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Chile leader backs civil unions

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 3:25

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera proposes legislation to grant rights enjoyed by married couples to unmarried couples, including those of the same sex.
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VIDEO: Chile marks mine rescue one year on

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 4:49

Chile is marking the first anniversary of the mine collapse that trapped thirty-three men underground for two months.
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Chile marks year since mine blast

Friday, August 5th 2011, 23:20

Chile holds a series of commemorative event to mark the anniversary of the mining collapse that left 33 men trapped underground for three months.
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VIDEO: Chilean miners still struggle financially

Friday, August 5th 2011, 10:52

One year after the mine collapsed in Chile some of the miners who stayed trapped inside for 69 days still struggle financially.
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VIDEO: Student demo in Chile turns violent

Friday, August 5th 2011, 6:47

Hundreds of people have been arrested and more than a dozen police officers injured in violent demonstrations in Chile.
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Arrests at Chilean student rally

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 22:28
related places: Santiago

Riot police in the Chilean capital, Santiago, use tear gas and water cannon to break up protests by students demanding educational reform.
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BHP says Chile strike 'illegal'

Monday, July 25th 2011, 4:02

BHP says the strike at the Escondida copper mine in Chile as 'illegal' as the stand-off with the workers continues.
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Allende shot himself, experts say

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 20:27

International experts conclude that Chile's President Salvador Allende committed suicide as his palace was attacked by Gen Pinochet's forces in 1973.
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VIDEO: Student 'superheroes' protest in Chile

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 12:53

Chilean students have been taken to the streets in protest once again this time dressed as superheroes.
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Chile president shakes up cabinet

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 8:21

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, faced with protests and plummeting polls, changes eight ministers.
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VIDEO: Clashes in Chile over striking miners

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 12:00

Clashes broke up in the Chilean capital last night between riot police and demonstrators who were supporting striking miners.
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Chilean copper miners on strike

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 6:37

Copper miners from Chile's state-owned company, Codelco, stage their first national strike in nearly 20 years.
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Priceless Spanish manuscript 'disappears'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 13:04
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Compostela, Santiago

A hugely valuable illuminated 12th Century manuscript, the Codex Calixtinus, has mysteriously disappeared from the Santiago de Compostela cathedral in northern Spain, say police.
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VIDEO: Kissing protest staged in Chile

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 12:52

Chilean students have been protesting for a fairer education system over the past few weeks but sealed their latest one with a kiss.
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VIDEO: Chile students vent their anger

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 19:32

Students in Chile clash with police after president's announcement.
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Chile offers $4bn education fund

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 10:07

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera proposes the creation of a $4bn (£2.5bn) fund to help relieve student debt and improve education.
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Argentina aid for volcano region

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 10:05
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez unveils economic measures to help the south of the country affected by volcanic ash from neighbouring Chile.
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VIDEO: Student march in Chile turns violent

Friday, July 1st 2011, 9:41
related places: Santiago

Police use tear gas to try to disperse demonstrators on the streets of the Chilean capital, Santiago, after anti-government march turns violent.
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VIDEO: Volcanic ash is turned into bricks

Friday, June 24th 2011, 19:45
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine wants to build houses for the poor with bricks made of ashes from Chilean volcano.
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VIDEO: Chile volcano still spewing ash

Friday, June 24th 2011, 3:17
related places: Puyehue

Pictures taken by a Chilean air force plane show smoke and ash are still spewing from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in the south of the country.
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Ash-hit Australian flights resume

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 0:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Flights are gradually resuming from airports across Australia after two days of cancellations caused by an ash cloud from a Chilean volcano.
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New ash cloud chaos for Australia

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 13:12
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Canberra, Sydney

Australia's two major airports in Sydney and Melbourne face up to 48 hours of disruption as the ash cloud from a Chilean volcano hits again.
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VIDEO: Ash cloud returns to Australia

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 10:35
related countries: Australia Australia

Flights in Australia are again facing a number of cancellations as the ash cloud from a volcano in Chile returns.
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Court suspends Chile dam works

Monday, June 20th 2011, 23:51

A court in Chile suspends construction work on a dam in the Aysen region of Patagonia, following objections by environmentalists.
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Shares in Chile retailer fall 65%

Monday, June 20th 2011, 19:18

Shares in Chilean retailer La Polar fall more than 65% as the company continues to be mired in an accounting scandal.
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VIDEO: Ash smothers homes in Argentina

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 7:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A large quantity of ash from a volcanic eruption in southern Chile has settled on neighbouring Argentina, causing chaos in one town close to the border.
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Unwelcome return for Chilean ash

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 18:51

After travelling right round the world, ash from a Chilean volcano returns home, disrupting domestic flights for the first time.
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Chile volcano halts Perth flights

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 8:19

Travel chaos spreads to Western Australia with flights into and out of Perth cancelled because of ash from the volcanic eruption in Chile.
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Qantas cuts growth as service hit

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 2:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Qantas airlines cuts its forecast for domestic growth as it grounds more flights due to ash from volcano in Chile.
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Chile ash cloud hits more flights

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 11:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Flights in South America, Australia and New Zealand continue to be hit by an ash cloud from a Chilean volcano that began erupting 10 days ago.
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