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Augusto Pinochets former bodyguard detained at Santiago military base

Cristián Labbé, outspoken defender of Chilean dictator, charged with conspiracy in kidnapping and homicide of 13 prisoners

Retired Chilean army colonel Cristián Labbé, an outspoken defender of General Augusto Pinochet, was arrested on Monday.

Labbé was charged with being part of a conspiracy in the kidnapping and homicide of 13 prisoners. Another nine military officials were charged, some of whom are already in custody for a variety of human rights crimes.

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UK flights hit by severe weather triggered by Hurricane Gonzalo

Heathrow airport predicts disruption as gusts hit much of BritainThousands of UK air passengers face severe travel disruption on Tuesday after flights were cancelled due to high winds and heavy rain.Heathrow staff said 10% of flights with the 20 bigges…
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Cruise ship carrying woman monitored for Ebola returns to Texas

Carnival Magic liner was turned away from Mexico and Belize Monitored passenger disembarks, drives home with husbandTexas hospital mounts #PresbyProud PR fightbackInterview: British nurse who survived Ebola Continue reading…
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Hurricane Gonzalo pounds Bermuda with 110mph winds

Tempest scores direct hit on British territory, knocking out the majority of the islands electricity but causing no fatalitiesHurricane Gonzalo crushed trees, flattened power lines and damaged Bermudas main hospital in an hours-long battering but the t…
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Jamaica bans travellers who have been to Ebola-affected nations

Colombia, Guyana and St Lucia also move to deny entry to travellers who have visited Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone Continue reading…
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Hurricane Gonzalo kills one in St Martin and grows to category 3 storm

Storm sweeps into Caribbean with greater force than expected, destroying boats and moving north-west while continuing to grow Continue reading…
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German student shot in troubled Mexican state

Incident in Guerrero comes after feared massacre of trainee teachers in the state last month Continue reading…
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Evo Morales claims victory in Bolivian presidential election

President believes he will serve third term, as exit poll shows landslide in his favour Continue reading…
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