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, [...]

U.S. jury sentences Somali pirates to life in prison for deadly hijacking

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. jury has sentenced three more Somali pirates to life in prison for their part in the 2011 hijacking of the American yacht S/V Quest, which resulted in the killings of four U.S. citizens who were on an "around-the-world" [...]

Mexico: Gunmen ambush police convoy, killing at least 22

MORELIA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- A group of gunmen ambushed federal police in western Mexico, killing at least 22 people, local authorities said. The incident occurred on Wednesday morning when a number of unidentified hooded gunmen attacked a [...]

Nevada police officer falls to death while rescuing hiker

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (BNO NEWS) -- A Nevada police officer was killed during a helicopter rescue mission late Monday evening when he fell into a canyon while hoisting up a hiker who had become stranded on an off-limits area of a mountain near Las [...]

Cop-turned-actor Dennis Farina, star of "Law & Order," dead at 69

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) -- Dennis Farina, a Chicago police officer who went on to become an actor and played Detective Joe Fontana on the NBC legal drama television series "Law & Order," died Monday at a hospital in Arizona, his publicist [...]

7 Tanzanian peacekeepers killed after ambush on UN convoy in Sudan’s Darfur

EL FASHAR, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Seven Tanzanian peacekeepers were killed Saturday when unidentified gunmen ambushed a United Nations (UN) convoy in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, just days after two aid workers were killed when they were caught [...]

Roadside bomb kills 4 girls in southwestern Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least four girls were killed after a roadside bomb detonated in southwestern Afghanistan, local authorities said Friday. The improvised explosive device (IED) planted in the city of Lashkargah in Helmand [...]

Homophobia reaching ‘dangerous levels’ across Africa: rights group

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- Homophobia across sub-Saharan Africa is reaching "dangerous levels," as evidenced by a rising number of homophobic attacks and the increasing number of countries which have passed laws that criminalize [...]

Qatari diplomat among 5 convicted over deadly mall fire

DOHA, QATAR (BNO NEWS) -- A court in Qatar on Thursday convicted five people, including one of the country's diplomats, over a devastating fire last year that swept through one of the country's fanciest shopping malls and killed 19 people, including [...]

China: At least 13 killed after bus carrying tourists plunges down gorge

URUMQI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- At least thirteen people were confirmed dead after a tourist bus accident in northwestern China, local authorities said Tuesday. The passenger bus, carrying 36 tourists, was traveling near the city of Changji in [...]