Seven police injured, 49 arrested in Chile coup commemorations

2016-09-12 21:23

Seven officers have been injured and 49 people arrested as protesters erect barricades and clash with police on the 43rd anniversary of the military coup that brought Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to power.

Chile ex-president denies Argentina bribes claim

2016-08-10 14:40

Chile's ex-president Sebastian Pinera denied accusations that he paid bribes to Argentine officials to help his former airline business.

70 whale carcases discovered in Chile

2016-07-21 15:15

About 70 dead whales have been found in southern Chile less than a year after more than 330 whales washed up in a remote Patagonian inlet.

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.


Chile manufacturing offers little hope for long-forecast rebound

2016-08-30 16:28

Chile’s economy has started the third quarter as it ended the previous three-month period, with manufacturing and mining both contracting and retail sales improving outlook.

Chilean salmon industry tries to kick antibiotic habit

2016-08-06 15:24

Chile's salmon industry, the second-largest in the world, is trying to cut back its heavy use of antibiotics, which pollute the environment and could cause new super-bacteria to emerge.

Desert telescope stakes out huge black hole

2016-06-16 21:13

First talked about more than 230 years ago, black holes have been extensively researched, frequently depicted and even featured in sci-fi films.

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.

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