Olympic badminton: Chinese off to a good start

The first day of badminton competition at the Olympics saw little surprise as Chinese players enjoyed comfortable starts at the Wembley Arena.

All 14 on helicopter reported killed in Peru crash

Police said a Dutchman, a Czech, a Swede, eight Koreans and three Peruvians, including the pilot and co-pilot, were on the helicopter.

Peru honours singer Tania Libertad for 50-year career

Peruvian Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo has awarded the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service to singer Tania Libertad for her 50-year artistic career.

Nine miners trapped in Peru may be rescued soon

Peru`s nine miners, who have been trapped underground for six days, could be freed soon, a minister said.

Tunnel specialists bolster Peru mine rescue effort

Tunnel reinforcement specialists
arrived Tuesday to reinforce shafts at a copper mine in southern Peru where nine workers have been trapped for four days, providing a boost for frantic relatives.

Rescuers try to reach 9 trapped miners in Peru

It may take two or three more days to rescue nine miners trapped in an informal copper mine, Peru`s Prime Minister said.

Peru seeks help to free nine trapped miners

Mining is the main engine of Peru`s economy, accounting for more than 60 percent of its exports.

Hundreds of dead dolphins wash ashore in Peru

At least 264 dead bottlenose dolphins have washed ashore over the past three days on Peru`s northern coast.

Peru frees Chilean arrested outside air base

Peruvian police have freed one of two Chileans arrested this week on suspicion of espionage.

365 new species of wildlife found in Peru park

Scientists have discovered 365 previously undocumented species of wildlife in Bahuaja Sonene National Park (BSNP) in southeastern Peru.

More than 100 hurt in Peru quake

Chonate says 16 homes suffered some damage in the quake, which struck at 11 minutes after midnight.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes Peru

Although there were no reported injuries or damage, local radio said residents near the epicentre were alarmed.

Peru: 26 killed in fire at rehabilitation center

A fire swept through a private rehabilitation center for addicts in a poor part of Peru`s capital, killing 26 people and injuring 10 others.

Peruvian Vice Prez resigns amid corruption probe

Peruvian Vice President Omar Chehade has
resigned over a probe into an alleged influence-peddling

`Guzaarish` to be released in Peru next month

Makers of the Hrithik Roshan-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer `Guzaarish`, which failed to do well at the box office, have now decided to release the movie in Latin America.

Dutch citizen apologizes for murder in Peru trial

Van der Sloot smiled and appeared relaxed as he chatted with his lawyer after judges suspended the trial until Friday.

Peru: Ex-Army officer picked to lead Cabinet

The surprise shake-up that could signal a more authoritarian governing style in Peru.

Peru declares emergency over protests

President Ollanta Humala declared a 60-day state of emergency Sunday in a northern region wracked by protests against a highlands gold mine.

Women denounce gender violence in Peru `SlutWalk`

The SlutWalk is part of a global movement that began this year as a backlash against a statement by the Toronto chief of police.

Peru`s Humala says VP should consider resigning

Peru`s President Ollanta Humala said he thinks Vice President Omar Chehade should consider resigning over corruption allegations.