Footage of a gun battle between Peruvian authorities and suspected drugs traffickers in which a plane was shot down has been released.Read the full story ›
More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in South America have arrived in Johannesburg to begin a new life at an African wildlife reserve.Read the full story ›
The biggest ever airlift of rescued lions, including Zeus and Shakira, will take place on Friday - involving 33 of the big cats.Read the full story ›
Reid, 22, was jailed in 2013 after admitting trying to smuggle cocaine worth £1.5 million from Peru to Spain along with her friend.Read the full story ›
A British man missing in Peru for over a week where he was travelling has been found dead, his family said.Read the full story ›
Harry Greaves has not been seen since April 7 and his family said it is out of character for him not to be in contact with anyone.Read the full story ›
A Northern Irish woman jailed for drug smuggling in Peru has been released from prison, her solicitor has confirmed.
Michaella McCollum, from Co Tyrone, and Melissa Reid, from Scotland, were imprisoned in 2013 for six years and eight months after admitting trying to smuggle cocaine worth £1.5 million from Peru to Spain.
Lawyers tried to get the women repatriated after complaining about horrendous prison conditions.
A judicial process will now determine what, if any, conditions are attached to McCollum's effective parole.
"I can confirm Michaella has been released from jail and I'm waiting to hear the outcome of the judicial process", Kevin Winters, her lawyer, said.
He was held, along with a Frenchman, after guards spotted them removing their clothes at the ancient site.Read the full story ›
The festive canines came as Santa, elves and reindeers at the first ever Pet Noel fashion show in Peru.Read the full story ›
Paolo Guerrero scored a hat-trick to hand Peru a 3-1 win against Bolivia and send them into the Copa America semi-finals.
Two goals in three first-half minutes set Peru on their way and Guerrero grabbed his third after the break following a howler from Danny Bejarano in his own half.
Marcelo Martins Moreno tucked away a late penalty for Bolivia but it was mere consolation and Ricardo Gareca's men will now face hosts Chile on Monday in Santiago in the final four.