LA GUAJIRA, Aug 26: It might not be obvious at the supermarket, but the banana industry is fighting to protect the most popular variety of the fruit from a destructive fungus.

SAO PAULO, June 29: 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.

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 16: Roger Martinez scored an outstanding goal as Colombia beat Argentina 2-0 in an exciting finale to a Copa America Group B opener on Saturday that burst into life after a sluggish start.

BOGOTA, March 10: Fourteen people were killed in a plane crash in the Colombian plains province of Meta on Saturday, the country’s civil aviation agency said.

BOGOTA, Dec 30: Colombian authorities are investigating possible plots to assassinate President Ivan Duque that may involve Venezuelan nationals arrested carrying “weapons of war,” Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said on Saturday.

CARACAS, Dec 13: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused US National Security Advisor John Bolton of preparing a plot to murder him, and also has called out Colombian leader Ivan Duque as Bolton’s accomplice.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30 : Former President of Colombia Andrés Pastrana Arango arrived in Kathmandu on Friday to participate in the Asia Pacific Summit 2018.

VENEZUELA, Aug 22: A major earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Venezuela’s eastern coast, home to largely poor fishing communities, on Tuesday afternoon, shaking buildings as far away as Colombian capital Bogota and knocking power out in parts of Trinidad.

KATHMANDU, July 9: The University of British Colombia termed the absence of Kul Prasad Koirala in the conference a ‘shame’ and that they were ‘dismayed to learn of it.’

MOSCOW, July 3: Gareth Southgate is set to make nine changes to his side for England's crunch World Cup last-16 clash with Colombia.

Colombia v England

SAMARA, June 29: Colombia’s Yerry Mina thumped home a second-half header to secure a dramatic 1-0 victory over Senegal on Thursday that catapulted the South Americans into the World Cup last 16 and dumped their African opponents out of tournament.

Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse and Colombia head coach Jose Pekerman won't be needing to write inspiring pre-match team talks for their next game. The significance of this encounter speaks for itself and the importance of the match will not be lost on a single Senegalese or Colombian player, with a spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 at stake.

KAZAN, June 25: Colombia’s World Cup campaign roared back into life with a thumping 3-0 victory over Poland on Sunday which delivered a warning to their rivals and sent the disappointing Poles tumbling out of the tournament.

Both Poland and Colombia started the 2018 FIFA World Cup  with painful defeats, losing to Senegal and Japan respectively in Group H. Now they meet for the first time ever at a global showpiece and go into their Matchday 11 clash in Kazan with their backs to the walls.

SARANSK, June 19: Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in their opening Group H match on Tuesday, the first time an Asian team has overcome a South American one at the World Cup.

Four years on, Colombia and Japan are gearing up for another showdown at the global extravaganza. On 24 June 2014, Los Cafeteros came out firing on all cylinders to claim an impressive 4-1 victory over the Japanese in Brazil.

Colombians vote in a runoff between two frontrunners from opposite ends of the political spectrum, while a peace process with leftist rebels hangs in the balance.

QUITO, Oct 11: Uruguay, Argentina, and Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American fixtures that also saw Peru clinch a playoff spot against New Zealand and Chile miss out completely.

GUATAPE, June 26: A tourist boat packed with about 170 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving nine people dead and 28 missing, officials said.

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers tore through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes, sweeping away cars and killing at least 193 unsuspecting residents.

BOGOTA, Colombia, Feb 7:  A shallow, 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled residents of Colombia's largest city on Monday, leading office workers to evacuate buildings and forcing the city's airport to temporarily close.

SAO PAULO, Dec 6: Brazil have invited Colombia to play a friendly match next month with proceeds from the game going to families of the Chapecoense players and staff killed in the Medellin air crash, a Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) spokesman told Reuters on Monday.

A look at how fuel may have played a role in the crash of a charter flight approaching Medellin, Colombia, that killed all but six of the 77 people on board:

BOGOTA, Nov 29: Brazilian football team Chapecoense were on board a plane carrying 81 people that crashed in Colombia killing 76 people, police said on Tuesday.

Nepal loses to Colombia

September 10, 2016 09:02 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Nepal has lost to Colombia in the ongoing 42th Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan on Friday.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., June 18: David Ospina dived to his left, and Peru's Miguel Trauco sent his penalty kick down the middle, a yard above the ground. The 27-year-old Colombian goalkeeper kicked out his trailing right leg, and booted the ball away to give Colombia an advantage in the shootout.