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Chile cancels tsunami alert following 7.6 quake

Chile's navy canceled a tsunami alert for all of the coastline on Thursday following a strong 7.6 magnitude quake off the north of the country a day earlier. It was the strongest of several aftershocks that followed a huge 8.2

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8.2 earthquake off Chile coast sparks tsunami

A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami, causing landslides that blocked highways and leading to five deaths. Officials said the dead included people who were crushed by c

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Latam picks oneworld for global alliance

Latin American airline holding company Latam Airlines Group has confirmed its selection of oneworld as the global alliance for all its passenger airlines. The decision, announced at a meeting of the oneworld Governing Board held i

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Peru-Chile border hit by 6.2 quake

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook the border area straddling southern Peru and northern Chile early on Monday, but there were no reports of damage, the Andean neighbors' national emergency offices said.     

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Ash cloud grounds Australian flights into Wednesday

An ash cloud from a volcano in Chile has wreaked havoc on Australian flights and prompted the country's leading airline Qantas to cancel flights to and from the nation's biggest airports on Tuesday and Wednesday. Virgin Australia w

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Brazil, Chile firms merge to create largest airline

Two of South America's biggest airlines, Brazil's TAM Linhas Aereas and Chile's LAN have announced merger plans that aims to create the largest carrier in Latin America, Latam Airlines. With this merger, Latam will ha

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Tsunami hits Pacific regions after Chile quake

Tsunami waves of up to 1.5 metres (5 ft) hit far-flung Pacific regions from the Russian far east and Japan to New Zealand's remote Chatham Islands on Sunday after a massive earthquake struck Chile, killing more than 300 people. Authori

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Chile quake seen lifting copper prices

Copper prices are expected to rise when trading gets under way on Monday, lifted by supply uncertainty in the wake of the deadly 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile, traders and analysts said Sunday. The earthquake, one of the world's mo

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Russia warns of tsunami after Chile quake

Russia warned that a tsunami of up to 2 metres could hit its east coast on Sunday following a major earthquake in Chile, prompting the evacuation of residents from low-lying regions. A wave of between 1 and 2 metres was expected to hit the

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Chile quake kills 300, threatens Pacific tsunami

One of the world's most powerful earthquakes in a century that pounded Chile has killed more than 300 people as it toppled buildings and triggered tsunamis that ravaged a port town and threatened Pacific coastlines as far away as Japan. Bu

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