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Salamanders show Americas joined much earlier than thought

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 18:09

The humble salamander may provide evidence to support a controversial claim that the continents of North and South America were joined together much earlier than previously thought, scientists say.

Chris Brown cancels South American show following protests

Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012, 14:00

Chris Brown has backed out of his December concert in Guyana following local protests against his 2009 physical assault on ex-girlfriend, Rihanna.

Karnataka MLAs - junketing at a time of drought

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 04, 2012, 15:00

It`s the local variation of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Or politicians enjoying themselves while people suffer.

`Colombia now South America's No. 2 economy'

Last Updated: Saturday, September 01, 2012, 11:34

Colombia has moved ahead of Argentina to become South America's second-largest economy, the outgoing Colombian finance minister said Friday.

China, South American trading bloc eye $200 bn trade

Last Updated: Saturday, June 30, 2012, 15:50

China and South American trading bloc Mercosur pledged here to further promote economic cooperation and lift bilateral trade to USD 200 billion in 2016.

Nazi war criminals fled to S America after WWII

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 17:50

An estimated 9,000 Nazis, including Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann and Auschwitz Dr Josef Mengele, fled to South America in the aftermath of World War II post Adolf Hitler`s death.

Over 40 new species found in South American forest

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 13:11

More than 40 species of creatures that scientists believe to be new to science have been discovered in tropical forests of a tiny South American country.

Hague warns South America over Falkland Islands

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 22:02

Britain has ruled the Falklands, 290 miles east of Argentina`s coast, for more than 180 years.

UK won`t negotiate Falklands sovereignty: Cameron

Last Updated: Saturday, December 24, 2011, 09:39

Britain said Argentinian-led efforts to ban ships flying Falkland Islands flag from S American ports were unjustified.

Indian man becomes `farming king` in Argentina

Last Updated: Monday, November 07, 2011, 15:59

An Indian-origin man in Argentina, who started a peanut farm a few years back, has now grown by leaps and bounds and become an "uncrowned king" of rice, soya and corn plantations in South America.

South American ash cloud causes major disruptions

Last Updated: Friday, June 10, 2011, 08:57

Volcanic ash "is very abrasive for plane engines, and could result in very serious complications”.

Volcanic ash cloud disrupts South America flights

Last Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2011, 00:49

A vast cloud of ash spewing from a Chilean volcano disrupted air travel across much of South America, as heavy rains around the eruption site prompted fears of mudslides.