Fires destroy thousands of hectares of Chilean forest

2015-02-17 15:51

Forest fires in southern Chile have destroyed 11 200 hectares since December, the head of the country's forest authority says.

Plane carrying soccer stars found after 50 years

2015-02-09 12:28

Climbers in Chile's Andes say they have found the wreckage of a missing plane that disappeared more than half a century ago with a team of soccer stars on board.

Refuge for smuggled monkeys in Chile

2014-11-24 08:50

Elba Munoz was working as a midwife when she took in her first monkey in 1994. Then she took in another and another, and now her shelter for illegally smuggled primates in Chile has 160 inhabitants.

6.0-magnitude quake jolts Pacific

2014-11-01 19:02

A strong earthquake has jolteded the southeastern Pacific about 544km south-southeast of Chile's Easter Island.

In a first, astronomers map comets around another star

2014-10-23 09:17

Astronomers using an ultra-sensitive telescope in the Chilean desert say they have mapped hundreds of comets orbiting a star 63 light years from Earth.

New copper fabric promises germ-free environment

2014-10-06 10:27

A children's burn unit in Chile is using a newly developed copper-based material in its hospital gowns that limits the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses, creating a safer environment for patients.

Man dies handling bomb - Chilean officials

2014-09-25 20:34

Chilean prosecutors say a man has died after the bomb he was handling exploded in downtown Santiago.

Bomb rips through packed Chile metro station

2014-09-09 07:40

A homemade bomb wounded 14 people when it rocked a food court inside a packed Santiago metro station, with Chile's government calling it a 'terrorist act'.

Chile copper mine plans one-day strike

2014-08-26 20:29

Contract workers at Chilean copper mines are planning a one-day strike next month, demanding changes to labour laws, a union says.

Bachelet, Zuma want Gaza peace

2014-08-09 14:28

Hostilities between Palestine and Israel have taken centre stage when President Jacob Zuma met his Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet Jeria at the Union Buildings.


At this zoo you are encouraged to pet the ‘wild’ animals

2015-02-11 12:51

As the enormous lion prowls atop the roof of the safari vehicle delighted passengers reach out to touch him. This apparent violation of the number-one rule at most zoos, don't pet the animals is encouraged at Parque Safari in Chile.

Rising UV radiation prompts skin cancer fears in Chile

2014-11-24 14:57

Cancer experts in Chile are warning people to limit their exposure to the sun as dangerously high levels of ultraviolet radiation are expected over the next few months.

Fire in Chilean slum leaves 200 homeless

2014-11-22 07:05

Fire destroys homes in a Chilean slum leaving around 200 people without shelter in a northern city.

Refuge colonies created for bees

2014-10-30 14:42

An environmental group in Chile has started a campaign to save bees by establishing refuge reserves and promoting urban flower planting.

Nobel season opens with Snowden speculation

2014-10-06 11:53

Nobel season has opened up with speculation rife over fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's prospects for the peace prize.

Chile's carbon tax targets power sector

2014-09-28 14:45

President Michelle Bachelet has enacted new environmental tax legislation making Chile the first in South America to tax carbon dioxide emissions.

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.

Chile navy officer makes history, saying he is gay

2014-08-28 12:47

A navy officer has became the first member of the Chilean military to reveal he is gay, a groundbreaking admission in this conservative Catholic country.

Chileans adjust to new economic reality

2014-08-25 19:24

Chile's big retail firms have emerged largely unscathed from the economic slowdown, but that may change as lower consumer spending feeds through to earnings.

SA, Chile foster trade, military ties

2014-08-09 10:00

Trade, investment, and military co-operation have been discussed when President Jacob Zuma met his Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet Jeria at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

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