Magnitude-5.1 earthquake hits northwestern Iran, injuring 50

VARZAGAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake shook northwestern Iran Wednesday near the borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, injuring at least 50 people, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported. It comes just three months after a larger [...]

Landslide kills 11, leaves 10 missing in northern Peru

EL PORVENIR, PERU (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy rainfall Wednesday triggered a large landslide in a jungle village in northern Peru, killing at least eleven people and leaving several others missing, local authorities said on Thursday. A number of children [...]

Office building collapses in northeastern China, killing 6

SHUANGYASHAN, CHINA (BNO NEWS) - A four-story office building undergoing renovation collapsed in the northeastern region of China on early Monday morning, killing six people and injuring two others, state-run media reported on Tuesday. The cause [...]

Helicopter crash in central Texas kills 3

MIDLAND, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- Rescue workers on Friday morning discovered the wreckage of a missing helicopter in central Texas, but none of the three people who were on board survived the crash, local and federal officials said. The cause of [...]

Rescue workers spot wreckage of small plane on Indonesian mountain

JAYAPURA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesian rescue workers on Thursday morning spotted the wreckage of a small plane on a mountain in eastern Indonesia, police and local media said, but severe weather in the area is preventing a rescue mission [...]

6 confirmed dead after vintage plane wreck found in Australia

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (BNO NEWS) -- All six people on board a vintage 1930s biplane which went missing over a huge stretch of bushland this week were confirmed dead Wednesday after the wreckage was found in a forest in the Australian state of [...]

Vintage biplane with 6 onboard goes missing in Australia

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (BNO NEWS) -- A search-and-rescue operation continued Tuesday for a vintage 1930s biplane carrying six people which went missing in a huge stretch of bushland in the southeastern region of the Australian state of Queensland, [...]

Blast at Mexican gas facility kills 26, seven still missing

REYNOSA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- At least 26 people were killed Tuesday and seven others remain missing after a huge blaze erupted at a Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) natural gas facility in northern Mexico, the state-owned oil company said on [...]

3 dead, 7 missing after NW China mine accident

ZHANGYE, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Rescue workers on Friday recovered the bodies of three workers who went missing at a coal mine in northwestern China when a platform overturned, local authorities said on Saturday. Seven other workers remain missing [...]

Fire spreads at Venezuela oil refinery as death toll reaches 41

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (BNO NEWS) -- An intense fire at an oil refinery in northwestern Venezuela spread to a third fuel tank on Monday, nearly three days after an explosion which has now claimed the lives of at least 41 people, authorities said. [...]