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News: Colombia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Colombia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Medellin high-rises demolished

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 14:22
related places: Medellin

The remaining towers in the Space apartment complex in the Colombian city of Medellin have been demolished following a deadly collapse last year.
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Cycling team keep flesh-coloured kit

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 11:39

A Colombian women's cycling team says it will not stop wearing its flesh-coloured kit despite criticism from the sport's governing body.
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Seven truly shocking sports strips

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 12:21

Newsbeat takes a look at some of the worst kits worn by teams through the years after the Colombian cycling team caused quite a stir with their latest strip.
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Father 'won't forgive' siege killers

Monday, September 15th 2014, 18:59
related countries: Algeria Algeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The father of one of the British men killed in the Algerian gas plant siege last year tells an inquest that his son's killers are not "forgiven or understood".
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Team's 'naked' kit 'unacceptable'

Monday, September 15th 2014, 15:40

A Colombian team is warned by cycling chiefs after their unusual kit made the female riders look naked.
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Colombian women's group wins UN refugee prize

Friday, September 12th 2014, 7:56

How a small Colombian women's group won an international award
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Brazil 1-0 Colombia

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 5:41
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Neymar scores the only goal of the game as Dunga's second spell as Brazil boss begins with victory over 10-man Colombia.
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Man Utd sign Falcao on loan for £6m

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 0:31
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
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Spain returns Colombian treasure

Monday, September 1st 2014, 23:08
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain returns to Colombia hundreds of indigenous artefacts that were seized from drug gangs in 2003, but later smuggled out of the country.
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Colombia frees hired killer 'Popeye'

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 4:13

One of Colombia's most notorious killers, known as Popeye, who admitted to 300 murders for drug lord Pablo Escobar is freed from prison.
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Colombian anti-groping squad goes to work

Monday, August 25th 2014, 23:12
related places: Bogota

The police squad fighting groping on Bogota's public transport
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Colombia military meet Farc rebels

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 22:58
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Members of Colombia's armed forces meet Farc rebel leaders for the first time at Havana peace talks, to discuss ways of implementing a ceasefire.
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Thursday, August 21st 2014, 3:56
related countries: Dominica Dominica, United States United States

Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.
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Venezuela arrests 13 for smuggling

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 17:39
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela says it has made 13 arrests and seized tonnes of food since launching a major anti-smuggling operation along its border with Colombia.
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Colombia victims join peace talks

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 0:06

A group of victims of five decades of conflict in Colombia for the first time join government negotiators and Farc rebel leaders at peace talks.
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Colombia head backs medical cannabis

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 18:57

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he is in favour of legalising marijuana for medical use, a measure due to be debated by lawmakers.
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Colombia boosts troops in rebel area

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 2:19
related places: Arauca

The military in Colombia says it is sending more troops to the eastern province of Arauca to deal with a recent wave of attacks.
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Colombian drought triggers clashes

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 10:40
related places: La Guajira

Residents of Colombia's northern La Guajira province clash with police as they demand more government support to overcome a drought.
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Venezuela anti-smuggling move begins

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 3:59
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela deploys 17,000 troops along its Colombian border, shutting it for the first of a month of nightly closures to tackle smuggling.
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Venezuela to close border at night

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 23:33
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela says it will close its border with Colombia each night from Monday to try to curb large-scale smuggling of petrol and food.
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Colombian rebels attack oil field

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 18:12

Colombian rebels attack an oil field in the north-east of the country although no-one is hurt, the state-owned company Ecopetrol says.
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Colombia's President Santos sworn in

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 23:25

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos warns peace talks could falter if left-wing rebels do not halt attacks, as he starts a second term.
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Colombia probes soldiers' poisoning

Monday, August 4th 2014, 11:52

Colombian experts are investigating whether a soldier who died on Sunday after buying poisoned pork was the victim of left-wing rebels.
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Colombian city on alert after attack

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 10:20
related places: Buenaventura

After a key transmission tower was blown up in Buenaventura, leaving the Colombian port city without power, the authorities ban alcohol and weapons.
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Arsenal sign Colombia keeper Ospina

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 10:26
related places: Ospina

Arsenal complete the signing of Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.
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Colombian army kills ELN rebels

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 19:11
related places: Arauca

The Colombian armed forces kill eight rebels from the left-wing National Liberation Army in an operation in eastern Arauca province.
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VIDEO: Rodriguez hugs fan who invades pitch

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 22:59
related countries: Spain Spain

Colombian football star James Rodriguez hugged a fan who invaded the pitch as he was presented as a new player for Real Madrid.
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Spain arrests 'drug lord The Mouse'

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 19:30
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish police arrest a man they say is one of the most wanted criminals in Colombia, Hernan Alonso Villa, known as "el Raton" or "The Mouse".
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'Export ban' for German arms maker

Monday, July 14th 2014, 12:15
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany issues an export ban for arms maker SIG Sauer after its guns are found to have been sold to the Colombian police without the required licence.
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Cocaine found in banana delivery

Friday, July 11th 2014, 17:31

Cocaine with an estimated street value of £25m is found inside plastic bananas among a consignment of Colombian fruit.
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VIDEO: Huge grasshopper lands on Rodriguez

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 1:10
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Fortaleza

An insect landed on Colombia's James Rodriguez after he scored a penalty against Brazil during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza.
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Injured Neymar out of World Cup

Friday, July 4th 2014, 23:57

Brazil forward Neymar is ruled out of the World Cup with a fractured bone in his spine sustained against Colombia.
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Brazil 2-1 Colombia

Friday, July 4th 2014, 23:42
related countries: Germany Germany

Brazil see off Colombia's fightback to book a World Cup semi-final against Germany with goals from Thiago Silva and David Luiz.
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Colombians get time off to see match

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 11:45
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Government workers in Colombia are given Friday afternoon off to watch the national squad play Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Shakira scores World Cup hat-trick

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 9:41

Colombian pop star Shakira will perform at her third consecutive World Cup closing ceremony, it is announced.
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