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A nurse prepares a dose of Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine to inoculate people against Covid-19.(AFP)

'The right path': Chile defends Sinovac use amid fresh efficacy questions

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 04:08 AM IST
Available data shows Chinese vaccines lag behind others including Pfizer and Moderna in terms of efficacy, but require less stringent temperature controls during storage.
President Ram Nath Kovind conveyed to Piñera his best wishes for the health and well-being of the people of Chile.(ANI File Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind conveyed to Piñera his best wishes for the health and well-being of the people of Chile.(ANI File Photo)

India, Chile agree to deepen bilateral relations post Covid-19 pandemic

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 10:34 PM IST
During a telephonic conversation between President Ram Nath Kovind and Sebastian Piñera Echnique, the President of the Republic of Chile, the two countries resolved to maintain the momentum in bilateral relationship.
People clash with a riot police vehicle during a protest after a police officer shot dead a street juggler in broad daylight in the southern area of Panguipulli, in Santiago, Chile, on February 6, 2021. (Reuters Photo )
People clash with a riot police vehicle during a protest after a police officer shot dead a street juggler in broad daylight in the southern area of Panguipulli, in Santiago, Chile, on February 6, 2021. (Reuters Photo )

Police shooting sets off fiery protests in southern Chile

PTI | , Santiago
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 07:20 AM IST
A video circulated widely on social media showed an officer shooting toward the feet of the man, who was carrying and sometimes waving what appeared to be two blunt machetes used in his performance.
Research and military stations in Antarctica had gone to extraordinary lengths in recent months to keep the virus out, canceling tourism, scaling back activities and staff and locking down facilities.(via REUTERS)
Research and military stations in Antarctica had gone to extraordinary lengths in recent months to keep the virus out, canceling tourism, scaling back activities and staff and locking down facilities.(via REUTERS)

Coronavirus reaches end of earth as first outbreak hits Antarctica

Santiago | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:01 AM IST
Chile’s armed forces said at least 36 people had been infected at its Bernardo O’Higgins base, including 26 army personnel and 10 civilian contractors conducting maintenance at the base.
The image shows the last solar eclipse of 2020.(Twitter/@_yuuru)
The image shows the last solar eclipse of 2020.(Twitter/@_yuuru)

Last solar eclipse of 2020: Netizens share pictures and videos of the occurrence. They are mesmerising

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 02:45 AM IST
Last solar eclipse of 2020: Though the last solar eclipse (called Surya Grahan in Hindi) was not visible in India this Monday, you can take a look at the spellbinding phenomenon through pictures and videos shared by netizens.
The sun is seen through the clouds on the slopes of Villarrica volcano, in Pucon, Chile on December 13, 2020.(AFP Photo)
The sun is seen through the clouds on the slopes of Villarrica volcano, in Pucon, Chile on December 13, 2020.(AFP Photo)

Last solar eclipse of 2020 to occur today, will not be visible in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 12:16 PM IST
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking out the Sun’s rays and casting a shadow on parts of Earth. It occurs twice a year but can go up to five times in very rare scenarios.
People gather at Plaza Italia on the day Chileans voted in a referendum to decide whether the country should replace its 40-year-old constitution, written during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
People gather at Plaza Italia on the day Chileans voted in a referendum to decide whether the country should replace its 40-year-old constitution, written during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

Chileans vote in favour of rewriting Constitution

Santiago | By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 09:12 AM IST
The country’s Electoral Service said about 78% ballots of the 7.3 million votes counted favoured drawing up a new constitution, while just under 22% were opposed. The current constitution was ‘imposed’ by General Augusto Pinochet four decades ago.
A 'Rana del Loa' (Loa's Frog), under danger of extinction, is pictured inside a laboratory where it has been successfully reproduced, in Santiago, Chile.(REUTERS)
A 'Rana del Loa' (Loa's Frog), under danger of extinction, is pictured inside a laboratory where it has been successfully reproduced, in Santiago, Chile.(REUTERS)

