The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades has flattened buildings and buckled highways along the Ecuadorian Pacific coast. Among the major cities damaged are the capital, Quito, and the country's biggest city, Guayaquil.
Argentina are going to the World Cup in Russia next year thanks to a superb Lionel Messi hat-trick, as the Albiceleste defeated Ecuador 3-1. Elsewhere, Peru pipped Chile to fifth in the South American qualifying group.
Argentina are facing the possibility of failing to qualify for a World Cup for the first time since 1970. Lionel Messi and co travel to Ecuador needing a result - but they haven't won in Ecuador in 16 years.
The move comes after Vice President Jorge Glas had delivered a written critique of President Lenin Moreno. Since the vice president is elected by popular vote, the president cannot sack him.
Voters in Ecuador have a choice between a traditional leftist and a conservative ex-banker for their next president. They are taking a second look at their options after media allegations have been made against both men.
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