Death toll in Chile floods rises to 18

At least 18 people were killed in flash floods that hit a normally arid region of northern Chile last week, and about the same number remain missing, authorities said Monday.

Brazil unenthused despite Dunga winning run
Brazil unenthused despite Dunga winning run

Brazilian media were unenthused Monday by an eighth straight friendly success under new coach Dunga, who is steadily repairing the morale of a Selecao shattered by last July`s World Cup exit to Germany.

Ace mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu goes missing in S America, family appeals for help

Ace climber Malli Mastan Babu has reportedly gone missing from Andes Mountains in South America, triggering fears about his safety.

Chilean president describes `bleak` scene in flood-hit north

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet pointed to a "bleak" situation in the country`s flood-hit north Saturday, after deadly rains swept through the normally arid area last week.

`Another tragedy`: Rescued Chile miner loses home in floods

One of the Chilean miners who captured worldwide attention in 2010 after spending more than two months in a collapsed mine has lost everything after torrential rains struck northern Chile.

6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Chile

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile on today, the United States Geological Service said. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Pope under pressure to roll back on abuse case bishop

Pope Francis`s decision to appoint a Chilean bishop suspected of protecting a paedophile priest has alarmed the Vatican`s own child protection watchdog, its members told AFP.

Flooding in Chilean desert region kills seven

Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile have killed seven people and left 19 missing, officials said Thursday, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency and send in the army.

Four dead in Chile floods, military rescues stranded residents

  The death toll in Chile rose to four after rains battered the north and caused flooding, the government said on Thursday, while 22 others were unaccounted for as the military rescued stranded villagers.

Two dead, 24 missing in Chilean flooding

Flooding caused by torrential rains in a normally dry region of northern Chile left at least two people dead and 24 missing Wednesday, officials said.

Chile sends army into flood-hit region

Chile sent in the army Wednesday to take control after heavy rains flooded towns across the northern region of Atacama, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency.

Chile declares red alert as forest fires rage

Chile has declared a red alert for three national parks and reserves where massive wildfires are threatening forests that are thousands of years old, officials said Tuesday.

6.1-magnitude quake shakes northern Chile: USGS

The US Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has struck in far northern Chile. There were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning.

Chile wildfires damage unique flora, fauna

Massive wildfires raging in drought-stricken southern Chile have wiped out hundreds of plant species, and are now threatening animal life and a national park as well, officials warned Saturday.

Chile wildfire reported contained; many evacuees return home

A wildfire burning near the Pacific ports of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar was contained but still a threat, authorities said, as many of 7,000 people who had been evacuated began returning home.

Thousands told to evacuate as deadly blaze threatens Chile city

Chile declared a state of emergency Friday and ordered the evacuation of up to 16,000 people as a raging forest fire led to at least one death and threatened the historic port city of Valparaiso.

Assassination of senator: Bail plea of French woman dismissed

A Delhi court has denied bail to a 55-year-old French woman, who was arrested here pursuant to a red corner notice against her for her alleged role in a terror attack in Chile leading to the death of a senator in 1991.

Peru withdraws ambassador to Chile in espionage row

Peru has announced it has withdrawn its ambassador in Santiago to protest alleged espionage by Chile.

Red alert lifted for Chilean volcano

Authorities Friday lifted a red alert for the area surrounding a southern Chile volcano, whose brief but fiery eruption forced the evacuation of thousands of people amid a shower of fire and ash earlier in the week.

Robinho eyes 2018 World Cup after Brazil recall
Robinho eyes 2018 World Cup after Brazil recall

Brazil forward Robinho said he already has an eye on the 2018 World Cup in Russia after earning an international recall.