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 [...]

Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church chooses new pope

CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- A blindfolded boy picked the name of Bishop Tawadros from a crystal chalice during a ceremony Sunday filled with prayer, chants and incense at a cathedral in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, making him the new pope of [...]

Afghanistan presidential election to be held in April 2014

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Afghanistan will hold presidential and provincial elections in April 2014, just several months before all remaining foreign combat troops are due to leave the war-torn country, the Independent Election Commission [...]

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 [...]

Man wearing Afghan police uniform kills 2 British soldiers

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A man wearing an Afghan police uniform opened fire Tuesday at a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan, killing two British service members, military officials in both countries said. It is believed to be the latest [...]