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Brotherly love: Colombian switched twins pull together

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 0:14

The Colombian switched twins and their brotherly love
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Shine on: Why Colombian men like to get their nails done

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 0:46

Why Colombian men like their manicures
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VIDEO: Colombia's manicures for men

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 16:06

Why do so many Colombian men like getting manicures?
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Colombia legalises medical marijuana

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 22:26

Colombia's president signs a decree fully legalising medical marijuana, in a shift away from the country's policy of stopping drug crop production.
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Colombia agrees key war victims deal

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 2:59

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos hails an agreement with Farc rebels on justice and reparations for war victims as a major step towards peace.
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Colombia-Farc pact on war reparation

Monday, December 14th 2015, 18:45

The government of Colombia and Farc rebels have announced that they have reached a deal on reparations for war victims.
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Farc 'forced abortions nurse' arrested

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 23:13
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish police arrest a Colombian man accused of performing more than 100 forced abortions on women fighters with the Farc rebel group.
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Colombia probes Farc 'forced abortions'

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 9:22

Colombian prosecutors announce an investigation into more than 150 forced abortions alleged to have been carried out by Farc rebels on female fighters.
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The UK agents tackling Colombia's drug barons

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 11:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK agents tackling Colombia's cocaine barons
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Search for Colombia murder victims

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 11:49
related places: Bogota

Colombian police are searching for the remains of the victims of a serial killer who has confessed to strangling more than a dozen women in the capital, Bogota.
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Spain asserts rights to sunken ship

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 2:27
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Spain Spain
related places: San Jose

The Spanish government says it has rights to the 18th Century Spanish galleon, the San Jose, discovered in Colombian waters.
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Colombia finds galleon 'holy grail'

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 17:33
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Spain Spain
related places: Cartagena, San Jose

The wreck of the San Jose, a treasure-laden Spanish galleon sunk by the British 300 years ago, has been found off the Colombian city of Cartagena, President Juan Manuel Santos announces.
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Hungry hippos move into Colombia town

Monday, November 30th 2015, 3:40

Biologists in Colombia say a drought has forced two hippopotamuses into a town in search of food.
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Colombia tightens law on acid attacks

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 11:45

Colombian legislators pass a law which introduces long prison sentences for people convicted of attacking others with acid.
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Colombia leader job 'hinges on deal'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 1:14

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos tells the BBC that he will be in serious political difficulty if a Farc peace deal is rejected in a referendum.
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Colombia's Farc 'ends gun purchases'

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 0:20

Colombia's largest armed rebel group, the Farc, stopped buying guns and ammunition at the end of September, its leader says.
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Colombia lifts same-sex adoption limits

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 5:07

Colombia's constitutional court lifts restrictions on same-sex couples adopting children.
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Colombia ELN rebels 'to free soldiers'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 15:51

Colombia's second-largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN) says it will release two soldiers it seized last week.
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VIDEO: Through the eyes of a paraglider

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 0:02

Colombian paraglider Daniel Montejo explains the draw of the sport.
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Colombia offers truce with Farc

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 15:50

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos offers a bilateral truce with the Farc rebel group starting from 1 January 2016.
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Colombia rebels kill 12 security staff

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 1:34

Leftist rebels in Colombia ambushed a group carrying regional election ballots, killing 12 members of the security forces, officials say.
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Freddy Rincon arrest no longer sought

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 23:29
related countries: Panama Panama

A Panamanian judge lifts an arrest warrant against former Colombian footballer Freddy Rincon, who was wanted on money laundering and drugs charges.
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Calls for Bogota plane crash probe

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 11:40
related places: Bogota

Colombia's ex-president Andres Pastrana calls for an investigation into whether a plane crash in Bogota may have been an attack on his life.
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Colombia plane crash kills five

Monday, October 19th 2015, 11:35
related places: Bogota

A plane crashes into a bakery in the Colombian capital, Bogota, killing four people on board and one person on the ground.
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VIDEO: Aftermath of Bogota plane crash

Monday, October 19th 2015, 5:35
related places: Bogota

A light aircraft has crashed into a residential area of the Colombian capital, Bogota killing five people and injuring seven.
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Deal reached on Colombia's disappeared

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 20:52

Colombia's government and Farc rebels agree measures to find people who disappeared during the civil war, as they step closer to a final deal.
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Colombia: 'Venezuela border safer'

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 1:27
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia's government says crime and smuggling have decreased since Venezuela deployed thousands of troops along their common border in August.
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US 'will not press for Farc extraditions'

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 17:27
related countries: United States United States

The US says it will leave it up to Colombia how to deal with left-wing Farc rebels who have committed crimes, and will not push for their extradition.
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Colombia's north-east struggles with drought

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 23:24

The drought killing children in Colombia
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Colombia kills most wanted drug lord

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 18:46

One of Colombia's most wanted drug lords - Victor Navarro, known as "Megateo" - is killed in government air strikes.
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Farc rebels to halt military training

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 10:25

A week after a key deal on transitional justice was reached at peace talks, Colombia's Farc rebels say they will halt their military training.
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Colombia peace deal 'within six months'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:59

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc rebel leader Timochenko agree to sign a peace deal within six months to end a five-decade long conflict.
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VIDEO: Breakthrough in Colombia Farc talks

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 6:07

Colombia's president and the leader of the Farc rebel group announce a deal on setting up special courts to try crimes committed during more than five decades of conflict.
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Venezuela, Colombia to normalise ties

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 13:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The leaders of Venezuela and Colombia agree to "normalise" the situation at their joint border, which Venezuela closed a month ago.
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Venezuela extends state of emergency

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 16:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela extends a state of emergency to another 10 municipalities on its border with Colombia as it tries to crack down on smuggling in the region.
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Cruise crew members killed in crash

Monday, September 14th 2015, 9:07

Two pilots working on Tom Cruise's new film, Mena, are killed in a plane crash in the Colombian Andes, while a third man is seriously injured.
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Venezuelan jets 'entered Colombia'

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 20:51
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The Colombian defence ministry says two Venezuelan military jets entered its airspace without warning and flew over a military base.
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