5 missing after U.S. Navy helicopter crashes in the Red Sea

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. Navy helicopter carrying five crew members crashed in the Red Sea on Sunday while conducting routine flight operations, officials said, but it was not immediately known if there were any survivors. No hostile [...]

Russia marks 9th anniversary of Beslan school massacre

BESLAN, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Memorial services were held across the Russian Republic of North Ossetia-Alania on Tuesday to honor the hundreds of people who died nine years ago when Russian security forces stormed a school in Beslan where more [...]

Israel conducts missile test in the Mediterranean, briefly raising tensions

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (BNO NEWS) -- Israel launched a missile over the Mediterranean on Tuesday to test a U.S.-backed anti-missile system, briefly raising tensions after Russia reported picking up two ballistic "objects" that were part of the unannounced [...]

Syria’s Assad says Western strike could trigger regional war

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BNO NEWS) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned Monday that a Western strike on his country could trigger a regional war, and urged the United States and France to provide evidence that his regime carried out a deadly chemical [...]

Taliban insurgents attack U.S. base along key Afghan supply route

JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A group of heavily-armed insurgents attacked a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan on early Monday, destroying dozens of vehicles and shutting down a key road used by NATO supply trucks, officials said, adding [...]

Young girls among 10 dead in South Africa bus crash

MELMOTH, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- A bus carrying young girls from an annual Zulu tradition overturned Sunday on a highway in the eastern region of South Africa, killing as many as nine young girls and the driver of the bus, officials said [...]

U.S. soldier shot dead in eastern Afghanistan

GHAZNI, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- An American soldier was killed over the weekend when insurgents attacked his unit in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed on Sunday. It raises the number of foreign troops killed in [...]

British journalist David Frost, famed for Nixon interviews, dead at 74

LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- British journalist David Frost, who was best known internationally for coaxing an apology from former U.S. President Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal, died Saturday after suffering a heart attack [...]

Iraq violence killed more than 800 people in August – UN

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- More than 800 people were killed and thousands were injured in a wave of violence across Iraq in August, the latest month that saw mass killings amid fears that widespread sectarian strife will continue to escalate, [...]

Critically ill Mandela returns home after 3 months in hospital

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who had been hospitalized for nearly three months after suffering a recurrence of a lung infection, returned to his Johannesburg home on Sunday but will continue to receive [...]