Argentina's government fights plague of locusts

2016-01-27 10:37

Argentina's agricultural inspection agency says it keeping up efforts to control a locust infestation threatening crops in at least 3 states.

Baragwanath: SA's quad-biking Dakar warrior

2016-01-19 09:00

'SA quad champion Brian Baragwanath honoured is the real SA hero of the 2016 Dakar Rally,' writes Ferdi de Vos.

Dakar 2016 wrap: SA's off-road heroes

2016-01-18 15:45

'The South African teams and competitors in the 38th edition of the toughest race on earth did our country proud,' writes Ferdi de Vos.

Dakar Rally: Peterhansel's victory marred by controversy

2016-01-18 09:22

While Stephane Peterhansel and Peugeot celebrates its Dakar victory, the team's historical feat has yet to be officially confirmed – depending on an appeal hearing by the FIA.

Dakar Rally: Hirovonen wins Stage 12, Peterhansel close to title

2016-01-16 06:37

Peugeot's Stephane Peterhansel closed in on another Dakar title, holding the overall race lead as Finn Mikko Hirvonen snatched victory in the 12th and penultimate stage.

Mammoth dinosaur cast goes on display in NY

2016-01-14 22:59

A cast of one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered, a mammoth 37.2m titanosaur went on display for the first time in New York.

Dakar Rally: Sainz takes control, Loeb suffers in the sand

2016-01-12 20:54

Carlos Sainz moved atop the overall standings of the Dakar Rally by winning Stage 9 as Sebastien Loeb fell further behind after struggling in sandy conditions.

Dakar Rally: Loeb leads at midway point

2016-01-10 09:07

Sebastian Loeb leads the 2016 Dakar Rally at the midway point by more than two minutes ahead of Peugeot team mate Stephane Peterhansel.

2016 Dakar Rally: WRC ace Loeb wins Stage 3

2016-01-06 07:56

Sebastien Loeb's sensational Dakar Rally debut continued when he topped the podium for the second time in two days with victory during Stage 3 of the gruelling 2016 Dakar Rally.

Pre-historic animal shell found in Argentina

2015-12-30 14:01

Experts say a passer-by has found a metre-long shell on a riverbank in Argentina which may be from a glyptodont, a prehistoric kind of giant armadillo.


Cameron: Falklands will stay British

2016-01-21 19:30

British Prime Minister David Cameron has met Argentina's new President Mauricio Macri for the first time and told him the Falkland Islands would remain under British rule, Downing Street says.

Argentina snake invasion forces beach closures

2016-01-18 21:20

An invasion of poisonous snakes washed downriver in recent floods has forced authorities to close beaches to summer holidaymakers in northern Argentina.

Dakar Rally: Baragwanath clinches Quad podium for SA

2016-01-18 09:43

Brian Baragwanath gave South Africa its second podium finish with third place in the quad category during the 2016 Dakar Rally.

Dakar Rally: Peterhansel lands 12th crown

2016-01-16 18:34

Dakar Rally legend Stephane Peterhansel celebrated his 12th title as motorbike rider Toby Price became the first Australian to etch his name on the grueling event's roll of honour.

Dakar Rally: Peterhansel leads, as Al-Attiyah wins Stage 11

2016-01-15 08:08

French driver Stephane Peterhansel was happy to concede eight minutes on Stage 11 as he retained the Dakar Rally lead and closed in on a record-extending 12th victory.

Dakar Rally: Could Peterhansel be penalised?

2016-01-14 07:15

Team Mini appealed to the FIA claiming that Dakar-leader Stephane Peterhansel refueled in an unauthorised area.

Heat too much for Dakar Rally Stage 9

2016-01-12 19:00

The ninth stage of the Dakar Rally has been cut short due to searing heat and the many difficulties encountered by competitors, reports organisers.

Peugeot dominates Dakar: Peterhansel wins Stage 4

2016-01-07 07:54

Stephane Peterhansel kept alive his bid for a 12th Dakar Rally crown by leading a Peugeot to victory during Stage 4 in Argentina.

WATCH: Dakar Rally 4x4 crashes into crowd

2016-01-04 08:24

A ten-year-old boy and his father were seriously injured when a speeding 4x4 crashed into spectators during the prologue for 2016 Dakar Rally.

South America hit by floods, drought from El Niño

2015-12-24 21:01

Some parts of South America are being hit by devastating floods, while others are affected by severe drought that experts say are caused by this year's powerful El Niño weather phenomenon.

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