The British government is not complacent about bluetongue and will take action against the disease at a very high level, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said.
Uruguayan and Argentine delegates on Saturday held a new round of talks in New York sponsored by the Spanish Crown in an effort to find a way out to the dispute over the construction of pulp mills along the river Uruguay jointly managed by the neighboring countries.
A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 hit some 500 km (300 miles) southwest of New Zealand on Sunday, but there were no reports of damage and authorities discounted the risk of a major tsunami
Magallanes Region has the fastest ageing population in Chile with 17.3% of its residents over 60 and also the highest number of single over 60 households in spite of the fact the region has the second highest per capita income of the country.
The coming Falkland Islands 2007/08 cruise ship season will be the busiest on record with an estimated 81.000 passengers expected to visit the South Atlantic archipelago beginning October 20, reports the Falkland Islands Tourist Board, FITB.
Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile, over the weekend and for another couple of days, is estimated to be in the edge of the Antarctic ozone layer hole significantly increasing risks to human beings and living things.