Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Michel du Cille dies in Liberia

MONROVIA, LIBERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Washington Post photojournalist Michel du Cille, a three-time winner of the esteemed Pulitzer Prize for his dramatic images of human struggle and triumph, died of an apparent heart attack on Thursday while covering [...]

Ebola death toll rises to 5,420 as spread intensifies in Sierra Leone

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to at least 5,420 after some 240 people died over the past week, with Sierra Leone alone reporting more than 530 new Ebola cases, [...]

Liberian president replaces health minister, others over Ebola

MONROVIA, LIBERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Liberia's health and education ministers were among several officials replaced on Sunday as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expressed the need for an adequate team to overcome the Ebola crisis that has killed [...]

Ebola death toll rises to 5,177 as cases spike in Sierra Leone

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 5,177 amid a new spike in cases in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Cases continue to decline [...]

Liberia lifts state of emergency as Ebola spread slows

MONROVIA, LIBERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf lifted the state of emergency on Thursday and said the national curfew would be reduced by one hour, citing progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus that has [...]

South Korea ends search for missing from Sewol ferry disaster

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- The search for nine people who remain missing after the Sewol ferry sinking earlier this year was called off Tuesday over increasing safety concerns, ending a seven-month-long recovery operation. The April sinking [...]

Ebola spread slowing in Liberia as WHO lowers death toll

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The spread of the deadly Ebola virus continues to slow down in Liberia, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday, although it added that the number of cases in neighboring Sierra Leone continues [...]

Condition of New York doctor infected with Ebola improves

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- The condition of an American doctor who tested positive for Ebola at a New York City hospital last month has been upgraded from serious to stable, health officials confirmed on Saturday, indicating that the patient [...]

Forensic experts identify 10 more victims of MH17 crash

HILVERSUM, THE NETHERLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- Forensic experts in the Netherlands have this week identified another 10 victims of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, pushing the total number of victims identified so far to 272, the Dutch government [...]

Up to 1.8 million Haitians affected by Hurricane Sandy

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Some 1.8 million Haitians have been affected by Hurricane Sandy after it moved through the Caribbean as a category two storm last week, according to an initial assessment of the situation carried out by the United [...]