Ecuador


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.

Assange could leave Ecuador embassy this year: lawyer

2016-03-31 09:26

Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder holed up in Ecuador's London embassy, could leave his refuge before the end of this year, a high-profile former Spanish judge who leads his legal team told AFP on Wednesday.

Assange hopes to walk out of embassy after UN panel ruling

2016-02-05 06:28

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he hopes a ruling by a UN panel could lead to the end of his self-imposed confinement in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

Ecuador will cooperate with Sweden on Assange

2016-01-14 11:22

Ecuador says it will cooperate with Swedish prosecutors after they formally requested permission to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at his hideout in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Ecuador volcano spews giant ash column

2015-10-08 22:24

Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano, which began erupting in August after being dormant for 138 years, has coughed up a two-kilometre-high column of ash.

 

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.

7.8-magnitude quake hits Ecuador, at least 41 dead

2016-04-17 07:19

A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake has shaken Ecuador's central coast killing at least 41 people and spreading panic as it collapsed homes and buckled a major overpass.

Ecuador army plane crashes

2016-03-15 23:34

An Ecuadoran army plane has crashed in the Amazon rainforest with 22 people on board, though the number of victims is unknown.

Sweden, Ecuador at odds over Assange interrogation

2016-01-21 23:21

Sweden's prosecution authority says Ecuador has refused its request to let a Swedish prosecutor question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.

Ecuador: Volcanic ash falls on dozens of towns

2015-11-20 08:56

Volcano monitors say about a dozen farming villages have been dusted with ash due to bursts from Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano.

Climbers' bodies found on Ecuador volcano after 20 years

2015-08-24 11:44

Three bodies found on Ecuador's Chimborazo volcano are believed to be those of climbers who went missing about 20 years ago in an avalanche, officials say.

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