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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)

Plane crash in Colombia kills seven, three injured

Bogota | By Agence France-Presse
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.
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

Miami | By AFP
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.
File Photo of Neymar(REUTERS)
File Photo of Neymar(REUTERS)

Neymar set to return for Brazil v Colombia - Tite

Miami | By Press Trust of India
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
Colombia's Juan Sebastian Cabal (R) and Colombia's Robert Farah (L) celebrate beating France's Nicolas Mahut and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin won their men's doubles final(AFP)
Colombia's Juan Sebastian Cabal (R) and Colombia's Robert Farah (L) celebrate beating France's Nicolas Mahut and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin won their men's doubles final(AFP)

Wimbledon 2019: Cabal and Farah create men’s doubles history for Colombia

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Farah punched away a backhand volley winner on match point before promptly collapsing to the ground in triumph.
Argentina's Lionel Messi (C), Sergio Aguero (R) and goalkeeper Franco Armani (L) leave the field after losing 2-0 to Brazil in a Copa America football tournament semi-final match at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019(AFP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi (C), Sergio Aguero (R) and goalkeeper Franco Armani (L) leave the field after losing 2-0 to Brazil in a Copa America football tournament semi-final match at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019(AFP)

Messi vows to play on after latest Argentina heartache

Belo Horizonte | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 12:16 PM IST
The 32-year-old Barcelona star, who infamously quit international football after Argentina’s defeat in the 2016 Copa America Centenario final, said he had no plans to hang up his boots after a 2-0 semi-final loss to Brazil.
Colombia's Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (R) is marked by Chile's Arturo Vidal during their Copa America football tournament.(AFP)
Colombia's Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (R) is marked by Chile's Arturo Vidal during their Copa America football tournament.(AFP)

Chile beat Colombia on penalties to reach Copa America semi-finals

Sao Paulo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 12:18 PM IST
Reigning champions Chile advanced to the semi-finals of the Copa America on Friday after beating Colombia 5-4 in a penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw at the Corinthians arena.
Brazil's Dani Alves (L) and Paraguay's Santiago Arzamendia vie for the ball.(AFP)
Brazil's Dani Alves (L) and Paraguay's Santiago Arzamendia vie for the ball.(AFP)

Colombia not Argentina to host 2020 Copa America final

Bogota | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 10:55 AM IST
The tournament group stages will be divided into two regions: Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru playing in the northern zone while Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay will face off in the southern zone.
Argentina's Sergio Aguero (R) celebrates with Argentina's Lionel Messi after scoring against Qatar.(AFP)
Argentina's Sergio Aguero (R) celebrates with Argentina's Lionel Messi after scoring against Qatar.(AFP)

Argentina, Uruguay, Peru through to Copa America quarter-finals

Porto Alegre, Brazil | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 04:30 PM IST
Colombia beat Paraguay 1-0 thanks to a Gustavo Cuellar goal in the other Group B match to secure a place in the last eight for both Peru, who finished third in Group A, and Uruguay, currently second in Group C.
Colombia's Duvan Zapata celebrates after scoring against Qatar during their Copa America football tournament group match at the Cicero Pompeu de Toledo Stadium, also known as Morumbi, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 19, 2019.(AFP)
Colombia's Duvan Zapata celebrates after scoring against Qatar during their Copa America football tournament group match at the Cicero Pompeu de Toledo Stadium, also known as Morumbi, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 19, 2019.(AFP)

Zapata sends Colombia into Copa quarters with Qatar winner

Sao Paulo | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 11:36 AM IST
Carlos Queiroz’s team became the first side into the knock-out rounds after following up Saturday’s 2-0 win over Argentina with another victory over the dogged Asian champions.
Colombia's coach Portuguese Carlos Queiroz (3-L) conducts a training session in Salvador, state of Bahia(AFP)
Colombia's coach Portuguese Carlos Queiroz (3-L) conducts a training session in Salvador, state of Bahia(AFP)

Colombia basking in immediate Queiroz effect

Salvador | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 01:23 PM IST
The 66-year-old handler has been quick to make his mark on a team that was knocked out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia at the last-16 stage.
Argentina's Lionel Messi gestures during the Copa America football tournament.(AFP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi gestures during the Copa America football tournament.(AFP)

Copa America 2019: Lionel Messi ‘bitter’ as Colombia stun Argentina

Salvador | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 11:03 AM IST
Lionel Messi said his team was feeling bitter after Argentina lost their opening Copa America match 2-0 to Colombia despite dominating the second half.
Colombia's Duvan Zapata (R) celebrates after scoring past Argentina's goalkeeper Franco Armani.(AFP)
Colombia's Duvan Zapata (R) celebrates after scoring past Argentina's goalkeeper Franco Armani.(AFP)

Copa America 2019: Colombia’s Roger Martinez, Duvan Zapata stun Lionel Messi’s Argentina

