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Chile declares earthquake emergency

Friday, September 18th 2015, 13:02

Chile's interior ministry declares a state of emergency in a central region struck by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.
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Chile quake triggers mass evacuation

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 15:36
related places: Santiago

At least 10 people have died and more than one million residents evacuated from their homes after a powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake hit central Chile, setting off tsunami waves.
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US hiker's body found in Spain

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 16:29
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States
related places: Camino, Santiago

Police in Spain say they have found the body of an American woman who went missing on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail in April, and arrest a suspect.
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Protest over 'torture ship' docking

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 21:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Dozens of people protest against the "outrageous" docking of a Chilean naval vessel, dubbed the "torture ship", in east London.
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VIDEO: Pinochet's ex-spymaster dies at 86

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 15:44

Manuel Contreras, notorious former head of Chile's intelligence services during the military government of Augusto Pinochet, has died at the age of 86.
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Pinochet's spymaster dies at 86

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 14:41

Manuel Contreras - who headed Chile's intelligence service during the Pinochet regime in the 1970s and 80s - dies in hospital, aged 86.
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More arrests in Chile burning case

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 22:41

A further five Chilean ex-army soldiers are charged over the burning of two teenagers during a 1986 protest against Gen Augusto Pinochet.
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Vidal seals Bayern Munich move

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 14:27
related countries: Germany Germany

Juventus and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal moves to German champions Bayern Munich after signing a four-year deal.
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Chile charges over burning students

Friday, July 24th 2015, 17:56

A Chilean judge charges seven former soldiers over the burning of two students during a 1986 protest against Gen Augusto Pinochet's government.
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VIDEO: Chilean judge reopens burning case

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 14:32

A judge in Chile has begun questioning seven former military officers accused of involvement in one of the most prominent cases of human rights abuse under General Augusto Pinochet's government.
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Chile judge reopens burning case

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 22:34

A judge in Chile questions seven former military officers accused over a fire attack on two students in 1986 during the government of General Pinochet.
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Chile lawmakers pass marijuana bill

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 2:15

Chilean lawmakers in the lower house approve a bill allowing the growth of marijuana for personal use.
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Argentina 0-0 Chile (1-4 on pens)

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 0:54
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Chile beat Argentina 4-1 on penalties in Santiago to win the 2015 Copa America, their first major trophy.
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Argentina 6-1 Paraguay

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 1:37
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Argentina thrash Paraguay in their Copa America semi-final to set up a final against tournament hosts Chile on Saturday.
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Chile 2-1 Peru

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 1:28
related countries: Peru Peru

Eduardo Vargas scores twice as hosts Chile beat 10-man Peru to move into their first Copa America final since 1987.
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Jara banned for Cavani incident

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 21:37

Chile's Gonzalo Jara is banned for three matches for appearing to poke his finger against Edinson Cavani's backside.
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Santiago declares smog emergency

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 11:37
related places: Santiago

Chile declares an environmental emergency in the capital, Santiago, as air pollution reaches "critical levels" ahead of the Copa America quarter finals.
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Chile woman 'bore calcified foetus'

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 10:38

Doctors in Chile say that a woman has been carrying a calcified foetus for some 50 years, in a rare phenomenon known as a lithopedion.
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Chile 2-0 Ecuador

Friday, June 12th 2015, 1:39
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Hosts Chile begin their quest for a maiden Copa America title with a 2-0 victory over Ecuador in Santiago.
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Chile law against football hooligans

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 19:44

Chile's government passes a law imposing tougher sanctions on violence and racism at football matches ahead of the forthcoming Copa America.
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Neruda death probe inconclusive

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 20:04

New tests on the remains of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda say they have found no conclusive evidence he was poisoned.
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Trapping humidity out of fog in Chile

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 23:32

The netting capturing water in Chile's desert
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Two die during Chile student protest

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 23:02

Two young men have been shot dead during a student protest in Chile, according to officials.
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Chilean leader appoints new cabinet

Monday, May 11th 2015, 16:50

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet names a new cabinet as she seeks to overcome a fall in popularity and a series of political scandals.
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Chile president asks cabinet to quit

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 5:55

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says she has asked all her ministers to resign and she will choose a new cabinet in the coming days.
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VIDEO: The row over Chile's 'abortion tutorials'

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 0:11

Chile's unusual campaign prompts intense debate
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VIDEO: Chile volcano erupts for third time

Friday, May 1st 2015, 4:04
related places: Calbuco

More than 2,000 people have been forced from their homes after Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted for the third time in eight days.
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Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts again

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 22:52
related places: Calbuco

The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupts for the third time in eight days, sending a large plume of dark grey smoke and ash into the air.
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Chile volcano prompts new evacuation

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 10:25
related places: Calbuco

As the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile again spews ash following two eruptions last week, people are evacuated from the surrounding towns.
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Chile town covered by volcanic ash

Monday, April 27th 2015, 10:18
related places: Calbuco

Residents of the Chilean town of Ensenada are trying to save their livestock and their homes after tonnes of ash from the Calbuco volcano rained down.
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