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Women's Day: Reese Witherspoon shares this ‘illuminating’ book as her March pick(Instagram/reesewitherspoon)

Women's Day: Reese Witherspoon shares this ‘illuminating’ book as her March pick

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:03 PM IST
  • Ahead of Women’s Day 2021, Hollywood actor Reese Witherspoon shares an ‘exceptionally powerful and illuminating’ book as her March pick after launching a free app for her book club which celebrates ‘diverse voices that put women at the center of their stories’
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Colombia President Ivan Duque on Wednesday announced the 30-day measure. No flights will take off from Colombia to Brazil either.(Yahoo)
Colombia President Ivan Duque on Wednesday announced the 30-day measure. No flights will take off from Colombia to Brazil either.(Yahoo)

Colombia bans flights from Brazil due to variant

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 10:09 AM IST
Colombia will ban flights from Brazil effective Friday over concerns of a variant of the coronavirus that is circulating in that country.
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Martin Londoño, left, owner of MATT, an electric wheelchair tour company, rides with some of his clients during a tour in Medellin, Colombia, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The steering and breaks on the wheelchairs are like those on a regular bicycle, while accelerating only requires pushing a button on one of the handles.(AP)
Martin Londoño, left, owner of MATT, an electric wheelchair tour company, rides with some of his clients during a tour in Medellin, Colombia, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The steering and breaks on the wheelchairs are like those on a regular bicycle, while accelerating only requires pushing a button on one of the handles.(AP)

Electric wheelchair tours show Colombian city from new angle, help shed image of drug violence

By Associated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Medellin, Colombia
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:59 AM IST
Wilson Guzmán lost the use of his legs at age 17 when he was shot in the back while trying to recover a stolen bicycle in his hometown of Medellin, Colombia. The wheelchair tours that Guzman leads once a week are the latest tourist attraction in a city that is slowly shedding its reputation for drug violence and has become one of Colombia’s most visited destinations.
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Since January, Colombia has suffered dozens of massacres -- defined as attacks in which at least three people die -- making 2020 the worst year since the signing in 2016 of a peace agreement with the former guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).(REUTERS)
Since January, Colombia has suffered dozens of massacres -- defined as attacks in which at least three people die -- making 2020 the worst year since the signing in 2016 of a peace agreement with the former guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).(REUTERS)

At least 13 die in two massacres in Colombia: Officials

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Bogota
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2020 06:11 AM IST
The killings took place in Antioquia department in the northwest and Cauca in the southwest, areas hit hard by violence this year.
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Players shake hands after the match between Brazil and Uruguay.(Reuters)
Players shake hands after the match between Brazil and Uruguay.(Reuters)

Brazil top World Cup qualifying, Ecuador rout Colombia 6-1

By Associated Press | Sao Paulo
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:51 PM IST
Brazil extended its winning streak to four matches by beating Uruguay 2-0 on Tuesday to lead South American World Cup qualifying. Argentina will end 2020 two points behind in second spot after a 2-0 win at Peru.
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Lucas Paqueta, Roberto Firmimo, Danilo and Richarlison celebrate after their victory over Venezuela(Getty Images)
Lucas Paqueta, Roberto Firmimo, Danilo and Richarlison celebrate after their victory over Venezuela(Getty Images)

Brazil leads World Cup qualifying group, Uruguay beats Colombia

By Associated Press | Sao Paolo
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 09:52 AM IST
Brazil unconvincingly beat Venezuela 1-0 at home, but that was enough for coach Tite’s team to take the lead in South American World Cup qualifying with nine points from three matches even as Uruguay defeated Colombia 3-0.
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Teen pregnancy costs Latin America billions of dollars a year - UN(Twitter/BWiseHealth)
Teen pregnancy costs Latin America billions of dollars a year - UN(Twitter/BWiseHealth)

High rates of teen pregnancy costs Latin America billions of dollars a year, dampens opportunities for women - UN

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Bogota
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 12:11 PM IST
UN’s Population Fund reveals that Latin America’s high teenage pregnancy rates are driven by a lack of sex education in schools and lack of access to free birth control for girls, which has become even harder to obtain due to the closure of health clinics in coronavirus lockdowns and has cost Mexico $4.1 billion a year, Paraguay $1.3 billion a year.
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Marlene Alfonso, the 69-year-old woman.(AP)
Marlene Alfonso, the 69-year-old woman.(AP)

‘Our hearts have no wrinkles’: 69-year-old raps on buses in Colombian to make ends meet, spreads smiles in the process

By Associated Press | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Bogota, Colombia
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2020 08:30 PM IST
Her advanced age, comical lyrics and unusual attire for a rapper have helped her to stand out.
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A man wearing a protective face mask has his temperature checked before entering Nova America shopping mall, as malls reopen amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.(Reuters)
A man wearing a protective face mask has his temperature checked before entering Nova America shopping mall, as malls reopen amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.(Reuters)

