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Pinera poised for presidential comeback in Chile

SANTIAGO: Chileans went to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the country's presidential election, with former leader Sebastian Pinera hoping to capitalize on his front-runner status to succeed Socialist leader Michelle Bachelet.…

Messi treble fires Argentina to World Cup as Chile exit

QUITO, Ecuador: Lionel Messi fired Argentina into the World Cup with a brilliant hat-trick on Tuesday as South American champions Chile suffered a shock elimination. Messi single-handedly resurrected Argentina's hopes in a 3-1 win over…

Magnitude 6.1 quake hits northern Chile: USGS

SANTIAGO: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile, 144 km (90 miles) southeast of Calama, at a depth of 188 km, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Saturday. The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 and…

Four dead after Chile plane crash

SANTIAGO, CHILE: A plane crash in southern Chile killed four people Sunday, according to local officials. The accident occurred near the Laquecahue airfield in the Bio Bio region at approximately 1700 GMT. Four passengers -- a woman…

Messi magic sparks Argentina, Brazil march on

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY: Lionel Messi produced a magical display to get Argentina's World Cup qualification back on track Tuesday as Brazil notched their sixth consecutive victory to put one foot in the 2018 finals in Russia. Messi curled…

6.4-magnitude quake shakes central Chile: Officials

SANTIAGO, Chile: A 6.4-magnitude earthquake of "great intensity" struck central Chile on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage, officials said. The quake, which struck in the early afternoon, shook buildings in the…