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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a press conference to launch the international trading of oil-backed cryptocurrency called Petro, on October 1, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Federico PARRA

US vows to pressure Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro

The United States on Thursday refused to recognize Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s legitimacy as he started a controversial new term and urged rank-and-file government employees to empower the opposition.
Lewis, Singer of Hit Track — Bulletproof — Wins Best New Act at LIMA Awards 2018

LIMA 2018: No music in the world makes sense without the talents from here...

The recently concluded International Pastors’ and Partners’ Conference (IPPC) saw some of the biggest names in the Gospel scene get awarded for their hard work.
Venezuelan migrants wait for their turn to get a resident visa or temporary stay permits at an Interpol facility in Lima on August 29, 2018. Peru allowed the entry of hundreds of Venezuelan citizens as cooperation agreements between Colombia and Peru are drawn to filter migrants with criminal records, and health authorities at the Ecuador-Peru border evaluate how to deal with vast numbers of migrants not bearing health records. / AFP PHOTO / CRIS BOURONCLE

Venezuela claims ‘thousands’ of migrants want to come home

Thousands of Venezuelans are clamoring to return home to recession, hyperinflation and a collapsing economy, President Nicolas Maduro's government claimed on Wednesday as Brazil sends troops to the border with its crisis-ridden neighbor.
After travelling by bus from southern Equador towards Peru, a young Venezuelan national arrives at the border town of Huaquillas on August 24, 2018. Ecuador opened a "humanitarian corridor" to allow masses of migrants escaping Venezuela's free-falling economy to stream towards the Peruvian border Friday, hours before Lima puts new restrictions on entry into effect. / AFP PHOTO / CRIS BOURONCLE

Recession: Thousands of Venezuelans move to Peru

Peru on Saturday closed its borders to Venezuelan migrants without a passport, as thousands holding only identification cards reached the border in a last minute crush, some beating the deadline with special assistance from Ecuador.
FILE PHOTO: Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori arrives in court during the sentencing in his trial on charges of embezzling state funds to manipulate the media during his tenure as president, in Lima, Peru January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil/File Photo

Peru’s ex-leader Alberto Fujimori discharged from hospital

Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, who was pardoned last year while serving a long jail sentence for human rights abuses, was discharged from hospital Wednesday after treatment for heart problems, his personal doctor said.

Lebanese man stranded for 42 days in Ecuador airport

A Lebanese man has been stuck in immigration purgatory at an airport in Ecuador for 42 days after losing his passport and being returned there from Spain.

Swiss tribunal clears banned Peru captain Guerrero for World Cup

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has won a last-ditch appeal to play at the World Cup despite being suspended after testing positive for traces of cocaine, a Swiss federal tribunal announced Thursday.

Man sets woman alight in bus, injures 10

Ten people were treated for burns after a man doused a woman with gasoline and set her alight inside a public bus in the Peruvian capital Lima, firefighters said.

Pope to visit Peru region hard hit by floods

Pope Francis was set Saturday to hold a huge outdoor mass in a coastal region of Peru struggling to rebuild in the wake of devastating floods last year.

Pope Francis arrives Peru for four-day visit

Pope Francis arrived Thursday in Peru on the final leg of his South American trip, where he will meet indigenous people and hear firsthand how the country’s gold rush is destroying large areas of their Amazon homeland.

The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies aged 46

Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist said.

Hoodlums attack churches in Chile three days ahead of Pope’s visit

Vandals in Santiago attacked three churches before dawn on Friday, throwing homemade bombs that caused minor damage and leaving notes threatening Pope Francis just three days ahead of the pontiff’s visit to Chile next week, police said.

48 killed after bus plunges 330ft from cliff

A bus plunged over a seaside cliff in Peru on Tuesday, killing at least 48 people after a collision with a truck on a precarious stretch known as the “devil’s curve,” officials said.

Peru minister resigns amid outrage over ex-dictator Alberto Fujimori pardon

Peru’s Minister of Culture, Salvador Solar, has resigned, amid outrage over the recent presidential pardoning of jailed ex-dictator, Alberto Fujimori.

‘Forgive me,’ ex-Peru leader Fujimori says after pardon protests

Peru's ailing former leader Alberto Fujimori on Tuesday asked the public for forgiveness, two days after receiving a presidential pardon that sparked street protests.

Protest hits Peru over ex-President Alberto Fujimori’s pardon

A huge protest has enveloped Peru following the granting of pardon to the sick ex-President of the country, Mr. Alberto Fujimori.

Peru expels North Korean diplomats over nuclear crisis

Peru's government has ordered the expulsion of two North Korean diplomats after declaring them persona non grata over Pyongyang's "continued violations" of UN Security Council resolutions with its nuclear programme.

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson quits after missing World Cup spot

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson announced his resignation Thursday in the wake of the All Whites’ failure to reach next year’s World Cup.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.