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Bodies of two US mountaineers found in Peru


July 30th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, July 30 (IANS/EFE) The bodies of two missing US climbers were found on Palcaraju, a mountain that rises more than 6,200 meters in Peru's northern Ancash region, police said.Ben ... Read more...

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Chopper goes missing in Peru


June 8th, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 8 (IANS) A helicopter carrying 14 foreigners and two crew has gone missing in southeastern Peru, police said Thursday.The aircraft, which took off from Mazuco city in Madre ... Read more...

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Hundreds of dead pelicans found in Peru


April 30th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Fishermen and environmentalists are calling on officials to investigate the deaths of more than 200 pelicans on the beaches of northern Peru, media reports said.The dead ... Read more...

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91 cops ill after having chicken soup in Peru


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, April 23 (IANS/EFE) As many as 91 police officers were affected by food poisoning at their base in Mazuco, which is in Peru's jungle region of Madre de Dios, ... Read more...

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Three hurt as helicopter lands on house in Peru


April 11th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Lima, April 11 (IANS/EFE) A police helicopter made an emergency landing Tuesday on the roof of a house in the Peruvian port city of Callao, leaving its three crew members ... Read more...

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Ancient altar for human sacrifices found in Peru


April 4th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, April 4 (IANS/EFE) A group of Peruvian archaeologists found a 1,500-year-old altar for human sacrifices on the top of a hill in the northern region of La Libertad, the ... Read more...

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Jennifer Lopez arrives in Peru


December 5th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Dec 5 (IANS/EFE) Singer Jennifer Lopez arrived in Lima on the weekend to tape part of her television program "Q'Viva! The Chosen", which she is producing with her ... Read more...

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10th-century tomb found in Peru


October 26th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) A 10th-century tomb has been discovered in northern Peru.Experts from the Bruning National Archaeological Museum found the tomb of a dignitary who belonged to the 10th-century ... Read more...

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6.8 magnitude quake hits Peru


August 25th, 2011 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Aug 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale jolted northern Peru Wednesday, Xinhua reported.There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damages.According to the ... Read more...

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1,200-year-old royal tomb found in Peru


January 20th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Jan 20 (IANS/EFE) The 1,200-year-old tomb of a ruler of the pre-Incan Sican culture has been found in Peru's Lambayaque region, an official said."It's an individual seated on a litter, a ... Read more...

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4,000 year-old temples found in Peru


September 19th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Peruvian archaeologists have discovered two ceremonial temples believed to be buried since more than 4,000 years. The temples are said to have been used by people belonging to Bracamoros ... Read more...

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Bats bite over 500 people in Peru


August 13th, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Aug 13 (IANS/EFE) At least 508 people have been bitten by rabid bats in Peru's Amazon region, causing one of the worst ever outbreaks of the disease in the country. A child ... Read more...

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Seventh century human remains found in Peru


July 30th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 30 (IANS/EFE) The remains of 79 human bodies dating back to the seventh century have been found at a fortress in Peru. The human remains were found inside a stone wall ... Read more...

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8 feared dead as plane goes missing in Peru


June 11th, 2010 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 11 (IANS) A small plane with six passengers and two crew members went missing in Peru Thursday, officials said. The private plane took off at 1215 GMT to fly over Nazca ... Read more...

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Cocaine shipment for football fans seized in Peru


June 10th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, June 10 (IANS/EFE) Over one tonne of cocaine meant for football fans in South Africa, where the world cup starts this week, has been seized in Peru, police said. The consignment containing ... Read more...

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Suspect in disappearance of Natalee Holloway accused of murder in Peru


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by BNO News
LIMA (BNO NEWS) -- A Dutch man who is the prime suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway, Joran van der Sloot, is being sought in connection with ... Read more...

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Joran van der Sloot, suspect in disappearance of Natalee Holloway accused of murder in Peru


June 2nd, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by BNO News
LIMA (BNO NEWS) -- A Dutch man who is the prime suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway, Joran van der Sloot, has been accused of murdering a ... Read more...

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1,000 doses of flu vaccine stolen in Peru


April 26th, 2010 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Lima, April 26 (IANS/EFE) A box containing 1,000 doses of swine flu vaccine, which were to be used for vaccinating over three million Peruvian citizens, has been stolen in Lima, the health ... Read more...

