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Tatyana Kapustina. Photo courtesy of 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.
15 апреля 2015
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.
03 апреля 2015
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.
06 октября 2014
Major 7.0-magnitude quake strikes Peru: USGS A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Peru Sunday, US experts said.
25 августа 2014
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.
20 июня 2014
Photo courtesy of 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.
16 мая 2014
Amasifuen Gamarra. Photo courtesy of 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.
10 мая 2014
Peruvian police burn 11 tons of seized drugs Peruvian police on Tuesday burned about 11 tons of drugs confiscated in raids in recent months.
30 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann 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.
24 апреля 2014
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.
18 апреля 2014
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.
12 апреля 2014
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.
02 апреля 2014
Photo courtesy of 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.
30 марта 2014
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.
14 марта 2014
Photo courtesy of New lizard species discovered in Peru Scientists have discovered a new species of lizard at a national park in Peru.
12 марта 2014
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.
12 марта 2014
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.
05 февраля 2014
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.
28 января 2014
©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.
15 ноября 2013
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.
25 октября 2013

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