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Tatyana Kapustina. Photo courtesy of iwf.net.
17-year-old Kazakh weightlifter becomes world champion

Kazakhstan’s weightlifter Tatyana Kapustina won gold in +69 kg at the IWF World Youth Championship in Peru.

17-year-old Kazakh weightlifter becomes world champion
Peru names new PM after spying scandal
Peru names new PM after spying scandal

Peru's President Ollanta Humala named a new prime minister, moving to end a crisis sparked by spying allegations leveled at the previous premier.

Peru names new PM after spying scandal
Convicts, corruption suspects up for office in Peru
Convicts, corruption suspects up for office in Peru

Some 21 million Peruvians are voting in regional and municipal elections, with many candidates accused of corruption, drug-trafficking ties.

Convicts, corruption suspects up for office in Peru
Major 7.0-magnitude quake strikes Peru: USGS
Major 7.0-magnitude quake strikes Peru: USGS

A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Peru Sunday, US experts said.

Major 7.0-magnitude quake strikes Peru: USGS
Pacific Alliance inks work visa deal in Latin America
Pacific Alliance inks work visa deal in Latin America

Latin America's Pacific Alliance trade bloc agreed to allow citizens to live and work in any of the four member countries for a year.

Pacific Alliance inks work visa deal in Latin America
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Five MSF aid workers freed in Syria

Five aid workers from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) who were kidnapped in Syria in January have been freed, the medical charity said.

Five MSF aid workers freed in Syria
Amasifuen Gamarra. Photo courtesy of peru21.pe
Peru man survives 1,500-meter fall with tangled parachute

A Peruvian air force NCO whose parachute malfunctioned during a training exercise survived a 1,500-meter (5,000-feet) fall with nary a broken bone.

Peru man survives 1,500-meter fall with tangled parachute
Peruvian police burn 11 tons of seized drugs
Peruvian police burn 11 tons of seized drugs

Peruvian police on Tuesday burned about 11 tons of drugs confiscated in raids in recent months.

Peruvian police burn 11 tons of seized drugs
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Peru probes killing of endangered penguins

Peruvian authorities announced an investigation Tuesday into the killing of five penguins fund slashed to death at a center for endangered species.

Peru probes killing of endangered penguins
Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano
Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

Peruvian authorities began evacuating 4,000 people Thursday from villages near a volcano that has seen significantly increased activity, spewing smoke and ash.

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano
Peru volcano spews white hot rocks, prompts evacuation
Peru volcano spews white hot rocks, prompts evacuation

Residents have fled villages near Peru's Ubinas volcano, which this week began spitting out white hot chunks of rock, some as big as 30 centimeters (one foot) in diameter.

Peru volcano spews white hot rocks, prompts evacuation
Chile evacuates coast as 8.2 quake sparks tsunami
Chile evacuates coast as 8.2 quake sparks tsunami

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit Chile's Pacific coast Tuesday, triggering tsunami waves of more than two meters and warnings for people to flee to higher ground.

Chile evacuates coast as 8.2 quake sparks tsunami
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Italian firm wins $1.2 bn Lima metro contract

Italian industrial giant Finmeccanica on Friday said it had won a $1.2 billion (873 million euro) contract for building and operating unmanned metro lines in Lima.

Italian firm wins $1.2 bn Lima metro contract
Renowned Peruvian chef and local food network star Gaston Acurio. ©Reuters/Mariana Bazo
Peru's Gaston Acurio: from master chef to world food ambassador

He's not even 50, but he's already transformed Peruvian cuisine and his restaurants are ranked among the best in the world.

Peru's Gaston Acurio: from master chef to world food ambassador
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New lizard species discovered in Peru

Scientists have discovered a new species of lizard at a national park in Peru.

New lizard species discovered in Peru
Tourists touch the Intihuatana solar clock in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cuzco. ©Reuters/Claudia Daut
Peru tells Machu Picchu tourists to keep clothes on

Peru has increased surveillance at popular archeological sites to counter a new trend of tourists taking nude photos at Machu Picchu.

Peru tells Machu Picchu tourists to keep clothes on
400 dolphins dead on Peru beaches
400 dolphins dead on Peru beaches

The bodies of around 400 dolphins washed up on beaches in northern Peru last month, baffling authorities who are so far mystified as to the cause.

400 dolphins dead on Peru beaches
World court awards Peru swathe of Chile's fish-rich sea
World court awards Peru swathe of Chile's fish-rich sea

Lima cried victory Monday after the UN's top court handed it a wedge of sea under Chilean sovereignty, but Peruvian fishermen nevertheless said they gained nothing from the historic ruling.

World court awards Peru swathe of Chile's fish-rich sea
©Reuters/Phil Noble
Species protection needed at 78 sites: study

A scientific study out Thursday identifies 78 sites worldwide in dire need of environmental protection because they harbor species that could go extinct.

Species protection needed at 78 sites: study
Two mummies found in ancient Peru cemetery
Two mummies found in ancient Peru cemetery

Two pre-Columbian mummies more than a thousand years old were found in a pre-Incan cemetery in a suburb of Lima.

Two mummies found in ancient Peru cemetery