An explosion due to mishandling of explosives kills two in a Copiapo, Chile copper mine. (Wikinews)
There is a further cave-in at the mine near Copiapo, Chile where people have been working since Thursday to rescue 34 miners trapped underground; work is currently suspended in an incident that is rare in that part of the world.
2010-08-8 (Context: Chile, Copiapo)
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet sends a bill to Congress for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Chile and adoption by same-sex couples, two years after recognizing civil unions for both same-gender and different-gender couples.
2017-08-28 (Context: Chile)
Four people are killed as intense rains and snowstorms hit central and southern Chile. About 3,000 people are homeless, and hundreds of thousands have lost power.
2017-06-17 (Context: Chile)
Construction begins on the European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) in northern Chile. The ELT is expected to become operational in 2024.
2017-05-26 (Context: Chile)
Millions of residents in the Chilean capital Santiago are left without access to running water after the Maipo River is contaminated by flooding and landslides. At least four people have died in the floods.
2017-02-26 (Context: Chile)