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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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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