September 17, 2019

Chile plane crash claims 21 lives

All 21 people aboard a military plane that went missing off the coast of Chile on Friday, near the Juan Fernandez islands, are dead, Defense Minister Andres Allamand has announced. According to preliminary information, the passengers died instantly on impact. At least four bodies were found … [Read more...]

Joran van der Sloot charged with murder

Joran van der Sloot the prime suspect in the disappearance of Alabama teenager, Natalee Holloway has been arrested by Peruvian authorities have charged with murdering Stephany Flores in May 2010. Stephany Flores was found dead in van der Sloot's, Lima hotel room. Police say van der Sloot took … [Read more...]

Experts conclude Salvador Allende shot himself

A team of international experts has concluded that Salvador Allende, the former president of Chile, killed himself during the 1973 military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet, rather than be captured. While President Allende's family had always accepted the official version that he had taken … [Read more...]

Air New Zealand hits back at “malicious rumours” about ash cloud safety

Air New Zealand's chief executive Rob Fyfe has hit back at what he calls a campaign of "malicious rumours'' against Air New Zealand that have originated in Australia. Air New Zealand continued to operate most services during the two most recent ash cloud events while Jetstar and Qantas refused to … [Read more...]

Aussie flights cancelled as Chile volcano ash cloud strikes again

Air travel in Australia has been disrupted as a second cloud of volcanic ash from the Chile Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain drifts into Australian airspace. In Sydney, all domestic Qantas and Jetstar flights to and from the city from 3pm today have been suspended. All Virgin flights from 4pm … [Read more...]

Chile hit by 6.5 magnitude earthquake

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck the Antofagasta region of northern Chile today, but at this stage there are no reports of damage or injuries. The tremor struck at 12.35pm local time, at a depth of 111km and was located 89km northeast of the city of Calama, a city of 100,000 people, the … [Read more...]

Another ash cloud from Chile volcano heading for New Zealand

A new cloud of volcanic ash from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain in Chile is on its way to New Zealand. Dr Andrew Tupper from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre says the ash which is currently 2,000km south of Western Australia is headed in a north East direction. "It will obviously … [Read more...]

Old DC3 aircraft comes to the rescue for stranded ash cloud passengers

It first flew 67 years ago but a veteran DC3 aircraft is coming to the rescue for some New Zealand passengers left stranded by the volcanic ash cloud from the Chile Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano. Even Air New Zealand was forced to cancel flights today to and from Christchurch, Dunedin and … [Read more...]

Chile volcano ash cloud finally forces Air NZ to cancel some flights

The ash cloud from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano has finally forced Air New Zealand to cancel five flights involving Dunedin tonight. The airline said the cancellations were because of increased volcanic ash activity in the south of the South Island. The cancelled flights are NZ693 … [Read more...]

Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano range erupts in Chile

The previously dormant Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano range, in Chile has erupted sending dense clouds of ash and smoke into the sky in the best display by a non-Icelandic volcano this year. The Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano range is collection of four interconnected volcanoes. It is the volcanic … [Read more...]

Czech Presidents pen heist video

Video footage of the Czech president Vaclav Klaus pocketing a pen at a news conference has been a hit on Czech TV and now the internet. President Klaus was filmed taking the ceremonial pen during a news conference as part of a state visit to Chile. Alongside him is Chile's President Sebastian … [Read more...]

Obama says US backing out of Libya command role

US President Barack Obama says the United States will transfer out of its command role in the UN operation in Libya "within days". Mr Obama, speaking in Chile where he is on a hand shaking mission, was quick to point out past events in Iraq and Afgahnistan when the US had acted "unilaterally and … [Read more...]

President Obama kicks off Latin America tour in Brazil

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Brazil to start a five day trip to Latin America. The White House says the trip is aimed at building markets for US exports and extending US influence. Newswarped is not sure what anyone - even a tourist can achieve in a five day tour of Latin America. Can … [Read more...]

Two miners trapped in Chile following explosion

Two miners are trapped underground in the Chile near the site where 33 miners were rescued only weeks ago. Local authorities in the Atacama region say that at least two people are trapped in what could be an accident involving explosives at a very small mine about 50km east of the city of … [Read more...]

Trapped Miners tell of fear and despair

Trapped Chilean miner Richard Villarroel has spoken for the first time of the fear and despair among the group in the days following the mine collapse. Thinking that he would be entombed forever, Villarroel said ''We were waiting for death. We were wasting away. We were so skinny. I lost 11 … [Read more...]