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Chile court clears way to ease abortion ban.

SANTIAGO, Aug 22 - Chile's Constitutional Court on Monday approved a bill to decriminalize abortion in certain cases, a move decried by conservative opponents but hailed by Socialist President Michelle Bachelet as a victory for women's rights. The bill will allow abortion in cases of rape, threat to the mother's life or ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Chile rejects iron mine to protect endangered penguins.

The Chilean government has rejected plans for a $2.5 billion dollar iron-mining project in order to protect thousands of endangered penguins.

- RTE - IE

Chile rejects iron mine to protect penguins.

Ministers said plans to extract iron near a penguin reserve lacked sufficient environmental guarantees.

- BBC - UK

Chile rejects $2.5 billion copper and iron project; company vows appeal.

SANTIAGO - The Chilean government rejected on Monday a controversial $2.5-billion copper and iron project proposed by privately-held Andes Iron, though the company vowed to appeal.

- Reuters - US

With Court's OK, Chile Relaxes One Of The World's Strictest Abortion Bans.

Chilean lawmakers passed a bill earlier this month adding three exceptions to its ban on the procedure. Still, the bill was in limbo — until the Constitutional Court approved it as law Monday.

- NPR - US

Chile: Key Ruling to Ease Abortion Restrictions.

Expand Pro-abortion activist take part in a demonstration in front of the Constitutional Court where opposing parliamentarians presented arguments against the newly approved law that allows abortions under limited circumstances, in Santiago, Chile. The banner the activists hold reads in Spanish "For the health and lives of ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Chilean court approves limited abortion for first time in nearly 30 years.

A Chilean court lifted the country's complete ban on abortion Monday marking the first time legal abortions will be allowed since 1989.

- UPI - US

Chile rejects $2.5bn copper and iron project; company vows appeal.

The Chilean government rejected on Monday a controversial $2.5-billion copper and iron project proposed by privately-held Andes Iron, though the company vowed to appeal. Chile's Ministers' Committee, a gathering of high-ranking political officials who decide on the fate of controversial projects, pointed to numerous ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Chile rejects iron mine to protect endangered penguins.

The Chilean government has rejected plans for a two-and-a-half billion dollar iron-mining project - to protect thousands of endangered penguins.

- RTE - IE

Chile court OKs new law allowing abortions on limited basis, nixing appeal against lifting ban.

A Chilean court on Monday ruled that a law legalizing abortion in certain cases is constitutional, a win for President Michelle Bachelet's center-left coalition and ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Chile abortion: Court approves easing total ban.

News of the judges' ruling by 6-4 led to celebrations among left-of centre parties in Santiago.

- BBC - UK

Chilean Tribunal Weighs In: Some Abortions Will Now Be Legal

The Constitutional Tribunal ruled that a law that authorizes abortion in limited circumstances, such as danger to the mother’s life or rape, may take effect.

- New York Times - US

Gymnast saves herself from falling of the beam in the most impressive way possible

For us average folk, pretty much anything a gymnast does is impressive, but this girl really has us bowing down. Jordan Chiles is a 16-year-old gymnast from Washington, who is competing in the senior ranks at the national championships. It's her first time ever competing, but you wouldn't be able to guess that from the ...

- Mashable! - US

Chile eyes new shipborne long-range land attack capability

Chile may become the first South American nation to deploy a shipborne cruise missile with the capability to reach targets deep in land, as its navy is eyeing IAI/Malam's Long Range Attack hybrid missile and ballistic weapon, military sources in Santiago told Jane's . Interest in LORA,

- Jane’s - US

Chile rejects iron mine to protect penguins

Chile on Monday rejected plans for a $2.5 billion iron-mining project in order to protect thousands of endangered penguins.

- PhysOrg - NL

Chile's top court paves way for abortions in some cases

President Michelle Bachelet and women's rights groups hailed the top court's decision. Abortions will be allowed in cases of rape, risk to a mother's life and signs of fetal birth defect.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Chile court lifts complete ban on abortion

A 6-4 ruling upholds bill making the practice legal in cases of rape, non-viable fetus and threat to mother's life.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Mike Pence appears to have fallen short on a major US foreign-policy goal while in Latin America

© Colombian Presidency/AFP HO Mike Pence arrived in Colombia on August 13 to start a six-day, four-country tour. His trip was dominated by reaction to President Donald Trump's August 11 comments about a US "military option" in response to the turmoil in Venezuela. Pence was more measured than Trump when discussing the ...

- Business Insider - US

Chile court ruling ends abortion ban; new law allows in limited cases

SANTIAGO - A Chilean court on Monday ruled that a law legalizing abortion in certain cases is constitutional, a win for President Michelle Bachelet's center-left coalition and for groups that have campaigned for years against the country's strict ban.

