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Disease outbreak kills 70, sickens more than 500 in DR Congo

KINSHASA, DR CONGO (BNO NEWS) -- An illness suspected to be haemorrhagic gastroenteritis has killed at least 70 people and sickened more than 500 others in the northwestern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), the World [...]

Quakes cause widespread damage, injure 260 in western Iran

ABDANAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck near the city of Abdanan in western Iran on early Monday morning, injuring at least 260 people and causing widespread damage in rural communities, authorities said late at night as a third [...]

Forensic experts identify another 62 victims of MH17 crash

HILVERSUM, THE NETHERLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- Forensic experts in the Netherlands have this week identified another 62 victims of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, putting the total number of victims identified so far at 127, the Dutch government [...]

Forensic experts identify another 62 victims of MH17 crash

HILVERSUM, THE NETHERLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- Forensic experts in the Netherlands have this week identified another 62 victims of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, putting the total number of victims identified so far at 127, the Dutch government [...]

Liberia declares state of emergency as Ebola toll hits 932

MONROVIA, LIBERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declared a state of emergency late Wednesday, saying extraordinary measures are required to combat the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak that has now claimed at least 932 [...]

Chinese woman rescued after 68 hours as quake toll hits 589

ZHAOTONG, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Rescue workers in a mountainous region of southwestern China have rescued a 50-year-old woman, nearly three days after a powerful earthquake which has now claimed the lives of nearly 600 people, authorities said [...]

3 dead, more than 230 missing after ferry capsizes in Bangladesh

By Heidi Pullyard DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BNO NEWS) -- An overcrowded ferry carrying about 350 people capsized on a river in central Bangladesh on early Monday, killing at least three people and leaving more than 230 others missing, local authorities [...]

3 dead, more than 230 missing after ferry capsizes in Bangladesh

By Heidi Pullyard DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BNO NEWS) -- An overcrowded ferry carrying about 350 people capsized on a river in central Bangladesh on early Monday, killing at least three people and leaving more than 230 others missing, local authorities [...]

UPDATE2 — Strong earthquake strikes southwest China, killing at least 379

ZHAOTONG, CHINA (BNO NEWS) — A massive rescue operation continued Monday to find survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck a mountainous region in southwestern China a day earlier, destroying thousands of buildings and killing at least [...]

URGENT — Strong earthquake strikes southwest China, killing at least 24

ZHAOTONG, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck a mountainous region in southwest China on Sunday afternoon, causing a large number of buildings to collapse and killing at least 24 people, the government said. The death toll is expected [...]