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WATCH: Small plane crashes into residential area in Colombia's second-largest city Medellin
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WATCH: Small plane crashes into residential area in Colombia's second-largest city Medellin

Medellin lies in a narrow valley, surrounded by the Andes mountains. In 2016, a plane carrying Brazil’s Chapecoense football team ran out of fuel and crashed in the mountains near the city, killing 71 of the 77 people on board, including 16 players

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: Holders Spain beat Colombia 1-0 to retain title
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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: Holders Spain beat Colombia 1-0 to retain title

Spain emerged the winners after an own goal by Colombian defender Ana María Guzmán Zapata in the 82nd minute of the final at the DY Patil Sports Stadium.

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: Defending champions Spain beat Germany, to meet Colombia in final
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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: Defending champions Spain beat Germany, to meet Colombia in final

Lucia Corrales scored the lone goal of the match in the 90th minute at the Nehru Stadium here. The final will be played at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Sunday.

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: Colombia, Spain reach semi-finals with wins over Tanzania and Japan
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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: Colombia, Spain reach semi-finals with wins over Tanzania and Japan

With the win, Colombia entered the semi-finals of the showpiece following four successive group stage exits, including in 2018.

Watch: Man adopts unique approach to earn money on waterlogged roads; leaves internet amazed
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Watch: Man adopts unique approach to earn money on waterlogged roads; leaves internet amazed

The video has gone viral on the Internet where people lauded the man for his unique business idea to earn a quick buck

Colombia: Ex-rebel sworn in as president in historic shift
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Colombia: Ex-rebel sworn in as president in historic shift

Sen. Gustavo Petro, a former member of Colombia's M-19 guerrilla group, won the presidential election in June by beating conservative parties that offered moderate changes to the market-friendly economy

Colombian forces kill FARC dissident leader Nestor Vera in a raid
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Colombian forces kill FARC dissident leader Nestor Vera in a raid

Vera, aka Ivan Mordisco, died with nine other rebels in a raid in the country's southwest last week, according to Defense Minister Diego Molano

Watch: Spectator stands collapse in Colombia during bullfight; at least four dead, hundreds hurt
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Watch: Spectator stands collapse in Colombia during bullfight; at least four dead, hundreds hurt

The bullfight was organised as part of the San Pedro festival, which is one of the most popular cultural events in the region. One of the major highlights of the event are the corralejas, where local residents try their luck at amateur bullfighting

Gustavo Petro elected Colombia president: Who is ex-guerrilla leader who rose to top of political ranks?
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Gustavo Petro elected Colombia president: Who is ex-guerrilla leader who rose to top of political ranks?

Born into a modest family on Colombia's Caribbean coast, Petro embraced leftist politics as a teenager after the 1973 coup d'etat in Chile that unseated Marxist president Salvador Allende. A father of six, Gustavo Petro is seen as a good orator, though not necessarily charismatic

Rodolfo Hernandez is vying for Colombia’s presidency: Meet the controversial, self-proclaimed ‘King of TikTok’
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Rodolfo Hernandez is vying for Colombia’s presidency: Meet the controversial, self-proclaimed ‘King of TikTok’

Rodolfo Hernandez, the 77-year-old businessman and populist who campaigned predominantly through his carefully crafted social media channels, has dubbed himself the ‘King of TikTok’, a platform on which he has amassed more than 500,000 followers

Colombia: Death toll in mine explosion rises to nine, six workers unaccounted
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Colombia: Death toll in mine explosion rises to nine, six workers unaccounted

Officials said a buildup of gasses apparently led to a fire, explosion and then the collapse of nearly 90 per cent of the mine in the town of El Zulia

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Peru book play-off spot as Colombia, Chile miss out on Qatar trip
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Peru book play-off spot as Colombia, Chile miss out on Qatar trip

Both Colombia and Chile could have qualified with victory had Peru slipped up, but for the second World Cup qualification campaign in a row, Peru head into a play-off.

Watch: Colombian drug lord escapes maximum-security prison after donning security guard’s uniform
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Watch: Colombian drug lord escapes maximum-security prison after donning security guard’s uniform

Juan Castro alias "Matamba," has been on the run since he escaped the maximum-security prison in the early hours of Friday morning

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Uruguay boost qualification chances, Sanchez reignites Chile's hopes
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Uruguay boost qualification chances, Sanchez reignites Chile's hopes

Young winger Facundo Pellistri stole the show on only his second appearance for Uruguay.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Peru stun goal-shy Colombia, Venezuelan Rondon's treble sinks Bolivia
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Peru stun goal-shy Colombia, Venezuelan Rondon's treble sinks Bolivia

Colombia had dominated throughout vs Peru but failed to score for the sixth successive match -- a run of more than 550 minutes.

'God does not like to see people suffer': Colombian man ends life under new euthanasia policy
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'God does not like to see people suffer': Colombian man ends life under new euthanasia policy

Colombia depenalized assisted death in 1997, and in July 2021 a high court expanded this 'right to dignified death' to those not suffering from a terminal illness

FIFA World Cup 2022: Brazil qualify for Qatar World Cup with Colombia win
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Brazil qualify for Qatar World Cup with Colombia win

Brazil have produced a near perfect qualifying campaign, winning 11 of 12 matches — their only blemish a goalless draw in Colombia last month — to qualify with six games to spare.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Brazil, Argentina on the cusp of booking Qatar ticket
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Brazil, Argentina on the cusp of booking Qatar ticket

After their trip to Uruguay, Argentina, unbeaten in 25 matches, host Brazil next week and victories in both could be enough to book their ticket to Qatar.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil register come-from-behind win; Paraguay keep Messi quiet in goalless draw against Argentina
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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil register come-from-behind win; Paraguay keep Messi quiet in goalless draw against Argentina

It was a ninth win from nine for the Selecao and extended their lead in the single South American qualifying group to eight points over unbeaten Argentina, who drew 0-0 in Paraguay.

New COVID-19 variant 'Mu' a concern as it shows signs of vaccine resistance: WHO
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New COVID-19 variant 'Mu' a concern as it shows signs of vaccine resistance: WHO

WHO warned the variant was becoming increasingly prevalent in Colombia and Ecuador