Chile zoo kills lions to protect suicidal man

2016-05-22 18:02

A zoo in Chile's capital says it was forced to kill two lions to protect a suicidal man who had entered their cage in front of aghast visitors.

Heavy rain leaves millions without water in Chile

2016-04-17 16:16

Four million people in Santiago are without tap water after unusually heavy rain pounding central Chile triggered landslides that fouled the city's water supply.

Chile reports its first 3 confirmed Zika cases

2016-02-03 11:29

Hours after reporting Chile's first confirmed Zika infection, Chilean authorities have listed two more cases from the virus that is spreading rapidly in Latin America

2016 Dakar Rally: Peugeot readies 'dream team'

2015-12-29 09:32

The Peugeot Total team has assembled a “dream team” in its quest for victory in the world’s toughest endurance race, writes Ferdi de Vos.

2016 Dakar Rally: Toyota SA to take on world's toughest race

2015-12-28 09:17

Giniel de Villiers, Leeroy Poulter... Team Toyota sees a number of South African motorsport veterans taking on the world's most gruelling off-road race - the 2016 Dakar Rally.

Dakar 2016: The world's toughest race

2015-12-23 10:04

The 2016 edition of the Dakar Rally promises to be one of the fastest, longest and toughest tests yet in the 37-year history of the legendary, world-renowned event.

Hundreds of whales found dead in Chile

2015-12-02 08:06

More than 300 whales have been found washed up in a remote inlet in Patagonia in southern Chile in one of the largest die-offs on record, researchers said Tuesday.

Powerful 6.9-magnitude quake shakes Chile

2015-11-11 06:26

A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile but there was no immediate tsunami alert, US seismologists have said.

9 Chilean 'miracle miners' sue lawyers

2015-11-03 11:36

Nine Chilean miners trapped underground in 2010 in an ordeal that captured world attention have sued their lawyers, accusing them of cheating them out of the rights to their story.

Thousands left homeless by giant Chile quake

2015-09-21 08:43

More than 9 000 people were left homeless after a powerful earthquake hit northern and central Chile last week, officials say, dramatically increasing previous estimates.


Heavy rains shut Chile's El Teniente copper mine

2016-04-19 11:56

Chile's state-run mining company Codelco says that operations at its El Teniente copper mine have been suspended after torrential rains over the weekend caused heavy flooding.

Storms leave three million without water in Santiago

2016-04-16 22:00

Three million people in the Chilean capital are without drinking water after heavy rain caused landslides that fouled the rivers supplying the city, officials say.

Ford Ranger V8s to take on Dakar 2016

2015-12-31 08:14

The Ford Ranger V8s built in South Africa by by Neil Woolridge Motorsport, has been taken over by DMAS South Racing, with drivers Xavier ‘Xevi’ Pons and Daniel Valdes Mas set to race them at the 2016 Dakar race.

Mini All4 Racing: The team to beat at Dakar 2016

2015-12-29 08:40

With four consecutive Dakar victories in the last five years and a strong contingent of 12 cars for the upcoming event, Mini All4 Racing is the team to beat at the 2016 Dakar Rally, writes Ferdi De Vos.

World's toughest race: Meet SA's Dakar Rally competitors

2015-12-23 12:30

'In terms of vehicles and drivers, South Africa’s involvement at the 2016 Dakar is impressive,' writes Ferdi de Vos. Meet SA's Dakar competitors.

Chile plans hydropower plant - in the desert

2015-12-11 12:48

Building a $400m hydroelectric power plant in the world's most arid desert may seem like an engineering debacle, but Chile sees it as a revolutionary way to generate green energy.

Sex abuse priest testifies in Chilean court

2015-11-12 16:03

A prominent priest who has been punished for sex abuse is testifying in a court case that three of his victims brought against Chile's Catholic Church.

Strong 6.8-magnitude quake rocks Chile

2015-11-07 16:17

A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile, but there was no tsunami alert and no immediate report of damage or injuries, seismologists have said.

Video shows pope defending Chile bishop accused of cover up

2015-10-05 05:40

A Chilean television station has aired a video that shows Pope Francis defending a Santiago bishop whose opponents allege has covered up sexual abuse by a notorious paedophile priest.

Chile declares state of emergency after quake

2015-09-18 09:08

The Chilean government has declared a state of emergency in a central region after a magnitude-8.3 earthquake killed 11 people and caused widespread disruption.

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