Gaza crisis: UN’s Ban calls for ceasefire after Israeli airstrike kills civilians

NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called on all parties in Israel and Gaza to cooperate with Egypt and reach an immediate ceasefire to end the escalating conflict, hours after an Israeli airstrike [...]

Death toll reaches 6 in Moscow shooting rampage

MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A sixth victim died on Thursday morning after a shooting rampage at a pharmaceutical firm in the Russian capital of Moscow a day earlier, prosecutors said. The gunman carried out the massacre after his girlfriend [...]

Powerful quake off Guatemala kills 52, leaves others missing

CHAMPERICO, GUATEMALA (BNO NEWS) -- More than 50 people were killed Wednesday and nearly two dozen remain missing after a powerful earthquake struck off the Pacific Coast of Guatemala, authorities said on Thursday. Some 250,000 people have been [...]

14 killed, scores displaced in southern Sumatra clashes

KALIANDA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Violent ethnic clashes on the Indonesian island of Sumatra continued for a third day on Tuesday, raising the death toll to at least fourteen as more than 1,600 others have been displaced, local authorities said [...]

Death toll reaches 18 after bus falls into river in southwest Nigeria

LAGOS, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Eighteen people are now believed to have been killed after a passenger bus veered off a road and plunged into a river in southwestern Nigeria late last week, local authorities said on Monday afternoon. Only three [...]

4 killed when rival groups clash at Mexican prison

ZACATECAS, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- At least four inmates were killed on Thursday when two rival groups of inmates clashed at a prison in northern Mexico, local authorities said on Friday. Prison outbreaks and prison riots occur frequently in the [...]

Gunmen attack central Nigeria village, 24 killed

KADUNA, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 24 people were killed Sunday when a group of gunmen stormed a village in central Nigeria, officials said on Monday. The incident occurred early Sunday morning at around 5:30 a.m. local time in the village [...]

Suicide bomber kills 3 NATO soldiers, 11 Afghans in country’s east

KHOST CITY, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen people were killed on Monday and nearly 60 others were injured when a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle detonated his explosives near a coalition convoy in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban [...]

Powerful earthquake hits southwestern Colombia, no casualties

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Colombia near the border with Ecuador on late Sunday morning, seismologists and witnesses said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. [...]

Gunmen attack funeral in northern Mexico, at least 9 killed

TORREON, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll rose to nine after a group of armed men attacked a funeral procession in northern Mexico, officials said Tuesday. The attack occurred at around 4:20 p.m. on Monday afternoon in Torreon, the state [...]