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 [...]

Up to 1.8 million Haitians affected by Hurricane Sandy

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Some 1.8 million Haitians have been affected by Hurricane Sandy after it moved through the Caribbean as a category two storm last week, according to an initial assessment of the situation carried out by the United [...]

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 [...]

Bomb kills 19 Afghan civilians traveling to wedding party

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Nineteen civilians were killed Friday and more than a dozen others were injured when a roadside bomb ripped through a minivan carrying guests to a wedding party in northern Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday. [...]

Rwanda wins UN Security Council seat despite rebel support claims

NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday elected Rwanda to one of the five rotational seats on the UN Security Council, despite recent reports which accuse Rwanda of actively supporting a rebel group in the eastern [...]

European Union bans Syrian flights from its airports

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BNO NEWS) -- Passenger and cargo flights operated by Syrian airlines will no longer be allowed to land at airports in the European Union (EU) under new sanctions adopted Monday to further increase pressure on the regime of [...]

UN helicopter crashes in central Afghanistan, injuring staff

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A helicopter belonging to the United Nations (UN) crashed Sunday afternoon in the central region of Afghanistan, injuring a number of UN employees, officials said on Monday. The crash is believed to have been [...]

UN: Global unemployment to reach 207 million next year

TOKYO, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) International Labor Organization (ILO) has called on the world's major economies to act on their pledges to take urgent action against unemployment, as global unemployment is now expected to [...]

Pro-government cameraman shot dead in eastern Syria

DEIR EZZOR, SYRIA (BNO NEWS) -- A cameraman working for pro-government television station al-Ikhbariya was shot dead in a city in eastern Syria on Wednesday while covering the ongoing civil war, making him the 25th journalist to be killed in [...]

6 dead, 10 missing after boat carrying migrants capsizes off Mayotte

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A small boat carrying migrants capsized in the Indian Ocean off the French overseas territory of Mayotte on early Monday morning, killing at least six people and leaving ten others missing, the United Nations [...]