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15 killed, 58 injured in Peruvian bus accident

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 07:10

Authorities in Peru say an overcrowded passenger bus has fallen into a ravine in the Andes Mountains, killing at least 15 people and injuring 58, some seriously.

New bird species discovered in Peru

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 20:37

A new small, black-coloured bird species, with an unusual voice, has been discovered in the remote Andes Mountains of central Peru.

Two new lizard species discovered in Peru

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 16:41

Scientists have discovered two new species of lizards, with colourful splotches of green and brown on their bodies, in the Peruvian rain forest.

Warbling wrens don`t just tweet, they sing duets

Last Updated: Friday, November 04, 2011, 11:01

They may not be Sonny and Cher, but certain South American birds sing duets, taking turns as the tune goes along.

Strong quake shakes northern Chile

Last Updated: Friday, March 05, 2010, 09:23

Chile was shaken by a strong 6.3 earthquake that officials said was not an aftershock from the massive quake that killed more than 800 people last weekend.