| Aug 16, 2012
| 9:09 PM
Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum over fears of political persecution Thursday, but it was hardly a reprieve as Britain vowed to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to Sweden to face questioning on sex crime charges.
Assange, whose website has...
| Aug 18, 2012
Saturday @ 1p.m. The Sunset Strip The 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com Don't miss the last day of the 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival. There are two outdoor stages on Sunset between San Vicente and Doheny featuring...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 10:15 AM
PUNTA NEGRA, Peru -- Authorities in Peru are investigating the death of over 538 pelicans, along with other birds, on the northern coast of the country, the Peruvian ministry of production said Sunday.
The new environmental investigation comes on the...
| May 7, 2012
| 5:03 AM
Peru's health ministry is asking people to avoid beaches in Lima and north of the capital until officials can determine what caused the deaths of hundreds of dolphins and pelicans.
Last month, the country's production ministry said the authorities were...
| Jan 5, 2008
The broken skeletons were scattered like random pottery shards, rediscovered where they had fallen centuries ago.
Were these ancient people cut down in some long-forgotten battle? Did European-introduced diseases cause their demise? Were...
| Nov 3, 2008
Yma Sumac, the Peruvian-born singer whose spectacular multi-octave vocal range and exotic persona made her an international sensation in the 1950s, has died. She was 86.
Sumac, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in February, died Saturday in an...
| Feb 5, 2010
"The Routes of Man"
By Ted Conover
Knopf, 336 pages, $26.95
It was a bad night for sleep: En route to Uganda from Kenya and staying at the apartment of the truck driver he was accompanying, Ted Conover was kept awake by a wall clock just overhead, which...
| Nov 2, 2009
The Nazca people of Peru -- famous for their huge line drawings on an arid plateau that are fully visible only from the air -- set the stage for their demise by deforesting the plain, allowing a huge El Niño-fueled flood to ravage the Ica Valley about...
| May 2, 2008
Oxygen-starved waters are expanding in the Pacific and Atlantic as ocean temperatures increase with global warming, threatening fisheries and other marine life, a study published today concludes.
Most of these zones remain hundreds of feet below the...
| May 2, 2008
Anger over high food prices has sparked protests in several countries. Surging food prices have posed a particular risk to poor economies. Here are some details of recent price rise protests and disturbances:
* BURKINA FASO - Unions called a general...
| Feb 25, 2008
Health authorities here have launched a massive vaccination campaign as a yellow fever outbreak has panicked residents and sparked fierce criticism of the government's handling of the crisis.
Almost 1 million people have been vaccinated in this...
| Dec 30, 2008
At times, the fight against drug trafficking in Mexico seems hopeless. The body count grows steadily, each massacre seemingly more gruesome than the one before. The flow of drugs to America and Europe continues virtually unabated. The Times asked...