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Chile miners granted early retirement

Chile's government has granted early retirement requested by nearly half of the 33 miners who survived more than two months trapped deep underground.

Chile president backing civil unions law

Chile's conservative president proposed civil unions legislation that would give unmarried partners many of the rights now enjoyed only by married couples in the South American nation.

Chile miners attacked on first anniversary of rescue

Chile's famous 33 rescued miners have had a difficult first anniversary of their ordeal.

Chile honours trapped miners one year on

The Chilean miners who spent 69 days trapped in a copper mine yesterday marked the one-year anniversary since their ordeal began.

Video: New footage of trapped Chilean miners

New video has been released which documents the ordeal of the 33 Chilean miners stranded in the Copiapo mine last year. .

One year on, where is the fairy-tale ending for Chile's miners?

The ordeal of Los 33 began on 5 August last year. One of them, Jose Henriquez, talks exclusively to Kunal Dutta after their dramatic rescue

Hollywood for trapped Chile miners

The story of the Chilean miners who were trapped underground for more than two months is on its way to the big screen.

After 37 years, post-mortem proves Allende killed himself

Report on Allende's death was part of inquiry into hundreds of murders committed by Pinochet regime in Chile

Copa America shocks continue as Venezuela progress

Venezuela reached the semi-finals of the Copa America for the first time last night by beating Chile 2-1 in yet another quarter-final upset.

Chile tackle Venezuela in Copa América quarter-final

Chile will attempt to maintain the natural order at the 2011 Copa América when they take on Venezuela for a spot in the semi-finals.

Uruguay eliminate Mexico from Copa America to set up Argentina clash

Uruguay eliminated Mexico from the Copa America last night to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final clash with Argentina, while Chile finished top of Group C after a 1-0 win over Peru.

Rescued Chilean miners visit gala

Two of the Chilean miners who survived being trapped underground for more than two months will visit a gala for British miners today.

Manchester City pull out of Alexis Sanchez transfer race

Manchester City have pulled out of the race to sign Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez, according to coach Roberto Mancini.

Chile will allow Alexis Sanchez to travel to Barcelona

Chile coach Claudio Borghi will allow star forward Alexis Sanchez to leave the national team's training camp ahead of the Copa America to sign for Barcelona.

Udinese's Sanchez set to reject City for £32m Barcelona move

In a development destined to send a chill through any clubs seeking to make up the gap on Barcelona, the European Champions are likely to end Manchester City's pursuit of Udinese's Alexis Sanchez this week with a £32m move taking him to the Nou Camp.

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Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
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The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
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Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
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Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
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The killer instinct

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