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Mining brings Chile city riches — and fear of cancer

Antofagasta - Black dust stains the walls of the building where Jaqueline Jimenez and her children once lived in northern Chile.

At the end of the world in Chile, a culture on the brink

Puerto Williams - Just outside the southernmost settlement in the world, an 89-year-old woman is the last native speaker of her people's ancient language and struggling to ensure she does not take it to her grave.

New lung cancer detection AI technology launched

A new artificial intelligence platform, tested out in China, allows radiologists to rapidly interpret CT scans and X-rays, for the detection of lung cancer. Earlier reads of patient conditions enables treatment to be given faster.

Chile charges 16 military officials in Caravan of Death

Santiago - Sixteen retired Chilean military officers were charged Wednesday with involvement in the 1973 murders of 15 opponents of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, officials said.

Central Chile hit by 6.9-magnitude quake: USGS

Santiago - A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rattled central Chile on Monday, US geologists said. The quake, which struck at 6:30 pm (2130 GMT), was centered about 38 kilometers (60 miles) off the coast of the resort city of Valparaiso.It had a depth of 9.

6.2-magnitude quake rattles northern Chile: USGS

Santiago - An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale shook northern Chile Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey, but there was no tsunami alert and no immediate report of damage or injuries.

Chile students clash with police at demo

Santiago - Clashes erupted Tuesday as Chile's raucous student movement held its first protest of the year for free education, with students hurling stones and police firing tear gas.

Chile, China start talks to expand trade deal

Santiago - Chile and China launched negotiations Monday to expand trade ties in the face of protectionist threats from US President Donald Trump.

Planet GJ 1132b found to have an atmosphere

Astrophysicists have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet for the first time, in what is being heralded as major astronomical find.

Chile desert combed for clues to life on Mars

Antofagasta - Chile's Atacama desert may seem to contain little besides red-grey rocks and sand -- but scientists are busy searching here for clues to life in a place it much resembles: Mars.

Chile copper output plunges during strike

Santiago - Chile's mining output plunged in February because of a strike over pay at a major copper mine, an economic blow ahead of a presidential election in November, official data showed Thursday.

Chileans march to demand end to privatized pension system

Santiago - Thousands of people marched in major cities in Chile Sunday to demand an end to a privatized pension system put in place more than 35 years ago under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

World's top copper mine suspends projects over strike

Santiago - A lengthy strike at the world's largest copper mine, BHP Billiton's Escondida in Chile, forced the Anglo-Australian mining giant to suspend plans Wednesday for two major investments there.BHP Billiton, which owns a 57.

Chile's ex-president Pinera joins primary race

Santiago - Former Chilean president Sebastian Pinera entered the presidential primary race, as polls show the conservative billionaire stands a solid chance for a comeback.Pinera, who led Chile from 2010-2014, had gone back to his business empire.

Late US billionaire's record land gift lays Chile row to rest

Santiago - Douglas Tompkins's widow vividly remembers the suspicions the late billionaire raised when he started buying up land in Patagonia, the natural paradise at the bottom of South America.

Chile gets huge land donation from North Face widow

Santiago - The Chilean government has received a giant donation of private land for national parks from the widow of US philanthropist Douglas Tompkins, co-founder of the clothing brands Esprit and The North Face.

Elixir of life? Some Chileans nourishing infants with donkey milk

Melipilla - When severe food allergies kept Fiorella Fuentes from stomaching her formula -- leaving the infant on the brink of starvation -- her desperate mother turned to a curious source of sustenance: donkey milk.

Water slowly restored in Chile capital after deadly floods

Santiago - The Chilean authorities worked Monday to restore water to some 4.5 million people in the capital Santiago, whose supply had to be cut after deadly floods contaminated a major river.

Four million without water in deadly Chile floods

Santiago - Rainstorms and landslides in Chile killed four and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to four million people in the capital, authorities said.

Talks to end Chile copper mine strike postponed

Antofagasta - Negotiations aimed at ending a strike that has halted production at the world's biggest copper mine were postponed indefinitely Wednesday, the government and a union said.
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