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Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats

Two of the planes were operated by LATAM Airlines and two by Sky, a low-cost Chilean airline, the aviation authority said. Sky also reported that a third plane it operated was prevented from taking off because of a bomb threat.

Aug 17, 2018, 08:13 AM IST

Ecuador foreign minister says UK wants a solution to Assange standoff

A British court issued an arrest warrant for Assange when he failed to surrender to the court on June 29, 2012, and the Metropolitan Police Service is compelled to execute that warrant, the London police said in May. 

Jun 23, 2017, 09:29 AM IST

Ecuador decides its future, and maybe Assange's, in runoff

Ecuador votes Sunday in a presidential runoff that will decide whether it follows Latin America's recent shift to the right, and could seal the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Mar 31, 2017, 12:01 PM IST

Several strong earthquakes rattle coastal Ecuador leaving some areas without power

Several strong earthquakes rattled Ecuador's northwestern coast in the pre-dawn hours of Monday, leaving some areas without power but with no reports of casualties.

Dec 19, 2016, 18:16 PM IST

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Peru, damages homes; no casualties

Peru lies on the so-called "Ring of Fire" -- an arc of fault lines that circles the Pacific Basin and is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Dec 02, 2016, 10:08 AM IST

Pele releases song celebrating 2016 Rio Olympics

The Olympics open August 5.

Jul 16, 2016, 23:34 PM IST

Brexit a chance for closer EU security ties: Germany

The EU should take advantage of Britain`s departure from the union to forge a common security policy.

Jul 13, 2016, 19:27 PM IST

61 migrants from Central, South America rescued in Mexico

Mexico's federal agents and marines rescued 61 Central and South American migrants during two different operations, federal and state authorities said on Saturday.

Jun 12, 2016, 09:24 AM IST

No laughing matter: WATCH national anthem blunder at Copa America Centenario

Uruguayans are the proud 15-time champions of South America, a continent which still continues to dominate the world football despite the presence of European powerhouses.

Jun 06, 2016, 07:32 AM IST

Death toll from Ecuador earthquake tops 650

Ecuador's government says the death toll from last week's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake has risen to 654 with another 58 people missing.

Apr 24, 2016, 08:41 AM IST

Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 10 in South America

The epic rainfall also has driven 160,000 people from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay, said officials.

Dec 28, 2015, 06:12 AM IST

Avian evolution linked to climate change: Study

New research led by the American Museum of Natural History reveals that the evolution of modern birds was greatly shaped by the history of our planet's geography and climate.

Dec 12, 2015, 16:11 PM IST

Peru Catholic society admits sex abuse probe against founder

A secretive Roman Catholic society with chapters across South America and in the US has revealed under pressure that a Vatican investigator is looking into allegations that its founder sexually molested young recruits.

Nov 01, 2015, 06:44 AM IST

Nearly 700 killed by Dengue in Brazil: Health Officials

 Health officials in Brazil said Tuesday a record 693 people have died so far this year after contracting dengue fever, the deadly mosquito-borne disease running rampant across Central and South America.

Oct 07, 2015, 10:25 AM IST

Colombia-FARC peace deal `within six months`: President

The Colombian government and FARC rebels will sign a definitive peace deal within six months to end their half-century conflict, President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday as the two sides announced a major breakthrough.

Sep 24, 2015, 05:29 AM IST

Meet the paragliding spiders of South America

 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.

Aug 21, 2015, 17:57 PM IST

Suicide pact with 'satanist' Facebook friend kills girl

A schoolgirl was found dead in a hotel room in the South American nation of Colombia after allegedly falling pray to satanic practices, a media report said.

Aug 08, 2015, 19:30 PM IST

No valid treaty with Chile when Verhoeven was arrested: Delhi HC told

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.

Aug 07, 2015, 19:54 PM IST

Paraguay says US seeking extradition of ex-South America soccer chief

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 corrupt

Jul 24, 2015, 10:28 AM IST

Pope Francis jokes he doesn`t `do drugs`

Pope Francis on Monday joked that he did not have to "take drugs" when questioned by a journalist as to the secret of his energy during a whirlwind tour of three Latin American countries.

Jul 13, 2015, 23:31 PM IST