- Reuters - US

Chilean government rejects controversial $2.5 bln copper and iron project

SANTIAGO - The Chilean government rejected on Monday a controversial $2.5-billion copper and iron project proposed by privately-held Andes Iron after a prolonged evaluation period that conservatives alleged was tainted by political decision-making.

- Reuters - US

Chilean Creator of 'Besieged,' Nicolas Acuña, to Helm Dynamo-Red Arrow Series

Besieged' creator Nicolas Acuña of prominent Chilean production house Promocine is attached to direct a series being developed by Colombia's Dynamo in partnership with Munich-based TV distributor, Red Arrow. Tentatively titled Coke Way,' the series is set against the cold war of the '50s and '60s in Chile and the rise of ...

- Variety - US

This Enigmatic Dinosaur May Be the Missing Link in an Evolution Mystery

A bizarre-looking dinosaur discovered by a young boy in Chile may be the missing link showing how members of one major dinosaur lineage evolved into a completely new dinosaur group, a new study finds. Researchers in the United Kingdom say the species, dubbed Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, explains how some theropods, mostly ...

- Yahoo! News - US

SANFIC: Andrés Lubert Gets Personal about his Chilean Dictatorship-Era Doc, 'The Color of the Chameleon'

SANTIAGO DE CHILE -Today Jorge Lubert is a camera-man and journalist who has been to some of the most dangerous places in the world to cover human rights issues. It's not the career path that Pinochet's fascist regime had in mind when they kidnapped, tortured, and brainwashed him when he was only 21 years old....

- Variety - US

SANFIC: Juan Pablo Tercenier Explains Why Making 'Sapo' Was Inevitable

SANTIAGO DE CHILE , Sapo', translated to English, literally means Toad.' In Chile the term is used to refer to private civilians who secretly worked with the country's fascist government from outside during Pinochet's dictatorship. In English we might use the title rat.' The film is a back and forth journey through the life ...

- Variety - US

SANFIC: Andrés Lubert Gets Personal About His Chilean Dictatorship-Era Doc, 'The Color of the Chameleon'

SANTIAGO DE CHILE -Today Jorge Lubert is a camera-man and journalist who has been to some of the most dangerous places in the world to cover human rights issues. It's not the career path that Pinochet's fascist regime had in mind when they kidnapped, tortured, and brainwashed him when he was only 21 years old....

- Variety - US

Fighting the vicious circlein the Golden Triangle

It took almost four hours to travel along the 160-kilometre mountainous route from Myanmar's town of Tachileik, bordering Chiang Rai, to Kengtung in the eastern state of Shan, but the officials from six neighbouring countries were determined to reach the town in a bid to launch an anti-drug centre in the state known to be a ...

- BangkokPost - TH

Trucks set on fire in southern Chile as tensions rise over Mapuche land claims

Despite an apology from the president in June, the Mapuche communities of southern Chile have many grievances over their civil rights and control of their ancestral lands. Promised land transfers have been slow.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

How Weight in Chile Became a Problem and How Nuclear Techniques Helped

About 80 million people in Latin America are covered, to one extent or another, by national nutrition programmes.

- International Atomic Energy Agency - INT

Entrepreneurs Hope Pence’s Latin America Trip Sparks Ideas

More public backing for innovation, more idea exchanges to nurture global trade and more stability. That’s what two transnational entrepreneurs hope will result from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s travels this week to Latin America, where he has promoted prosperity, security and democracy for the Americas. ...

- Voice of America - US

Chilean economic growth boosted by domestic spending

Chile's gross domestic product grew broadly in line with expectations in the second quarter of 2017, boosted by domestic spending, the central bank said on Friday, although investment continued to lag. GDP grew by 0.7% in the second quarter from the first quarter in seasonally adjusted terms.

- Mining Weekly - ZA

The mystery of the pulsating blue stars

Nuremberg, Germany Aug 14, 2017 In the middle of the large Chilean Atacama desert, a team of Polish astronomers are patiently monitoring millions of celestial bodies night after night with the help of a modern robotic telescope. In 2013, the team was surprised when they discovered, in the course of their survey, stars that ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Chilean Oscar-Winning Punkrobot to Produce Animated Series 'Guitar & Drum'

Chile's Oscar-Winning Punkrobot Animation Studio will present at the upcoming Mip Junior and Mipcom a pilot of “Guitar & Drum,” an short-format animated TV series of 40 episodes of five-minutes each. Punkrobot leapt to international recognition with its 2015 “Bear Story,' which won best animated short ...

