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Colombia: Gunmen storm house party, shoot dead eight youngsters

Four gunmen burst into a party held at a house in Samaniego on Saturday and shot dead seven men and one woman. The victims were part of a group of about 20 revellers. The government of Colombia has offered a reward of 200m pesos for information about the killing in south-western Nariño province. The motive […]

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Coronavirus infected mother gives birth to premature son while put in induced coma

36-year-old Diana Angola who contracted coronavirus was put in coma to give birth as her lungs were barely able to cope. Doctors performed a caesarian section on her as she gave birth to Jefferson, born 14 weeks prematurely. The surgery was performed at the Versalles clinic in the southeastern city of Cali in Colombia. Angola […]

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World’s shortest man regains Guinness World Record title after 10 years

The world’s shortest man has reclaimed his Guinness World Record title – 10 years after the first time he won it. Edward Nino Hernandez, of Colombia, measures 72.10 cm – around 2 feet and 4 inches tall. On Tuesday, Guinness World Records announced that Mr Hernandez had been awarded the title of the shortest living […]

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Colombian guards foils jail break attempt amid coronavirus fears

Guards have foiled an attempted jail break and riot at a prison in central Colombia which has hundreds of cases of coronavirus, officials say. Seven inmates tried to dig a tunnel out of one of the cells at a jail in Villavicencio, guards said. Home-made weapons that were going to be used in an uprising […]

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Coronavirus fears spark prison riots in Colombia, 23 dead

A prison riots in Colombia prompted by coronavirus fears has left at least 23 inmates dead and 83 injured, the country’s Ministry of Justice said on Sunday. There was a “massive and criminal escape attempt” at the Bogota’s La Modelo prison, one of the country’s largest and most overpopulated prisons, Justice Minister Margarita Cabello said […]

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Car size turtle prowled lakes and rivers 7 million years ago

One of the largest turtles that ever lived prowled the lakes and rivers of northern South America from about 13 million years ago to 7 million years ago – and this car-sized freshwater beast was built for battle. Scientists said on Wednesday they have unearthed new fossils of the turtle, called Stupendemys geographicus, in Colombia’s […]

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Curfew imposed after anti-government protests turn violent in Bogota

A curfew has been imposed in Bogota following a second day of anti-government protests in the Colombian capital. About three people who were apart of the demonstrations in the Valle del Cauca, near Bogota, were killed according to a statement issued on Friday by Colombia’s Minister of Defense Carlos Holmes Trujillo. The nationwide protests and […]