Breeding of endangered Loa water frogs celebrated in Chile

SANTIAGO | By Reuters | Posted by: Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 12:06 AM IST
The Loa water frogs, a tiny and beguiling dark-spotted amphibian also known as Telmatobius dankoi, mated between Oct. 11 and 12.
The coalition - all women - called for creating a new marine protection area around Antarctica.(Pixabay)
The coalition - all women - called for creating a new marine protection area around Antarctica.(Pixabay)

All-female scientific coalition calls for protection of Antarctic Peninsula

Buenos Aires | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 11:35 PM IST
Climate change and human activity are harming Antarctica and threatening wildlife from humpback whales to microscopic algae, more than 280 scientists and conservation experts say in urging protections for the icy region.
A view of fossil remains of one of the largest and most fearsome marine predators of the Jurassic period found by scientists in the middle of the Atacama desert, Calama, Chile.(Via REUTERS)
A view of fossil remains of one of the largest and most fearsome marine predators of the Jurassic period found by scientists in the middle of the Atacama desert, Calama, Chile.(Via REUTERS)

Remains of Jurassic sea predators resembling killer whales unearthed in the world’s driest desert in Chile

By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Scientists found jaw, tooth and limb fragments of the creatures “ecologically similar” to killer whales at two sites in the Loa river basin near the mining city of Calama.
The latest sightings mark a trend as cougars descend from the desolate flanks of the high Andes down into the metropolis of 6 million residents.(Representational Image)
The latest sightings mark a trend as cougars descend from the desolate flanks of the high Andes down into the metropolis of 6 million residents.(Representational Image)

‘They are here to stay’: Cougar sightings in Chile’s suburbs increase

SANTIAGO | By Reuters | Posted by: Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 01:45 PM IST
As months of coronavirus lockdowns have stilled the urban commotion, cougars feel emboldened to forage for food in the suburbs after years of drought, scientists have speculated.
A lion is seen through a glass at the 'Buin Zoo' which is looking for sponsors to funds for food, maintenance and veterinary controls for its animals due the lockdown, during the Covid-19 outbreak.(REUTERS)
A lion is seen through a glass at the 'Buin Zoo' which is looking for sponsors to funds for food, maintenance and veterinary controls for its animals due the lockdown, during the Covid-19 outbreak.(REUTERS)

Chilean zoo looks for ‘animal godparents’ to help meet expenses

Santiago | By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 01:32 PM IST
Buin Zoo, on the outskirts of the capital Santiago, is ordinarily one of the city’s top attractions but it is struggling to stay afloat as visitors have dwindled to zero.
Dark matter is the invisible glue that holds stars together inside a galaxy.(REUTERS)
Dark matter is the invisible glue that holds stars together inside a galaxy.(REUTERS)

Scientists confounded by new findings on universe’s mysterious dark matter

Washington | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Research published this week revealed an unexpected discrepancy between observations of dark matter concentrations in three massive clusters of galaxies encompassing trillions of stars and theoretical computer simulations of how dark matter should be distributed.
A Chilean trader and so-called 'Batman solidario' (Solidarity Batman) greets a homeless man with an elbow bump while delivering charity food rations in the street.(REUTERS)
A Chilean trader and so-called 'Batman solidario' (Solidarity Batman) greets a homeless man with an elbow bump while delivering charity food rations in the street.(REUTERS)

Chilean Batman prowls streets of Santiago delivering food to homeless

Chile | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2020 11:47 AM IST
The man, who wears a shiny batman suit complete with a coronavirus-ready sanitary facemask, delivers a few dozen plates of hot food to homeless people.
Nicolas Zepeda, 29, extradited from Chile earlier in the day, was ordered detained by a judge in Besancon after hours of deliberation.(Representative image)
Nicolas Zepeda, 29, extradited from Chile earlier in the day, was ordered detained by a judge in Besancon after hours of deliberation.(Representative image)

