Chile on alert as volcano roars to life

2015-04-24 06:06

Southern Chile has been placed on alert for a fresh eruption after the Calbuco volcano burst into life for the first time in half a century, forcing 5 000 people to evacuate and lighting up the night sky.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 24, 69 missing

2015-04-02 14:13

The death toll from floods devastating northern Chile has risen by one to at least 24, officials say, as President Michelle Bachelet cancelled a trip to a regional summit to cope with the crisis.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 18

2015-03-31 05:38

At least 18 people have been killed in flash floods that hit a normally arid region of northern Chile last week, and about the same number remain missing.

Quake strikes northern Chile

2015-03-28 21:47

Earthquake strikes northern Chile around 40km northeast of the city of Calama.

Chilean desert floods kill at least four

2015-03-26 19:50

Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile have killed at least four people and left 22 missing.

Chile declares red alert as forest fires rage

2015-03-24 20:36

Chile has declared a red alert for three national parks and reserves where massive wildfires are threatening forests that are thousands of years old.

Volcano erupts in southern Chile

2015-03-03 16:09

A volcano in southern Chile has began erupting forcing the evacuation of around 3 000 people in nearby villages.

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.


Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades

2015-04-23 12:12

A volcano in Chile that had been inactive for 50-plus years has suddenly erupted twice in the space of hours with tremendous force, blasting huge clouds of ash into the air and forcing the evacuation of some 5 000 people.

Chile desert floods death toll hits 23, 57 missing

2015-04-01 08:24

The death toll from devastating flash floods in Chile’s normally arid north has risen to 23 after five bodies were found, and the number of missing has surged to 57, authorities say.

Chile: 17 dead after desert floods

2015-03-30 20:13

Chile's government says 17 people have been killed and 20 are still missing after torrential rains caused flooding in a northern desert region.

Flooding in Chilean desert region kills 6

2015-03-27 08:48

Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile has killed six people and left 19 missing, officials say, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency and send in the army.

Chile declares state of emergency in flood-hit desert region

2015-03-26 09:20

Chile's government has declared a state of emergency for the Atacama desert region in the country’s north after flooding from heavy rain.

Thousands evacuated as Chile forest fire rages

2015-03-14 22:00

Firefighters in Chile are working to contain a blaze that has forced about 7 000 people to flee their homes near the Pacific coast.

Chile issues preventive alert over Villarica volcano

2015-03-03 11:28

Chile has issued an alert over increased activity at Villarica volcano. The 2 847m volcano is located in Chile's central valley about 670km south of Santiago.

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.

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