Chile

  • Massive 8.2 magnitude quake off Chile coast, 5 dead; tsunami warning issued 02-04-2014 07:13 AM

    Santiago: Chile's interior minister says the death toll has risen to five from a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake that struck off northern Chile hours ago. The quake forced evacuations along the country's entire Pacific coast for fear of tsunamis. Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo attributed the five deaths to heart attacks or...
  • Fabio Fognini defeats Leonardo Mayer in final on clay in Chile 10-02-2014 09:51 AM

    Chile: Top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy defeated Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Royal Guard Open clay-court tournament. Fognini had few problems with the unseeded Mayer, winning in 1 hour, 23 minutes. It was Fognini's third ATP Tour title - and all of them have been...
  • Top-seeded Fabio Fognini reaches quarter-finals in Chile 07-02-2014 10:40 AM

    Chile: Top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy defeated Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 6-4, 7-6 (0) on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Royal Guard Open. Fognini will face No. 5 Jeremy Chardy of France, who moved into the final eight by beating Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-3. 7-6(5). Third-seeded...
  • 2011 champ Tommy Robredo knocked out in Chile 2nd round 06-02-2014 12:48 PM

    Chile: Second-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain was knocked out in the second round of the Royal Guard Open on Wednesday, falling for the second time to Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4. Robredo, the 2011 champion, had a first-round bye. Defending champ Horacio Zeballos of Argentina, who beat...
  • Sixth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov ousted from first round in Chile 05-02-2014 10:19 AM

    Chile: Sixth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine was knocked out of the first round of the Royal Guard Open on Tuesday, losing to Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5. In another match featuring a seeded player, No. 8 Federico Delbonis of Argentina defeated Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-4 to...
  • Eighth-seeded Federico Delbonis reaches second round in Chile 05-02-2014 10:10 AM

    Chile: Eighth-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina defeated Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile. Paolo Lorenzi of Italy also advanced, beating Colombia's Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2, 6-1. The top four seeded players, who received byes into the second round,...
  • Chile's rescued miners to surface again in Hollywood movie 'The 33' 01-02-2014 12:56 PM

    New Delhi: Chile's rescued miners enjoyed the spotlight once again on Friday when they met Antonio Banderas and the other actors who will portray them in the Hollywood film 'The 33.' During the 2010 ordeal, the 33 miners trapped 700 meters underground drank oil-contaminated water to survive and set off...
  • Chile: 18-year-old girl arrested for selling baby on Facebook 21-01-2014 04:59 PM

    An 18-year-old Chilean girl has been arrested for selling her baby on Facebook for $ 113. The teen, Veronica Carrera Chaparro, from Maipu, Chile, was arrested alongside her mother and sister who are accused of helping her with the sale. Chaparro found out she was two months pregnant in February...
  • Pakistan to shut missions in Chile, Ireland 03-01-2014 07:32 PM

    Pakistan is shutting its missions in Chile and Ireland and will initiate a "rationalisation" of big missions to cut costs. The government is also making it compulsory for diplomats posted in non-English speaking countries to learn the local language. The steps were taken after Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif formed an...
  • 'Chile killer' Robinho gives Brazil 2-1 win 20-11-2013 10:28 AM

    Robinho came off the bench to head home the winner in Brazil's 2-1 victory over Chile on Tuesday, taking his personal tally to nine against their South American rivals and boosting his chances of playing at next year's World Cup finals. Robinho, who has now scored one more goal against...
  • Golden Lampard leads experimental England against Chile 14-11-2013 10:48 PM

    London: Frank Lampard will receive a special golden cap to mark 100 appearances for England on Friday when he captains what is expected to be a largely experimental team against Chile in a friendly at Wembley. Coach Roy Hodgson, speaking to the media at England's base at Watford, north of...
  • Gerrard and Walker to miss England friendly against Chile 13-11-2013 08:03 PM

    London: England captain Steven Gerrard and defender Kyle Walker will miss the international friendly against Chile at Wembley, according to media reports on Wednesday. Liverpool midfielder Gerrard, who has 107 caps, aggravated a hip injury during his club's Premier League win over Fulham at the weekend. Tottenham Hotspur's Walker was...
  • Injured Marcelo dropped from Brazil squad 09-11-2013 09:20 AM

