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10,000 endangered frogs die in Peru

The frogs live only in Lake Titicaca, South America`s largest lake, and its tributaries.
 

Peru president elect eyes house arrest for Fujimori

Peru president elect eyes house arrest for Fujimori

Peru's incoming president said that he would back the idea of ex-president Alberto Fujimori -serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and crimes against - humanity serving the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

Fujimori concedes defeat in Peru presidential vote

Keiko Fujimori Saturday conceded defeat to former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in Peru's photo-finish presidential election, ending five days of legal wrangling that had left the result up in the air.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski wins Peru's presidential election

After a long four-day count, Kuczynski from the Peruvians for Change (PPK) on Thursday, edged out his rival Keiko Fujimori, from Popular Force, with a wafer-thin margin, winning by 50.117 per cent to 49. 883 per cent, Xinhua news agency reported.

Peru vote count gives Kuczynski win, but court challenges loom

Ex-Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has won the majority of votes with all ballots counted in Peru's photo-finish presidential election, officials have said, but the official result will depend on a handful of challenged ballots.

Two major earthquakes jolt Peru, neighbours

Two major earthquakes jolt Peru, neighbours

The first quake, which struck at 5:45 pm (2245 GMT), was 601 kilometers (373 miles) deep.

Peru Catholic society admits sex abuse probe against founder

A secretive Roman Catholic society with chapters across South America and in the US has revealed under pressure that a Vatican investigator is looking into allegations that its founder sexually molested young recruits.

IMF meets in hostile territory of Latin America

There is loaded history lingering in the air in Peru as IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and her team jet into Lima for the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank from Friday to Sunday.

Black world champion boxer Carlos Zambrano mistaken for laptop thief

Black boxer Carlos Zambrano, the WBA world featherweight champion, claims he was stopped by armed police investigating a laptop theft despite the fact he was pursuing the thieves himself.

Buenos Aires departure for 2016 Dakar Rally

Buenos Aires departure for 2016 Dakar Rally

The Argentine capital Buenos Aires will host the start of the 2016 Dakar Rally following Peru`s decision to withdraw from the event last month, race organisers announced Thursday.

Thieves in Peru steal gold, cash in huge airport heist

 Thieves in Peru stole 123 kilograms (270 pounds) of gold and more than $2 million from armored cars on an airport runway, police said Monday.

Peru hit by 5.5 magnitude quake, no reports of damage or injuries

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake shook buildings in the Peruvian capital Lima on Friday but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Peru declares emergency in 14 regions on El Nino worries

Peru has declared a 60-day state of emergency in towns in 14 regions to brace for possible damage from the climate pattern El Nino in the rainy season, state media reported Sunday.

At least 13 killed as Peru rockslide crushes van

At least 13 people were killed when a rockslide crushed a public transport van in Peru, and more bodies may still be found under the debris, rescuers said Wednesday.

Peru road accident kills 16, mostly school children

At least 16 people, most of them school children, were killed when the truck they were riding in plunged into a ravine in central Peru, authorities reported on Monday.

Army deployed over Peru mining project violence

Peruvian troops have been deployed to help maintain law and order after weeks of deadly protests about a controversial mining project in the country`s south, the government said Saturday.

South Korea boosting Peru aviation industry: President

South Korea is working with Peru to further boost its aviation industry, South Korean president Park Geun-Hye said Tuesday in Lima while presenting a training aircraft co-produced by both countries.

Peru names new PM after spying scandal

 Peru`s President Ollanta Humala named a new prime minister Thursday, moving to end a crisis sparked by spying allegations leveled at the previous premier, who was sacked by Congress.

Peru PM sacked in spy scandal, president faces crisis

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala was left scrambling to find a new prime minister Tuesday after Congress sacked the incumbent, Ana Jara, over allegations of domestic spying.

Death toll from Peru landslides climbs to nine

 The death toll from landslides in three small Peruvian communities has risen to nine following the discovery of a young girl in a river Thursday, an official said.