Deadly Chile fire rages for third day

2014-04-14 18:31

Firefighters backed by police and soldiers have battled for a third day a massive blaze that killed 12 people and ravaged a huge swath of Chile's Valparaiso.

16 dead, thousands evacuated in Chile blaze

2014-04-13 19:21

At least 16 people have been confirmed dead and more than 10 000 have been evacuated after a huge fire tore through Chile's historic port city of Valparaiso.

Environmentalists lose bid to halt Chile dam

2014-04-07 08:43

A Chilean appeals court has given the green light to a $733m hydro-electric dam planned in Patagonia, resulting in an outcry from environmentalists.


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Chile's M8.2 quake not 'the big one'

2014-04-02 17:30

The magnitude 8.2 quake has killed only 6 people in Chile but seismologists say a bigger quake is likely someday.

Chile quake boosts copper price

2014-04-02 13:19

The vast earthquake in Chile sent copper prices jumping to a three-week peak as traders fretted over supplies from the top global producer.

Earthquake, tsunami hits Chile 5 dead

2014-04-02 08:18

A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 has struck off the coast of Chile, triggering a tsunami, causing landslides that blocked highways and so far has lead to five deaths.

Global warming a concern at Chile's penguin paradise

2014-03-20 13:34

Magdalena Island is a natural paradise for thousands of penguins who come every year to breed, but global warming could threaten the long-term survival of the species, say experts.

Chile hit by 6.7 earthquake

2014-03-17 15:51

Chile’s Pacific shore in the North was hit with a 6.7 magnitude earthquake and according to officials 100 000 people were briefly evacuated.

Bachelet sworn in as Chile's president

2014-03-12 06:18

Socialist Michelle Bachelet has taken the oath of office as president of Chile, returning to power after four years with a reform agenda to reduce social disparities.

Chile fossil mystery solved

2014-02-27 08:27

Scientists investigating a graveyard of marine mammal fossils near Chile's northern coast say toxins generated by algae blooms may have poisoned the animals millions of years ago.

Roma leads, Stephane to 'back off'

2014-01-17 07:43

Mini’s Nani Roma finished second during Stage 11 of the 2014 Dakar Rally and increased his overall lead over team mate Stephane Peterhansel to more than five minutes with two stages remaining.

Giniel 4th: Triumph in the dunes

2014-01-16 11:27

‘We live to fight another day.’ Toyota’s Giniel de Villiers overcame the sand dunes of Antofagasta in Chile to finish Stage 10 in fourth place and move up to fourth overall in the 2014 Dakar Rally.

Dakar: Giniel fifth after 9 stages

2014-01-15 10:16

Stage 9 of the 2014 Dakar Rally between Calama and the coastal city of Iquique in Chile on Tuesday turned out to be a lot more difficult than the SA Toyota team expected.

Frustration in high Andes for Giniel

2014-01-14 08:04

SA's Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz (Hilux) defended their third overall in the Dakar with a frustrated seventh on Monday’s Stage 8 which crossed the Andes to Chile.

Bolivians to block Dakar Rally?

2014-01-03 10:59

Aymara Indians are vowing to block 2014 Dakar Rally competitors from Bolivia's high-altitude salt flats, where President Evo Morales is hoping the world's toughest off-road race will boost tourism.


Chile fire toll: 12 dead, 2 000 homes destroyed

2014-04-14 08:45

Chile's historic Valparaiso is in flames with 12 dead, 2 000 homes destroyed and 10 000 people evacuated.

Deadly fire destroys 500 homes in Chile

2014-04-13 10:51

A large forest fire raging in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso has killed at least two people and destroyed 500 homes, officials say.

Aftershocks rattle Chile as military keeps order

2014-04-03 19:53

The Chile quakes have caused huge evacuations, leaving damaged homes, high prices and long lines.

Powerful 7.8 quake rocks northern Chile

2014-04-03 08:07

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 has rocked northern Chile, just a day after a deadly 8.2 jolt in the same region, authorities say.

After Chile quake, thousands return home

2014-04-02 15:00

Thousands of people evacuated from Chile's low-lying coastal areas have returned home after authorities called off a tsunami alarm as damage from a massive earthquake seemed mostly limited.

Chile president cautious as 8.2 quake kills 5

2014-04-02 08:40

Authorities kept hundreds of thousands of people out of their beds after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast.

8.2 quake hits northern Chile

2014-04-02 07:14

A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake has struck off northern Chile, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country's entire Pacific coast.

Kids miss school after north Chile quake

2014-03-18 18:21

Many children have stayed away from school in Chile’s northern coastal region, as aftershocks continued to rattle the area a day after a magnitude-6.7 quake.

6.7 quake rocks Chile

2014-03-17 07:44

A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake has jolted Chile's northern coast, US geologists say, generating a small tsunami and prompting authorities to evacuate three cities.

New caves found in Patagonia

2014-03-10 13:45

Chilean and French scientists have discovered a network of underground caves on a remote island in Patagonia that could provide valuable clues as to how continents were formed.

Hilux pair still positive on podium

2014-01-18 11:11

With only a 157km special of the 2014 Dakar remaining Giniel de Villiers and Dirk ovn Zitzewitz (Toyota Hilux) are fourth overall after finishing Friday’s Stage 12 in fourth place.

Dakar disgust at Mini 'podium' order

2014-01-17 06:58

Stephane Peterhansel's hopes of a 12th Dakar Rally title were crushed on Thursday when the Mini team ordered a podium sweep, a decision blasted by organsiers and the champion-elect.

Dakar: SA Toyota pair up to fourth

2014-01-16 05:16

France's Dakar Rally legend Stephane Peterhansel (Mini) took a huge step towards winning the 2014 race for a 12th time after finishing second in Wednesday's 10th stage.

Dakar: Tough Stage 9, worse on Wednesday

2014-01-14 22:15

French rally great Stephane Peterhansel boosted his hopes of a hat trick of Dakar Rally wins by winning Tuesday's Stage 9 of the race.

Dakar Stage 8: Giniel still 3rd overall

2014-01-13 22:38

Qatari driver Nasser al-Attiyah (Mini) took the honours in Stage 8 of the 2014 Dakar Rally which crossed the Andes from Bolivia into Chile on Monday (Jan13 2014).

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