    Sao Paulo: The Brazilian football federation says injured Real Madrid left back Marcelo has been dropped from Brazil's team for the friendlies against Honduras and Chile this month. The federation says the decision was made after team doctor Jose Luis Runco received a report from Real Madrid's medical staff indicating...
  • Colombia close to ending 16-year World Cup wait 10-10-2013 08:59 AM

    Buenos Aires: Colombia will end a 16-year wait for a place in the World Cup finals if they get a point when they host Chile at the Metropolitano in Barranquilla on Friday. Chile need a win in the hot and humid Caribbean port city to secure a ticket to their...
  • Chile supports India, Brazil as permanent members of UNSC 05-10-2013 10:25 AM

    Washington: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has supported India, Brazil, Germany and Japan's bid for a permanent seat in UNSC. "I think that countries like Brazil, Germany, Japan, India should be part of the Security Council as permanent members," Pinera told the popular Charlie Rose Show in an interview on the...
  • Colombia and Chile close in on World Cup qualification 07-09-2013 10:29 PM

    Baranquilla, Colombia: Colombia and Chile moved to the brink of qualification for next year's World Cup by winning key South American qualifiers on Friday, while Uruguay boosted their chances and Paraguay avoided elimination with a victory. Colombia won 1-0 at home against Ecuador and Chile completed a 3-0 home victory...
  • Chilean midfielder Vidal confident of World Cup qualifier win 05-09-2013 05:03 PM

    Santiago: Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal, who plays for Italy's Juventus, said he hopes his good form will lead to a win for Chile's national team at the 2014 Brazil World Cup qualifier. Vidal will form part of the national team lineup that will face against Venezuela Friday in the South...
  • Cardiff sign Gary Medel from Sevilla 11-08-2013 10:14 AM

    Cardiff: Newly promoted Cardiff have signed Chile midfielder Gary Medel from Sevilla for a club-record fee to strengthen their squad ahead of the club's first season in the Premier League. Cardiff said Medel has signed a four-year deal, subject to a work permit, having passed a medical exam on Saturday....
  • Chelsea sign Chilean U20 midfielder Cristian Cuevas 23-07-2013 08:06 PM

    London: Chelsea have signed 18-year-old Chilean midfielder Cristian Cuevas from O'Higgins. It was reported in South America that Chelsea offered $2.6 million for the Chile Under-20 player, but his club reported to have asked for $4 million before finally completing the deal. "I'm very happy," Cuevas was quoted as saying,...
  • Indian hockey women beat Chile, finish 7th in FIH WL 22-06-2013 05:39 PM

    Rotterdam: Indian hockey women eked out a hard-fought 2-1 win over lower-ranked Chile in a play-off match to avoid the wooden-spoon and finish seventh in the FIH World League Round 3 on Saturday. The 12th-placed Indians might be ranked six rungs above Chile (18) in world rankings, but they were...
  • Chile order evacuation around stirring southern volcano 28-05-2013 06:48 AM

    Santiago: Chilean and Argentine authorities on Monday declared a red alert and ordered the mandatory evacuation of a 25-km (15.5-mile) radius around the active Copahue volcano, which straddles the border between the two Andean nations. The volcano - located some 500 km (310 miles) south of capital Santiago, between Chile's...
  • Brazil booed by own fans in 2-2 draw with Chile 25-04-2013 10:51 AM

    Brazil were booed by their own fans after stumbling to a 2-2 draw with Chile in their first friendly at a 2014 World Cup stadium on Wednesday. The match at the newly refurbished Mineirao in Belo Horizonte was coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's last test before naming his squad on May...
  • Ronaldinho named Brazil captain against Chile 24-04-2013 10:12 AM

    Sao Paulo: Ronaldinho will captain Brazil in their friendly against Chile on Wednesday, moving into a strong position to confirm his spot in the Confederations Cup squad. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reiterated his confidence in the two-time FIFA player of the year on Tuesday, picking him to lead the team...
  • Ronaldinho in Brazil squad to play friendly against Chile 17-04-2013 09:57 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has been named in Brazil's squad for next week's friendly against Chile. His inclusion comes after an impressive display in Brazil's 4-0 win over Bolivia earlier this month, a match that marked the 33-year-old's return to the team after...
  • Pablo Neruda's bone remains to be analyzed in US 13-04-2013 01:34 PM

    Santiago: Bone remains of Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda will be analyzed in the United States as investigators seek to resolve a four-decade mystery about his death. Neruda's body was exhumed this week in an effort to discover if he died from prostate cancer or if he was poisoned by...