Salvador | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 11:03 AM IST
Colombia began their Copa America campaign with a 2-0 win over Argentina on Saturday.
The figure for Bacchus-loving Indians is 41. Other countries in the top ten are Denmark, Ireland, Mexico, the Czech Republic and Finland(Getty Images/ Representative Image)
The figure for Bacchus-loving Indians is 41. Other countries in the top ten are Denmark, Ireland, Mexico, the Czech Republic and Finland(Getty Images/ Representative Image)

Binge-drinking: UK leads the world; India not far behind

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 12:15 PM IST
The Global Drug Survey released in London on Thursday reports that Britons got drunk 51.1 times over a year – almost once every week.
Venezuelans remain on top of containers as they attempt to cross the blocked Simon Bolivar international bridge, in Cucuta, Colombia, in the border with Venezuela.(AFP)
Venezuelans remain on top of containers as they attempt to cross the blocked Simon Bolivar international bridge, in Cucuta, Colombia, in the border with Venezuela.(AFP)

Venezuela crisis: Over 3 lakh children forced to live in neighbouring countries, says UN

Venezuela | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2019 12:35 PM IST
“At a time when anti-migrant sentiment is growing worldwide, Colombia has generously kept its doors open to its neighbours from Venezuela,” said Paloma Escudero, Director of Communication at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
South Korea's Son Heung-min (R) celebrates his goal against Colombia.(AFP)
South Korea's Son Heung-min (R) celebrates his goal against Colombia.(AFP)

South Korea’s Son Heung-min keen to share the limelight

Seoul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 11:28 AM IST
As South Korea’s captain, Son Heung-min makes a point of sharing the credit for the team’s successes and shouldering the blame for the failures and the flying forward did a bit of both after Tuesday’s impressive 2-1 win over Colombia
Authorities say a dozen people have been killed in a plane crash in central Colombia.(Getty Images)
Authorities say a dozen people have been killed in a plane crash in central Colombia.(Getty Images)

Plane crash in central Colombia kills 14

Bogota, Colombia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2019 11:20 PM IST
The Douglas DC-3 aircraft, a twin-engine propeller plane that was first produced in the 1930s, crashed in the center-east of the country on a flight between the towns of San Jose del Guaviare and Villavicencio.
Aerial view of a cricket match played by Indians living in Uruguay, along Montevideo's seaside promenade, on February 10, 2019.(AFP)
Aerial view of a cricket match played by Indians living in Uruguay, along Montevideo's seaside promenade, on February 10, 2019.(AFP)

Uruguay’s Indian cricketers searching for a permanent home

Montevideo | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 10:00 PM IST
Although cricket was first played in Montevideo by British expat workers even before the foundation of the independent republic in 1828, its practice died out in the 1980s. But following an influx of Indian immigrants to Uruguay at the turn of the century, cricket steadily returned to Montevideo
Juan Carloz Sanchez picked up his victims in shopping centres in the Caribbean coastal town of Barranquilla, offering them money to accompany him to places where he attacked them, sharing the footage on the internet.(Bloomberg)
Juan Carloz Sanchez picked up his victims in shopping centres in the Caribbean coastal town of Barranquilla, offering them money to accompany him to places where he attacked them, sharing the footage on the internet.(Bloomberg)

Colombian man who sexually assaulted 276 kids, sold videos to paedophile, jailed for 60 years

Bogota | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2019 02:37 PM IST
Juan Carloz Sanchez was arrested last November across the border in Venezuela. Colombian authorities had issued the warrant after being tipped off by Mexican police that they had detained a customer sent hundreds of videos by Sanchez.
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro accused Donald Trump of ordering neighbouring Colombia’s government to kill him.(AP)
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro accused Donald Trump of ordering neighbouring Colombia’s government to kill him.(AP)

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro accuses Donald Trump of ordering his murder

Moscow | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 05:22 PM IST
In an interview with Russia’s RIA agency, Maduro rejected calls for an early election, said an order to arrest his rival Juan Guaido had not yet been given, and promised Caracas would honour debts to Russia and China.
Death toll in Colombia bombing rises to 21 . (Representational Image)(AFP)
Death toll in Colombia bombing rises to 21 . (Representational Image)(AFP)

Death toll in Colombia bombing rises to 21 as threats linger

Bogota (Columbia) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 05:23 PM IST
Among those killed was a top-of-class female cadet from Ecuador, while two visiting students from Panama were among those injured.
Bogota’s mayor says at least five people have been killed and another 10 injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia’s capital.(Getty Images)
Bogota’s mayor says at least five people have been killed and another 10 injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia’s capital.(Getty Images)

5 killed, 10 injured in car bombing at police academy in Colombia’s Bogota, says mayor

