Peru declares mercury poison emergency

2016-05-23 21:52

Peru has declared an environmental emergency in 11 Amazon jungle districts where mercury pollution blamed on unregulated gold mining is poisoning people and fish.

33 rescued lions to fly from Peru to South Africa

2016-04-29 21:59

A total of 33 lions rescued from abuse in Peruvian and Colombian circuses will be taken by plane to South Africa, in what campaigners are calling the largest airlift of big cats.

Peru guerrilla attack death toll raised to seven

2016-04-11 05:19

A guerilla attack on Peruvian soldiers on the eve of the country's presidential elections killed seven people.

Peruvians take to streets to protest Fujimori candidacy

2016-03-16 15:59

Hundreds of people march in Peru's capital for the second time in under a week to protest the presidential candidacy of the daughter of imprisoned former leader Alberto Fujimori.

NASA to simulate growing potatoes on Mars in Peru

2016-02-28 16:46

Do Peru's potatoes have the right stuff? That's the question scientists will be asking in Lima next month, when a selection of tubers will begin undergoing tests to determine whether they're fit to grow on Mars.

Peru snakes go public

2016-01-21 19:30

Venomous snakes are getting a little respect in Peru, with a small museum keeping 57 to teach the public about them.

American jailed in Peru for alleged child prostitution ring

2015-12-15 13:52

A judge in Peru has ordered jail for a 64-year-old American who police say headed a prostitution ring that for more than a decade offered sex with children to an international clientele.

Peru creates huge national park in Amazon basin

2015-11-08 20:50

Peru is creating a national park to protect a vast territory in the Amazon basin that is vulnerable to drug trafficking and illegal logging and mining.

Thieves in Peru steal gold, cash in huge airport heist

2015-09-01 07:36

Thieves in Peru have stolen 123kg of gold and more than $2m from armoured cars on an airport runway, police say.

Eradication spells misery for Peru's coca farmers

2015-08-17 10:40

Edma Duran uses a machete to salvage the leaves she can from the family's coca plot, which government workers have just destroyed in an record-breaking US-backed eradication campaign that has affected roughly a half million Peruvians.


Rescued lions roar into South Africa after flight from Peru

2016-05-01 07:36

The roaring of 33 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia echoed through OR Tambo international airport after they arrived in their ancestral homeland for the first time.

Peru prisoners launch designs from the dark side

2016-04-11 16:59

Santos Arce Ramos is doing 18 years for aggravated robbery, but now he is carefully cutting organic cotton cloth in a workshop at San Pedro, a notorious prison in Peru's capital Lima.

Peru votes on Fujimori daughter in chaotic election

2016-04-10 17:01

Peruvians are voting on whether Keiko Fujimori, daughter of an ex-president jailed for massacres, should become their first female leader.

Former SA cop arrested in Peru for alleged drug trafficking

2016-03-04 12:22

Mystery surrounds the arrest of a former Durban metro police officer who has been detained for alleged drug trafficking in Peru.

Blood-sucking bats kill 12 children

2016-02-11 22:51

At least 12 children in Peru have died from rabies after being bitten by blood-sucking bats.

Canadian kills UK man in Peru after drinking hallucinogen

2015-12-18 09:53

A Canadian stabbed a British man to death during a row at a hostel in Peru after drinking ayahuasca, the powerfully psychedelic South American brew, police told AFP Thursday.

2 major quakes jolt Peru

2015-11-25 10:10

A pair of major 7.6-magnitude earthquakes jolted eastern Peru near its border with Brazil, and were felt across several South American nations, but authorities had no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Peru president fires prosecutor in investigation of his wife

2015-10-21 15:20

Peru's president has fired the public prosecutor in charge of money-laundering investigations after she refused to remain silent on a case involving the country's first lady.

Dakar Rally to bypass Peru - report

2015-08-25 07:47

The annual Dakar Rally will be rerouted as Peru withdrew as host due to forecasts for a strong El Nino weather pattern which has caused floods and landslides in the past.

Copter rotor kills woman carrying letter to Peru official

2015-08-07 12:18

Peruvian authorities say a woman trying to approach the country’s cabinet chief with a letter walked into the spinning rotor of a just-landed army helicopter and was killed.

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.