Chilean suspect jailed in French murder case of Japanese

Besancon | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2020 07:41 AM IST
The prosecutor in Besancon, where the missing Narumi Kurosaki had been studying, said the extradition of the suspect by Chile was a “new start” for the investigation even though Zepeda refused to answer questions of the investigating judge.
A dog is checked by a veterinarian onboard the barge Chacabuco after it was rescued from the waters.(REUTERS)
A dog is checked by a veterinarian onboard the barge Chacabuco after it was rescued from the waters.(REUTERS)

Sailors spot dog struggling in waters, rescue it. The canine is now their ‘bestie’

Chile | By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 10:13 AM IST
The sailors spotted the struggling dog about a mile offshore from the bridge of their ship and sent out a Zodiac raft to pull the pooch from the cold waters of Talcahuano Bay to safety.
Researchers perform field work in Torres Del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, in this picture taken February 2020 and provided on June 11, 2020.(Credit: Felipe Trueba/ EPA/ via REUTERS)
Researchers perform field work in Torres Del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, in this picture taken February 2020 and provided on June 11, 2020.(Credit: Felipe Trueba/ EPA/ via REUTERS)

74 million-year-old mammal teeth discovered in Chile’s Patagonia

Santiago | By Reuters | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 11:47 AM IST
The small mammal would have lived in southern Patagonia during the late Cretaceous era, alongside dinosaurs, crocodiles, turtles and birds, according to an article published in the bulletin of the Natural History Museum of Chile.
Brazil is the hardest-hit country in Latin America, though the tolls are also rising sharply in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Chile.(REUTERS)
Brazil is the hardest-hit country in Latin America, though the tolls are also rising sharply in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Chile.(REUTERS)

Brazil has 3rd-highest toll; global deaths near 400,000

Hindustan Times, Rio de Janeiro | By HT Correspondent and Agencies
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2020 03:31 AM IST
Brazil reported a new 24-hour record death toll, bringing the total number killed to more than 34,000. That is behind only the US, with more than 110,000 deaths, and Britain, with over 40,200.
IMF MD said the organisation would recommend approval of Chile’s request for a two-year, $23.8 billion flexible credit line(Reuters file photo)
IMF MD said the organisation would recommend approval of Chile’s request for a two-year, $23.8 billion flexible credit line(Reuters file photo)

Will back Chile’s request for $23.8 billion flexible credit line, says IMF

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by: Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2020 05:55 AM IST
The IMF’s executive board discussed Chile’s request during an informal session on Tuesday, and Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva would endorse the step when the board meets to take a formal decision in coming weeks.
Debris believed by the Chilean Air Force to be from a Hercules C-130 military cargo plane that crashed this week and went missing, is seen in the Drake Passage or Sea of Hoces, Mid-Sea in this undated handout received on December 11, 2019. Fuerza Aerea de Chile (Chilean Air Force) /via REUTERS(via REUTERS)
Debris believed by the Chilean Air Force to be from a Hercules C-130 military cargo plane that crashed this week and went missing, is seen in the Drake Passage or Sea of Hoces, Mid-Sea in this undated handout received on December 11, 2019. Fuerza Aerea de Chile (Chilean Air Force) /via REUTERS(via REUTERS)

Chile: Plane that vanished en route to Antarctica found

Santiago | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 06:56 AM IST
An international team of searchers continued the hunt, while officials on shore said they would use DNA analysis to identify the crash victims.

