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Jihadists in northern Iraq execute hundreds in Tikrit massacre

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- "Islamic State" jihadists have executed hundreds of Shi'ite Muslims in northern Iraq in what may be one of the worst atrocities yet since the al-Qaeda splinter group seized much of northeastern Syria and made huge [...]

Afghan president’s cousin assassinated in suicide bombing

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Hashmat Karzai, the powerful cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, was killed Tuesday when a suicide bomber arrived at his home in southern Afghanistan and blew himself up, local officials said. There was [...]

Afghan president’s cousin assassinated in suicide bombing

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Hashmat Karzai, the powerful cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, was killed Tuesday when a suicide bomber arrived at his home in southern Afghanistan and blew himself up, local officials said. There was [...]

2 men arrested in Philadelphia carjacking that killed 3 kids

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two men have been arrested and charged over the deaths of three young children who died in the city of Philadelphia last week when they were struck by a vehicle that had been carjacked, authorities said [...]

Liberia closes border, restricts movements to fight Ebola

MONROVIA, LIBERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf decided late Sunday to close most of the country's border crossings and to implement strict restrictions on movements in an effort to stop the ongoing Ebola outbreak in [...]

Liberia closes border, restricts movements to fight Ebola

MONROVIA, LIBERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf decided late Sunday to close most of the country's border crossings and to implement strict restrictions on movements in an effort to stop the ongoing Ebola outbreak in [...]

‘Perfect storm of events’ made dinosaurs unable to survive asteroid impact

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that led to their demise if it had occurred a few million years earlier or later, British scientists said Monday, saying the global disaster 66 million years [...]

‘Perfect storm of events’ made dinosaurs unable to survive asteroid impact

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that led to their demise if it had occurred a few million years earlier or later, British scientists said Monday, saying the global disaster 66 million years [...]

UN Security Council holds emergency meeting, calls for ceasefire in Gaza

By Madison Iszler NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations Security Council on Monday called for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in the war-torn Gaza Strip, where more than 1,000 people have been killed since the [...]

UN says downing of Malaysian airliner ‘may amount to a war crime’

By Madison Iszler GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The suspected shootdown of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine earlier this month, which killed nearly 300 people, "may amount to a war crime," United Nations (UN) High Commissioner [...]