Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters Nov 12, 2019 0 522 12345 Santiago: Chile has announced it will move to draft a new constitution and replace one dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship -- a key demand of protesters who have rocked the country for three weeks.The new constitution will be drafted by a body called a constituent assembly and then put to a referendum for ratification, Interior Minister Gonzalo Blumel said Sunday.Blumel made the announcement after meeting with a coalition of center-right and right-wing parties, which had been reluctant to change the constitution inherited from the era of the US-backed general Pinochet (1973-1990).The government was in the process of preparing “a draft amendment of the constitution,” President Sebastian Pinera said in an interview by the daily El Mercurio. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES DEADLY ‘BIN LADEN’ CAUGHT IN INDIA Nov 12, 2019 0 203 Kartarpur Corridor opening a step towards regional peace, says Pakistani president Nov 12, 2019 0 946 Farage withdraws Brexit threat to PM Johnson Nov 12, 2019 0 173 White House top officials asked me to undermine Trump: Nikki Haley DPA Washington Ex-UN ambassador Nikki Haley says former top White House staff asked her to undermine US President Donald Trump, US media reported on Sunday. Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Trump’s ex-chief .. Sri Lanka minister slams Facebook over ‘censorship’ Colombo: A senior Sri Lankan minister accused social media giant Facebook on Monday of censoring comments he made questioning the citizenship of presidential election frontrunner Gotabhaya Rajapakse. The .. Myanmar faces genocide lawsuit at top UN court The Hague: Myanmar faced accusations of genocide in a landmark lawsuit filed by Gambia at the UN’s top court on Monday over the Southeast Asian nation’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims, Gambia’s government said. Gambia .. Dozens detained in India over holy site social media remarks AFP New Delhi Indian police have arrested dozens of people for social media comments that allegedly threatened “communal harmony” after the Supreme Court awarded a holy site once used for a mosque to Hindus, officials .. Bolivia’s president resigns after losing backing of security forces La Paz: Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned after three weeks of sometimes violent protests over his disputed re-election, as his allies denounced an alleged coup. “I resign my post as president,” the leftist .. ‘Positive step’ if Iran returns missing FBI agent: Trump DPA Washington US president Donald Trump has called on Iran to return missing FBI agent Robert Levinson. “If Iran is able to turn over to the US kidnapped former FBI Agent Robert A Levinson, who has been missing in Iran for 12 .. Sinn Fein slams Johnson’s vow to protect soldiers from prosecution London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson drew an angry response from Irish republican party Sinn Fein on Monday after he promised to protect British soldiers on military operations from prosecution under civilian ..