Chilean Air Force says Antarctica-bound cargo plane missing with 38 on board

Santiago | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 08:38 AM IST
A state of alert was declared after communication with plane was lost, and a search and rescue team was activated.
Argentina's Lionel Messi during a Copa America semifinal match against Brazil at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte.(AP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi during a Copa America semifinal match against Brazil at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte.(AP)

Lionel Messi returns for Argentina after ban for Brazil, Uruguay friendlies

Buenos Aires | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 12:31 PM IST
The striker was handed a three-month suspension for comments he made after the game, in which he accused CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American football, of corruption.
US President Donald Trump said this week he hoped to sign an interim trade deal with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during the Nov. 16-17 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Chile.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump said this week he hoped to sign an interim trade deal with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during the Nov. 16-17 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Chile.(REUTERS)

Chile’s APEC cancellation raises new hurdle for US-China trade deal

Washington | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2019 02:44 PM IST
The White House said afterwards the United States still expects to sign an initial trade agreement with China next month, but no alternate location had yet been set for Xi and Trump to meet.
A file photo of Tottenham footballer Giovani Lo Celso.(Action Images via Reuters)
A file photo of Tottenham footballer Giovani Lo Celso.(Action Images via Reuters)

Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso ruled out until late October due to hip injury

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 09:05 PM IST
Giovani Lo Celso suffered the damage during Argentina’s 0-0 friendly draw against Chile in Los Angeles last week.
Chile's Eduardo Vargas, right, is defended by Argentina's Giovani Lo Celso in an international friendly in Los Angeles.(AP)
Chile's Eduardo Vargas, right, is defended by Argentina's Giovani Lo Celso in an international friendly in Los Angeles.(AP)

Lionel Messi-less Argentina play out goalless draw with Chile in LA friendly

Los Angeles | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 02:26 PM IST
The game was the latest instalment of an increasingly bitter rivalry between the two sides who met in both the 2015 and 2016 Copa America finals, won by Chile on each occasion.
Aishwarya Pissay won the FIM World Cup in the women’s category.(Twitter)
Aishwarya Pissay won the FIM World Cup in the women’s category.(Twitter)

Aishwarya Pissay creates history, becomes first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports

Varpalota (Hungary) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 05:56 PM IST
Aishwarya, who won the first round in Dubai and was placed third (Portugal), fifth (Spain) and fourth (Hungary) in the subsequent outings, finished with a tally of 65 points, just four ahead of Portugal’s Rita Vieira in the final overall standings for women.
Young Forward Lalremsiami in action during India’s Semi-Final match against Chile(Hockey India)
Young Forward Lalremsiami in action during India’s Semi-Final match against Chile(Hockey India)

For Olympic quest, Lalremsiami braves father’s death

New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 04:46 PM IST
The team heard news of the tragedy and rallied around the 19-year-old Lalremsiami. Chief coach Sjoerd Marijne told her she could return immediately to her family if she wanted.
Chilean officials said on Saturday that the unborn baby of a Venezuelan migrant had died while the woman waited for the appropriate visa to cross the border from Peru into Chile.(HT File (Representative Image))
Chilean officials said on Saturday that the unborn baby of a Venezuelan migrant had died while the woman waited for the appropriate visa to cross the border from Peru into Chile.(HT File (Representative Image))

Unborn baby dies while Venezuelan mother awaits visa to enter Chile

Santiago | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 09:46 AM IST
Peru last month clamped down on immigration, requiring migrants have passports and visas in order to stay in the country. The new rules have pushed some migrants south to Chile.
Argentina's Lionel Messi gets a red card during the Copa America third-place match against Chile at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(AFP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi gets a red card during the Copa America third-place match against Chile at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(AFP)

Lionel Messi needs to have more respect, says Brazil coach Tite after winning Copa America 2019

Leeds | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 04:24 PM IST
Messi was handed his first red-card in 14 years and the decision did not go well with the striker as he bashed CONMEBOL, saying the whole tournament was set up for Brazil’s win.
Google celebrates Women’s Football World Cup final with a doodle(Google screengrab)
Google celebrates Women’s Football World Cup final with a doodle(Google screengrab)

Google celebrates Women’s Football World Cup final with a doodle

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2019 03:52 AM IST
Four teams made their Women’s World Cup debut in 2019: Chile, Scotland, South Africa, and Jamaica--the first Caribbean team ever to qualify.
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