Sri Lanka rescues 120 whales after mass stranding

Sri Lanka's navy and volunteers rescued 120 pilot whales stranded in the country's biggest mass beaching, but at least two injured animals were found dead, officials said.

Sri Lanka rescues 120 whales after mass stranding

Colombian miners strike fossilisd gold: A mastodon

Fossils of a mastodon, a giant prehistoric relative of today's elephants, have been discovered at an artisanal gold mine in central Colombia in a find which researchers say could herald a trove of ...

Fossil remains of a mastodon found by miners are seen inside a gold mine in Risaralda, Colombia, 22 September 2020.

At least 11 dead in massacres in Colombia

At least 11 people were killed in three separate group killings in Colombia, police said Monday, one of the deadliest days since FARC guerrillas signed a peace accord with the government in 2016

In this file photo taken on 26 February 2020, this aerial view shows the impact of illegal mining in Tumaco, Narino Department, Colombia, on 26 February 2020

Colombia confirmed COVID-19 deaths top 20,000

Confirmed deaths in Colombia due to COVID-19 topped 20,000 on Tuesday as cases surpassed 624,000, the health ministry said in its daily update.

Employees of Wingo Airlines wearing face shields and protective masks are seen inside an airplane at the El Dorado International Airport, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bogota, Colombia on 31 August 2020.

Record 212 environmental activists murdered in 2019: NGO

At least 212 environmental campaigners worldwide were murdered in 2019, making last year the deadliest on record for frontline activists battling the destruction of Nature, watchdog group Global ...

In this file photo taken on 26 February 2020, this aerial view shows the impact of illegal mining in Tumaco, Narino Department, Colombia, on 26 February 2020

Colombian helicopter accident kills nine military personnel

At least nine members of Colombia's military died on Tuesday when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying them in operations against FARC guerrilla dissidents in the Andean country's Guaviare province ...

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Colombia tops 100,000 coronavirus cases, nears 3,500 deaths

Colombia's confirmed coronavirus infections tipped across the 100,000 case threshold on Wednesday, as the country's quarantine measures roll on and intensive care units fill.

An employee of the health ministry wearing protective gear talks to a man wearing a face mask who will undergo a rapid test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Bogota, Colombia, 1 July 2020.

Avianca, world's second-oldest airline, driven to bankruptcy

"This isn't a surprise at all," said Juan David Ballen, chief economist at Casa de Bolsa brokerage in Bogota. "The company was heavily indebted despite the fact it tried to restructure its debt last ...

The logo of Avianca Airlines is pictured at a counter at the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico, 16 March 2020.

Eleven killed in Colombia mine blast

Eleven people were killed and four injured in an accidental explosion at a Colombian coal mine in Cucunuba, near Bogota, on Saturday, according to the local fire department.

Eleven killed in Colombia mine blast

Prison riot kills 23 in Colombia amid virus fears

Panic over the spread of the coronavirus sparked a prison riot in Colombia that killed 23 inmates on Sunday, as Chile became the latest Latin American country to announce restrictions on movement

A woman wears a face mask against the spread of the new coronavirus in Cali, Colombia.
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