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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Chile

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Ireland secure impressive draw with Korea
A hard-working performance from the home side helped them secure an excellent result in their hockey qualifier.
6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off south-central Chile
The 6.2 quake struck close to the town of Concepcion, which was struck by a deadly tremblor measuring 8.8-magnitude two years ago. No injuries have been reported.
Column: We have the tech entrepreneurs - now we need to keep them here
Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy wants to press his own government to support Irish tech start-ups – without attaching too many strings.
Chile accused of airbrushing history as textbooks drop Pinochet 'dictatorship'
The country’s education minister has ruled that the rule of Augusto Pinochet is not a “dictatorship” but a “military regime”.
38 years on, Chile closes Allende case after confirming suicide
The Chilean leader was found dead while defending the presidential palace in the 1973 coup in Chile, in which General Augusto Pinochet seized power.
In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011
Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.
Conjoined baby girls separated in Chile
The Chilean twins presented a particularly difficult challenge because they were born sharing many of the same internal organs and urinary system.
Researchers release images detailing glacier's rapid retreat in Chile
The Jorge Montt Glacier is shrinking faster than any other in Chile, with its snout retreating more than a half mile between February 2010 and January 2011.
Remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to be exhumed
The poet and politician died in 1973 at the age 69 in a clinic in Santiago – but now Chile’s Communisty Party is asking for his remains to be exhumed to see if he has been poisoned.
Subdued miner Pena returns to run New York City Marathon
“I’m very fortunate to have a team of therapists, and right now I feel pretty good,” said Chilean miner who earned the nickname, The Runner.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: The fall out from the Vatican’s response to the Cloyne report; why there could be good news for mortgage holders; and what’s happening down at the Electric Picnic?
Popular TV host among 21 killed as Chilean air force plane crashes
Chilean television personality Felipe Camiroaga was flying to the island to do a program on the reconstruction of Juan Fernandez island following an earthquake and tsunami last year.
Teenager shot dead in Chile protests
A 14-year-old boy has been killed after sustaining gunshot wounds during a mass protest against Chile’s president in the country’s capital.
Nearly a year on, where are 'Los 33' now?
Lawuits, unemployment and psychological problems blight the lives of the most famous miners in the world who have struggled with fame and life outside the Copiapo mine.
Chilean copper miners' drama set for silver screen
The story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped for ten weeks last year is to be made into a major Hollywood movie.
Juego Bonito: Previewing the Copa America quarter-finals…
Will Messi show up the Uruguayans? Can Sanchez keep feeding his growing reputation? Will Brazil’s defence fail them? It’s quarter-finals time.
Juego Bonito: Sanchez the star as Chile seek to secure quarter-final spot
Alexis Sanchez added to his reputation with the equalising goal for Chile in their Copa America clash against Uruguay on Friday night.
Flights grounded as the ash cloud returns to Australia
Flights in and out of Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra cancelled as the Chilean volcano strikes again.
Chilean volcano disrupts New Zealand and Australian flights
Australian and New Zealand flights are the latest to be grounded as volcanic eruptions continue to disrupt air travel.
Argentina, Uruguay airports closed due to volcano
Airports in much of the southern part South America have been closed because of ash clouds from a volcano that began erupting nearly a week ago.
Gallery: Streets covered in ash as volcanoes continue to 'belch' in southern Chile
Volcanic ash has spread as far a Argentina where it has dropped on the streets of a holiday resort.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In your bank holiday Sunday Fix: Aer Lingus talks back on tonight; the source of the E. coli outbreak is found; Berlusconi’s ‘bunga bunga’ goes on; and did you miss the shuffle of honour for the Queen last month?
New volcanic ash cloud threatens flight disruptions (in South America)
The Puyehue volcano has been dormant for decades – and its latest eruption has forced 3,500 to evacuate their homes.
Former president exhumed as Chile aims to solve mystery of his death
Salvador Allende is officially supposed to have committed suicide during a couple 37-years ago but others believe he was killed by forces loyal to Augusto Pinochet who succeeded him and ruled for 17 brutal years.
Magnitude 6.2 earthquake shakes northern Chile
After the northern town of Putre was rattled yesterday, scientists have renewed warnings that the region is long overdue for a significant quake.
Woman makes plane bomb threat so man doesn't leave
Chilean woman could face up to 61 days in jail after she phoned in a false bomb threat hoax to keep her boyfriend from flying off to a new job.
Chilean mine collapse report blames owners
The mining accident which trapped 33 men below ground for 72 days has been blamed on poor regulation and inadequate safety measures.
2010 in Photos: February
In February the underdog won the Superbowl; Willie O’Dea resigned as Minister for Defence; and Chile was rocked by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
Chile prison fire kills over 80 inmates
Family members gather outside prison gates after blaze reportedly broke out during gang fight.
10 more Chilean miners set to leave hospital
The 33 men are believed to have made a pact to divide earnings generated by media appearances and interviews.
In pictures: the Chilean rescue, as it unfolded
The world feared they were dead – and will never forget how they lived. Relive the rescue in pictures.
Timeline of a truly great escape
One by one, the stepped into the light. A minute-by-minute account of the how the rescue unfolded.
Seeing the light: 33 miners freed after ten-week torture
They scheduled 48 hours: it took only 25 to release the 33 miners and the six rescuers who went to help them.
Haircuts and heels: Miners' wives race to look their best
As the countdown to the rescue of 33 miners begins in Chile, the men’s partners start their own preparations…
Chile: what happens next?
The countdown to the rescue of the Chilean miners is finally underway. Here’s how the next 48 hours are likely to play out.
Drill pierces roof of Chilean mine
Drill breaks through room of workshop 624m underground, meaning a rescue could be imminent.
Rescue teams hope to rescue Chilean miners tomorrow
A giant diamond-tipped drill is now just 40m away from the trapped men – but there’s new safety concerns.
First baby born to trapped Chilean miner
Some good news for miners trapped underground for 40 days.