Lima UN talks agree building blocks for 2015 climate deal

About 190 nations agreed on Sunday the building blocks of a deal to combat climate change in 2015 amid warnings that far tougher action would be needed to cut rising world greenhouse gas emissions.

Peru's melting glaciers a deadly threat as temperatures rise

High in the Peruvian Andes, the glacier-fed lake Laguna 513 brims with meltwater atop a populated valley in a region prone to earthquakes.

No report from US embassy about Delhi's air pollution: Govt

Government on Thrusday denied having received any report from the US embassy about Delhi's air pollution level, but admitted that air quality deteriorates during Diwali.

Greenpeace apologises for stunt at ancient Peru site

Environmental group Greenpeace apologised Wednesday after Peru accused it of damaging a millenia-old archaeological site when its activists displayed a protest banner there calling for action on climate change.

Cabinet clears India's stand for climate change talks

The cabinet Tuesday cleared India's negotiating position for the climate change talks, now being held in Peruvian capital Lima.

Climate talks to seek way to historic Paris pact

The world`s nations gather in the Peruvian capital Lima on Monday in a renewed push for a historic deal to roll back carbon emissions threatening future generations.

Brazil, Colombia drawn in same group in Copa America
Brazil, Colombia drawn in same group in Copa America

 World Cup quarter-final opponents Brazil and Colombia have been drawn in the same group at next year's Copa America, to be held in Chile.

Peru court denies ex-president Fujimori house arrest

Former Peru president Alberto Fujimori`s request to serve the remainder of his 25-year prison sentence under house arrest has been rejected, judicial authorities said Friday.

Reward in hunt for father of Colombian drug mule, 11

Colombia offered USD 10,000 on Wednesday for the capture of the father of an 11-year-old girl in intensive care following emergency surgery to remove 104 cocaine-filled capsules from her stomach.

Peru attacks illegal mining ahead of climate talks

Peru has sent 1,000 police into its southeastern jungles to dismantle illegal gold-mining camps, just weeks before the country hosts global climate talks.

5.6 quake rattles Peru's capital without damage

A light-to-moderate earthquake centered in the ocean south of Lima rattled Peru's capital. No injuries or damage was reported.

Seven Peru sailors die in toxic gas mishap

Seven sailors have died after inhaling toxic gases while repairing a floating dry dock in the Amazon port of Iquitos, Peru`s navy said.

Peruvian mayor wins job by coin toss

The tiny Peru town of Paruro chose its new mayor in a strange way -- a coin toss -- after the two candidates tied at the ballot box earlier this month, officials said Wednesday. 

Pentagon Chief Hagel in trip to Colombia, Chile, Peru

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel departed Thursday on a six-day tour of South America but the US-led war against the Islamic State group in the Middle East will be looming over his trip.

5.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Peru; eight killed, half a dozen injured

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake jolted the southern parts of Peru on Sunday, killing at least eight people including four children.

Eight dead, including four children, in Peru quake

At least eight people died, including four children, and half a dozen were injured in a 4.9-magnitude earthquake that shook a rural Andean region in Peru, police said on Sunday.

Peru imposes state of emergency in Amazon to fight drug smuggling

The Peruvian government has imposed a state of emergency in two Amazonian districts to battle a surge in drug smuggling along the borders with Brazil and Colombia.

Peru expose defensive frailties of Asian Cup hopefuls Iraq
Peru expose defensive frailties of Asian Cup hopefuls Iraq

Iraq have work to do on their defensive tactics ahead of their Asian Cup campaign after the former champions twice conceded soft goals from corners in a 2-0 loss to Peru in Dubai on Thursday.

Five new monkey species discovered
Five new monkey species discovered

 Conservationists have discovered five new monkey species in South America that have, since, been added to the animal record books.

China seizes 70 kg cocaine after a tip-off from US

Chinese officials, with help from US authorities, have seized 70 kg of Cocaine in Shanghai, one of the largest haul of the contraband confiscated in China in recent years.