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Earthquake in Ecuador kills at least 4, causes wide damage

The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 in the country’s coastal Guayas region. It was centered about 50 miles south of Guayaquil, which anchors a metro area of over 3 million people.


Civilians flee embattled town as Ukrainian pullout looms

Pressure from Russian forces mounted Saturday on Ukrainians hunkered down in Bakhmut, as residents attempted to flee with help from troops who Western analysts say may be preparing to withdraw from the key eastern stronghold.

Death toll from Turkey earthquake rises to more than 3,400

Turkish authorities say over 2,300 people have died from a devastating earthquake near the border with Syria, bringing the overall death toll in both countries to more than 3,400. The Syrian government has reported 656 deaths so far, while organizations in opposition-held areas have reported at least 450 deaths. Rescue efforts were still underway across both countries through the night and into Tuesday after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep.

US downs Chinese balloon, a flashpoint in US-China tensions

The U.S. military on Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast on orders from President Joe Biden after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America, the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing.