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 [...]

Somali poet shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Popular Somali musician and poet Warsame Shire Awale, who dared to satirize the Islamist militant group Al-Shabab, was shot dead Monday near his house in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, local authorities said [...]

Texas warns election monitors to abide by state law or face arrest

AUSTIN, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday warned international monitors observing next week's presidential and Congressional election in the United States to either abide by state laws barring them from polling [...]

George McGovern, who lost 1972 presidential election to Nixon, dead at 90

SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA (BNO NEWS) -- Former U.S. Senator George McGovern, who won the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1972 on an anti-war platform but lost in a landslide to Republican challenger Richard Nixon, died at a hospice [...]

At least 6 killed in western Guatemala clashes

GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- Clashes in western Guatemala have resulted in the deaths of at least six indigenous people and several injuries, according to the United Nations (UN), which dispatched human rights officers to the region. Clashes between [...]