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.

Quake knowledge saved lives

2010-03-19 17:00

Chile's vast knowledge of earthquakes, combined with the abnormally long time it took for the February 27 quake to reach its crescendo, saved thousands of lives, says a leading US geophysicist.

Threatened looters return goods

2010-03-08 11:22

Looters in Chile have handed back stolen goods to the value of $2 million as the country mourned the hundreds killed in last month's earthquake and tsunami.

Chile looters return spoils

2010-03-07 21:12

Residents in Concepción, Chile dumped new televisions, fridges and furniture to avoid arrest as police prepared to search homes in a crackdown on looters.

Chile searches, plans rebuild

2010-03-03 19:00

Rescue crews have fanned out with sniffer dogs around Chile's earthquake-ravaged cities and villages searching for survivors inside the mountains of rubble.

Chile govt firmly in charge

2010-03-02 21:12

The Chilean government is firmly in charge of relief operations following the 8.8-magnitude earthquake.

More troops deployed in Chile

2010-03-02 17:58

Chile has deployed more troops to areas that have been devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami, says President Michelle Bachelet.

Chile races to find survivors

2010-02-28 19:13

Chilean rescue teams have raced to find survivors in mountains of rubble after a big earthquake killed more than 300 people and left scores trapped.


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.

Bachelet named head of UN Women

2010-09-14 19:04

The UN secretary general has named former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet to head a new UN Women super department handling gender equality.

Bachelet is proud of Chile

2010-03-11 18:04

Chile's outgoing president says she's leaving office proud of what her government has accomplished and is convinced the country will rise from the tragedy of the earthquake.

Chile mourns quake dead

2010-03-07 21:32

Flags have been lowered across Chile at the start of three days of mourning for the hundreds who died in last week's powerful earthquake and tsunami.

Tsunami alert rattles Chile

2010-03-04 10:58

Quake Aftershocks in Chile have sent terrified people scrambling for the hills in tsunami-prone coastal areas.

More troops for quake-hit Chile

2010-03-03 14:01

Thousands of troops have been deployed in quake-hit Chile as armed vigilantes patrolled streets in a bid to stop looters.

Looting chaos amid Chile's ruins

2010-03-02 19:59

Armed civilian defence groups and soldiers patrolled the streets of the Chilean city of Concepción after mass looting diverted the desperate race to find survivors.

Clinton in quake-hit Chile

2010-03-02 16:59

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in earthquake-ravaged Chile to offer the devastated country moral and material support.

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