Huge accident on Peru highway kills 37

2015-03-24 09:37

At least 37 people have been killed and more than 84 have been injured when three buses and a truck collided on Peru's main coastal highway.

Peru's president reshuffles cabinet as popularity wanes

2015-02-18 09:06

Peru's President Ollanta Humala has reshuffled his cabinet late in a bid to placate an increasingly powerful opposition bloc as palace scandals mount and his popularity dips.

Museum, hospital collaborate in scan of mummified remains

2015-02-01 09:00

Museum officials in Ohio hope medical scans will reveal more about the mummified remains of a child that may have lived over 500 years ago in Peru.

Greenpeace seeks to exclude journalists from Peru case

2015-01-21 11:15

Greenpeace says it has given prosecutors the names of four people involved in a protest for renewable energy at the country's famed Nazca Lines archaeological site, an action that sparked widespread outrage in Peru.

UN chief applauds Lima climate deal

2014-12-14 22:22

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has applauded a global climate deal signed in Lima and urged countries to commit to tough negotiations taking place in Paris next year.

Kerry to climate talks: No excuses, get to work

2014-12-12 14:44

Secretary of State John Kerry has tried to spur slow-moving UN climate talks, telling nations to stop bickering over who is to blame for global warming and to shun the cheap route of high-polluting coal.

Still possible to limit global warming

2014-12-10 08:13

The world still has a chance to limit global warming to safer levels, but time is running out.

Green Climate Fund - who's pledged

2014-12-06 20:42

The Green Climate Fund is intended to become a key channel of money to help poor countries take action.

Slow progress on global climate agreement in Lima

2014-12-05 13:42

Negotiations around a draft for an upcoming global climate agreement are making slow progress at the UN conference in Lima, observers say.

UN calls fossil fuels 'high risk' investment

2014-12-02 16:11

Falling oil prices show the 'high risk' of fossil fuel investments compared with renewable energies, the UN's climate chief says at the start of 190-nation talks on a deal to slow global warming.


Lions rescued from circuses in Peru get their teeth fixed

2015-02-21 09:42

Two lions rescued from circuses in Peru are getting their teeth fixed by veterinarians after most of their teeth were pulled by circus owners.

Fighting animal cruelty one tweet at a time

2015-02-10 09:49

In Latin America animal cruelty largely goes unpunished but social media is slowly changing this one tweet at a time.

Endangered Puerto Rican parrots released into wild

2015-01-22 09:10

Scientists in Puerto Rico have reintroduced 15 endangered Puerto Rican parrots into the wild as part of a conservation programme.

Factbox: What was agreed at Lima climate talks

2014-12-15 10:25

UN climate negotiations have wrapped up in Lima with a modest agreement about the building blocks of a deal due to be agreed in Paris next year.

Deal reached at UN climate talks in Peru

2014-12-14 10:09

After late-night wrangling at UN talks in Peru, negotiators have reached a watered-down deal that sets the stage for a global climate pact in Paris next year.

Lima climate talks set for record carbon footprint

2014-12-10 20:52

Hardly green, UN climate talks in Peru's capital on track for record carbon footprint

Zero carbon emission goal not realistic - Saudi Arabia

2014-12-09 11:45

Setting a target of zero carbon emissions by 2050 is not 'realistic', Saudi Arabia's chief negotiator at UN talks for a new, world climate pact says in Lima.

Man uses St Bernards as drug mules

2014-12-06 12:55

Peruvian police have arrested a Mexican man accused of trying to smuggle about 2.9kg of cocaine to his country inside the bellies of two St Bernard dogs.

Groups urge climate fund to exclude fossils

2014-12-04 08:35

Groups are demanding stronger rules on climate finance to poor countries after a report drew attention to Japan’s funding of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting global warming.

Hotter, weirder: How climate has changed Earth

2014-12-02 13:14

In the more than two decades since world leaders first got together to try to solve global warming, life on Earth has changed in stark ways.

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