World's most gruelling race: Dakar 2018 route - Peru, Bolivia and Argentina

2017-11-16 07:30

The Dakar Rally returns to Peru for the first time since 2013, with the race kicking off in the Peruvian capital of Lima on January 6, 2018.

Wheels24 editor Sergio Davids is in Chile, testing the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie.

Wheels24 editor Sergio Davids is in Chile, testing the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie.

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Chile penguins win battle in war against mine

2017-10-13 08:17

They may be less than a metre tall, but they have conquered a Goliath: Chile's vulnerable Humboldt penguins have thwarted - for now at least - a billion dollar mining project in one of the country's most depressed regions.

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


Chile to ban plastic bags in coastal regions

2017-10-26 22:30

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet has signed a bill that seeks to ban plastic bags in more than 100 coastal areas in a bid to halt the accumulation of ocean plastic.

We drive the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie

2017-10-23 11:02

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its X-Class bakkie at a global debut in Cape Town earlier in July. Now, the automaker is launching the premium vehicle in Chile. Here's a recap on what it's all about...

'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.

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