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URGENT — Sub-glacial eruption begins near volcano in Iceland, prompting evacuations

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND (BNO NEWS) -- A small sub-glacial eruption started Saturday near the Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland, prompting the evacuation of tourists and causing the closure of airspace in the area, Icelandic police said, adding that [...]

‘Pink Martini’ band member Derek Rieth found dead in apparent suicide

PORTLAND, OREGON (BNO NEWS) -- American musician Derek Rieth, a longtime percussionist for the band 'Pink Martini,' whose 2007 song 'Hey Eugene!' is the group's best-known song to date, was found dead earlier this week from an apparent suicide, [...]

UK man arrested after faking his own kidnapping to stay out partying

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A 32-year-old man in northwest England was fined Saturday after he told his girlfriend he had been kidnapped, prompting an extensive police investigation that involved house searches and the arrest of a suspect [...]

Day of mourning in Malaysia as MH17 victims return home

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Malaysia marked a national day of mourning Friday as the bodies of 20 people who died in the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 returned back to their home country, with memorials taking place nationwide [...]

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 [...]

Bergdahl prisoner exchange violated the law, U.S. watchdog says

By Heidi Pullyard WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has deemed the controversial prisoner exchange of five senior Taliban leaders at Guantanamo Bay for U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as a violation of the [...]

Bergdahl prisoner exchange violated the law, U.S. watchdog says

By Heidi Pullyard WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has deemed the controversial prisoner exchange of five senior Taliban leaders at Guantanamo Bay for U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as a violation of the [...]

3 senior Hamas commanders killed in Israeli airstrikes

By Heidi Pullyard RAFAH, GAZA (BNO NEWS) – Three senior Hamas military commanders were killed when they were targeted with airstrikes by the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) in Rafah, a city located in the southern Gaza strip, Israeli officials [...]

Guatemala army chief of staff among 5 dead in helicopter crash

HUEHUETENANGO, GUATEMALA (BNO NEWS) -- The chief of staff of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz Ruiz, was among five people who were killed Wednesday when an Air Force helicopter crashed in the country's western region near the [...]

Guatemala army chief of staff among 5 dead in helicopter crash

HUEHUETENANGO, GUATEMALA (BNO NEWS) -- The chief of staff of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz Ruiz, was among five people who were killed Wednesday when an Air Force helicopter crashed in the country's western region near the [...]