Bogota | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 07:00 AM IST
Bogota’s mayor says at least five people have been killed and another 10 injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia’s capital
File image of Luiz Felipe Scolari.(AFP)
File image of Luiz Felipe Scolari.(AFP)

Luiz Felipe Scolari offered coach’s job by Colombia

Sao Paulo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 07:34 PM IST
Scolari, who led Palmeiras to Brazil’s Serie A title last month, said he was mulling over the offer to replace Jose Pekerman.
In My Life and My Prison With Pablo Escobar, Maria Henao for the first time opens up about her life(Netflix/YouTube)
In My Life and My Prison With Pablo Escobar, Maria Henao for the first time opens up about her life(Netflix/YouTube)

Pablo Escobar’s widow describes forced abortion in new book

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 12:55 PM IST
In My Life and My Prison With Pablo Escobar, Maria Henao for the first time opens up about her life alongside one of the world’s most ruthless criminals, portraying herself more as a victim of the boundless violence of the Medellin cartel boss than as an accomplice to his lawbreaking.
Argentina goalkeeper Franco Armani is congratulated by teamamte Ramiro Funes Mori after Armani made a stop in the first half against Colombia.(AFP)
Argentina goalkeeper Franco Armani is congratulated by teamamte Ramiro Funes Mori after Armani made a stop in the first half against Colombia.(AFP)

Argentina share lacklustre 0-0 draw with Colombia

East Rutherford | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 09:40 AM IST
Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina made a fine diving save to tip an Exequiel Palacios shot over the bar after six minutes while his Argentine counterpart Franco Armani was the busier of the two in the second half but neither side looked like breaking the deadlock.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (pictured) has decided to recognise Palestine as a free, independent and sovereign state, a foreign ministry letter said.(AFP/File Photo)
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (pictured) has decided to recognise Palestine as a free, independent and sovereign state, a foreign ministry letter said.(AFP/File Photo)

Colombia recognises Palestine as sovereign state

Bogota (Colombia) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 06:21 AM IST
Colombia recognised Palestine as a sovereign state in the days before new President Ivan Duque took office, according to a letter from the foreign ministry made public on Wednesday.
Border Patrol vehicles sit near a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, on Monday, May 21, 2018. Photographer: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Border Patrol vehicles sit near a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, on Monday, May 21, 2018. Photographer: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Dodging gangsters, cheating death: The route Punjab’s young take for the American Dream

Hindustan Times, San Diego-Tijuana (US-Mexico border) | By Hitender Rao
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 04:24 PM IST
Between October 2017 and May 2018, there has been a 50% surge in the number of Indians detained for crossing over illegally to the US.
Drug dog Sombra, has helped detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit, sits outside the police station in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, July 26, 2018.(AP)
Drug dog Sombra, has helped detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit, sits outside the police station in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, July 26, 2018.(AP)

Colombian police’s drug dog has a $7,000-bounty on its head

Bogota (Colombia) | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2018 06:39 PM IST
Colombian police recently revealed that the Gulf Clan, a cartel that boasts its own guerrilla army, has offered a reward of $7,000 to whoever kills or captures Sombra.
In 2016, Sombra sniffed out 2.9 tons of cocaine in a container full of bananas at the Uraba port, bound for Antwerp in Belgium. A year later, she repeated the trick, detecting a 1.1-ton coke cache hidden in fruit pulp in a warehouse in the Caribbean city of Santa Marta.(AFP)
In 2016, Sombra sniffed out 2.9 tons of cocaine in a container full of bananas at the Uraba port, bound for Antwerp in Belgium. A year later, she repeated the trick, detecting a 1.1-ton coke cache hidden in fruit pulp in a warehouse in the Caribbean city of Santa Marta.(AFP)

Fearless Sombra, the cocaine-sniffing bane of Colombian drug traffickers

Bogota (Colombia) | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2018 05:37 PM IST
Police dog Sombra works for a crack anti-narcotics police squad in Colombia’s capital Bogota and has helped recover millions of dollars in illegal drugs. But when a drug cartel placed a $7,000 bounty on her head, worried bosses decided to take the six-year-old German Shepherd out of the line of fire.
Lionel Scaloni (R) will be in charge of Argentina in their upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia.(Reuters)
Lionel Scaloni (R) will be in charge of Argentina in their upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia.(Reuters)

Argentina name under-17 boss Lionel Scaloni as interim coach

Reuters, Buenos Aires | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 01:38 PM IST
Lionel Scaloni, a former right back who also helped as assistant coach with the national side, replaces Jorge Sampaoli, who stood down last month after a disappointing World Cup.
England's midfielder Dele Alli heads the ball to score their second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Sweden and England.(AFP)
England's midfielder Dele Alli heads the ball to score their second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Sweden and England.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Dele Alli disappointed despite scoring in England quarter-final win

Samara | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 02:51 AM IST
England reached the World Cup semi-finals thanks to goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli, but the latter was frustrated by his outing.
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