Miracle crop: Can quinoa help feed the world?

2017-02-09 22:06

Scientists have unveiled the near-complete genome of quinoa, a grain cultivated centuries ago by Incas in the Andes that scientists say could help feed a hungry world.

3 things you should know about attending the Dakar Rally

2017-01-14 07:40

Sean Parker spent a week covering the 2017 Dakar Rally in Paraguay and Argentina. Here are 3 things you know about following the world's most gruelling race.

#Dakar2017: SA's De Villiers charges through Stage 7

2017-01-10 07:57

Stage 7 of the Dakar Rally proved to be a great 161km trek for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz.

Dakar 2017: Stage 5 affected by heavy rain

2017-01-09 07:48

Stage 5 of Dakar 2017 saw competitors take on the elements as rain lashed the route causing heavy flooding.

'The 2017 Dakar has a lot more bite' - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA on Stage 4 battle

2017-01-06 08:38

For Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, Stage 4 of the 2017 Dakar was an opportunity to steady the ship after the double-whammy disappointment of Stage 3.

American sets to cross Pacific in reed boat, reach Australia

2016-10-22 13:15

In the age of space travel, an American explorer is getting ready to cross the Pacific Ocean from South America to Australia using an unusual ship - a reed boat built by Bolivian Aymara Indians

Post-Rousseff Brazil face-off with leftist LatAm leaders

2016-05-15 21:01

Brazil's new interim government has dismissed "lies" from left-wing Latin American leaders who are refusing to recognise its authority and the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff.

Plane crashes into Bolivian market

2016-03-14 08:46

Police in Bolivia say a small plane has crashed into a market in a town in the country's north, killing all four people in the aircraft and injuring three vendors on the ground.

Dakar Rally: Loeb builds lead with Stage 5 win

2016-01-08 07:51

Sebastien Loeb continued to make light work of his Dakar debut by claiming his third stage win on the gruelling event.

Bolivian women arrested for alleged Facebook baby sale

2015-11-27 07:21

Bolivian officials say they have arrested two women on human trafficking charges: one for selling her baby for $250, the other for buying it after placing a 'want ad' on Facebook.


#Dakar2017: Three SA-built Toyotas in top ten

2017-01-16 11:00

The 2017 Dakar, held over thirteen days in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina, saw three SA-built Toyota Hilux vehicles finish in the top 10.

#Dakar2017: Peterhansel extends lead in Bolivia

2017-01-10 08:40

Stephane Peterhansel won the Dakar Rally special after narrowly edging Peugeot team mate Sebastien Loeb in the first part of the rain-hit seventh stage between La Paz and Uyuni in Bolivia.

#Dakar2017: Rain-plagued race sees new course for Stage 7

2017-01-09 08:35

Dakar Rally organisers have been forced to slash the seventh stage as the gruelling 9000km race continues to be plagued by torrential rain in Bolivia.

Team Toyota SA welcomes breather as Dakar 2017 reaches its midpoint

2017-01-09 07:03

With the first half of Dakar 2017 done and dusted, it was time for the race crews to catch a break at the ‘rest day’ of the 12-stage race.

Dakar 2017: Peugeot leads the way on Stage 4

2017-01-06 07:36

Cyril Despres survived off-road chaos to take his first-ever car stage win to ensure Peugeot a victory over Mini's Mikko Hirvonen during Stage 4 of the 2017 Dakar Rally.

Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

2016-08-26 07:36

Striking miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws.

Bolivian inmate kills ex-wife then buries her beneath his prison cell

2016-04-08 07:49

An inmate apparently has killed his ex-wife and buried her beneath his cell in Bolivia's largest prison, with nobody taking notice for nearly a year, officials say.

Peterhansel wins Stage 6, leads Dakar Rally

2016-01-08 22:49

Stephane Peterhansel beat Peugeot team mates Carlos Sainz and Sebastien Loeb to take the lead following Stage 6 of the 2016 Dakar Rally in Bolivia.

Turkish forces seize 13 tons of marijuana

2016-01-06 15:59

An Ankara report says Turkish forces have seized 13 tons of marijuana after conducting an operation on a ship in international waters off the Libyan coast.

Bolivia wants to ban salt from restaurants

2015-09-24 14:23

Bolivia has a novel idea to cut down the salt intake of its people who suffer from hypertension - banish it from restaurant tables.

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