U.S. Coast Guard orders probe into HMS Bounty sinking

PORTSMOUTH, NORTH CAROLINA (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday ordered a formal investigation into the loss of the replica tall ship HMS Bounty, which sank off the coast of North Carolina earlier this week, and resulted in the death [...]

British police arrest second celebrity in Savile sex scandal

LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- British police on Thursday arrested well-known comedian Freddie Starr in connection with an investigation into allegations that the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile and others were involved in the sexual abuse [...]

Polish builder gets 30 years for killing 6 on British island of Jersey

SAINT HELIER, JERSEY (BNO NEWS) -- A Polish builder who stabbed six people to death on the Channel Island of Jersey last year was sentenced Monday to a total of 30 years in prison, prosecutors said. Among the victims were his wife, his two young [...]

Canadian police arrest 21 on child porn charges

OTTAWA, CANADA (BNO NEWS) -- A coordinated investigation into people using the internet to download and distribute child pornography has resulted in the arrest of more than 20 people across Canada, police said on Wednesday. One teenage boy who [...]

Dutch mother gets 3 years in prison for killing four newborn babies

NIJ BEETS, NETHERLANDS (BNO NEWS) – An appeals court in the Netherlands on Thursday reduced the sentence of a woman from 12 to 3 years for killing her four newborn babies between 2003 and 2009, prosecutors said. She will also be sent [...]

Spanish police thwart Columbine-like massacre at university

MADRID, SPAIN (BNO NEWS) -- Police in Spain believe they have thwarted a Columbine-like massacre after a 21-year-old university student was arrested in the eastern region of the country while in possession of 140 kilograms (308 pounds) of explosives, [...]

U.S. identifies remains of 7 Marines missing from WWII plane crash

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The remains of seven U.S. service members who went missing when their military aircraft crashed on an island in Vanuatu during World War II have been identified and returned to their families for burial, the U.S. [...]

38 dead, 101 injured after boats collide near Hong Kong

HONG KONG (BNO NEWS) -- A tug boat and a ferry collided off the coast of Lamma Island in Hong Kong on Monday evening, killing 38 people and injuring more than 100 others, local authorities said on Wednesday. Seven people have been arrested in [...]

Fugitive kills two unarmed police officers in northwest England

TAMESIDE, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Two unarmed police officers were shot and killed by a murder suspect when they responded to a report of a burglary in the Manchester area of northwest England, officials said on Tuesday. The gunman later turned [...]

Meteorologists declare Libya’s world temperature record invalid

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Death Valley in California was on Thursday recognized as having posted the world's hottest temperature after an international team of experts ruled the previous record set in Libya was invalid due to the use [...]