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 [...]

Mandela remains in a ‘serious but stable’ condition, govt says

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in a serious but stable condition, a government spokesman said Monday as the anti-apartheid icon spent a third day at an undisclosed hospital for a recurrence [...]

UN begins new political mission in Somalia

NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Monday pledged to support the Government of Somalia and the people of the country in their quest for security and prosperity with its new political mission. The Secretary-General's Special Representative [...]

Bomb attack strikes paramilitary truck in Pakistan, at leas 12 killed

QUETTA, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least twelve people were confirmed killed after a bomb attack targeted western Pakistani paramilitary forces on Thursday, local authorities said. The incident occurred in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan [...]

String of tornadoes kill at least 6 in northern Texas, 7 missing

DALLAS, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- At least six people were confirmed dead after a series of tornadoes swept through the northern region of the state of Texas, local authorities said. A group of over ten tornadoes struck the region on Wednesday night, [...]

Belize gov’t calls for investigation into destruction of Mayan pyramid

BELMOPAN, BELIZE (BNO NEWS) -- The government of Belize has ordered a through investigation into the destruction on an ancient Mayan pyramid that was over 2,000 years old. The Noh Mul pyramid, located in the San Jose/San Pablo Village in the [...]

U.S. names Ukraine world’s worst copyright offender

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Ukraine has been designated the world's top violator of intellectual property rights in an annual report released by the U.S. government, citing a "severe deterioration" of enforcement. It also named other countries [...]

Plane crash in eastern DR Congo kills 6, injures 3

GOMA, DR CONGO (BNO NEWS) -- At least six people were killed Monday when a passenger plane crashed in a residential area in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a government spokesman said Tuesday, correcting earlier reports that more [...]

Blaze kills 9 children at Koranic school in Senegal

DAKAR, SENEGAL (BNO NEWS) -- A fire broke out late Sunday evening in a small room at a Koranic school near the Senegalese capital of Dakar where more than 50 children were sleeping, killing nine of them and seriously injuring another, officials [...]

Coalition forces accidentally kill 2 young boys in southern Afghanistan

TARIN KOWT, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Two young boys tending donkeys in southern Afghanistan were killed this week when coalition forces, believed to be Australian service members, mistook them for insurgents, the NATO-led International Security [...]