Chilean desert floods kill at least four

2015-03-26 19:50

Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile have killed at least four people and left 22 missing.

US to finance solar power plant in Chile

2014-07-01 09:04

The United States is helping Chile build a major solar power plant in the Atacama Desert, US President Barack Obama says.

Chile fire toll: 12 dead, 2 000 homes destroyed

2014-04-14 08:45

Chile's historic Valparaiso is in flames with 12 dead, 2 000 homes destroyed and 10 000 people evacuated.

Powerful 7.8 quake rocks northern Chile

2014-04-03 08:07

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 has rocked northern Chile, just a day after a deadly 8.2 jolt in the same region, authorities say.

Chile president cautious as 8.2 quake kills 5

2014-04-02 08:40

Authorities kept hundreds of thousands of people out of their beds after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast.

Bachelet ahead in Chile's presidential race

2013-11-18 20:27

Socialist Michelle Bachelet has won the first round of Chile's presidential race, with voters putting her on track to replace the country's conservative leader.

Mlambo-Ngcuka to take top UN spot

2013-07-10 19:12

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has been tapped to head gender equality body UN Women, diplomats says, replacing former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet.

Chile's Bachelet wins presidential primary

2013-07-01 11:01

Former President Michelle Bachelet will face off against former Economy Minister Pablo Longueira in an election, with Chileans having chosen the candidates in the presidential primary.

Chile: Bachelet announces re-election bid

2013-03-28 10:06

Popular former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet has announced that she is running in the upcoming election.

UN urges punishment for India rapists

2013-01-11 20:13

UN Women head Michelle Bachelet has urged punishment for those responsible for the brutal gang-rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi.


Chile leader urges justice on coup anniversary

2014-09-12 14:01

Chile's president has marked the 41st anniversary of the coup that brought Augusto Pinochet to power by urging those with details about crimes committed during the dictatorship to come forward.

Deadly Chile fire rages for third day

2014-04-14 18:31

Firefighters backed by police and soldiers have battled for a third day a massive blaze that killed 12 people and ravaged a huge swath of Chile's Valparaiso.

Deadly fire destroys 500 homes in Chile

2014-04-13 10:51

A large forest fire raging in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso has killed at least two people and destroyed 500 homes, officials say.

After Chile quake, thousands return home

2014-04-02 15:00

Thousands of people evacuated from Chile's low-lying coastal areas have returned home after authorities called off a tsunami alarm as damage from a massive earthquake seemed mostly limited.

8.2 quake hits northern Chile

2014-04-02 07:14

A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake has struck off northern Chile, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country's entire Pacific coast.

UN Women says there's 'backlash' against equality

2013-09-13 14:04

The new head of the UN agency promoting women's rights says there is "a definite backlash" against equality for women despite some significant progress.

Chile president lauds rape victim decision

2013-07-10 12:05

Chile's president has praised an 11-year-old girl for her "depth and maturity" after she said that she wants to give birth to the baby who was conceived after she was raped.

Man held after Chile's Bachelet spat on

2013-05-29 10:01

Chilean police say they arrested a man for allegedly spitting on presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet during a campaign event in the north of the country.

Brotherhood slams UN women's document

2013-03-14 14:01

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has sharply criticised an anticipated UN document on combatting violence against women, saying it was "deceitful", and clashed with Islamic principles.

Ex-leader: Chile cave-in avoidable

2010-10-14 20:30

The cave-in which trapped 33 miners deep underground in Chile for 10 weeks could have been avoided, the country's former president Michelle Bachelet has said.

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