Ecuador


Assange starts 5th year in London embassy

2016-06-19 22:20

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has started his fifth year camped out in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

By 2030 two-thirds of world will live in cities

2016-05-19 22:02

A new UN report is forecasting that by 2030 two-thirds of the world's population will be living in cities, with the urban population in developing countries doubling.

Strong aftershock rattles Ecuador, no tsunami alert

2016-05-18 20:01

A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Moment magnitude scale has struck Ecuador one month after a much larger quake killed some 660 people.

Ecuador earthquake town still not on its feet

2016-05-17 05:11

A month after a devastating earthquake flattened the Ecuadorian beach town of Pedernales, people are still living in tarp shelters and schools remain closed.

Survivor rescued 13 days after deadly Ecuador quake

2016-05-01 09:18

Crews have rescued a 72-year-old survivor of Ecuador's deadly earthquake almost two weeks after it struck the South American country, Venezuela has announced.

New aftershocks shake Ecuador

2016-04-23 07:21

New aftershocks have continued to rattle Ecuador as emergency workers continued searching for bodies after a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 600 people.

Death toll in Ecuador quake tops 500

2016-04-20 19:10

The death toll from the powerful earthquake that shook Ecuador at the weekend has risen to at least 525, officials say.

Anger erupts as 1 700 still missing in Ecuador quake

2016-04-19 23:49

The death toll from Ecuador's earthquake is feared to rise sharply as authorities have warned that 1 700 people are still missing and anger gripped families of victims trapped in the rubble.

Dramatic rescue amid rubble gives Ecuador hope

2016-04-18 22:29

Rescuers have pulled three people out alive after being trapped more than 32 hours between the floor and roof of a shopping centre that was flattened in the weekend's powerful earthquake.

PICS: Ecuador digs for survivors of quake that killed 246

2016-04-18 07:43

Rescuers in Ecuador have burrowed through deep rubble in an increasingly desperate attempt to find survivors of an earthquake that killed at least 246 people and allowed scores of inmates to escape prison.

 

Swedish court upholds Assange arrest warrant

2016-05-26 05:51

A Swedish court has rejected a request to overturn the arrest warrant of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange because there were no new circumstances to consider.

Second fatal Ecuador aftershock in 1 day

2016-05-18 23:14

One person was killed and 85 injured as two strong aftershocks shook Ecuador a month after a devastating earthquake left around 700 dead.

6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador

2016-05-18 11:26

The US Geological Survey has reported that a 6.7 magnitude earthquake has hit Ecuador near the Pacific coast area where a devastating quake hit on April 16

Post-Rousseff Brazil face-off with leftist LatAm leaders

2016-05-15 21:01

Brazil's new interim government has dismissed "lies" from left-wing Latin American leaders who are refusing to recognise its authority and the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff.

Ecuadorean jetliner skids off runway landing in heavy rain

2016-04-28 22:19

A plane with 93 people on board has skidded off the runway while landing during heavy rain at an airport in southern Ecuador.

Ecuador quake: Lucky duck pulled from rubble

2016-04-21 19:00

Rescuers searching through quake-collapsed buildings in Ecuador have found an unusual survivor - a flapping duck that had been buried under a pile of rubble.

Ecuador buries dead as hope for survivors fade

2016-04-20 08:45

Ecuadoreans began burying loved ones among the more than 500 killed by the country's deadliest earthquake in decades as hopes fade that more survivors will be found

Ecuador quake: Almost 500 dead, toll set to climb

2016-04-19 22:02

About 1 700 people are still missing three days after a big earthquake struck Ecuador, an official has said, raising fears that a death toll currently put at 480, could dramatically rise.

Rescuers dig for more survivors of deadly Ecuador quake

2016-04-18 20:08

Rescuers and desperate families have clawed through the rubble to pull out survivors of an earthquake that killed 350 people and destroyed towns in a tourist area of Ecuador.

Twice punished, quake-struck town copes with death, disaster

2016-04-17 22:07

First came the flood and then the 'long, long' earthquake, a shaking so hard the two-storey, covered market came down in a heap in this small town in western Ecuador.

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