Reports say Peruvian authorities have agreed to expel the 22-year-old in order that she can serve her sentence closer to home.Read the full story ›
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 ›