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Peruvian police rescue 10 kids from guerrillas


July 7th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 7 (IANS/EFE) Police rescued 10 children who had been forcibly recruited by a guerrilla group in southern Peru, President Ollanta Humala said Friday."Ten children have been recovered. There ... Read more...

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Peru’s president relieves 22 generals


July 4th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 4 (IANS/EFE) President Ollanta Humala relieved 22 generals of their commands in an effort to reinvigorate strategically important units of the Peruvian army, a media report said.Personnel changes ... Read more...

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Trapped Peruvian miners fine, awaiting rescue


April 10th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Lima, April 10 (IANS/EFE) One of the nine men trapped inside a gold and copper mine in southern Peru said Monday that he and his comrades are well and eager ... Read more...

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Nine miners trapped in Peru


April 8th, 2012 - 7:47 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, April 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nine miners remained trapped underground in southern Peru after a copper mine where they were working caved in two days ago.The accident at the Cabeza ... Read more...

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Peru captures last of the fugitives from prison break


February 24th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) Police captured the last two prisoners still at large from a group of 17 who escaped last weekend from Challapalca prison in southern Peru, the Interior ... Read more...

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Mitsubishi to invest $888 mn in Peru copper mine


February 18th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) Mitsubishi Corporation plans to invest as much as 70 billion yen ($888 million) to acquire an 18.1 percent stake in a copper mine in southern Peru, ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes central Peru, no casualties


October 29th, 2011 - 2:21 am ICT by BNO News
ICA, PERU (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck south of the Peruvian city of Ica on early Friday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or ... Read more...

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Tsunamis in the past 10 years


March 11th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) A massive earthquake measuring 8.9 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Japan Friday, triggering a 10-metre-high tsunami that washed away houses and buildings and inundated large ... Read more...

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Yale to return Machu Picchu pieces


November 21st, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) Yale University will return to Peru all the pieces from the Machu Picchu archaeological site that it has had in its possession since 1912, Peruvian President Alan ... Read more...

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17 killed in Peru bus accident


November 19th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Nov 19 (IANS/EFE) At least 17 people were killed and 15 injured when the bus in which they were travelling fell into a ravine in southern Peru, police said.The accident occurred ... Read more...

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Mummy tattoos offer clues to ancient acupuncture-like healing therapy


October 9th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): Experts have identified that mysterious circle tattoos on a Peruvian mummy contained burned plant material-a feat that sheds light on a possible ancient healing practice that may have ... Read more...

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1,000-year-old Andean tattoos reveal ancient acupuncture techniques


October 4th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has discovered tattoos on a 1,000-year-old Andean woman that reveals the practice of acupuncture.Maria Anna Pabst of Austria's Medical University of Graz and her ... Read more...

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15 dead in Peru accident


June 29th, 2010 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 29 (DPA) An overloaded bus drove off a mountain road and plunged 500 metres into a ravine, killing at least 15 people in southern Peru, a media report said Monday. The ... Read more...

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Joran van der Sloot arrives in Lima to face murder charges


June 6th, 2010 - 2:51 am ICT by BNO News
LIMA, PERU (BNO NEWS) -- A Dutchman who is being accused of murdering a young woman in Peru --and is the prime suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee ... Read more...

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At least 10 people injured following strong earthquake in southern Peru, northern Chile


May 6th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by BNO News
TACNA, PERU (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck southern Peru and northern Chile on Wednesday, injuring at least 10 people and causing blackouts and moderate damage, witnesses and radio reports say.The ... Read more...

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Strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hits southern Peru, northern Chile


May 6th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by BNO News
TACNA, PERU (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck southern Peru and northern Chile on Wednesday, seismologists said, causing blackouts but no major damage, according to witnesses.The 6.4-magnitude earthquake was centered about ... Read more...

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At least 10 dead, many injured after massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile


February 27th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- A massive earthquake struck near Concepcion, Chile on Saturday, seismologists said, causing at least 10 deaths, according to State TV reports.The earthquake, which had a magnitude of ... Read more...

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At least six dead after massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile


February 27th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- A massive earthquake struck near Concepcion, Chile on Saturday, seismologists said, causing at least six deaths.The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 8.8, was centered about 60 ... Read more...

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six killed in Peru plane crash


February 26th, 2010 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Feb 26 (IANS/EFE) Six people were killed when their small plane crashed while flying over southern Peru, authorities said. The Cessna 206 plane went down Thursday just 17 minutes after it took ... Read more...

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18 killed, 22 injured in Peru bus accident


January 30th, 2010 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) Eighteen people were killed and 22 seriously injured when the bus in which they were travelling veered off the road and fell into into a deep gorge in ... Read more...

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Peruvian glacial retreats linked to European events of Little Ice Age about 150 to 350 years ago


September 25th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): A new study that reports precise ages for glacial moraines in southern Peru links climate swings in the tropics to those of Europe and North America during the ... Read more...

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19 killed in Peru bus accident


August 24th, 2009 - 4:21 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Aug 24 (EFE) Nineteen people, including three women, were killed Sunday when the bus in which they were travelling veered off the road and fell into a ravine in southern Peru, ... Read more...

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South American mummies were victims of arsenic poisoning


July 5th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): A new research has suggested that many of the ancient mummies from the South American Chinchorro culture were victims of arsenic poisoning.The Chinchorro mummies are mummified remains of ... Read more...

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Boys set classmate on fire for his 15th birthday


June 4th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, June 4 (EFE) A boy, who was doused with gasoline and set on fire by some classmates to 'celebrate' his 15th birthday, remains in grave condition at a hospital in southern ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits Peru


February 3rd, 2009 - 5:26 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Feb 3 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale hit southern Peru Monday, authorities said.The Geophysics Institute of Peru (IGP) said that the earthquake occurred at 12.53 p.m. local ... Read more...

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13 killed in Peru bus crash


September 23rd, 2008 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Sep 23 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 12 others injured when a bus they were travelling in plunged into a 100-metre-deep ravine in southern Peru, the EFE news ... Read more...

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Protesters release police hostages in Peru


June 18th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, June 18 (IANS) Some 50 police officers being held hostage inside a Catholic church in the southern Peruvian city of Moquegua by protesting residents have been released, EFE news reported Wednesday. ... Read more...

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70 police, general taken hostage in Peru mining protest


June 17th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Lima, June 17 (DPA) Demonstrators in southern Peru have taken about 70 police personnel and an officer hostage and barricaded themselves at a cathedral in the city of Moquegua in their ... Read more...

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Five French tourists die in Peru plane crash


April 10th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
Lima, April 10 (IANS) Five French tourists died when their small plane crashed in southern Peru, EFE news agency reported. The plane had taken off from Maria Reiche airport in Nazca province ... Read more...

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Lice from Peruvian mummies offer a tool to study ancient migrations


February 7th, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, February 7 (ANI): A study of lice from 1,000-year-old mummies in Peru suggests that the parasites had accompanied their human hosts in the original peopling of the Americas, probably, as early ... Read more...

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Ruins discovered in southern Peru might be of ancient lost city


January 17th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered ruins in southern Peru that could be the ancient lost city of Paititi.According to a report in National Geographic News, details about the new discovery ... Read more...

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