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# colombia - Friday 28 February, 2014

From The42 Silver medal for Martyn Irvine at Track Cycling World Championships Night Rider

Silver medal for Martyn Irvine at Track Cycling World Championships

The County Down man could not defend his crown in the scratch race in Colombia, but came away with the next best thing.

# colombia - Thursday 19 December, 2013

From The42 Ireland at 67th in FIFA rankings, Spain finish top for sixth year on the trot Rankings

Ireland at 67th in FIFA rankings, Spain finish top for sixth year on the trot

La Roja go into a World Cup year as top dogs again.

# colombia - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Column: Women in Colombia are fighting back against the use of rape as a weapon of war

Sexual violence is perpetrated by security forces, guerrilla groups and paramilitaries in Colombia – with journalists and human rights defenders targeted alongside civilians. But despite considerable personal risks, women are fighting back.

# colombia - Friday 15 November, 2013

White House defends Secret Service amid new claims of prostitutes and extramarital affairs

The Washington Post reported this week that agents had misbehaved in 17 countries in recent years.

# colombia - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From The42 VIDEO: Falcao does what he does best against Belgium Dark Horses

VIDEO: Falcao does what he does best against Belgium

The international weekend swings into action with Belgium v Colombia tonight.

# colombia - Monday 16 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge How NOT to deal with a taxi blocking your way Taxi Rage

How NOT to deal with a taxi blocking your way

Tip: don’t just repeatedly ram them like this woman did.

# colombia - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Top Colombian drug lord charged in New York

Daniel “El Loco” Barrera stands accused of having produced and distributed up to 400 tons of cocaine a year, illegally smuggling part of it into the United States.

# colombia - Thursday 6 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge Coca Cola are now making bottles entirely made of ice Ice Cold This post contains videos

Coca Cola are now making bottles entirely made of ice

We might need them if this weather continues!

# colombia - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Column: Governments aren't doing enough to stop destructive land grabs

The rush for land to get food and fuel for rich Western countries has resulted in the daylight robbery of the world’s poor, writes Karol Balfe.

# colombia - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

# colombia - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Colombian farmers learn how to remove landmines

The country has the world’s second highest number of landmine victims after Afghanistan.

# colombia - Monday 19 November, 2012

Colombian rebels announce cease-fire

The top negotiator for the group announced the unilateral cease-fire before heading into peace talks.

# colombia - Saturday 6 October, 2012

From The42 Falcao wants to play in the Premier League like his hero Tino Asprilla Ambition

Falcao wants to play in the Premier League like his hero Tino Asprilla

The Colombian is confident he could be a success in England.

# colombia - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Colombia says last top drug lord arrested

Daniel “El Loco” Barrera, alleged to be the country’s last major drug lord, has been arrested in an international sting.

# colombia - Saturday 23 June, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Messi and friends play out a 6-6 in Bogota Charity Match This post contains videos

VIDEO: Messi and friends play out a 6-6 in Bogota

The Argentine star took on a ‘Rest of the World’ side captained by Radamel Falcao in Columbia last night.

# colombia - Monday 11 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Colombia's annual tomato fight Food Fight This post contains videos This post contains images

VIDEO: Colombia's annual tomato fight

People were pelted with thousands of tomatoes at the Sutamachan event inspired by tomato fights in Spain.

# colombia - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: take a downhill spin with us before bed Strap In This post contains videos

VIDEO: take a downhill spin with us before bed

Here’s Filip Polc and his helmet cam taking us on a trip down an urban race track in Colombia this week.

# colombia - Saturday 28 April, 2012

New rules for Secret Service after prostitution scandal

Secret Service agents will now be assigned chaperones on some trips to enforce new rules of conduct that clamp down on excessive drinking – even when they’re off duty.

# colombia - Friday 27 April, 2012

US Secret Service probes new allegations about strippers and prostitutes

The scandal-plagued Secret Service is probing fresh allegations about agents’ actions on another Latin America trip last year.

# colombia - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Obama calls Secret Service agents caught in sex scandal ‘knuckleheads’

“What these guys were thinking, I don’t know. That’s why they’re not there anymore.”

