Roadside bombs in southern Afghanistan kill 17 civilians

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least seventeen people were killed Wednesday when insurgents carried out three separate bomb attacks in the violence-plagued southern region of Afghanistan, local authorities said. No group immediately claimed [...]

Gunmen kill at least 20 villagers in northwestern Nigeria

KABORO, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- A group of gunmen stormed a village in northwestern Nigeria on Tuesday morning, killing at least 20 people in the latest wave of violence, local authorities confirmed on Wednesday. It is believed armed robbers are [...]

Electrical fire at Saudi wedding kills 25, injures 37

HIJRAH JADEEDAH, SAUDI ARABIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 25 people were killed on late Tuesday evening when celebratory gunfire caused a high-voltage power line to fall onto a women's gathering at a wedding in eastern Saudi Arabia, local authorities [...]

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 [...]

Road accident in central Pakistan kills 26, injures 13

BAHAWALPUR, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Women and children were among at least 26 people killed Tuesday when an overloaded passenger van collided head-on with a pick-up truck on a highway in central Pakistan, local authorities said. Police said it [...]

Discovery of WWII bomb forces closure of Japanese airport

SENDAI, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) -- Nearly 100 flights were canceled Tuesday after an unexploded bomb believed to be from World War II was found near the runway of a major airport in northeastern Japan, local authorities said. Flights are expected to [...]

Yellow fever outbreak in Darfur kills at least 32

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- A previously unknown disease which has claimed more than 30 lives in Sudan's troubled Darfur region this month has been identified as yellow fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Preparations [...]

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 [...]

Elderly man dies as moderate quake hits southern Italy

MORMANNO, ITALY (BNO NEWS) -- An elderly man died of a heart attack early Friday when a moderate earthquake shook southern Italy, seismologists and local authorities said. The earthquake caused some damage and prompted panic-stricken residents [...]

Floor collapse at Florida apartment injures 55

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- A floor collapsed at a crowded apartment building in northwest Florida on early Sunday morning, sending scores of people plummeting and injuring 55 of them, local authorities said on Monday. The cause of the [...]