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Red Cross members, military and police officers: a major search for survivors begins as aid is expected from neighbouring countries after the earthquake struck off Ecuador’s Pacific coast. Photograph: Guillermo Granja/ Reuters

Some 10,000 troops and 4,600 police have been deployed to search for survivors following a powerful earthquake in Ecuador, with the official death tol(...)

Residents heading for a makeshift evacuation centre in Minamiaso, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

The desperate search for survivors intensified on Sunday in the splintered remains of buildings destroyed by Japan’s deadly earthquake and authoritie(...)

People stand on the debris of a building after an earthquake struck off the Pacific coast in Manta, Ecuador on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades has flattened buildings and buckled roads along the country’s Pacific coast, killing hundreds of pe(...)

 US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders: He  is expected to attend a small, invitation-only conference at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

If US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders thought that a trip to the Vatican tomorrow would result in a campaign boosting photo opportuni(...)

Swiss police raided the headquarters of European football body Uefa  following the latest revelations of a web of Panama-based offshore financial dealings by the rich and famous. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Swiss police have raided Uefa’s headquarters in Nyon to seize details of a TV rights contract signed by the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, followin(...)

President of AS Monaco Dmitri Rybolovlev and his daughter Ekaterina Rybolovlev. Photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Christopher Williams had been waiting 90 minutes inside the office of a helicopter tour company on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, keeping a careful ey(...)

 Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy: He rejected King Felipe’s invitation to try to form a government, on the grounds that he knew he would lose the congressional confidence vote. Photograph: Diego Crespo/Prime minister’s office/

Asunción Martín’s trinkets and ornaments shop is tucked away in one of the quieter streets in Madrid’s Salamanca district, far from the hustle and bus(...)

 Julian Assange speaking from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, England. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have submitted papers to a Swedish court, asking for his arrest warrant to be overturned. The move follo(...)

Zimbabwean children watch as their mother collects water from a communal tap in Harare. El Niño is hitting the production of staple foods in affected regions, including maize, rice and wheat. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Nearly one million children need treatment for severe malnutrition in eastern and southern Africa due to drought that is putting millions more at ris(...)

Leticia de Araujo holding her daughter, one-month-old Manuelly Araujo da Cruz, who was born with microcephaly after being exposed to the Sika virus during her mother’s pregnancy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph:  Antonio Lacerda/EPA

As the Zika virus spreads in Latin America, Catholic leaders are warning women against using contraceptives or having abortions, even as health offici(...)

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