Death toll reaches 6 in Moscow shooting rampage

MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A sixth victim died on Thursday morning after a shooting rampage at a pharmaceutical firm in the Russian capital of Moscow a day earlier, prosecutors said. The gunman carried out the massacre after his girlfriend [...]

Four stabbed while leaving Halloween party in Miami

MIAMI, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- Four people were stabbed during a fight early Thursday morning while leaving a Halloween party in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami in southern Florida, local police said. Two of the victims are said to be [...]

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell endorses Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday morning endorsed Democrat Barack Obama in his bid for re-election as president, criticizing Republican challenger Mitt Romney on his proposed economic plans [...]

U.S. drone kills 9 al-Qaeda militants in southern Yemen

SANA'A, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. drone fired at a farm in southern Yemen on Thursday, killing at least nine suspected al-Qaeda militants who were planning to attack security forces, Yemeni officials said on Friday. Among those killed was a [...]

Newsweek to end print publication after nearly 80 years

NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Newsweek, one of the largest weekly news magazines in the United States, on Thursday announced it plans to end its print publication after nearly 80 years and transition to an all-digital format. The last print edition [...]

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 [...]

Facebook reaches 1 billion active users worldwide

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- The social networking website Facebook has now more than one billion active users each month, or nearly 15 percent of the world's population, founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg announced [...]

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 [...]

Eight young schoolgirls drown in Vietnam lake

HANOI, VIETNAM (BNO NEWS) -- Seven young schoolgirls drowned while swimming in a lake on the outskirts of the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on early Wednesday afternoon, a local newspaper reported on Thursday. An eighth schoolgirl drowned in an [...]

Atlantic storm Nadine on verge of becoming hurricane

MIAMI, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- Tropical Storm Nadine is on the verge of becoming a hurricane in the central tropical Atlantic, forecasters said on late Wednesday, but there is no immediate threat to land. It is the fourteenth tropical cyclone [...]