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Ecuador top court approves same-sex marriage in 5-4 vote; judges in favour say decision based on idea that all people are equal
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Ecuador top court approves same-sex marriage in 5-4 vote; judges in favour say decision based on idea that all people are equal

With the decision of the Constitutional Court, Ecuador joins Argentina, Brazil and Colombia in South American recognising same-sex marriage.

Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 strikes southeastern Peru, says US Geological Survey
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Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 strikes southeastern Peru, says US Geological Survey

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck southeastern Peru on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes hit Peru-Ecuador border region, says US Geological Survey
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7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes hit Peru-Ecuador border region, says US Geological Survey

The quake’s epicentre was in a sparsely populated area 224 kilometres (140 miles) east-southeast of Ambato, Ecuador, at a depth of 132 kilometres. The USGS’s initial reading assessed the quake, which occurred at 5:17 am local time (1017 GMT), at magnitude 7.7.

Lucas Pouille beats Richard Gasquet to win Open Sud de France; Roberto Carballes Baena captures maiden title at Quito
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Lucas Pouille beats Richard Gasquet to win Open Sud de France; Roberto Carballes Baena captures maiden title at Quito

Lucas Pouille won his fifth ATP title while Roberto Carballes Baena won his maiden crown this weekend.

Colombia to sign ceasefire with last major rebel group ahead of Pope Francis' visit
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Colombia to sign ceasefire with last major rebel group ahead of Pope Francis' visit

Colombia's government will sign a bilateral cease-fire with the nation's last remaining major rebel group ahead of Pope Francis' visit this week.

Strong tremors hit coastal area in northwestern Ecuador
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Strong tremors hit coastal area in northwestern Ecuador

Some slight shaking was felt in Ecuador's capital of Quito, which 153 kilomt3ers (94 miles) to the southeast.

Ecuador hit by two earthquakes; minor injuries reported
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Ecuador hit by two earthquakes; minor injuries reported

Two earthquakes struck Ecuador's coast on Wednesday, causing minor injuries in the same region where a 7.8 tremor killed more than 650 people last month.

Ecuador earthquake: Chinese government sends $9.5 million worth of humanitarian aid
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Ecuador earthquake: Chinese government sends $9.5 million worth of humanitarian aid

The Chinese has government delivered 60 million yuan (about $9.5 million) worth of humanitarian aid materials to the victims of the deadly April 16 earthquake in Ecuador.

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off coast of Ecuador
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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off coast of Ecuador

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, just days after a major quake hit the country killing nearly 500 people.

Ecuador earthquake death toll climbs to 413, rescue and evacuation operations continue
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Ecuador earthquake death toll climbs to 413, rescue and evacuation operations continue

The death toll from the earthquake that hit Ecuador's Pacific coast over the weekend now stands at 413, the security ministry said on Monday

Ecuador earthquake: Death toll rises to 233, rescuers struggle to reach trapped survivors
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Ecuador earthquake: Death toll rises to 233, rescuers struggle to reach trapped survivors

The magnitude-7.8 earthquake was centered on Ecuador's sparsely populated fishing ports and tourist beaches, 170 km northwest of Quito.

Thousands line the streets of Ecuador for Pope Francis as he begins his South America tour
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Thousands line the streets of Ecuador for Pope Francis as he begins his South America tour

Thousands of jubilant people lined the streets of Quito as Pope Francis began a grueling South American trip on Sunday that will also take in Bolivia and Paraguay.