Evacuation begins of more than 2,500 people stranded near Mount Everest

LUKLA, NEPAL (BNO NEWS) -- Efforts have begun to airlift more than 2,500 people, most of them tourists, from a small airport in eastern Nepal where they have been stranded for days with all commercial flights grounded due to bad weather, local [...]

Six killed after flash flooding hits northern Italy

ROME (BNO NEWS) -- At least six people were killed and several others are believed to be missing after torrential rains hit the Italian port city of Genoa on Friday, the ANSA news agency reported. Flash floods caused by heavy rains struck [...]

UN to boost aid efforts to help Somalis hit by floods, famine and insecurity

GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations announced on Friday that it will increase its efforts to support Somalia as the country faces the combined impact from heavy rains, widespread famine and insecurity. Thousands of displaced Somalis have [...]

Tropical Storm Keila kills 14, injures hundreds in Oman

MUSCAT (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen people have been killed after Tropical Storm Keila impacted the Arab state of Oman this week, officials said on Friday. More than 200 people have been injured. Flash floods and high winds caused by Keila [...]

Flight cancellations leave more than 1,500 tourists stranded near Mount Everest

LUKLA, NEPAL (BNO NEWS) -- More than 1,500 tourists are stranded at a small airport in eastern Nepal after more than 100 flights were canceled this week due to bad weather, local media reported on Friday. A sick woman has also died after she [...]