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.

Archaeologists use drones in Peru to map and protect sites

Archaeologists in Peru are turning to drones to speed up sluggish survey work and protect sites from squatters, builders and miners.

Snowstorm leaves 12,000 families stranded in Peru

Peru`s high-altitude communities, such as Carabaya, are struggling through a harsh winter season that has seen several deaths due to respiratory ailments.

Peru judge remands British, Irish pair in custody

A Peruvian judge has ordered that two young women from Britain and Ireland be remanded in custody pending trial on drug trafficking charges.

Long isolated Mashco-Piro Indians appear in Peru

A tribe of Indians that lives in voluntary isolation in Peru`s southeastern Amazon has made a tense attempt at contact.

Peru says Shining Path number two killed in clash

The number two leader of Peru`s Shining Path is believed to have been killed with two other guerrillas in a battle with government forces, President Ollanta Humala said.

Strong earthquake hits off the coast of Peru

The US Geological Survey says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has struck off the coast of northern Peru.

Lima zoo to exhibit Peru`s first white tiger cub

The Huachipa Zoological Park in Lima plans to put Peru`s first white tiger born in captivity on exhibit next week, said veterinarian Catalina Hermoza.

New bird species discovered in Peru

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

100 bodies from prison massacre exhumed in Peru

The bodies of more than 100 accused Shining Path rebels slain during a 1986 prison uprising have been exhumed in and around Lima since mid-July.

1,200-year old mausoleum with 63 bodies found in Peru

A team of Polish and Peruvian archaeologists found 63 bodies in a 1,200-years old pre-Inca mausoleum in Peru`s northern Ancash region.

Dozens of mummies found in pre-Inca royal tomb in Peru

Polish and Peruvian archaeologists have discovered a royal burial chamber with 60 mummies and some 1,200 gold, silver and ceramic objects from over 1,000 years ago in Peru.

Bus plunges into Peru River, 30 dead

At least 30 people died when a bus plunged off a highway into a river in central Peru, authorities said on Wednesday.

Group searches for two ships lost near Peru in 1615

A group of researchers headed by maritime historian Jorge Ortiz Sotelo is continuing the search for two Spanish vessels that went missing along the coast south of Lima in 1615.

Russian manufacturer offers Peru T-90S tank

Russia’s Uralvagonzavod plant is prepared to provide Peru with a full-scale specimen of its T-90S, a main battle tank currently on show at a defense expo in Lima.