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Vatican expels suspended Chilean priest accused of sexual abuse

Sep 17, 2018

Vatican expels suspended Chilean priest accused of sexual abuse

Chilean church authorities say Pope Francis has ordered a man accused of sexually abusing minors removed from the priesthood. The Santiago archbishop's office said Saturday the decision cannot be appealed. Cristian Precht already had earlier been suspended from priestly duties for five years after an investigation ...

Sep 6, 2018

JFA to evaluate Japan-Chile match after Hokkaido earthquake

The Japan Football Association is evaluating whether or not Friday's international friendly between Japan and Chile will take place as planned. The match, which would mark the debut of Hajime Moriyasu as Samurai Blue head coach, is scheduled to kick off from 7 p.m. at ...

Chile in shock as 10 women perish in nursing home blaze

Aug 15, 2018

Chile in shock as 10 women perish in nursing home blaze

Ten women burned to death in a blaze at a Chilean nursing home Tuesday, shocking the country and prompting a call by President Sebastian Pinera to shake consciences over treatment of the elderly. The tragedy revived debate in the South American country over the precarious ...

U.N. approves Chile's Michelle Bachelet as new human rights chief

Aug 11, 2018

U.N. approves Chile's Michelle Bachelet as new human rights chief

Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's unanimous approval as the next U.N. human rights chief on Friday sparked a sharp exchange between the United States and several key opponents over rights abuses — a foretaste of some of the issues Bachelet will confront. With a bang ...

/ Jul 17, 2018

Ex-Pinochet colonel captured in Argentina

Argentina says it has captured a former Chilean army colonel convicted of committing crimes against humanity during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Sergio Francisco Jara Arancibia was "one of Chile's most wanted fugitives over murders committed in 1973," Argentina's ministry of security and the nation ...

Astronomers peer closer than ever to 'cosmic dawn'

/ May 17, 2018

Astronomers peer closer than ever to 'cosmic dawn'

Astronomers have observed a galaxy a very distant 13.28 billion light years away, zooming in closer than ever to the "cosmic dawn" of the universe's first stars, they said Wednesday. Pinpointing this period of star birth — which gave rise to oxygen, carbon and other ...

Overproduction threatens Andes superfood haven

/ Mar 25, 2018

Overproduction threatens Andes superfood haven

From atop the Andes mountains to the depths of the Amazon rain forest 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. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids, ...