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Tiger mauls zookeeper in Chile


July 31st, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, July 31 (IANS/EFE) A zookeeper was mauled and seriously injured over the weekend at Chile's Santiago zoo by a white tiger who was later killed, officials said.The attack occurred ... Read more...

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Spanish firm plans $615 mn solar energy project in Chile


May 17th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, May 17 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Eosol Energy plans to build a $615 million solar energy project in Tocopilla, a town in northern Chile.The project will have generating capacity of 192.6 ... Read more...

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Julio Iglesias kicks off concert tour in Chile


April 8th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, April 8 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer Julio Iglesias will give four concerts in Chile to promote his latest album "1", part of a tour that will take him later this ... Read more...

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Plane with eight people goes missing in Chile


March 23rd, 2012 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 23 (IANS) A small plane with eight people onboard went missing in Chile shortly after taking off Thursday, the civil aviation authority said.The plane, a Beechcraft BE300, disappeared ... Read more...

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Two banks firebombed in Chile


February 28th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Two masked people set off fire bombs Monday at two bank branches in Santiago, causing damage but no injuries, Chilean police said.A Banco Santander office and ... Read more...

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Demi Lovato to perform in Chile


January 9th, 2012 - 2:46 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) Singer-actress Demi Lovato will appear this February at the Iquique Festival in Chile, where she will share the stage with Colombian pop star Juanes.This will be ... Read more...

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Militants burn down government chopper in Chile


December 31st, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Dec 31 (IANS/EFE) Militants from the Mapuche Indian community set fire to a forest service helicopter in Chile, officials said.The attack took place at a forest service camp in ... Read more...

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Mana captivates fans in Chile


November 28th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) Mexican Latino rock band Mana appeared before a delighted crowd in this capital's La Florida stadium, giving a romantic and electrifying concert in which they reviewed ... Read more...

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Red Alert declared at Mount Hudson in southern Chile


October 27th, 2011 - 4:07 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO (BNO NEWS) -- The Chilean government on late Wednesday afternoon declared a Red Alert for the country's Aysén region after a significant increase in seismic activity at Mount Hudson.The National Office ... Read more...

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Four die in 50-vehicle pile-up in Chile


October 13th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) At least four people died and 20 were injured in a 50-vehicle pile-up on the highway linking this Chile capital with its busiest seaport, police ... Read more...

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Juan Luis Guerra brings Caribbean rhythms to Chile


October 9th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Oct 9 (IANS/EFE) Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra brought his fusion of Caribbean rhythms to the Chilean capital in a fiesta of merengue and bachata.An icon of Latin music, ... Read more...

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Volcano erupts in Chile


June 5th, 2011 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, June 5 (IANS) The Puyehue volcano in south Chile has begun to erupt, officials said.The National Emergency Office of Chile confirmed the eruption Saturday, Xinhua reported.Juan Andres Varas, governor ... Read more...

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Thousands protest power project in Chile


May 30th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, May 30 (IANS/EFE) More than 15,000 people took to the streets of Santiago to protest the HidroAysen project, which calls for building five dams in Chile's Patagonia region.The demonstrators ... Read more...

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Daddy Yankee brings high-energy show to Chile


May 15th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, May 15 (IANS/EFE) The energy of Caribbean urban rhythms resounded in the Chilean capital's Movistar Arena as Puerto Rican reggaeton star Daddy Yankee performed tropical music at its most ... Read more...

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Quake hits Chile


February 28th, 2011 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Feb 28 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted the southern region of Chile, but there was no damage or casualty, Xinhua reported. The quake occurred around 8.00 ... Read more...

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Forest fires destroy 14,000 acres in Chile


December 15th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) Nearly 14,000 acres of vegetation have been destroyed by a series of forest fires in three separate regions of Chile, authorities said Tuesday.Twelve of the blazes remain active, ... Read more...

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Earthquake rocks Chile


September 10th, 2010 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Sep 10 (IANS/EFE) A magnitude-6.1 earthquake Thursday shook three regions in central and southern Chile, causing alarm but no casualties or serious damage, authorities said. The temblor occurred at 3.28 a.m. and ... Read more...

