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 [...]

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, [...]

Death toll from N. Korean floods hits 33 amid food, clean water concerns

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll from severe floods in the western region of North Korea has risen to at least 33, the government and aid workers reported on Friday amid increasing concerns about food security and illnesses [...]

Twin bomb blasts kill 57 at market in northwestern Pakistan

PARACHINAR, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Two suicide bombers blew themselves up Friday at a busy market in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 57 people and injuring more than 180 others, officials said on Saturday, making it the country's deadliest [...]

Death toll from Syria’s civil war surpasses 100,000

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- More than 100,000 people have now been killed in Syria's ongoing civil war, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday, more than two years after the conflict began with a government crackdown [...]

A passenger bus accident in central Thailand kills at least 19

BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A passenger bus accident killed at least 19 people in central Thailand, local media reported Tuesday. The accident took place early in the morning at around 5 a.m. local time when a large 18-wheeler ran across [...]

Iraq: Bomb attack in mosque kills over 20

BAQUBA, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- A bomb attack targeted an Iraqi mosque killing over 20 people in the eastern region of the country, local authorities said Friday. The incident took place at the Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq Sunni mosque in the Wajihiya area [...]

UN condemns Afghan bomb attack killing civilians

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday condemned the killing of several Afghan civilians n an improvised explosive device blast. The roadside bomb in the Obeh district of the western province of Herat. According [...]

Hotel collapses in southern India, at least 13 killed

HYDERABAD, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least thirteen people were killed after a hotel collapsed in southern India on Monday, local authorities confirmed. The iconic City Light Hotel located in Secunderabad, Hyderabad's twin city in the state of [...]

SARS-like novel coronavirus does not yet have pandemic potential: study

PARIS, FRANCE (BNO NEWS) -- The new novel coronavirus, which emerged in the Middle East last year, is "not yet" spreading fast enough to have pandemic potential, a mathematical study suggests. It comes as another patient died from the SARS-like [...]