Volcano erupts on New Zealand’s North Island, no injuries

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) -- A volcano on the North Island of New Zealand erupted without warning on Wednesday afternoon, sending a massive plume of dark ash into the sky, authorities said. Scientists believe another eruption could [...]

14 hanged as Afghan government returns to executions

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen Afghans have been executed by hanging so far this week, and two more are due to be executed soon, officials said on Wednesday, ending a four-year virtual moratorium on the use of the death penalty [...]

Voice actor of Elmo resigns amid underage sex allegations

NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who has been on "Sesame Street" for more than 28 years and created the high-pitched voice of Muppet character Elmo, resigned Tuesday after new allegations were made public that he had a sexual [...]

Estonian Air to fire half its staff, cut flights to avoid insolvency

TALLINN, ESTONIA (BNO NEWS) -- Estonian Air on Tuesday announced it will be forced to fire nearly half of all its employees and cut its flights to 10 or fewer core destinations as the Baltic nation's national carrier seeks to avoid insolvency. [...]

Great apes also experience midlife crises, study finds

COVENTRY, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Chimpanzees and orangutans can experience a mid-life crisis just like humans, according to a team of international researchers who have studied hundreds of great apes in recent years. It is the first time animals [...]