voting by a razor-thin majority to reject a historic peace accord with communist Farc rebels.

Escobar's pet hippos roam Colombian village

2016-07-05 10:28

More than 20 years after Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar died in a gunfight with police, a strange legacy survives him: his pet hippos.

Colombia seizes 1 ton of cocaine on Mexico flight

2015-09-08 10:28

Authorities in Colombia said they seized over 1 metric ton of cocaine disguised as printer ink and bound for Mexico.

Spanish police seize cocaine-stuffed pineapples

2015-05-31 15:00

Spanish police seized 200 kilos of cocaine found inside hollowed-out pineapples that arrived by ship from Central America.

Homes swept away in Colombia mudslide

2015-05-19 06:22

An avalanche of mud and debris roared through an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 58 people in a flash flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains.

Users back Uber to beat gangsters

2014-11-28 10:44

Uber, the smartphone app that facilitates hiring a cab, has found favour in Columbia where people see it as a way to avoid being ripped off by doctored meters or even assaulted by violent taxi drivers.

 

UN chief encourages Colombia to stay the course for peace

2016-10-11 05:51

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon encourages both sides in the Colombian peace process to stay the course despite a referendum rejecting the peace treaty last week

Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace deal

2016-09-27 13:46

Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord with the government and apologised to the countless victims of the country's half-century civil war.

Colombian navy seizes more than 1 ton of cocaine

2016-04-04 12:14

The Colombian navy say it has seized more than a ton of cocaine and a semi-submersible "narco sub" in operations on the country's Pacific coastline.

Politician sentenced in killing of Colombian journalist

2015-06-26 11:53

A Colombian court has sentenced a state legislator to 36 years and three months in prison as the mastermind behind the killing of a well-known journalist.

Drug plane from Venezuela crashes off Colombia's coast

2015-05-21 10:16

A small plane en route from Venezuela with more than a ton of cocaine on board has crashed into the Caribbean after being pursued by Colombia's air force.

Colombian general loses family to 'ironic' Tunisia attack

2015-03-20 05:53

A retired Colombian general whose wife and son died in a museum attack in Tunisia has lamented the ‘irony’ of losing his family members after having spent his life ‘fighting terrorism’ in his own country.

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