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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Ecuador

This year
# Shooting
Armed attack kills 10 people in Ecuador port city overnight
Local police confirmed the death toll in Guayaquil, which has become one of the country’s increasingly bloody centers of a turf war between rival drug-trafficking gangs.
Last year
# fluffing their lines
Qatar freeze in front of the world and flop on their big opening night
The hosts were beaten 2-0 by Ecuador in the first game of the 2022 World Cup.
# santo domingo
Ecuador prison riot leaves 44 dead, 108 on the run
Authorities said a fight broke out between the rival Los Lobos and R7 gangs inside the Bellavista prison in Santo Domingo de los Colorados.
# Quito
22 people dead and dozens others injured as flooding hits Ecuador capital
Many in the city of 2.7 million people were taken to shelters.
# Ecuador
Oil spill pollutes nature reserve in Ecuador's Amazon
Neither the government nor OCP Ecuador have quantified the extent of the spill.
All time
# Alex Quinonez
Olympic sprinter shot dead in Ecuador as violence spikes
Olympic sprinter Alex Quinonez was shot dead in his home country on Friday night.
# Ecuador
At least 75 inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots
The military was deployed to help police quell the uprising.
# home comfort
Messi fires Argentina to World Cup qualifying win over Ecuador
The Barca star converted a penalty in an empty Bombonera.
# Copa America
Sanchez scores winner as Copa America holders Chile progress to quarter-finals
Chile overcame Ecuador at the Copa America to move into the quarter-finals from Group C.
# Copa America
Suarez and Cavani on target as Uruguay get up and running in style
Oscar Tabarez’s side had far too much for Ecuador in Belo Horizonte.
# Anger
Colombian Lopez slaps spectator after Giro d'Italia crash
Meanwhile, pink jersey holder Richard Carapaz now has one hand on the trophy
# Dirty protest
'Despotic' Assange insulted staff and smeared faeces on embassy walls, Ecuadorian president claims
The 47-year-old Wikileaks founder was arrested in London last week.
# Wikileaks
Ecuadorian president claims Assange tried to set up 'centre for spying' from London embassy
Lenin Moreno also defended the decision to overturn Assange’s asylum status in an interview last night.
# Going nowhere
Judge says Julian Assange is not 'above the normal rules of law' and should be arrested
The Wikileaks founder suffered a further court setback today.
# Amazon
Body of second Irishman recovered after Ecuador river tragedy
David Higgins’ body was found by search teams yesterday.
# Sligo
Irishman dies while kayaking in Ecuador
Three other people are still missing.
# Wikileaks
Ecuador has granted Julian Assange citizenship
Ecuador had asked London to recognise Assange as a diplomat so that he could be granted safe passage out of the UK.
# main man
Argentina boss Sampaoli: 'Football owed Messi the World Cup'
Jorge Sampaoli was full of praise and indebted to hat-trick hero Lionel Messi after their win last night.
# Cout hoor
Coutinho shows no ill effects in goalscoring return for Brazil
The Liverpool star scored as Brazil defeated Ecuador in last night’s World Cup qualifier.
# Wikileaks
Assange hails 'important victory' after Sweden drops rape investigation
“The road is far from over. The war, the proper war, is just commencing.”
# Staying Put
Assange asks Sweden to drop arrest warrant so that he can fly to Ecuador
Assange has so far lost eight bids to cancel the arrest warrant over rape allegations against him.
# Colombia
'Under the mud I am sure there are more': Mudslides kill 112 people in Colombia
The incident was triggered by intense rains.
# Wikileaks
Julian Assange to be questioned over rape allegations at embassy where he lives
Assange has welcomed the news saying he is looking forward to the “chance to clear his name”.
# Sidelined
Valencia vows to come back stronger after surgery
The Man United defender is set to be sidelined for an extended spell.
# Ecuador ajar
Ecuador has cut internet access for WikiLeaks founder over US election
Julian Assange has sought asylum at London’s Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex assault allegations.
# Wiki pique
Wikileaks accuse John Kerry of ordering Ecuador to cut off Julian Assange's wifi
A staunch critic of Hillary Clinton, Assange has been accused of turning Wikileaks into a “prop for Trump”.
# Ecuador
Valencia breaks silence in child maintenance row
Enner Valencia has put over his side of the story as he attempts to explain allegations of unpaid child maintenance.
# Wikileaks Founder
Julian Assange to be interviewed in Ecuadorian embassy over rape allegations
The WikiLeaks founder has been sheltering at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012.
# Ecuador
Man who attempted to smuggle drugs to pay for daughter's operation jailed
The Ecuadorian man’s two daughter and former partner have since gone missing after an earthquake.
# extradition avoider
Angry Assange starts his fifth year camped out at a London embassy
His supporters are to hold events marking the date today.
# california nightmares
Brazil make underwhelming Copa America start against Ecuador
The result was greeted by boos from the fans.
# Disaster
Desperate search for survivors as Ecuador earthquake death toll passes 400
The earthquake is the biggest tragedy of its kind in Ecuador in 67 years.
# South America
Ecuador earthquake: At least 233 dead as rescue efforts begin
The country was hit by the massive earthquake at around 1am Irish time.
# lonely planet
Lonely Planet names Dublin as third best city in the world to visit next year... here's who beat us
Kotor anyone?
# Wikileaks
Julian Assange is 'extremely disappointed' as sex assault case is dropped
An inquiry into a rape allegation continues.
# Hot Cross Buns
Here's what people around the globe eat on Easter
And not an Easter egg in sight…
# Wikileaks
Julian Assange says he will be leaving the Ecuadorian embassy 'soon'
The WikiLeaks founder would not tell reporters why he is leaving though.
# new arrival
West Ham finalise a deal for striker Enner Valencia
Attacker who scored three times for Ecuador at the World Cup makes the switch from Mexican side Pachuca.
# Flying the flag
Another baffling decision at the World Cup as Swiss have perfectly-good goal ruled out
Keeping with the narrative of the tournament so far, Josip Drmic was incorrectly judged to have been offside.
Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights
The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.