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  • This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows fossil body feathers of Inkayacu paracasensis. Some ancient penguins may have been twice as tall as today's Emperor type but they lacked the dashing tuxedo. Researchers unearthed remains of a nearly 5-foot-tall penguin that roamed what is now Peru 36 million years ago _ along with fossilized feathers that show back then, the flightless bird was a more motley mix of reddish-brown and grey. (AP Photo/Science)

    Giant penguins with no tux? Fossil feathers say so

    Some ancient penguins may have been twice as big as today's Emperor penguin but they lacked the dashing tuxedo. Researchers unearthed remains of a nearly 5-foot-tall penguin that roamed what is now Peru about 36 million years ago, and they also discovered fossilized feathers that show back then, the flightless bird was a more motley mix of reddish-brown and gray.


  • (Photo: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration)
A submarine, seized on July 2 in a shallow river inlet close to the Ecuador-Colombia border, was thought to be intended for smugglers to transport tons of cocaine.

    Colombia drug trade knows no borders

    Some say the San Miguel River is a river with eyes: A swimming child bolts from the water and disappears into the jungle. A boatman revs his outboard engine. A chain saw grinds to an ear-splitting whine - all potential warnings of illegally armed groups operating in this dense jungle, where a sizable portion of the world's cocaine is produced and shipped.


  • U.S. activist Lori Berenson attends her hearing at court in Lima, Peru, Monday Aug. 16, 2010. On Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, a court revoked her parole and ordered her to serve the rest of her sentence. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

    Peru court revokes parole for U.S. activist Berenson

    A court in Peru has revoked parole for American activist Lori Berenson. It has ordered that she be captured and sent back to prison to finish the last five years of her 20-year prison sentence for aiding leftist rebels.


  • Dutchman Joran van der Sloot has confessed to killing a young woman in his Lima hotel room last week, Peruvian police said. (Associated Press)

    Report: Van der Sloot mentally ill, mother says

    Joran van der Sloot, the main suspect in the killing of a young woman in Peru last month and in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway, suffers from mental problems, his mother told a Dutch newspaper in an interview published on its website Sunday.


  • Traumatized into music

    The song Sam Baker sings probes the psychological legacy for Mr. Baker, who had been talking to the boy before the bomb went off. Its title, "Broken Fingers," reveals part of the physical legacy — three twisted, unusable fingers that forced him to relearn to play the guitar left-handed.


  • Aftershocks hamper search in Peru

    PISCO, Peru (AP) Rescuers combed rubble for survivors after a powerful earthquake devastated cities and sent a church's soaring ceiling tumbling down on hundreds of worshippers in southern Peru, and at least five aftershocks struck early today.


  • Death toll at 355 in Peru quake

    ICA, Peru (AP) — Rescuers struggled across a shattered countryside today to reach victims of a magnitude-8.0 earthquake that killed at least 355 people. More than 1,500 people were reported injured and the Red Cross said the toll was expected to rise.


  • Quake hits coast, kills at least 17

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook Peru's coast near the capital yesterday, killing at least 17 persons as it toppled buildings and caused hundreds to flee office buildings in Lima.


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