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Trucks set on fire in Chile


August 26th, 2010 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Aug 26 (IANS/EFE) Hooded assailants intercepted two freight trucks, pulled out the drivers and set the vehicles on fire in a southern town in Chile. The incident took place Wednesday in Araucania ... Read more...

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Miners’ rescue will take months, says Chile


August 24th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) The 33 miners who have survived nearly three weeks after a cave-in at a gold and copper mine in northern Chile will have to hold out another three ... Read more...

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Gap between rich and poor grows in Chile


July 28th, 2010 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, July 28 (IANS/EFE) The gap between the rich and the poor continues to grow in Chile, with the income of the poorest of households in the Latin American nation stagnating ... Read more...

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6.2-magnitude quake jolts Chile


July 12th, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, July 12 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted the northern part of Chile, but there was no report of damage or casualties, the US Geological Survey (USGS) ... Read more...

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Bolivian priest found guilty of sexual assault in Chile


June 20th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, June 20 (IANS/EFE) A Bolivian Catholic priest has been declared guilty of sexual abuse by a court in Chile. He could be jailed up to four years, officials said, after the ... Read more...

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Murder suspect Joran van der Sloot detained in Central Chile


June 4th, 2010 - 3:18 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- A Dutch man who is the prime suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway and was being sought in connection with the murder ... Read more...

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Moderate 5.7-magnitude earthquake hits central Chile


May 22nd, 2010 - 3:10 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake shook Chile's capital on Friday afternoon, more than two months after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the country's Maule Region, seismologists said. The ... Read more...

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Pakistani man arrested at US embassy in Chile


May 11th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, May 11 (IANS) A 28-year-old Pakistani man was arrested after he entered the US embassy in the Chilean capital with traces of an explosive substance on his body, media reports said ... Read more...

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Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits quake-hit Chile


April 23rd, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck central Chile on Friday, seismologists said. There were no reports of damage or casualties.The 6.1-magnitude earthquake at 6.03 a.m. local time was centered about ... Read more...

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400,000 students back to school in Chile


April 5th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, April 5 (IANS/EFE) More than 400,000 students will resume classes Monday in schools across Chile after a devastating earthquake destroyed large areas of the central and southern regions of the country, ... Read more...

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230 protesters arrested in Chile


March 31st, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 31 (IANS/EFE) At least 230 people have been arrested during two different protests in Chile but no one was injured in the incidents, a top official has said. Ninety-seven people were ... Read more...

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Magnitude-6.2 earthquake hits Chile


March 27th, 2010 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Mar 27 (IANS/EFE) A magnitude-6.2 earthquake hit northern Chile's Atacama region, but no casualties or damage was reported. The temblor struck at 11:52 A.M. (2022 IST) Friday and its epicentre was near ... Read more...

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Strong 6.7-magnitude aftershock causes power outages in quake-hit Chile


March 16th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO (BNO NEWS) -- A very strong aftershock struck central Chile on Monday night, seismologists said, causing power outages but no aparent major damage according to Chilean officials.The 6.7-magnitude earthquake happened ... Read more...

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Blackout hits quake-hit Chile


March 15th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO (BNO NEWS) -- A major power failure left 70 percent of Chileans without electricity on Sunday night, local media reported.Greater Santiago, Valparaiso and the quake-devastated Concepcion were without electricity after a ... Read more...

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New Chile President Urges Evacuation After 7.2 Aftershock


March 11th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The aftershock which hit Chile just as the new president, Sebastian Pinera, was being sworn in was actually stronger than the earthquake which devastated the capital of ... Read more...

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Two strong aftershock earthquakes rock Chile


March 11th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- Two strong aftershock struck near Santiago, the capital city of Chile, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The first 7.3-magnitude earthquake happened ... Read more...

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Another quake strikes Chile


March 11th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 11 (DPA) Two strong earthquakes hit Chile Thursday, minutes ahead of the start of the inauguration ceremony for new President Sebastian Pinera. Initial reports said the quakes had a magnitude of ... Read more...

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Strong 7.2 earthquake hits Chile


March 11th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- A strong aftershock struck near Santiago, the capital city of Chile, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The 7.2-magnitude earthquake happened at ... Read more...

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