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Leila de Lima: Top Duterte critic arrested on drug charge

Friday, February 24th 2017, 7:15

Senator Leila de Lima says the charges are an attempt to silence her criticism of the drug war.
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Philippines: Duterte critic Leila de Lima faces drugs charges

Friday, February 17th 2017, 14:55
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Lima

The outspoken senator has strongly criticised the Philippine president's bloody drug crackdown.
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Peru asks Trump to consider deporting ex-President Alejandro Toledo

Monday, February 13th 2017, 10:19

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski urges Donald Trump to consider deporting fugitive Alejandro Toledo.
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Judge orders arrest of Peru ex-president Alejandro Toledo

Friday, February 10th 2017, 3:57

Alejandro Toledo is accused of receiving millions of dollars in bribes during his time in office.
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Sister Monica and Siervas: The Peruvian nuns who rock

Monday, February 6th 2017, 10:59

Sister Monica and Siervas are a Peruvian-based rock'n'roll band comprised entirely of nuns.
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Tear gas fired over Peru toll booths

Friday, January 6th 2017, 0:20
related places: Lima

Tear gas has been fired amid violent protests over new toll booths in northern Lima, Peru.
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Fierce and unapologetic

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 23:59
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Lima

Leila de Lima is a Philippine senator bent on challenging controversial president Rodrigo Duterte.
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Peruvian Santa in gung-ho-ho drugs bust

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 21:52
related places: Lima

A member of an anti-drugs unit in the Peruvian capital Lima carries out a raid while dressed as Santa Claus.
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Peru's public TV airs first news programme in Quechua

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 14:02

Peruvian public TV launches its first news programme in the indigenous Quechua language.
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The fog catcher

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 0:22
related places: Lima

In the slums of Lima, he's found a way to turn fog into water.
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Huge fireworks haul blown up in Peru

Friday, November 25th 2016, 7:07

Authorities in Peru have destroyed almost 21 tonnes of illegal fireworks.
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Riba architecture prize won by 'modern Machu Picchu'

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 0:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An engineering university in Peru has won a Royal Institute of British Architects global design prize.
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Peru Lima shopping centre fire: Five people killed

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 23:46
related places: Lima

At least five people in Peru are killed in a fire in one of Lima's most expensive shopping centres.
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Hundreds homeless after shanty town fire in Lima, Peru

Friday, November 4th 2016, 21:29
related places: Lima

Some 500 families are homeless after a devastating fire in a shanty town in the Peruvian capital Lima, local media say.
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Thousands of baby turtles released into Peruvian Amazon

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 16:11

Thousands of baby Taricaya turtles have been released into the Peruvian Amazon as part of an effort to save them from extinction.
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Volunteer firefighters die in Peru blaze

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 21:37
related places: Lima

Three firefighters died attending a blaze at a shoe factory in Lima, Peru.
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Peru investigates death of 10,000 Titicaca water frogs

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 0:09

Peru's environmental agency is investigating the deaths of some 10,000 frogs whose bodies have been found in a tributary of the Titicaca lake.
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Peru Cuzco: Fire destroys 16th Century church

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 14:03
related places: Cusco, San Sebastian

A fire partially destroys the famous church of San Sebastian in the Peruvian city of Cuzco, burning through historic paintings and a gilded alter.
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Trapped dog rescued in Peru

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 11:14
related places: San Martin

Residents in San Martin, Peru rescued a local dog after it became trapped.
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Peru investigates 'police death squad' after killings

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 14:48

Prosecutors in Peru investigate allegations that a group of rogue police officers killed civilians and passed them off as dangerous criminals to secure promotions.
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Peru quake kills at least seven in southern Arequipa

Monday, August 15th 2016, 14:33
related places: Arequipa

Peruvian officials say at least seven people have been killed in a 5.4-magnitude earthquake in the south of the country.
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A rather peculiar cabinet meeting

Friday, August 5th 2016, 5:48

Peru president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's first cabinet meeting involved a public workout in front of the Government Palace.
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Peru president works out with cabinet in public

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 19:54

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and most of his cabinet surprise bystanders by beginning their first weekly meeting with an exercise session in public.
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Peru's new president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski sworn in

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 22:24

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski takes office as the new president of Peru, with the former investment banker saying he hopes for a more modern and equal society.
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Peruvian fishermen rescue baby whale from net

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 21:28

Fishermen in the Piura region of Peru have rescued an exhausted whale calf that had become trapped in a net.
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