5:55 am, Sun 20 Oct 2013
Hundreds of Chileans dressed in colourful zombie costumes made up of torn clothing and wigs pulled off their best impersonations in Santiago's annual 'Zombie Walk'.
Participants, mostly young people, wore clothes splattered with red paint to signify "blood" and many put on white face paint to give off a ghastly look.
Young people dress up for the annual Zombie Walk in Santiago, Chile
The tradition of Zombie Walks started in the United States and then spread to Europe and Latin American countries. This is the fourth annual Zombie Walk in Santiago.
Streets of the Chilean Capital, Santiago, were overrun by thousands of frightening and ghoulish zombies
Hundreds walk through Santiago dressed for an annual Zombie Walk
7:39 am, Tue 28 May 2013
Evacuation near Chilean volcano
Chile and Argentina have ordered a red alert and evacuation of around 3,000 people living near the Copahue volcano located between their shared border.
Last December, Chile also issued a red alert after the volcano started spewing ash and gas, resulting in a cloud of ash almost a mile (1.5 kms) high in the Biobio region.
Copahue is one of the most active volcanoes in the region.
6:15 am, Tue 28 May 2013
Evacuation near Chilean volcano
Chile and Argentina have ordered the evacuation of around 3,000 people near the Copahue volcano, warning the Chilean volcano could erupt at any moment.
The Copahue volcano in late 2012.
The volcano, which is 310 miles south of capital Santiago and located between
Chile's Bio Bio region and Argentina's Neuquen province, has seen increasing seismic activity in recent weeks.
Chilean Interior Minister Andres Chadwick said: "This doesn't necessarily mean the volcano will start erupting.
"But according to the Sernageomin (National Geological and Mining Service), the volcano is now in a process that could culminate in an eruption, for that reason we've issued a red alert and the evacuation."
9:52 am, Tue 09 Apr 2013
US: Maggie 'champion of liberty'
Baroness Thatcher (right) visits General Pinochet (centre) when he was under house arrest.
Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images
The son of Augusto Pinochet said the former Chilean dictator had a very good relationship with Margaret Thatcher because “she recognised his capacity to govern”.
, Augusto Pinochet Hiriart said: “I think Thatcher recognised my father’s capacity to govern and that’s what made them have a very good relationship.” According to Chilean newspaper La Tercera
8:21 pm, Sun 10 Feb 2013
A 5.7 magnitude quake has shaken Chile's central region causing buildings to sway in the capital Santiago. Chile's Navy has quickly downplayed the possibility of a tsunami.
The quake struck 22 miles (35 km) southwest of Valparaiso at a depth of 21.8 miles (35 km), the US Geological Survey said.
The Chilean emergency office said the quake had not caused any injuries.
5:17 pm, Sat 09 Feb 2013
Firefighters working at the scene of a bus crash which killed 16 football fans, have said that the driver had "lost control" of the vehicle near the mountain town of Tome in Chile. Fire serviceman Roberto Araya said:
Within the bus crash site, we sadly have people who were ejected from the vehicle and their bodies are strewn about the mountainous area.
We are in the process of rescuing those bodies so that the SIA (Accident Investigation Services) along with specialists can begin the process of identifying (the victims).
5:04 pm, Sat 09 Feb 2013
Police and rescue workers have begun inspecting a passenger bus after it lost control and crashed more than 150 ft into a ravine police officials said.
Sixteen passengers were killed and 21 injured when the bus carrying fans of professional football club O'Higgins/
Credit: Reuters/Jose Luis Saavedra
The bus was carrying fans of professional Chilean football club O'Higgins, and it is believed that 16 people were killed in the crash.
The accident is thought to have taken place along Route CH-150, known as Cuesta Caracol, in Tome city near Concepcion, some 327 miles south of Santiago.
5:15 pm, Sun 23 Dec 2012
Chile is issuing a red alert for a volcano on the border with Argentina that has become increasingly active.
The Copahue volcano in Argentina's Neuquen province started spewing ash and gas yesterday and officials issued a yellow and orange alert.
Chile's emergency office ONEMI raised the alert today after it registered seismic activity and a cloud of ash almost a mile (1.5 kms) high in the Biobio region .