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.

Central Peru rocked by 6.9 earthquake: USGS

A day after quakes rocked Chile and US` California, a major earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck a sparsely populated area of central Peru early on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

Elias ends Kumar`s impressive run in World Junior Squash

Top seed Diego Elias of Peru proved too good for India`s Kush Kumar in the semifials of the World Junior Squash Championships here.

Sandstorms uncover new Nazca Lines geoglyphs in Peru

High winds and sandstorms have uncovered previously undiscovered Nazca Lines geoglyphs in Peru.

Seven killed in Peru bus accident

At least seven people were killed and 37 were injured Thursday when a passenger bus crashed and turned over in Peru`s mountainous Andean region, media reports said.

Frenchman Mathieu beefs up Barca defence

French central defender Jeremy Mathieu was all set to fly out to Peru with Valencia when the La Liga club sealed a deal with Spanish giants Barcelona, invoking the buyout clause in the 30-year-old footballer`s contract, for 20 million euro ($27 million).

Peru says El Nino threat over, waters cooling and fish returning

The worst of the potentially disastrous weather pattern El Nino is now behind Peru and cooling sea temperatures are luring back schools of anchovy, the key ingredient in fishmeal, authorities said on Friday.

Peru finally implements abortion law after 90 years

Peru finally put into effect a 90-year-old law allowing abortions in certain cases, after the government issued a new decree on how to apply the law.

World Bank says trade protectionism starts to level off

Barriers to imports in major economies are starting to recede after a rash of protectionism during the global financial crisis, World Bank figures showed on Thursday.

Nine killed in fishing boat collision in Peru

At least nine fishermen were killed early Tuesday when two fishing boats collided off Peru`s southern Pacific coast, an official source said. Another three people were injured and three were reported missing in the accident.

Sturridge shies away from Suarez skulduggery

England striker Daniel Sturridge is prepared to do "anything" to beat Uruguay on Thursday, but would stop short of blocking a shot with his hand like Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez.

Amazon Indians, victims of war, exhumed in Peru

Forensic teams have begun the long-delayed exhumation of members of an Amazon tribe that suffered devastating losses during Peru`s 1980-2000 conflict with Shining Path rebels.

Hodgson to shuffle England pack against Ecuador

England are expected to give a start to Liverpool`s Raheem Sterling and several other young contenders when they face Ecuador in their pre-World Cup friendly on Wednesday.

Sturridge can`t wait for first taste of World Cup

England forward Daniel Sturridge admits he can`t wait to get started at the World Cup after cementing his place with a majestic goal in the 3-0 win over Peru.