Magical Messi sees Argentina through to World Cup finals
11 October 2017 | 10:04 am
Argentina has booked a place in the World Cup thanks to a Lionel Messi hat-trick in their 3-1 win over Ecuador.
16 Oct 2021
Images shows police hammering their way into the prison where rioting left at least 116 inmates dead, some of them decapitated, as rival drug gangs went to war armed with guns and grenades. Police later said they regained control of the prison on Thursday.
8 Oct 2021
Police say they have resumed control of a prison in Ecuador which has been the scene of a deadly riot. Fighting between rival gangs has left at least 118 people dead.
11 Oct 2021
Ecuadorian police have seized 2.5 tons of cocaine in two separate operations. A ton of was bound for Europe. They have also arrested five suspects.
5 Oct 2021
In his Angelus prayer, Pope Francis deplores the "terrible outbreak of violence" in the prison of Guayaquil, Ecuador, where at least 118 inmates died - including six beheaded - in rioting among rival gangs before police regained control.
7 Oct 2021
Firefighters battle forest fires in Caminiaga, a town in Argentina's province Cordoba. No deaths or injuries have so far been reported.
9 Oct 2021
A stranded humpback whale is rescued alive off Argentina's Atlantic coast at the seaside resort of La Lucila del Mar, 360 kilometres south of Buenos Aires. The whale is one of two stranded whales saved by a team of 30 people including local residents, marine environmentalists, members of the Civil Defence, coastguard police, volunteer firefighters and beach lifeguards.
12 Oct 2021
Libya’s national team slid in the ranks in the group stage for the World Cup qualifiers after suffering a 3-0 defeat against Egypt on Monday. Fans packed squares in the country’s east and west, heartbroken as a defeat on the home front was sealed by a third goal from Ramadan Sobhi in the second half. Egypt scored twice near halftime in Benghazi through Ahmed Fotouh and Mostafa Mohamed, the team’s second straight win over Libya at the start of new coach Carlos Queiroz’s tenure.
13 Oct 2021
Javier Milei is the embodiment of anti-establishment rebellion. For years, the economist did the rounds on talk shows and slammed the country's politics. Now he wants to be its leader. Young voters think that's good.
19 Oct 2021
The South American country is grappling with a surge in violent crime and deadly prison riots. The government has pointed to drug trafficking and consumption as the underlying problem.
20 Oct 2021
Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe shine as Paris St Germain come from a goal down to beat RB Leipzig 3-2 in their Champions League Group A encounter.
29 Oct 2021
Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso has imposed a state of emergency and called for a concerted fight against the rising violence of drug cartels. But observers suspect other reasons behind the measure.
3 Nov 2021
Forward Kylian Mbappe was included in Paris St Germain's squad to face RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday (November 3) while Lionel Messi did not make the selection. Messi had limped off during their 2-1 win over Lille in Ligue 1 on Friday (October 29) and was not included in the 21-member squad named on Tuesday (November 2) for their Champions League Group A game in Germany.
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