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Colombia’s Farc Rebels: End to Kidnapping a New Start?

In an unprecedented concession, Colombian rebels have pledged to end their practice of kidnapping for ransom and release the hostages they hold, hoping to...
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FARC Guerrillas Release Hostage After 12 Years

A soldier held hostage for more than 12 years was freed by Colombian rebels Tuesday, the International Red Cross said. The...

Scientists Can Now Regenerate and Implant Any Injured Organ Without the Body Rejecting It

“We can [regenerate anything] ... a heart after a heart attack, a brain after trauma or with Parkinson's disease, a spinal cord after injury.”

Good News in History, April 13

On this day 275 years ago, Thomas Jefferson, the American Founding Father, principal author of the Declaration of Independence and third U.S. President, was born. As...

Because His AirBnb Guest Had a Heart Attack, Man’s Ingenuity is Now Saving Thousands of Lives

If it wasn't for an Argentinian writer having a heart attack at the home of Javier Artigas, he may have never had the chance to save thousands more people as a result of the AirBnb review he received afterwards.

Dance Company Includes People in Wheelchairs and Busts a Beautiful Move

These choreographers are on a mission to prove that anyone can dance – no matter their abilities. The nonprofit called Infinite Flow hosts classes, dances,...

Trash Man Creates Free Library Out of 20,000 Books Found in Garbage

This garbage man hated to see all the books in the trash bins of wealthier neighborhoods—so he started salvaging them to create a new library...

10 Undeniably Good Things That Happened in 2016

People can gripe about 2016 all they want but these events and developments from throughout the last year are undeniably great.

Colombia Kidnappings Down 92% Since 2000

What used to be the kidnapping hotspot of the world has seen a dramatic drop in kidnappings since a peace treaty ended Colombia's 52-year war.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ended 50 Year Colombian War

This year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize is Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos now hailed for ending a bloody battle lasting half a century.

50-Year War Finally Ends With Peace Treaty in Colombia (WATCH)

In a historic moment, after four years of negotiations, FARC rebels in Colombia have signed a peace deal with the government, bringing to an...

Colombia Army and Rebels Meet in First-ever Peace Talks

Colombian military officers and leftist guerrillas from FARC met face-to-face for the first time in their 50-year war, starting talks on a ceasefire. (Reuters)

Colombian Guard Helps Hostage Escape After 6 Years

A former Colombian lawmaker kidnapped in 2000 by FARC leftist rebels has escaped with help from one of his captors. The former guerilla will...
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Colombia Making Citizens Safer, Reintegrating Former Terrorists

Colombia’s citizens have shed their fear and have more confidence in the State, thanks to the consolidation of democracy and security following years of...

40 Years Ago Today The Beatles Changed the World

The Sixties were much more than a time of hippies, music, drugs and free love, the Kennedy era was dawning -- and along with...

Death Rates in US Hospitals Much Improved

The largest annual study of hospital quality in America, issued this week by HealthGrades, finds death rates among Medicare patients continue to decline. The...