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Four tonnes of cocaine seized in Peru


April 24th, 2010 - 7:11 am ICT by IANS
Lima, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Peruvian authorities seized four tonens of cocaine hidden in a shipment of powdered sulfur that was due to be loaded on a ship bound for Europe, authorities said ... Read more...

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23-meter tsunami leaves several missing in western Peru


April 13th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by BNO News
LIMA (BNO NEWS) -- At least several people were missing after a glacier broke off and plunged into a lake in western peru on Sunday, causing a 23-meter (75-foot) tsunami that devastated ... Read more...

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13 killed as bus falls into lake in Peru


April 13th, 2010 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
Lima, April 13 (DPA) At least 13 people died when the bus they were travelling in fell into the Peruvian part of Lake Titicaca, in the Andes, Peruvian radio station RPP reported. According ... Read more...

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Poachers kill 150 rare animals in Peru


April 9th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Lima, April 9 (IANS/EFE) Poachers in Peru have killed over 150 vicunas, a rare animal prized for its wool, which sells at $1,000 for each animal in the international market. This is the ... Read more...

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Pre-Inca artefacts seized in Peru


March 30th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, March 30 (IANS/EFE) More than 30 artefacts from the pre-Inca and Inca periods including the mummy of a child have been seized from smugglers in Peru. The antiquities were recovered Friday from ... Read more...

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Mother sells her baby for $700 in Peru


March 26th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, March 26 (IANS/EFE) A woman in Peru's Puno region allegedly sold her four-month-old son for 2,000 soles ($700), a media report said. The mother, 40-year-old Agripina M., confessed to the act before ... Read more...

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US firms to explore hydrocarbons in Peru


February 4th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Feb 4 (IANS/EFE) Peru has given permission to two US companies to explore hydrocarbons in the country, the energy ministry has said. Olympic Peru and Ramshorn International will drill exploratory hydrocarbon wells ... Read more...

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Archaeologists trace witch craft culture in Peru


January 24th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Jan 24 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists claim to have found the first vital clue of the prevalence of witch craft in Peru some 800 years ago. Remains of a witch doctor, who lived in ... Read more...

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Squirrel monkeys among hundreds of rare animals rescued in Peru


November 19th, 2009 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Nov 19 (EFE) The Peruvian Police have rescued hundreds of rare animals, including squirrel monkeys, yellow-foot tortoises, iguanas and diminutive brotogeris parakeet that were being sold illegally in downtown Lima. The sellers ... Read more...

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Archaeologists find mummy of young priestess from 300-450 AD in Peru


November 9th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Lima (Peru), November 9 (ANI): An archaeological excavation has uncovered the mummy of a young priestess, a member of the elite, with several precious items dating from the period of 300-450 AD ... Read more...

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Siamese twins die in Peru


November 1st, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Nov 1 (EFE) Siamese twins Ruth and Milagros, who shared such vital organs as the heart, liver and intestines, died in a hospital in the Peruvian capital, an official said. Luis Shimabukuro, ... Read more...

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500-year-old statues found in Peru


October 21st, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Oct 21 (EFE) Peruvian archaeologists have found 12 wooden statues more than 500 years old in the archaeological complex of Chan Chan. Cristobal Campana, director of one of the teams working at ... Read more...

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Pre Inca citadel found in Zana River’s upper basin in Peru


September 11th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lima (Peru), September 11 (ANI): Peruvian archaeologist Walter Alva has confirmed that a pre-Inca citadel has been found in Zana river's upper basin, between the departments of Lambayeque and Cajamarca in Peru.According ... Read more...

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Around 2,900-year-old tomb found in Peru


September 10th, 2009 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Sep 10 (EFE) Archaeologists in Peru have discovered a tomb containing the remains of a woman believed to be around 2,900 years old in the country's northern Cajamarca region, a media ... Read more...

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Racehorse killed for meat in Peru


August 8th, 2009 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Aug 8 (EFE) A racehorse valued at $100,000 was killed for meat near the Peruvian capital of Lima, media reports said. The animal was stolen from its owner a few days back. ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover previously unknown Inca road in Peru


July 13th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lima (Peru), July 13 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has discovered an Inca road in Peru, which was unknown until now and apparently held sacred, leading to the citadel of Machu Picchu.According ... Read more...

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12 self-immolate in bizarre ritual in Peru


June 7th, 2009 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 7 (IANS) Twelve members of a Christian sect in Peru were killed after they reportedly set themselves on fire in a bizarre religious ritual, EFE news agency reported Saturday. The gruesome ... Read more...

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