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A member of the military rescue mission that freed 15 hostages from Farc rebels, wore a Red Cross symbol, confirmed Alvaro Uribe, Colombia’s president. He said that the error has been made by a nervous soldier acting against orders, and apologised to the Red Cross for it. (more…)

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Bastille Day celebrations have been marked amid controversy in France, because of the presence of Syria’s leader (photo), along with dozens of other leaders to watch the Champs Elysees military parade. (more…)

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The Farc, revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, has blamed two of its own fighters for allowing the military to rescue 15 hostages, including Ingrid Betancourt (photo, from france-info.com), the French-Colombian politician. (more…)

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A day after being freed from more than six years of captivity in the Colombian jungle, Ingrid Betancourt has been reunited with her children (photo, from huffingtonpost.com).

She was among 15 hostages rescued by Colombian military, without a shot being fired, as their rebel captors were tricked into handing them over. (more…)

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Ingrid Betancourt (photo) and three Americans, held by rebels, have been rescued by the Colombian authorities.

Said to be in a very poor health, Ms Betancourt, a French-Colombian politician, has been held for more than six years by the Farc, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. (more…)

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