Colombia

  • Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health 'delicate' after pneumonia, says the Colombian President 17-04-2014 09:12 AM

    Bogota: Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has recovered from pneumonia but his condition remains "delicate", Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday. Garcia Marquez, who was hospitalized for nine days in Mexico City for dehydration and a lung and urinary infection, has been receiving treatment at his...
  • Top four for Portugal, Colombia in FIFA rankings 10-04-2014 05:28 PM

    Zurich: Portugal rise to No. 3 in the latest FIFA rankings and fourth-ranked Colombia now lead the South American nations. World and European champion Spain remain top, ahead of Germany. Uruguay rise one place to No. 5. World Cup host Brazil are tied for No. 6 with traditional rivals Argentina,...
  • Radamel Falcao doubtful for World Cup after knee injury 24-01-2014 10:15 AM

    Radamel Falcao's hopes of playing at the World Cup finals hung by a thread on Thursday after his Ligue 1 club Monaco announced the Colombia striker required surgery on a left knee injury. Monaco did not elaborate on the length of Falcao's absence, while media reports suggested he could be...
  • Colombia's Falcao and Ibarbo hand Belgium 2-0 defeat 15-11-2013 08:26 AM

    Colombia handed wasteful Belgium their first setback in a year with a 2-0 friendly win on Thursday thanks to goals by Radamel Falcao and Victor Ibarbo as the World Cup-bound teams began preparing for the 2014 finals. Falcao struck six minutes after the break when he sprung the offside trap...
  • Belgium face Colombia in a friendly 13-11-2013 11:28 PM

    Belgium and Colombia are not usually considered heavyweights in world football yet their meeting on Thursday is arguably the most attractive of the friendlies being played this week. Both teams qualified for the World Cup in style, sit proudly in the top five of the FIFA world rankings and will...
  • Robin van Persie pulls out of Dutch squad 12-11-2013 07:45 PM

    The Hague: Robin van Persie and Jordy Clasie pulled out of the Dutch squad for the upcoming friendlies against Japan and Colombia. Manchester United striker Van Persie withdrew due to toe and groin pains. Feyenoord midfielder Clasie suffers from a right foot contusion, reports Xinhua. Head coach Louis van Gaal...
  • Colombia: Women go on 'sex strike' over poor roads 25-10-2013 04:45 PM

    Women in the remote region of Barbacaos, Colombia, have gone on a sex strike, protesting over the poor condition of roads. The movement, known as "crossed legs movement", is the second such strike in two years, a news agency reported on Thursday. The women refused to have sex with their...
  • Colombia close to ending 16-year World Cup wait 10-10-2013 08:59 AM

    Buenos Aires: Colombia will end a 16-year wait for a place in the World Cup finals if they get a point when they host Chile at the Metropolitano in Barranquilla on Friday. Chile need a win in the hot and humid Caribbean port city to secure a ticket to their...
  • Small plane crashes in Colombia, four dead 06-10-2013 07:03 AM

    Bogota: Colombia's army says a small plane has crashed in a remote region near the Panama border, killing four of six people aboard. Gabriel Jose Olivares, mayor of Acandi in Choco department, said that local farmers first reported the accident that occurred about 1 am local time. There was no...
  • Falcao eyes World Cup qualification in Barranquilla 12-09-2013 01:00 PM

    Montevideo: Radamel Falcao insists Colombia's confidence has not been dented by a 0-2 loss to Uruguay as the team attempts to qualify for its first FIFA World Cup since 1998. Jose Pekerman's side looked set for the point it needed to earn a berth in Brazil next year before late...
  • Colombia and Chile close in on World Cup qualification 07-09-2013 10:29 PM

    Baranquilla, Colombia: Colombia and Chile moved to the brink of qualification for next year's World Cup by winning key South American qualifiers on Friday, while Uruguay boosted their chances and Paraguay avoided elimination with a victory. Colombia won 1-0 at home against Ecuador and Chile completed a 3-0 home victory...
  • Colombian rebels suspend peace talks in Havana 24-08-2013 02:56 AM

    Colombia's largest guerrilla army temporarily walked away from peace talks with the government on Friday over President Juan Manuel Santos' refusal to agree to modify the constitution if a peace pact is struck. It is the first time either side has broken off negotiations that began in 2012 in Havana,...
  • Happy to have graduated from bronze to gold: Cueist Aditya Mehta 04-08-2013 03:04 PM

