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Pope Francis celebrates Ecuador mass with huge crowd
Pope Francis celebrates Ecuador mass with huge crowd

Pope Francis celebrated an open-air mass with hundreds of thousands of faithful under scorching heat in Ecuador, highlighting the importance of family on his return to his home region.

Pope Francis celebrates Ecuador mass with huge crowd
Pope Francis takes message to forgotten corners of home continent
Pope Francis takes message to forgotten corners of home continent

Pope Francis embarks on an eight-day visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, three of South America's 'peripheral' countries which share common challenges in addressing poverty.

Pope Francis takes message to forgotten corners of home continent
Ecuador gay couples allowed to register partnerships
Ecuador gay couples allowed to register partnerships

After years of political battles, gay couples in Ecuador lined up to register their unions on their national identity cards like heterosexual couples.

Ecuador gay couples allowed to register partnerships
Famed Galapagos tortoise 'Pepe the Missionary' dies
Famed Galapagos tortoise 'Pepe the Missionary' dies

"Pepe the Missionary," a giant tortoise who rose to fame as one of the most photographed animals on Galapagos Islands, has died at age 60.

Famed Galapagos tortoise 'Pepe the Missionary' dies
Assange will not leave until assured no US extradition: lawyer
Assange will not leave until assured no US extradition: lawyer

Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuador embassy in London until it is guaranteed he will avoid extradition to the United States.

Assange will not leave until assured no US extradition: lawyer
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru.
Kazakhstan to expand cooperation with OPEC

Kazakhstan, a Central Asian oil producer, will expand its cooperation with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Kazakhstan to expand cooperation with OPEC
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. ©Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett
Assange asked to model during London Fashion Week

Julian Assange has been asked to star in a fashion show by British designer Ben Westwood at Ecuador's London embassy, where the WikiLeaks founder is currently holed up in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Assange asked to model during London Fashion Week
 Asel Rysmendieva
Celebration of compassion: Kazakhstani nominated for Hermann Gmeiner award

Kazakhstani Asel Rysmendieva, 24, has been nominated for the annual Hermann Gmeiner award that was named after Austrian philanthropist and SOS Children’s village founder.

Celebration of compassion: Kazakhstani nominated for Hermann Gmeiner award
The Spirit of Tengri
The Spirit of Tengri opens this Saturday June 7

This Saturday on June 7th at 5 pm, The Spirit of Tengri opens its second festival with 13 ethno music bands and renowned artists in Almaty.

The Spirit of Tengri opens this Saturday June 7
Jamil Mahuad. Photo courtesy of laprensalatina.com
Ecuador sentences ex-president to 12 years in absentia

An Ecuadoran court on Thursday sentenced exiled ex-president Jamil Mahuad to 12 years in jail for corruption.

Ecuador sentences ex-president to 12 years in absentia
 Yarick-Ecuador. Photo ©yarik-ecuador.com
Latin America to meet Georgia at The Spirit of Tengri

The Spirit of Tengri will take you places, from the proud beauty of Georgia with the music of The Shin band to lively exotic Ecuador with Yarick-Ecuador band on July 7th in Almaty.

Latin America to meet Georgia at The Spirit of Tengri
Aldaspan band. Photo ©aldaspan.com
Kazakh ethnic band Aldaspan to present new album at The Spirit of Tengri

Famous Kazakhstan ethnic rock band Aldaspan will present their new album at The Spirit of Tengri festival in Almaty.

Kazakh ethnic band Aldaspan to present new album at The Spirit of Tengri
Freighter runs aground in the Galapagos
Freighter runs aground in the Galapagos

An Ecuadoran freighter ran aground Friday in the Galapagos islands, but "for the moment" does not pose a threat to the Pacific archipelago's unique environment, the Galapagos National Park said.

Freighter runs aground in the Galapagos
The Spirit of Tengri
The Spirit of Tengri: taste of world ethnic music in Almaty

2nd The Spirit of Tengri festival will take place in Almaty on June 7th.

The Spirit of Tengri: taste of world ethnic music in Almaty
Ecuador's 'throat of fire' belches giant ash column
Ecuador's 'throat of fire' belches giant ash column

A volcano in central Ecuador spewed up a column of hot ash and smoke 10 kilometers (six miles) high on Friday, increasing fears of an eruption.

Ecuador's 'throat of fire' belches giant ash column
Chile evacuates coast as 8.2 quake sparks tsunami
Chile evacuates coast as 8.2 quake sparks tsunami

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit Chile's Pacific coast Tuesday, triggering tsunami waves of more than two meters and warnings for people to flee to higher ground.

Chile evacuates coast as 8.2 quake sparks tsunami
Erlan Pernebekov. Photo from his personal vk.com page
Kazakhstan Cycling Federation to help transportation body of cyclist who died of stroke

The Kazakhstan Cycling Federation has expressed condolence to the family of the deceased cyclist Yerlan Pernebekov and promised to cover the transportation expenses.

Kazakhstan Cycling Federation to help transportation body of cyclist who died of stroke
Erlan Pernebekov. Photo a courtesy of his personal vk.com profile
20-yo cyclist Pernebekov dies in Ecuador

Kazakh cyclist Yerlan Pernebekov, 20 has died in Ecuador after suffering a stroke.

20-yo cyclist Pernebekov dies in Ecuador
Erlan Pernebekov. Photo a courtesy of his personal vk.com profile
Kazakh cyclist suffers stroke in Ecuador training camp

An Astana Continental cyclist has had a stroke during his stay in a training camp in Ecuador.

Kazakh cyclist suffers stroke in Ecuador training camp
Xavier Bonilla. Photo courtesy of ecuavisa.com
Ecuadoran cartoonist sanctioned over sketch

A newspaper cartoonist was sanctioned by a new Ecuadoran media watchdog after publishing an image deemed harmful to President Rafael Correa, the artist said Friday.

Ecuadoran cartoonist sanctioned over sketch