Top five countries with highest number of Covid-19 infections

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New De;hi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 08:54 AM IST
The total number Covid-19 infection has now reached to 36,785,758, as per the figures published by the John Hopkins University. While more than a million others have succumbed to the disease.
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Fossil remains of a mastodon found by miners are seen inside a gold mine in Risaralda, Colombia.(CARDER via REUTERS)
Fossil remains of a mastodon found by miners are seen inside a gold mine in Risaralda, Colombia.(CARDER via REUTERS)

Fossil of prehistoric relative of elephants discovered at gold mine in Colombia

By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Bogota
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 12:00 PM IST
The discovery is the first of its kind in the province.
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Around the world, statues linked to colonialism and slavery have been brought down or defaced in the months of anti-racism protests.(Instagram @sfbex)
Around the world, statues linked to colonialism and slavery have been brought down or defaced in the months of anti-racism protests.(Instagram @sfbex)

Toppling of conquistador statue in Colombia is an ‘act of liberation’ against the colonial legacy

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Bogota
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 01:35 PM IST
Members of the Misak indigenous tribe, taking a cue from protestors in the United States and elsewhere, tore down the equestrian statue of 16th-century conquistador Sebastian de Belalcazar in the southwestern city of Popayan.
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A military police officer wearing a face mask patrols a street during the government-mandated quarantine to lower the rates of contagion from the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Bogota, Colombia.(Reuters Photo)
A military police officer wearing a face mask patrols a street during the government-mandated quarantine to lower the rates of contagion from the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Bogota, Colombia.(Reuters Photo)

Colombia’s long Covid-19 lockdown fuels anxiety and depression

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Bogota, Colombia
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2020 11:08 PM IST
Isolation orders have been extended repeatedly as cases continue to rise and a limited economic reopening that began in April has inched forward only slightly. Colombia now has the ninth-highest total of Covid-19 infections worldwide, prompting President Iván Duque to prolong the quarantine again until late August.
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Investigation to ascertain the cause of the explosion is underway, authorities said.(PTI File Photo/Representative Image)
Investigation to ascertain the cause of the explosion is underway, authorities said.(PTI File Photo/Representative Image)

Six dead after explosion in coal mine in Colombia

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Bogota
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 06:42 AM IST
Angelmiro Berbesi, director of the Risk Management Office in the municipality of El Zulia, was quoted as saying that the explosion apparently occurred due to the accumulation of gases inside the mine.
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Eros carries a basket with bread as he leaves the El Porvenir mini-market to make a delivery on his own in Medellin, Colombia.(AP)
Eros carries a basket with bread as he leaves the El Porvenir mini-market to make a delivery on his own in Medellin, Colombia.(AP)

Dog in Colombia turns into essential worker, helps people by making deliveries

By Associated Press | Posted by: Amrita Kohli | MEDELLIN, Colombia
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 10:28 AM IST
Eros the dog helps to maintain social distancing.
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Coronavirus has infected almost 3,500 Colombians and killed more than 150.(Unsplash)
Coronavirus has infected almost 3,500 Colombians and killed more than 150.(Unsplash)

The agony of Colombia’s quarantined sex workers

By Agence France-Presse | Bogota
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 11:41 AM IST
Survival has become a struggle for Colombia’s sex workers during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, as cupboards are bare and bills pile up.
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The coronavirus lockdown has led to an increase in sales of sex toys in countries ranging from Denmark to Colombia.(Unsplash)
The coronavirus lockdown has led to an increase in sales of sex toys in countries ranging from Denmark to Colombia.(Unsplash)

Safe sex under lockdown: Argentine official has some advice for digital lovers

By Reuters | Buenos Aires
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2020 01:54 PM IST
An Argentine official has given some on-air sex education for onanistic lovers in the time of the coronavirus, underscoring how the pandemic and lockdown in response to it are shaking up every aspect of people’s lives.
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Sex toys could help people keep their spirits up during long isolation.(Unsplash)
Sex toys could help people keep their spirits up during long isolation.(Unsplash)

Sex toy sales take off amid Colombia’s coronavirus quarantine

By Reuters | Bogota
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 12:19 PM IST
Reuters spoke to six online sex shops in Colombia and all said they have seen a swell in sales since the quarantine began. Colombians are meant to remain at home until April 27, except for outings to buy food and medicine and visits to banks, among other exceptions.
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The lion named Jupiter was discovered in a “critical state.”(Instagram/blackjaguarwhitetiger)
The lion named Jupiter was discovered in a “critical state.”(Instagram/blackjaguarwhitetiger)

Emaciated lion Jupiter to return home to his human ‘mother’

By Agence France-Presse | Cali
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 01:20 PM IST
Previously, Jupiter [the lion] weighed 250 kilograms (550 pounds), now his weight is down to just 90 kilos.
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The huge extinct freshwater turtle Stupendemys geographicus that lived in lakes and rivers.(REUTERS)
The huge extinct freshwater turtle Stupendemys geographicus that lived in lakes and rivers.(REUTERS)

Prehistoric car-sized ‘stupendous turtle’ was built for battle, weighed over 200 kgs

By Reuters | Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 12:19 PM IST
Scientists said on Wednesday they have unearthed new fossils of the turtle called Stupendemys geographicus.
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Brazil players in action during a defensive wall.(REUTERS)
Brazil players in action during a defensive wall.(REUTERS)

