Peru

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Former  Peruvian president Alan Garcia, who has  taken his own life. File photograph: Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty

Peru’s former president Alan Garcia has died after deliberately shooting himself when police tried to arrest him in connection with a multibillion-do(...)

The newly discovered early whale Peregocetus, which lived about 43 million years ago, is pictured along the rocky shore of the southeastern Pacific in this undated artistic reconstruction obtained  The tail fluke is hypothetical. Photograph: Alberto Gennari/Handout via Reuters

Scientists have unearthed fossils in a coastal desert of southern Peru of a four-legged whale that thrived both in the sea and on land about 43 millio(...)

The main gag is Billy’s unease in not just the body of a man, but also that of a being who can shoot lightning from his fingers and leap buildings

It seems as if DC movies really have turned a corner towards the sunnier side of Little Spielbergia. The literal and figurative darkness in Zack Snyde(...)

Mom is right when she says to eat your peas. In one of the largest surveys of data on global dietary habits and longevity, researchers found that con(...)

 The “Festival of Britain” appears under threat as the DUP will only support it if it is called the “Festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” and held in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency of Arlene Foster. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

There were plenty of Brexit-themed japes to be found on April Fool’s Day this year although, to be honest, they were hard to distinguish from the othe(...)

Michaella McCollum. Photograph: RTÉ

Former drugs mule Michaella McCollum is to receive further undisclosed damages over press publication of an intimate photograph. The 25-year-old, fro(...)

The new Toyota Rav4   ticks a lot more boxes. For a start it has the rugged image. It also has the family space

When your life depends on a car’s reliability those in the world’s hotspots tend to turn to two models: the Hilux and the Land Cruiser. From the mount(...)

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has hit southern Peru. Photograph: US Geological Survey

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has hit southern Peru, the US Geological Survey has reported. The quake’s epicentre was 25km north-northeast of town of Az(...)

Sinaloa state police agents stand guard during a security operation in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico, on February 15th. Photograph: Rashide Frias/AFP/Getty Images)

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador received a blunt warning earlier this month: a crude hand-painted sign strung up on a bridge in the border city (...)

 Venezuela’s defence minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez at a news conference in Caracas on Tuesday. Photograph:   Manaure Quintero/Reuters

Venezuelan troops will remain stationed along the country’s borders to prevent territorial violations, the defence minister said on Tuesday, ahead of(...)

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