Chile coup anniversary leaves 14 wounded, 179 arrested

Fourteen people were wounded and 179 arrested during unrest that broke out on the 41st anniversary of the coup that brought Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to power, police said on Friday.

Five new monkey species discovered
Five new monkey species discovered

 Conservationists have discovered five new monkey species in South America that have, since, been added to the animal record books.

Rio 2016 launches volunteer programme
Rio 2016 launches volunteer programme

The Rio 2016 organising committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has launched a recruitment drive for 70,000 volunteers for the first Games to be held in South America.

Travel Oscars: Quito top South American attraction

Travelers interested in exploring the best of South America should consider bypassing predictable destinations like Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires and book a stay in Quito, Ecuador, which was named South America’s leading destination for the second year in a row at a major awards gala dubbed the Oscars of the travel world.

Seals may have spread tuberculosis to humans: Study

In a bizarre turn of events, research shows that tuberculosis likely spread from humans in Africa to seals and sea lions that brought the disease to South America.

I need a hug, says Luiz Felipe Scolari on Gremio return

Luiz Felipe Scolari said he needed a hug and some affection as the former Brazil coach returned on Wednesday to his favourite club Gremio after an 18-year absence.

PM Modi hails BRICS Bank, promises to work closely with South America

PM in his meeting with South American leaders said that in a globalised and inter-connected world, the destinies of all countries was inter-linked.

Pellegrini rejects offer to coach Brazil

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has reportedly turned down a chance to coach South American giants Brazil.

Uruguay likely to host World Cup 2030

Uruguay are favourites to host the FIFA World Cup 2030 despite the South American country`s President Jose Mujica calling the FIFA hierarchy "old sons of b*****s".

Brazil celebrates German victory as drubbing is forgiven

As Germany fired home their World Cup winning goal, the Maracana erupted. Thousands broke into song, but the chant that echoed around the stadium was in Portuguese - not German.

South America records Mars-like levels of UV radiation

Scientists have recorded the highest level of ultraviolet radiation on earth in South America -- at levels akin to what may be expected on Mars.

Germany have World Cup final edge, says Sabella

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella believes a well-rested Germany will have the advantage against the weary South Americans in Sunday`s World Cup final.

Dutch, Argentine duel stokes memories of 1978 final

Argentina and the Netherlands prepare to meet again on South American soil in Wednesday`s second World Cup semi-final, 36 years on from their encounter in the final of the controversial 1978 tournament in Buenos Aires.

European club eyes move for Ecuadorian footballers

European clubs are lining up a move for skillful Ecuadorian footballers even though the South American country failed to get beyond the group stages of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Capello out to set record straight in Brazil

Fabio Capello has vowed to learn from his bitter World Cup experience with England when he returns to the tournament as Russia coach in June.

Deadly Chilean fire `contained` but still burning

A massive blaze in the historic Chilean port of Valparaiso that killed 15 people was contained Thursday but workers need several more days to completely extinguish it.

Rio Games ramp up infrastructure investment to outstrip London

Brazil will spend USD 10.8 billion on infrastructure projects for the 2016 Rio Olympics in an effort to ensure South America`s first Games are delivered on time, organisers have announced.

Venezuela looks to South American leaders as toll hits 20

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro urged a meeting of South American leaders over the growing turmoil facing his country, where the death toll from a month of anti-government protests hit 20.

Pre-World Cup tournament is a must: Robert Baan

AIFF technical director Robert Bann has stressed on the need to organise a pre World Cup tournament in 2016 involving countries from Asia, Africa, Europe and South America as part of preparation for hosting the U-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017.

Adriano resurfaces at Paranaense for Libertadores effort

Former Inter Milan and Brazil striker Adriano, who has not played a competitive match for nearly two years, has joined Atletico Paranaense for their tilt at the Libertadores Cup this year.