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Colombia must invest in education to have peace: Shakira

BARRANQUILLA: Colombians must invest more in education if there is to be peace, pop star Shakira said on Friday, during a visit to her home country to close her El Dorado tour and break ground at two schools to be built by her charitable foundation. The singer attended two ceremonies in Cartagena and her hometown of Barranquilla at the sites of the future schools, signing her autograph in the cement cornerstones. “When some children don’t receive the same education as those who live in better conditions we can’t talk…

Japan make history with World Cup win against 10-man Colombia

SARANSK: Yuya Osako exacted sweet revenge for Japan on Tuesday as the Blue Samurai beat Colombia 2-1, becoming the first Asian side ever to beat a South American team at the World Cup. Osako's 73rd-minute winner meant the Japanese avenged their 4-1 mauling in the group stages of Brazil 2014 as Colombia played with a man down for 86 minutes in Saransk. After leaving Brazil without a win four years ago, Japan made a dream start to their Russian campaign even though head coach Akira Nishino was only appointed in April.…

Devastated dog dies at an airport after owner dumps her

COLOMBIA: A dog, reportedly devastated, has died of a broken heart a Columbian airport after her owner abandoned her and never came back even after a month. According to reports, people tried to feed the dog at Bucaramanga Airport, Colombia, after she was left there for more than four weeks. They called her Nube Viajera, which means ‘travelling cloud’ as they cared for her while waiting for her owner to return. But she is said to have been too sad to eat regularly and eventually stopped eating altogether, affecting…

Rodriguez wins goal of the year award

ZURICH, Switzerland: Colombian star James Rodriguez's sublime volley for Colombia against Uruguay in their last 16 match at the World Cup was voted goal of the year at the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards on Monday in Zurich.