Torrential rains affect 15,000 families in Peru

Recent torrential rains in Peru`s southern Andes have affected some 15,000 families in Andahuaylas province of Apurimac region, authorities said Thursday.

Indians adding to world obesity problem: Report

A recent report has debunked the idea that obesity is a problem generally associated with relatively richer Western countries. Middle-income countries like India also add to this severe problem and are now at the heart of a "fat explosion".

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah finds nothing wrong in MLAs` foreign junket

A planned foreign tour of MLAs from Karnataka amidst drought in parts of the state has come under sharp criticism.

Healers in Peru practiced drilling skull surgery more than 1,000 years back

Scientists have claimed to have found proof that Peruvian healers practiced trepanation - a surgical process that involves removing a section of the cranial vault using a hand drill or a scraping tool - more than 1,000 years ago to treat a variety of ailments, from head injuries to heartsickness.

15 killed, 58 injured in Peruvian bus accident

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.

Fujimori in hospital for cancer recurrence

Peru`s jailed former president Alberto Fujimori has been admitted to hospital for tests after a recurrence of cancer, according to his attorney.

Hamid Ansari returns home after three-nation tour

Vice President Hamid Ansari returned home on Saturday after an eight-day official visit to Peru, Cuba and the United Kingdom.

India signs 4 agreements with Peru

Peru also came out in support of India`s claim for permanent membership in an expanded UN Security Council.

Peru`s UFO investigations office set to be reopened

Peru`s Air Force is reopening an office that is responsible for probing UFOs because of higher sightings of anomalous aerial phenomena in the skies of the country.

Vice President Hamid Ansari arrives in Peru

Seeking to take India`s ties with resource-rich Latin American countries to a higher plane, Vice President Hamid Ansari arrived in Peru on Sunday.

Archeologists discover pre-Incan tomb in Peru

Peruvian archeologists Thursday announced to have discovered an undisturbed pre-Incan tomb containing two wrapped corpses and dating to the year 1000 AD, media reported.

Hamid Ansari on three-nation visit from Friday

Vice President Hamid Ansari will pay an official visit to Peru, Cuba and the UK from Friday.

Truck falls off cliff in Peru, at least 51 killed

At least 51 people were killed when a truck fell off a cliff in southeastern Peru, local officials said, updating a previous toll count.

Peru bus plunge kills 50, including 13 children

A bus has plunged off a cliff into a river southeast of the Peruvian capital of Lima, killing 50 people, including 13 children.

At least 49 people killed in Peru truck crash: Mayor

At least 49 people were killed when a truck careened off a cliff in the southeastern Peru province of La Convencion, the local mayor said on Saturday.

Argentina beats Peru 2-1

Argentina beat Peru 2-1 with all goals scored in the first half of their match Friday in Buenos Aires, as part of the South American qualifiers.

Peru declares state of emergency for quake-hit areas

Peru declared a 60-day state of emergency in various areas on Friday, two days after a powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck off the country`s southern coast.

Major quake brings down buildings in Peru

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake brought down buildings in the southern region of Peru`s Arequipa province Wednesday, authorities said. No casualty has been reported.

Colin Firth to give voice for Paddington Bear

Actor Colin Firth will give voice for Paddington Bear, a fictional character in a new film based on the English author Michael Bond`s book.

Fujimori house arrest bid a non-starter

Lima: Peru Justice Minister Eduardo Figallo ruled out ex-president Alberto Fujimori`s bid to have his prison term switched to house arrest.

Figallo said yesterday that the request was "baseless" because there was no constitutional provision for tweaking the sentence.