Scientists have discovered a type of nocturnal hunting spider in South America, about two inches across, that is able to steer while falling - much like a wingsuit flyer - in order to return to the tree from which it fell.
The Delhi High Court was on Friday told that when a French woman, facing extradition to Chile for her alleged involvement in the assassination of a senator there, was arrested there was no valid treaty, convention or arrangement between India and the South American country.
The United States has sent Paraguay an extradition request for Nicolás Leoz, the former president of South America`s soccer confederation, who was arrested on suspicion of racketeering in a corruption probe, Paraguay`s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
Pope Francis left for Rome on Sunday at the end of a trip to South America during which he censured capitalism, championed the rights of the poor, warned of irreversible damage to the planet and urged youths to "make a mess".
Laughing as his cap flew off in the Andean highland wind, Pope Francis flew into Ecuador on Sunday to start a "homecoming" tour of South America, where he will champion the rights of the poor and the planet.
Pope Francis embarks Sunday on an eight-day visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, three of South America`s `peripheral` countries which share common challenges in addressing poverty, inequality and the legacies of past authoritarian regimes.
An educational charity launched by Pope Francis said Thursday it will no longer accept money from South America`s football confederation until allegations of massive corruption in world football are laid to rest.
Using new three dimensional modelling, scientists have found that the giant sauropod dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus, discovered by palaeontologists in South America in 2014, was not as large as thought earlier.
The former president of South America`s football confederation fell ill and was hospitalized in Paraguay on Wednesday as US authorities sought his extradition in connection with a FIFA corruption scandal.
Hacking attacks that destroy rather than steal data or that manipulate equipment are far more prevalent than widely believed, according to a survey of critical infrastructure organizations throughout North and South America.
Cuba on Tuesday offered its "unconditional support" to Venezuela after US President Barack Obama authorized new sanctions against senior officials of the turbulent South American oil producer, Havana`s closest ally.