Death toll rises to 72 in Peru rains

2017-03-18 22:47

Peruvian authorities say the intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in in two decades.

New round of fatal floods in Peru

2017-03-16 22:04

A new round of unusually heavy rains has killed at least a dozen people in Peru and now threatens flooding in the capital.

Survivors denounce Vatican handling of Peru abuse case

2017-02-26 06:11

Victims of a charismatic Peruvian Catholic leader-turned-sexual predator are denouncing the Vatican's six-year delay as anything but satisfactory.

Miracle crop: Can quinoa help feed the world?

2017-02-09 22:06

Scientists have unveiled the near-complete genome of quinoa, a grain cultivated centuries ago by Incas in the Andes that scientists say could help feed a hungry world.

Mom loses 4 kids at Berlin station

2017-01-10 22:10

A woman from Peru lost all four of her children at Berlin's main train station after briefly turning her back on them to buy a ticket.

Obama to reassure leaders over Trump's presidency

2016-11-19 20:00

President Barack Obama will close a three-nation, post-US election tour the same way he opened it: by reassuring world leaders that US democracy is alive and kicking.

Isolated Amazon tribe kills one, wounds two in Peru

2016-11-06 22:44

Members of an isolated tribe in the Amazon rainforest have killed a man and wounded two in a clash with another ethnic group, Peruvian authorities say.

Melting glaciers pose threat beyond water scarcity - floods

2016-08-16 17:30

South American glaciers are dying from soot and rising temperatures, threatening water supplies to communities that have depended on them for centuries and experts warn the deterioration also raises the danger of sudden, dangerous glacial floods.

Peru finds 8 million seahorses bound for Asia

2016-06-21 17:55

Peruvian authorities have seized eight million seahorses smuggled on a Chinese-flagged ship bound for Asia, the government says.

Ex-banker has edge in tight Peru presidential vote

2016-06-06 16:03

Peru's presidential vote faced a tight finish as early results gave ex-banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a lead over his rival Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of a jailed former president.


Dozen die in new round of flooding in Peru

2017-03-17 13:03

A new round of unusually heavy rains has killed at least a dozen people in Peru and now threatens flooding in the capital.

Scientists grow potatoes under Mars-like conditions

2017-03-11 21:14

Potatoes on Mars? Scientists are reporting promising results growing the tuber under conditions that mimic the Red Planet. .

Peru judge orders arrest of ex-president in multimillion dollar corruption case

2017-02-10 08:31

A Peruvian judge has ordered the arrest of former President Alejandro Toledo on suspicions of taking bribes from a Brazilian construction firm at the heart of a region-wide corruption scandal.

Peru flood death toll rises to 15

2017-01-31 11:49

Floods and landslides in Peru have killed 15 people and displaced more than 36 000 this month, authorities say.

Facebook taking measures to curb fake news

2016-11-19 20:50

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is urging world leaders to help get more people online as a way to improve global living standards while separately announcing new measures to cut down on fake news stories on the social network.

Four die in Lima fire near hotel for APEC delegates

2016-11-16 22:04

At least four people have died in a fire that broke out in a shopping mall steps away from a Lima luxury hotel where some APEC Asia-Pacific trade summit delegations were expected to stay.

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake reported in northern Peru

2016-09-10 19:02

The US Geological Survey reports that northern Peru has been jolted by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake.

17 killed in Peru bus collision

2016-08-11 05:53

Two buses collided head-on in Peru, leaving 17 people dead and 29 injured.

Fujimori gains ground in tight Peruvian presidential vote

2016-06-07 13:24

The race to become Peru's next president has tightened as the daughter of imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori gained ground on her rival thanks to a larger haul of votes trickling in from remote rural areas and embassies abroad.

Peruvians vote on whether to elect jailed ex-leader's daughter

2016-06-05 22:49

Peruvians have voted in a close-fought election on whether the daughter of an ex-president jailed for crimes against humanity, will be their new leader.

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