Ecuador: Galapagos icon, Darwin’s Arch, collapses
23 May 2021 | 12:46 pm
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28 Jun 2022
Protests led by Indigenous groups have continued for nearly two weeks, as parliament begins a no-confidence vote against President Guillermo Lasso. The state of emergency imposed in some parts has been repealed.
28 Jun 2022
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Ecuador's prison agency said 13 inmates had been killed and 2 injured in the latest incident of violence at the Bellavista prison in Santo Domingo. Another such incident at the prison killed 44 in May this year.
1 Aug 2022
A section of Beirut's massive grain silos that withstood the 2020 explosion have collapsed following a weekslong fire. Its unclear if there have been any injuries.
21 Aug 2022
Nationwide protests over the price of fuel and other goods have gripped Ecuador for almost two weeks. Protesters say they won't back down until the government meets all of their demands.
8 Sep 2022
Sharply-suited dignitaries gathered to inaugurate a footbridge in the Congolese capital on Monday only for the structure to collapse beneath their feet to the barely concealed delight of onlookers, video verified by Reuters showed.
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