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Nobel writer Garcia Marquez hospitalized in Mexico

In this March 6, 2014, file photo, Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his birthday in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez Marquez was taken Thursday April 3, 2014, to a local hospital in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

Colombia’s Nobel-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the 87-year-old author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” was hospitalized Thursday for undisclosed reasons in Mexico City, a health ministry official said.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 die as helicopter crashes in Colombia


Colombia’s army says a private helicopter on a mission for the military has crashed in the country’s northwest, killing all five people aboard.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Colombian president says he will run again

In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during a graduation ceremony for police cadets in Bogota, Colombia. Santos announced on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 that he will run for reelection in 2014. AP

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he will run for re-election.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bomb attack partially derails train in Colombia


Assailants in northern Colombia triggered a blast that derailed part of a coal freight train, the Cerrejon company said Wednesday, the second such recent strike.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

11 missing in Colombia building collapse – officials

Rescue workers look at the remains of a building that collapsed late Saturday, in Medellin, Colombia, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Medellin disaster preparedness chief Jaime Enrique Gomez says they're trying to rescue 11 people missing in the collapse of a high-rise building and they still hold out hope of finding all alive following the Saturday night collapse in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of Medellin, Colombia's second-largest city. AP/Luis Benavides

A new 21-story apartment building collapsed in the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving 11 workers missing in the rubble, authorities said Sunday.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

3 Americans, Panamanian killed in Colombia air crash


An aircraft used by the US government to monitor drug trafficking routes crashed Sunday in northern Colombia, killing three Americans and a Panamanian, the US military said Sunday.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US-backed drug flight crashes in Colombia; 4 dead


A plane carrying five Americans and a Panamanian on an anti-drug mission crashed Saturday in a remote, jungle region in northern Colombia, killing four of the occupants and injuring the other two.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thieves steal $3 million in gold and platinum in Colombia

A boy stands behind a sign that says "We buy gold and platinum" in downtown Tado Choco department, Colombia on July 8, 2010. AFP FILE PHOTO

Gunmen, including three in police uniform, stole $3 million in gold and platinum on Wednesday from a warehouse in Medellin, northwestern Colombia, police said.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

6.5-magnitude quake reported in Colombia

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled northwestern Colombia Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, authorities said.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Colombia’s largest oil pipeline attacked

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Colombia’s largest oil pipeline was hit by an explosion causing a significant oil spill in an attack blamed on leftist guerrillas, the army said Monday.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

First same-sex civil union legalized in Colombia

Activists sing as they wait outside a local court where Carlos Hernando and Gonzalo Ruiz were the first same-sex couple in Colombia to be joined in a civil union, in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Colombia got its first legalized same-sex union Wednesday when a judge sanctioned the partnership of two men who have been a couple for two decades.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Colombia nabs Italian mob ties suspect


Colombian authorities have nabbed Tommaso Iacomino, reputedly a fugitive Camorra clan leader wanted for extradition to Italy, police said Saturday.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

7.0-magnitude earthquake registered in Colombia


Deep magnitude-7.0 earthquake registered in Colombia; no immediate reports of damage.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
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  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
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  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


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