Truck carrying school children drops off cliff in Peru, 17 dead

A dump truck crammed with dozens of school children dropped from a cliff in the Peruvian Andes as it returned from festivities in a highland province, killing 17 people - mostly children - and injuring 54, a local governor said.

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.

Taj Mahal ranked third among world's top landmarks

Travellers from across the globe have ranked Taj Mahal among the top three landmarks in the world, a leading travel website said on Tuesday.

Peru declares state of emergency in anti-mining protest area

 Peru declared a state of emergency late Friday in the country`s south, where a violent protest against the Tia Maria copper mine has killed four people in two months.

Archaeologists seek to unveil mysteries of Peru's Mochica culture

A team of Peruvian archaeologists led by Walter Alva, who discovered the famous Lord of Sipan, is working to unveil the mysteries surrounding the origins of the Mochica culture, considered one of ancient Peru`s most complex and developed cultures.

Peru declares emergency after huge cracks in earth threaten village

Peru declared a state of emergency in part of the country Saturday after deep cracks caused by heavy rains appeared in a village, terrifying residents.

Peru fires attorney general over alleged corruption

Peru`s attorney general was sacked on Wednesday on suspicion of engaging in corruption while employed in an earlier post -- an unprecedented firing of the country`s top law enforcement official.

Bolivia to extradite ex-ally of Peru's President in corruption case

A Bolivian court on Monday authorised the extradition to neighbouring Peru of a former adviser to Peruvian President Ollanta Humala in a corruption scandal that could dent the leader`s popularity.

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.

Dozens of mummy-filled tombs discovered in Peru
Dozens of mummy-filled tombs discovered in Peru

Archaeologists have discovered dozens of tombs filled with up to 40 mummies each around a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site in Peru.

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 in 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.

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.

Peru sacks PM Ana Jara over alleged domestic spying

Peru`s Congress sacked the prime minister, Ana Jara, Monday night over alleged spying against lawmakers, reporters, business leaders and everyday citizens.

16 dead in Peru bus accident: police

At least 16 people were killed Monday when a bus went off a mountain road in southeastern Peru, plunging 1,000 meters into a ravine, police said.

Firm says $1.4 bn Peru mining project still on after spat

A Mexican-owned copper mining company insisted Friday it will go ahead with a $1.4 billion project in Peru, denying an executive`s claim that it was pulling out because of local opposition.

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.

At least 22 dead in Peru multi-vehicle collision

A multiple-vehicle collision involving three buses and a truck on Monday has left at least 22 people dead and about 60 others injured in northern Peru, police told a local radio station.

Peru first lady denies taking Venezuelan campaign cash

Peru`s first lady Nadine Heredia, who heads the ruling party and is touted as a possible presidential contender, denied Monday that Venezuela`s late president Hugo Chavez funded her husband`s campaigns.

Peru withdraws ambassador to Chile in espionage row

Peru has announced it has withdrawn its ambassador in Santiago to protest alleged espionage by Chile.