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Fear spreads as Chile rattled by strong aftershocks

Last Updated: Saturday, March 06, 2010, 15:35

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was to visit this earthquake-struck Chilean city on Saturday to assess its needs as new fears spread among Chileans following three strong aftershocks.

In quake-hit Chile, UN chief pledges $10 mn

Last Updated: Saturday, March 06, 2010, 12:30

UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrived in Chile to assess damage from a devastating earthquake and tsunami, and pledged USD 10 million in relief from a United Nation`s emergency fund.

Chilean prez pleads for calm as aftershocks sow fear

Last Updated: Thursday, March 04, 2010, 12:30

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has pleaded with Chileans to stop hoarding supplies and help with relief efforts, deflecting criticism that her govt was slow to respond to one of the world`s most powerful quakes in a century.

New tsunami alert briefly sounded on Chile coast

Last Updated: Thursday, March 04, 2010, 08:43

A new tsunami alert was briefly sounded along part of the quake-hit Chilean coast on Wednesday just four days after monster waves ravaged towns and villages, witnesses said.

Hillary Clinton visits quake-hit Chile

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 15:48

Hillary Clinton brought sat phones and offers of further US aid to quake-struck Chile on Tuesday, comforting Chilean Prez Bachelet with a hug on arrival.

Chile Quake shifted Earth`s Axis

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 13:08

The Chile earthquake may have shifted the Earth`s axis and created shorter days, scientists at NASA say.

Chile quake: Govt steps up aid as toll touches 800

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 10:50

Chile`s govt used choppers, boats to speed up delivery of food to hungry survivors on Tuesday.

Chile troops sent to quell post-quake unrest; toll at 723

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 11:13

Angry and hungry Chileans set fire to shops in quake-hit city of Concepcion as Prez Bachelet rushed 5,000 extra troops to the disaster zone to maintain order.

Rescuers dig for Chile quake survivors

Last Updated: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 20:38

Chilean rescuers used shovels and sledgehammers on Sunday to find survivors of a huge earthquake in Chile that unleashed a Pacific tsunami and triggered looting by desperate and hungry residents.

Tsunami waves hit Pacific regions after Chile quake

Last Updated: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 15:19

Tsunami waves of up to 1.5 meters (5 ft) hit far-flung Pacific regions from the Russian far east and Japan to New Zealand`s remote Chatham Islands on Sunday after a massive earthquake struck Chile, killing more than 300 people.

Chile quake looms over Hillary’s Latin America tour

Last Updated: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 12:19

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to leave Sunday for a tour of Latin America that is for now overshadowed by a massive earthquake in Chile, one of the five countries on her itinerary.

World pledges aid to quake-hit Chile

Last Updated: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 11:10

The United States and Europe vowed to provide aid to Chile, as relief workers rushed to the Western hemisphere`s second enormous earthquake in seven weeks.