04182014Headline:

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

54 dead, 149 wounded in latest wave of attacks across Iraq

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- At least 54 people were killed and nearly 150 others were wounded in a series of attacks targeting mainly Shi'ite Muslim areas across Iraq on Sunday, further intensifying fears that widespread sectarian strife will [...]

California gunman’s mother calls shooting a ‘horrific tragedy’

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- The mother of the alleged gunman who killed five people and injured several others during a nearly 15-minute shooting spree in Southern California last week has called the murders a "horrific tragedy," [...]

Fifth victim dies after California shooting rampage

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- A young woman who was seriously injured this week during a nearly 15-minute shooting spree in Southern California died of her injuries on Sunday, officials said, raising the death toll to five. The suspected [...]

1,000 killed in May: Iraq hit by worst wave of violence in 5 years

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- More than 1,000 people were killed in a wave of violence across Iraq in May, making it the country's deadliest month in more than five years amid fears that widespread sectarian strife will continue to escalate, the [...]

Afghan police officers kill 7 sleeping colleagues at checkpoint

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Two Afghan police officers opened fire at their sleeping colleagues on early Tuesday morning, killing a police commander and six of his men, officials said. There were conflicting reports about the exact circumstances [...]