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At least 36 dead after bus careens off cliff in Peru

LIMA: At least 36 people were killed in Peru on Tuesday when a bus collided with a truck and careened off a cliff along a sharply curving highway north of the capital, Lima, the country’s health ministry said. The accident took place on…

Argentina frets over possible Messi-less World Cup

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina awakened on Friday to the horrifying possibility of a World Cup without the "world's best player", Lionel Messi.  The Albiceleste drew 0-0 at home to Peru on Thursday to fall not only out of the four automatic…

Scientists grow potato under Mars-like conditions

LIMA: Potatoes on Mars? Scientists are reporting promising results growing the tuber under conditions that mimic the Red Planet in an experiment in Peru linked to US space agency NASA. "Preliminary results are positive," the…

Six teams wiped out by plane crashes

The plane crash in Colombia involving Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real that killed as many as 75 people is far from the first such tragedy to strike the world of sport. Here is a look at six other disasters: - Italy's Torino…

Obama says goodbye to world stage after eight years

LIMA, PERU: US President Barack Obama bid farewell to the world stage Sunday, pondering his legacy, offering advice to his successor and discussing his post-presidential life at the end of his final foreign tour. His historic presidency…