    Bangalore: It was always a case of so near yet so far for ace Indian cueist Aditya Mehta in his nearly decade-long career and the seasoned journeyman said he surprised himself as he graduated from bronze to gold at the World Games in Cali, Colombia recently. "I am just over...
  • Lionel Messi admits he was not fit against Colombia 08-06-2013 04:59 PM

    Buenos Aires: Lionel Messi admitted that he was not fit to play in Argentina's goalless draw with Colombia in their World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Monumental. Messi, who had not played since May 12 due to a thigh injury, was introduced by Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella in the 55th...
  • There is more to come from me, vows Kaka 13-11-2012 12:46 PM

    New Jersey: Brazil midfielder Kaka said there was more to come from him, after making a goalscoring return to international football last month. The 30-year-old was on target in both of Brazil's friendly victories over Iraq and Japan, his first international appearances since the 2010 World Cup, reports Xinhua. Speaking...
  • Spain retain top spot in FIFA rankings 07-11-2012 05:28 PM

    Moscow: Russia moved into the top-10-ranked football nations this month, FIFA announced on Wednesday. Fabio Capello's team rose three places from 12th to ninth on the back of 1-0 victories over Portugal and Azerbaijan in last month's World Cup qualifiers. World and European champions Spain remain cemented to first place,...
  • Kaka in Brazil squad for friendly against Colombia 30-10-2012 11:55 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: Kaka has kept his place in the Brazil squad after his impressive return last month but Shakhtar Donetsk players were again overlooked by coach Mano Menezes. Menezes, naming his squad for next month's friendly against Colombia in the United States, also declined to give Ronaldinho another chance...
  • Venus defeats Serena in exhibition in Colombia 26-11-2011 03:53 AM

    Medellin: Venus Williams defeated her sister Serena Williams 6-4, 7-6 (5) in an exhibition match in Colombia, the first match for both siblings since the US Open in September. The match late on Wednesday was the first for Venus since she pulled out of the US Open after the first...
  • Mudslide kills at least 37 in central Colombia 08-11-2011 01:13 AM

    Bogota: A mudslide has killed 37 people in Colombia and buried homes in the central city of Manizales after torrential rains, the government said on Monday. The state-run National System for Disaster Prevention and Attention said 16 people were wounded and another 20 missing. Bulldozers and rescuers worked fast to...
  • Only 1 dies in Colombia airliner crash 'miracle' 17-08-2010 08:00 AM

    Bogota: A Colombian airliner carrying 132 people crashed and broke into pieces while landing on the Caribbean resort island San Andres on Monday during a storm, but only one person died in what police called 'a miracle'. Authorities said 114 passengers were hurt in the predawn crash of the Boeing...
  • Colombian lawmaker suffers heart attack, dies while debating 09-05-2008 01:39 PM

    London: South Africa seamer Vernon Philander wasted little time in justifying Somerset's decision to sign him for the early part of the English season, taking just three balls to grab a wicket on Thursday. Philander had a wicket in his first over of a rain delayed opening day of the...
  • Joint venture: Travel writer plagiarised, dealt drugs 14-04-2008 08:45 AM

    Adelaide: A couple of scores in single digits during the upcoming fourth Test against Australia here and Virender Sehwag's average, for the first time in 26 months and 25 Tests, could fall below 50 per innings. More hands would go up on the likelihood of such a possibility than otherwise,...
  • Osama patrols Colombian streets to ensure peace 31-01-2008 12:16 PM

    Dubai: England's stunning victory against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Cardiff has kept it on course to reclaim second position on the ICC Test Championship table for the first time in more than three years. Although the Test Championship table will be updated only at the end of...
  • The hostage who gave birth to her captor's baby 14-01-2008 11:39 AM

    CNN-IBN's panel of cricket experts discusses Delhi Daredevils match with Mumbai Indians. ...
  • Colombia: Hostage rescue deal fall through 01-01-2008 05:54 PM

    Kolkata: South Africa's leading batsman AB de Villiers has undergone a scan on his left thigh after picking up an injury during their World Cup win over India, a team spokesperson said. The right-handed player has been the most successful batsman for his country in the showpiece event and is...