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 [...]

Ebola outbreak in central Uganda kills at least 3

KAMPALA, UGANDA (BNO NEWS) -- A new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has claimed the lives of at least three people in central Uganda, health authorities said on Saturday. It is the third outbreak of the disease so far this year, following [...]

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 [...]

Tibetan artist sets himself on fire in anti-China protest

DHARAMSHALA, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- A traditional Tibetan artist was killed Sunday when he set himself on fire in protest against Chinese rule in Tibet, the Tibetan government-in-exile said. More than 60 people have set themselves on fire in similar [...]

Iran proposes live TV coverage of nuclear talks with West

TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran has proposed live television coverage of its talks with western powers, saying the government has nothing to hide regarding its controversial nuclear program which many countries contend is intended to develop [...]

U.S. economy adds 171,000 new jobs in October

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Employers in the United States added 171,000 jobs last month as more people began looking for new jobs, causing the unemployment rate to edge up by a tenth of a percentage point, the U.S. Labor Department (DOL) [...]

Bulgarian court acquits former defense minister in bribery trial

SOFIA, BULGARIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Bulgarian court on Monday acquitted former defense minister Nikolay Tsonev and two others who were charged with abuse of power after they allegedly tried to pay money to get a positive outcome in another case. [...]

U.S. drone kills 3 suspected al-Qaeda supporters in Yemen

SANA'A, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. drone fired at a house in northwest Yemen on Sunday morning, killing at least three suspected al-Qaeda supporters who brought money to finance militant operations, Yemeni officials said on Monday. A local al-Qaeda [...]

Gunmen kill South African peacekeeper in North Darfur

EL FASHAR, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- A South African peacekeeper was killed Wednesday when gunmen ambushed a United Nations (UN) convoy in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, just two weeks after a similar attack resulted in the deaths of four Nigerian [...]

Britain, Scotland sign deal for independence referendum

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (BNO NEWS) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on Monday signed an historic agreement which will allow the Scottish government to hold a referendum to decide whether Scotland should [...]