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Two arrested in Chile over bomb threats that caused flight chaos

Chilean police arrested two men over bomb threats that grounded nine commercial airplanes in Chile, Peru and Argentina on Thursday.

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Soccer - Interim coach rings in big changes for Argentina 17 Aug 2018

BUENOS AIRES Italian-based strikers Lautaro Martinez and Giovanni Simeone are among the 20 new faces in Argentina's squad for upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) said on Friday.

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Settled Kolisi ready to lead from the front against Argentina 17 Aug 2018

DURBAN Siya Kolisi says he has settled into his role as captain of South Africa after his whirlwind appointment in June and is looking for a strong start when the Springboks host Argentina in their Rugby Championship opener at King's Park on Saturday.

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Boks, Argentina seek to prove potential ahead of World Cup 16 Aug 2018

DURBAN, South Africa South Africa and Argentina are both aiming to put behind them a disappointing few years on the international stage and seek a new beginning in their opening clash of the Rugby Championship at King's Park on Saturday.

Factbox: Rugby Championship - South Africa vs. Argentina 16 Aug 2018

DURBAN Factbox on Saturday's Rugby Championship test between South Africa and Argentina:

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Key forwards back to bolster Boks against Argentina 16 Aug 2018

DURBAN South Africa will have key forwards back from injury for Saturday’s Rugby Championship test against Argentina, and is including promising standoff Damian Willemse among the replacements for the first time, coach Rassie Erasmus said on Thursday.

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Soccer - Messi to miss Argentina friendlies in U.S. 15 Aug 2018

BUENOS AIRES Argentina captain Lionel Messi has ruled himself out of two friendlies in the United States next month, a source at the Argentine Football Association (AFA) told Reuters on Wednesday.

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PDVSA leaves its Argentine gas station chain to fend for itself 15 Aug 2018

BUENOS AIRES As Venezuela's state-owned oil company PDVSA saw its finances devastated by low oil prices and mismanagement, it funnelled millions of dollars to Petrolera del Conosur , a loss-making Argentine gas station operator it controls.

Rugby - Proudfoot relishing Argentina test for Bok forwards 15 Aug 2018

DURBAN Argentina's muscular pack will present an excellent test of South Africa's front-row form according to Springbok forwards coach Matt Proudfoot as the teams prepare to meet in their Rugby Championship opener at King's Park on Saturday.

Rugby - Underdogs Argentina hope new boys bring change of fortunes 13 Aug 2018

BUENOS AIRES A decision to ease restrictions on European-based players could be the impetus that Argentina need to reverse a long slump and finally begin to compete with the traditional powers of the southern hemisphere.

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China complains about Pentagon report, says it is "pure guesswork"

BEIJING China's Defence Ministry has lodged a complaint with the United States about a Pentagon report that said China's military was likely training for strikes against the United States and its allies, saying it was "pure guesswork".