African nations have taken a record-breaking 24 points in the group stage, with two teams from the continent, Morocco and Senegal, reaching the knockout phase for only the second time since 2014.
Galapagos is a bird-watchers paradise for scores of unique and colourful birds and authorities say they have put in place plan to protect the birds on the archipelago from H5N1 virus rampaging through Europe and North America.
Authorities declare animal health emergency across the South American country, following bird flu outbreak first detected at a poultry farm in the Andean province of Cotopaxi.
Senegal's dramatic win sees them advance to the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 20 years.
Turkish professional football club Fenerbahce's attacker Enner Valencia netted two goals in Ecuador's victory against Qatar, who became the first hosts in the history of the World Cup to lose the opening match.
The south-American country has seen a wave of violent crime that authorities blame on turf battles between drug gangs believed to have ties to Mexican cartels.
Up to 1,600 fans from each of the 32 teams are being recruited for a fan-themed section of the ceremony on November 20. They will perform a chant or song specific to each country.
The riots left "15 people dead and 20 injured," said a spokesperson for the SNAI, the agency that manages Ecuador's prisons.
The murder comes at a time when Ecuador is reeling from a surge in violence related to drug trafficking in which rivals gangs have sown terror in Guayaquil and its prison system.
Hunting wild animals is punishable by up to three years in prison in Ecuador.
Officials blamed organised crime for the violence on Sunday in the city of Guayaquil.
Thirteen inmates killed and two others wounded in yet another bloody fight in a notorious prison, says the South American country's prison authority SNAI.
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