09162014Headline:

‘High-energy objects’ penetrated and downed MH17, official report says

By Heidi Pullyard AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- The crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which went down in a separatist-held region of eastern Ukraine earlier this year, was caused by "high-energy objects that penetrated the [...]

Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea, prompting evacuations

PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (BNO NEWS) -- Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea erupted on early Friday, spewing rocks and ash high into the air and forcing the evacuation of nearby communities, authorities in the South Pacific nation said. [...]

Search for missing Malaysian airliner to resume next month

PERTH, AUSTRALIA (BNO NEWS) -- A deep-sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is expected to commence in September and will focus in particular on southern areas of the search area, Australian and Malaysian officials said on Thursday, [...]

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 [...]