- Variety - US

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez named in latest Chile squad despite injury struggles

La Roja head coach Juan Antonio Pizzi expects in-demand talisman to be available for World Cup qualifiers.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

SANFIC: Fernando Guzzoni Prepares First English-language Feature

Chilean filmmaker Fernando Guzzoni, whose critically lauded father-son drama Jesus' bows Sept. 1 in the U.S. via Breaking Glass, is developing his first English-language pic for Focus Features. We've been in talks since Toronto where they asked me to present them a project,' said Guzzoni. Titled People Still Die...

- Variety - US

US wants 'full investigation' into DRCongo death of UN experts

United Nations, United States, Aug 17 - The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday called for a “full investigation” into the death of two UN experts killed in March in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Michael Sharp, a US citizen, and Zaida Catalan, a Swedish-Chilean dual national, were likely murdered ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

High court weighs constitutionality of Chile's abortion bill

Santiago, Chile, Aug 17, 2017 / 02:47 pm .- After the recent passage of a bill that would allow some abortions in Chile, the country's high court is considering whether or not the bill is a violation of the constitutional protections for unborn life. Chile's constitutional court began discussion Aug. 16 on the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

BHP to spend $2.5bn to extend life of Spence copper mine in Chile

- Financial Times - US

Thrust Into Chile’s Abortion Fight, Woman Who Urged Change May See It

After Karen Espíndola had a wrenching pregnancy she was told she couldn’t end, she became an activist. Now, Chile’s constitutional court is set to rule on a law that allows abortion in some cases.

- International NY Times - US

Beyond Chile, Costa Rica and Mexico, Latin America's innovation potential is largely untapped

Santiago, the capital of Chile, is a hub for international corporate headquarters and local startups. Ariel Cruz Pizarro/Wikimedia, CC BY-SAChile, Costa Rica and Mexico were Latin America's big winners in the 2017 edition of the Global Innovation Index , which ranks the world's economies on their innovative capabilities and ...

- The Conversation - UK

Chile include Alexis Sanchez in squad for World Cup games

SANTIAGO, Aug 18 ― Chile have included Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez in their squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Bolivia, coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said yesterday. Sanchez has yet to play for his English Premier...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Thrust Into Chile’s Abortion Fight, Woman Who Urged Change May See It

After Karen Espndola had a wrenching pregnancy she was told she couldn’t end, she became an activist. Now, Chile’s constitutional court is set to rule on a law that allows abortion in some cases.

- New York Times - US

BHP will spend $2.5bn extending its Spence copper mine's life by 50 years

As copper prices rise to a near three-year high, BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, will spend $2.46bn on extending the life of its Spence copper mine in northern Chile by 50 years. BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie said the Spence Growth Option  project will create long-term value for the firm's ...

- City AM - UK

BHP to invest $2.46bn to extend life of Chilean mine

BHP has approved capital expenditure of $2.46-billion for the Spence Growth Option at the Spence opencut copper mine, in northern Chile, which will extend the mine life by more than 50 years.   CEO Andrew Mackenzie on Thursday said the SGO project supports BHP's strategy to deliver near-term, valuable copper ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Top Zambia opposition leader freed, treason charges dropped

LUSAKA, Zambia " The Lusaka high court has dropped treason charges against Zambia's most prominent opposition leader and released him from custody.The United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema had been...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Investigators likely slain by Congolese militia: UN probe

Two UN investigators killed in March likely died at the hands of Congolese militia members, a UN inquiry found, adding that further investigation will be required to "fully ascertain the identity" of those involved. Michael Sharp, an American, and Zaida Catalan, a Swedish-Chilean dual national, were found murdered in March ...

- Yahoo! News - US

This surfing school in Chile was created for kids with Down syndrome

Santiago, Chile, Aug 17, 2017 / 03:08 am .- On Sundays, Felipe Pereira is full of enthusiasm. That’s because on Sundays, the 21-year-old goes to Paradise Beach to enjoy the sea along with his friends and to learn how to surf. For children and young adults with mental disabilities, this is more than a sport. It is the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Mike Pence urges four South American nations to cut contacts with North Korea

The United States is requesting key nations in South America to join an international effort to isolate North Korea in an attempt to halt the nation's development of nuclear-tipped missiles, Pence said in a speech following a meeting with Chile President Michelle Bachalet on Wednesday, Sputnik reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Investigators likely slain by Congolese militia: UN probe

United Nations, United States, Aug 17 - Two UN investigators killed in March likely died at the hands of Congolese militia members, a UN inquiry found, adding that further investigation will be required to “fully ascertain the identity” of those involved. Michael Sharp, an American, and Zaida Catalan, a ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

News24.com | Top Africa Stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Nigeria

The MDC says Zimbabwe's international image has been tarnished by Grace Mugabe's alleged assault, and Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been released from prison and treason charges against him have been dropped.

- News24.com - ZA

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