In court, Chilean denies killing Japanese student in France

Feb 15, 2017

In court, Chilean denies killing Japanese student in France

A Chilean accused of killing a 21-year-old Japanese woman in France told Chile’s Supreme Court on Tuesday that he is innocent, his lawyer said. Nicolas Zepeda Contreras appeared in court accompanied by his lawyer, responding to a summons issued after France asked to have ...

Chile holding 43 for 'possible responsibility' in deadly wildfires

Jan 30, 2017

Chile holding 43 for 'possible responsibility' in deadly wildfires

Authorities have detained 43 people suspected of stoking some of the deadly Chilean forest fires that have killed 11 people and destroyed large swaths of land, President Michelle Bachelet said Sunday. For nearly two weeks, fires have raged across seven regions in south and ...

Jan 29, 2017

Death toll climbs to 11 in Chilean forest fires

Forest fires ravaging southern Chile have now killed 11 people, President Michelle Bachelet said Saturday, as firefighters waged an all-out battle to extinguish the raging infernos. Bachelet told reporters that more than 9,000 firefighters and other responders have been enlisted to battle the fires, ...

Death toll at 10 as Chile's worst wildfires destroy town

Jan 27, 2017

Death toll at 10 as Chile's worst wildfires destroy town

Flames from one of Chile’s worst wildfires completely consumed the town of Santa Olga as the death toll from the blazes since November rose to 10, officials said Thursday. The flames engulfed the post office, a kindergarten, and about 1,000 homes in the town, ...