# colombia - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Prostitution scandal: six Secret Service officers lose jobs

And it looks like the scandal may gain even more legs.

# colombia - Friday 20 April, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Falcao scores a stunning bar-down goal in Europa League semi-final Going Loco This post contains videos

VIDEO: Falcao scores a stunning bar-down goal in Europa League semi-final

The Colombian striker put a lovely punctuation point on Atletico Madrid’s 4-2 victory over Spanish rivals Valencia

# colombia - Thursday 19 April, 2012

US agents 'removed' after Colombian prostitute scandal

Eight agents remain on administrative leave over scandal which emerged ahead of President Obama’s visit to Colombia.

# colombia - Sunday 15 April, 2012

US Secret Service agents placed on leave over prostitution scandal

The embarrassing scandal deepens.

# colombia - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Obama recalls Secret Service agents over prostitution allegations

The personnel changes have not impacted on the President’s security.

# colombia - Friday 6 April, 2012

Ten-year-old girl gives birth in Colombia

The girl delivered a healthy baby daughter after arriving at hospital suffering contractions.

# colombia - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning, including: more garda station closures, seven killed in US college shootings, and a new ‘flying car’ (video).

Farc rebels release ten hostages held for at least 12 years

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos praised the release of captives, but called the move “insufficient” to merit a peace dialogue.

# colombia - Sunday 18 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

The nine things you need to know this morning…

# colombia - Monday 13 February, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland consider legalising drugs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland consider legalising drugs?

The Guatemalan president wants to discuss legalising drugs, believing it’s the only way to control them. Should Ireland follow suit?

# colombia - Friday 6 January, 2012

From The42 FIFA join forces with organised crime informers to fight match-fixing Investigation

FIFA join forces with organised crime informers to fight match-fixing

The organisation’s security director, Chris Eaton, has said they are in the process of “creating a hostile environment for match-fixers”.

# colombia - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Column: Prohibiting drugs hasn’t worked – so why are we still trying?

Making drugs illegal has done little but enrich criminals and sow violence. We need a proper debate on legalisation – and soon, writes Danny Kushlick.

# colombia - Monday 14 November, 2011

From The42 WATCH: An owl eat a rat during Colombia v. Venezuela Crossbar Challenge

WATCH: An owl eat a rat during Colombia v. Venezuela

And now for something completely different.

# colombia - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Man behind Nicholas Cage weapons dealer role convicted of attempting to arm FARC Lord Of War This post contains videos

Man behind Nicholas Cage weapons dealer role convicted of attempting to arm FARC

Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, aka the Merchant of Death, was convicted after US agents posing as Colombian terrorists staged a $20m arms deal.

# colombia - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Colombian intelligence agency dissolved after spying scandals

The Colombian president says the agency’s staff will be transferred to other state positions before a new intelligence organisation is established.

# colombia - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

From The42 Saudi league player jailed for Jesus tattoo Of Course

Saudi league player jailed for Jesus tattoo

Juan Pablo Pino, a player in the Saudi national league, was jailed for displaying his religious tattoos in public while attending a Riyadh shopping centre.

# colombia - Saturday 16 July, 2011

From The42 Juego Bonito: Previewing the Copa America quarter-finals… Last Eight

Juego Bonito: Previewing the Copa America quarter-finals…

Will Messi show up the Uruguayans? Can Sanchez keep feeding his growing reputation? Will Brazil’s defence fail them? It’s quarter-finals time.

# colombia - Sunday 3 July, 2011

From The42 Copa America: Ramos gets Colombia off to a winning start Off The Mark This post contains videos

Copa America: Ramos gets Colombia off to a winning start

WATCH: A 45th-minute goal from Adrian Ramos was all that separated the sides in Jujuy yesterday evening.

# colombia - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Colombia enacts landmark 'victim's law' for 4 million affected by dirty war

Law includes provisions for compensating the survivors of violence which has killed tens of thousands of people in Colombia since 1985.

# colombia - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Owl dies after being kicked by soccer player

Panamian striker apologised for his behaviour following the shocking incident.