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Work under way for exhuming poet Neruda's remains
Work under way for exhuming poet Neruda's remains

Experts on Sunday started work on opening the tomb of Chilean Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, to uncover his remains and determine if he died of cancer or was poisoned.

Work under way for exhuming poet Neruda's remains
Chilean poet Neruda to be exhumed Monday
Chilean poet Neruda to be exhumed Monday

The remains of Chilean Nobel prize winning poet Pablo Neruda will be exhumed Monday to determine if he died of cancer or was poisoned.

Chilean poet Neruda to be exhumed Monday
Chile's Bachelet announces re-election bid
Chile's Bachelet announces re-election bid

Popular former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet announced late Wednesday that she is running in November 17 election.

Chile's Bachelet announces re-election bid
Chile's former President and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet. ©REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Bachelet leaves UN to head back to Chile

Michelle Bachelet announced Friday that she is quitting as head of the UN women's agency amid mounting speculation that she will stand for a new term as president of Chile in November elections.

Bachelet leaves UN to head back to Chile
World's largest ground-based space array to open in Chile
World's largest ground-based space array to open in Chile

In a super-arid desert at an altitude of 5,000 meters, with almost no humidity or vegetation, the world's largest ground-based astronomy project opens for business Wednesday ready to probe the universe with unprecedented might.

World's largest ground-based space array to open in Chile
Chilean poet Neruda to be exhumed April 8
Chilean poet Neruda to be exhumed April 8

The remains of Chilean Nobel prize winning poet Pablo Neruda will be exhumed on April 8 to determine if he died of cancer or was poisoned.

Chilean poet Neruda to be exhumed April 8
Scientists spot birth of giant planet
Scientists spot birth of giant planet

Astronomers using a powerful telescope in southern Chile have captured the first direct image of a protoplanet forming around another star, still embedded in thick gas and dust.

Scientists spot birth of giant planet
Films from Iran, Chile, Romania lead pack for Berlin prizes
Films from Iran, Chile, Romania lead pack for Berlin prizes

A Chilean feel-good movie about ageing, a picture made in secret by Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi and a drama about Romania's new rich were the odds-on favourites for prizes Saturday at the Berlin film festival.

Films from Iran, Chile, Romania lead pack for Berlin prizes
6.7 magnitude quake hits northern Chile: USGS
6.7 magnitude quake hits northern Chile: USGS

A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted northern Chile on Wednesday, killing a woman, knocking out electricity and phone services, and sending panicked residents running into the streets.

6.7 magnitude quake hits northern Chile: USGS
LatAm leaders open summit, noting Chavez's absence
LatAm leaders open summit, noting Chavez's absence

After wrapping up talks with their European counterparts, Latin American leaders on Sunday opened their own summit here, with the event notable for the absence of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

LatAm leaders open summit, noting Chavez's absence
Latin America, Europe open summit to boost trade
Latin America, Europe open summit to boost trade

Latin American and European leaders open a two-day summit here Saturday to give a fresh impetus to efforts to seal a free trade agreement between their two blocs.

Latin America, Europe open summit to boost trade
Chile volcano alert raised
Chile volcano alert raised

Chile issued a top-level red alert Sunday for its Copahue volcano, in the south on the Andean border with Argentina, as it rumbled to register a greater potential threat.

Chile volcano alert raised
Joe Allbritton. Photo courtesy of politico.com
US financier tied to Pinochet money laundering dies

Texas financier and media magnate Joe Allbritton, who lost the scandal-racked Riggs bank to a hostile takeover after it was fined for helping Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet launder money, has died at the age of 87.

US financier tied to Pinochet money laundering dies
A human rights activist holds up a portrait of late former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. ©REUTERS
Pinochet knew details of rights abuses: ex-judge

Late Chilean general Augusto Pinochet was well aware of crimes committed by his secret police during the country's military dictatorship.

Pinochet knew details of rights abuses: ex-judge
Chilean senate approves controversial fishing law
Chilean senate approves controversial fishing law

Chile's senate approved a proposed new fisheries law Thursday amid opposition criticism that it would award fishing concessions to just a few families.

Chilean senate approves controversial fishing law
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Scientists record most powerful quasar blast ever

US astronomers have detected the most powerful blast from a quasar ever recorded, offering the first proof of important theories about why the universe is shaped the way it is.

Scientists record most powerful quasar blast ever
Solar vehicles in Chile race across world's driest desert
Solar vehicles in Chile race across world's driest desert

Fifteen solar panel vehicles, some that look like small space ships, raced across Chile's Atacama desert Friday as part of a contest to build low-cost environmentally-friendly cars.

Solar vehicles in Chile race across world's driest desert
Telescope. Photo courtesy of news.cornell.edu
Giant Chile telescope spots unique spiral structure

Astronomers using a powerful Chile-based telescope on Wednesday released a rare image of a spiral shell of cosmic dust and gas surrounding a red giant star.

Giant Chile telescope spots unique spiral structure
Ancient star retains oddly youthful glow
Ancient star retains oddly youthful glow

Scientists using a high-powered telescope in Chile have discovered an ancient star that seems oddly impervious to aging.

Ancient star retains oddly youthful glow
Tensions set to cloud APEC summit
Tensions set to cloud APEC summit

Asia-Pacific leaders gather in Russia's far east this weekend for talks aimed at promoting trade but territorial disputes and other regional tensions may cloud the event.

Tensions set to cloud APEC summit