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WATCH: Tornadoes wreak havoc in Chile

2019-06-01 17:43

House are destroyed, power lines cut and vehicles damaged as unusual weather hits the country.

WRC: Tanak takes early lead in first Chile rally

2019-05-11 13:36

Estonian Ott Tanak took early command of the inaugural Rally of Chile when he led Sebastien Ogier by 6.1 seconds after three stages.

WATCH: Chile's pine forests: A botanical dinosaur bound for extinction?

2018-12-11 12:36

In Quinquen, an indigenous community in southern Chile, Ricardo Melinir shows off a forest of Chilean pine trees – the araucaria araucana, a "living fossil" seen as sacred by several local tribes.

WATCH: Whale rescued from fishing net in Chile

2018-08-15 19:56

A navy ship travelled for three and a half hours to help a whale badly tangled in a fishing net.

UN assembly confirms Chile's Bachelet as UN rights chief

2018-08-10 17:40

The UN General Assembly approved the appointment of Chile's former president Michelle Bachelet to be the world body's next human rights chief.

Chile investigating 158 in Catholic Church over sex abuse

2018-07-24 06:47

Chile is now investigating 158 members of the country's embattled Catholic Church - both clergymen and lay people - for perpetrating or concealing the sexual abuse of children and adults.

Chile authorities raid sites linked to church sex abuse

2018-06-14 07:46

Police have seized church files in raids in Santiago and Rancagua, as the Catholic Church scrambled to try to put a better face on a sex abuse scandal that has rocked Chile.

Datatec to fork out $20.8m for Chilean ICT firm

2018-05-15 16:01

Multinational ICT group Datatec’s subsidiary Logicalis plans to acquire Chilean ICT services and solutions provider, Coasin Chile SA, for up to US$20.8m in cash.

Conservative billionaire Pinera sworn in as president of Chile

2018-03-12 09:51

Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera has been sworn in to his second term as president of Chile, replacing socialist Michelle Bachelet.

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

2018-01-19 11:06

Victims of a notorious Chilean pedophile priest are outraged that Pope Francis accused them of slander.

 

Germany to pay $11 000 each to Chile Nazi sect victims

2019-05-18 09:49

Germany said it would pay compensation of up to 10 000 euros ($11 000) each to victims of the former Nazi paedophile sect "Colonia Dignidad" in Chile.

5-year-old dies after falling from 10th floor while pretending to be Superman

2019-01-13 15:10

A five-year-old boy dressed as Superman died after falling from a 10th-floor window, while pretending to be the superhero.

Chile's congress passes 'historic' gender identity law

2018-09-13 16:50

Chile's lawmakers approved legislation to make it easier for citizens to change gender information.

10 people killed in nursing home fire - Chile

2018-08-15 05:14

Chilean authorities say that at least 10 elderly people have been killed as a fire swept through a nursing home.

WATCH: Orange alert for the world's most active volcanic chain

2018-08-06 21:02

Living in the shadow of active volcanos means a constant need to keep the public informed and aware.

Chilean priest accused of sexually abusing minors arrested

2018-07-13 14:03

Authorities in Chile have arrested a priest accused of sexually abusing minors in the latest turn of a scandal engulfing the country's Roman Catholic Church for having covered up abuses for decades.

Pope accuses Chile bishops of destroying sex abuse evidence

2018-05-18 23:00

Pope Francis has accused Chile's bishops of destroying evidence of sex crimes, pressuring church lawyers to minimise accusations and of "grave negligence" in protecting children from pedophile priests.

Overproduction threatens Andes super food haven

2018-03-26 20:15

From atop the Andes mountains to the depths of the Amazon rainforest and frigid Patagonia, indigenous people have long eaten quinoa, camu camu and calafate, a healthy diet that has become a global phenomenon now threatened by overproduction.

Vatican tries to defuse scandal, says pope meets victims

2018-02-15 17:58

The Vatican is confirming that Pope Francis frequently meets with victims of sex abuse, seeking to defuse a mounting scandal over his unbridled support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

2018-01-18 22:20

Pope Francis has performed the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants on a flight in Chile.

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