'Missing link' bolsters bold theory on dino evolution

2017-08-16 08:43

An oddball, vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilised remains were unearthed in southern Chile 13 years ago, is a missing link in dino evolution, researchers say.

Chile court convicts 106 of abductions in dictatorship

2017-06-03 11:36

A Chilean judge convicted 106 former secret police officers Friday over the abduction of political dissidents who disappeared under Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship.

6.2-magnitude quake rattles northern Chile

2017-04-15 21:28

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale has shaken northern Chile, says the US Geological Survey, but there has been no tsunami alert.

Chile desert combed for clues to life on Mars

2017-04-06 15:54

Chile's Atacama desert may seem to contain little besides red-grey rocks and sand - but scientists are busy searching there for clues to life in a place it much resembles: Mars.

Thousands flee central Chile forest fire

2017-03-13 17:29

A forest fire has swept through central Chile over the weekend, forcing the evacuation of 6 000 people and destroying more than a dozen dwellings, emergency officials say.

Four million without water in deadly Chile floods

2017-02-26 21:30

Rainstorms and landslides in Chile have killed four and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to four million people in the capital.

Chile wildfires destroys entire villages

2017-01-26 21:18

Forest fires in central Chile have killed seven people, displaced thousands and destroyed entire villages.

Powerful earthquake shakes Chile, tsunami alert declared

2016-12-25 18:32

A powerful earthquake has shaken southern Chile, prompting officials to order an evacuation of coastal areas to guard against a possible tsunami.

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.


Key ingredient of life found circling infant stars

2017-06-10 10:30

Two teams of astronomers say they have for the first time detected a key chemical building block of life swirling around infant stars that resemble our Sun before its planets formed.

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits off Chile coast

2017-04-23 10:23

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has rocked central Chile monitors said, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Second 'Great Spot' found at Jupiter

2017-04-11 18:23

Another "Great Spot" has been found at Jupiter, this one cold and high up.

Brazil meat imports blocked over health scare

2017-03-20 18:52

Chile and China suspended imports of meat from Brazil over a scandal that is threatening the South American country's reputation as the world's biggest beef and poultry-exporting nation.

At least 3 dead as floods cause landslides, water cuts in Chile

2017-02-27 13:11

Floods caused by Andean rainfall are causing havoc in central and northern Chile, and authorities say at least three people have been killed and several are missing.

Chile wildfires kill 10 people

2017-01-27 09:15

Raging forest fires in central Chile have killed 10 people, displaced thousands and destroyed entire villages, the government said.

Chile's worst wildfires destroy everything in their path

2017-01-24 07:33

Residents of Pumanque, a community south of the Chilean capital have lost most of their belongings and their livelihood to some of the worst wildfires in their country's history

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.

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