The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast. Ecuador's president reports that the death toll from the 7.8 magnitude quake has hit at least 233 people.
A direct Air France flight for Tehran left Paris on Sunday for the first time, since 2008 when connection was suspended due to tough economic sanction against Iran. Air France CEO says he is optimistic the new route would prove profitable.
Emergency workers and local residents used boats to move around the residential streets in parts of Russia on Saturday as the country suffered severe flooding. A rapid rise in temperatures led to melting ice and an extensive flooding in northern and eastern areas.
And fans of British royal family are preparing for the Queen's 90th birthday celebration this week. Royal super fans are helping her majesty mark her milestone birthday with celebrations planned, including a plaque unveiling and royal walkabout.
Emily Roseman, the associated press, with AP news minute.