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Man with disabilities falls from rollercoaster in freak accident

A man with disabilities fell from a large rollercoaster before being rushed to hospital. The 36-year-old was filmed at the theme park falling 10 metres from the Krater attraction. Occurring at midday Laureano de Jesus Ospina was meant to be enjoying a day out at the National Coffee Park in the city …

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102 children among 314 killed in Colombia mudslide

More than 102 children were among 314 people killed in the giant mudslide that slammed into the southern Colombian town of Mocoa last week, the government said Friday. The mudslide hit a week ago after heavy rains caused three rivers to flood, sending a sea of mud, boulders and debris …

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Colombian town mourns victims of mudslide

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The first victims of the Mocoa landslide have been laid to rest in Colombia. The country’s government said it would dedicate 40,000m pesos ($13.9m; £11.1m) to help rebuild the town, which has no power or running water. About 200 people are still missing but hopes of finding survivors are fading.

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Colombia landslide: Rescue teams race to reach survivors

Rescuers are digging through mud and debris in the hunt for those missing after devastating mudslides in Colombia left more than 200 dead. More than 1,000 soldiers and police are involved in the relief effort in Putumayo province. Heavy rain flooded the town of Mocoa in the country’s south-west, with …

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Bomb Explosion at Colombia bullring injures dozens of people

An explosion injured at least 26 people in the Colombian capital on Sunday, most of them police guarding a bullring that had been targeted by protests on reopening last month, officials said. “We condemn the attack with explosives. An unacceptable use of violence. We are told police officers are injured. …

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UN sacks four peace monitors in Colombia after footage emerges of them ‘dancing with FARC rebels’ at New Year’s Eve party

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The United Nations said Thursday it has sacked four members of its monitoring mission for the Colombian peace process for allegedly dancing with FARC rebels at a New Year’s Eve party. The UN is overseeing the FARC’s disarmament as part of a peace deal the leftist guerrillas signed with the …

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