Brazil qualify for 2020 Olympic men’s tournament

By Reuters | BUCARAMANGA
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 11:57 AM IST
Brazil had to beat their arch rivals in the Colombia qualifier in order to join them as one of South America’s two representatives at the Tokyo Games.
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Zozibini Tunzi, of South Africa, takes her first walk as Miss Universe after winning the 2019 Miss Universe pageant at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage(REUTERS)
Zozibini Tunzi, of South Africa, takes her first walk as Miss Universe after winning the 2019 Miss Universe pageant at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage(REUTERS)

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019; Miss India-Universe Vartika Singh in Top 20

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 03:42 AM IST
South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi and Puerto Rico’s Madison Anderson were the top two contestants.
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The cat sprints forward and saves the baby.(Screengrab)
The cat sprints forward and saves the baby.(Screengrab)

‘Hero’ cat saves 1-year-old baby from falling down the stairs. Video goes viral

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 11:36 AM IST
The 45-second-long clip shows the cat saving the baby and it is now going all kinds of viral.
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A file photo of Anandan Gunasekaran.(Twitter)
A file photo of Anandan Gunasekaran.(Twitter)

Anandan Gunasekaran opens India’s account with 2 gold medals at World Military Games

By Press Trust of India | Wuhan
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 11:35 PM IST
Gunasekaran clocked 12.00 seconds to win the 100m event, India’s first medal in the ongoing Games. Peru’s Casas Jose was second with a timing of 12.65 while of Fajardo Pardo Teodicelo of Colombia took the bronze with 12.72 seconds.
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The company is the operator in CPO-5 block in Colombia with 70% stake. The balance 30% stake in the block is owned by Petrodorado South America S.A., Sucursal (PDSA), Colombia.(Photo: @ongcvideshltd/ Twitter)
The company is the operator in CPO-5 block in Colombia with 70% stake. The balance 30% stake in the block is owned by Petrodorado South America S.A., Sucursal (PDSA), Colombia.(Photo: @ongcvideshltd/ Twitter)

ONGC Videsh makes 2 new discoveries, oil in Colombia and gas in Brazil

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 06:42 PM IST
ONGC Videsh has a significant presence in the oil and gas sector of Brazil and Colombia. It holds stakes in seven exploratory blocks.
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Three suspected drug smugglers survived in shark-infested Pacific waters by clinging for hours to floating bales of cocaine, Colombia’s navy said Tuesday.(@ArmadaColombia/Twitter)
Three suspected drug smugglers survived in shark-infested Pacific waters by clinging for hours to floating bales of cocaine, Colombia’s navy said Tuesday.(@ArmadaColombia/Twitter)

Colombian drug smugglers clung to cocaine bales to stay afloat after shipwreck

By Agence France-Presse | Bogota
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 07:26 PM IST
The suspected drug smugglers were taken ashore along with the floating bales, which tested positive for cocaine hydrochloride. The men were in good health and will face charges of drugs trafficking.
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The private Andean University of Bogota hosted the fashion event.(ernestoche04/Instagram)
The private Andean University of Bogota hosted the fashion event.(ernestoche04/Instagram)

Tailoring peace: Colombian ex-rebels turn to fashion

By Agence France-Presse | Bogota
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 06:39 AM IST
A dozen models -- students and former combatants -- strutted in front of 200 spectators to show off the first fashion collection designed in one of the country’s 26 rebel reintegration zones.
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Rescue crews work in the wreckage from a plane that crashed into a house in Popayan, Colombia September 15, 2019.(REUTERS)
Rescue crews work in the wreckage from a plane that crashed into a house in Popayan, Colombia September 15, 2019.(REUTERS)

Plane crash in Colombia kills seven, three injured

By Agence France-Presse | Bogota
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 06:04 AM IST
Nine people were on board the plane. Seven were killed, while two are seriously injured. The third person injured was a child on the ground in the area where the plane crashed.
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Miami Gardens: Brazil forward Neymar (10) celebrates with Dani Alves (13) and Richarlison (9) after scoring the second goal of his team during the second half of an international friendly soccer match against Colombia, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Miami Gardens(AP)
Miami Gardens: Brazil forward Neymar (10) celebrates with Dani Alves (13) and Richarlison (9) after scoring the second goal of his team during the second half of an international friendly soccer match against Colombia, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Miami Gardens(AP)

Neymar snags equalizer in return as Brazil draw Colombia 2-2 in friendly

By AFP | Miami
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:26 AM IST
Before a sell-out crowd of 65,232 at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, Neymar delivered for Brazil, scoring the equalizer in the 58th after setting up Casemiro for the game’s opening goal in the 20th minute on Friday.
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File Photo of Neymar(REUTERS)
File Photo of Neymar(REUTERS)

Neymar set to return for Brazil v Colombia - Tite

By Press Trust of India | Miami
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 10:22 AM IST
Brazil coach Tite on Thursday said that Neymar had been declared fit and ready to return against the Colombians in Friday’s game at the Hard Rock Stadium
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