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 [...]

Search ends for historic sailing vessel missing in the South Pacific

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) -- Rescue teams on Friday called off the search for a historic American sailing vessel that disappeared in the South Pacific between New Zealand and Australia in early June, officials said, leaving the seven [...]

Chairlift drops into river in northern Pakistan, killing 2

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A chairlift carrying five people dropped into a fast-flowing river in northern Pakistan on Saturday morning, killing two of the occupants and injuring three others, police said. It comes nearly a year after [...]

Central African Republic gold mine collapse kills 37

NDASSIMA, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (BNO NEWS) -- At least 37 people have been killed after a gold mine collapsed in the Central African Republic (CAR), making it the country's worst ever mine disaster, a government spokesman said Tuesday. It [...]

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 [...]

Death toll from monsoon floods in northern India hits 178

DEHRADUN, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll after heavy monsoon rains triggered massive floods and landslides across a number of states in northern India this week has surpassed 175, officials said on Friday, as rescue efforts intensified with [...]

40 feared dead after bus falls into river in northern Peru

LIMA, PERU (BNO NEWS) -- A passenger bus plunged down a ravine and into a river in northern Peru on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people and leaving seven others missing, officials said on Thursday. It follows two bus accidents in March which [...]

Monsoon floods in northern India kill more than 60

DEHRADUN, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy monsoon rains triggered massive floods and landslides across a number of states in northern India on Monday, killing at least 62 people and leaving dozens more feared missing, officials said. It is expected [...]

Explosion and fire kill 1, injure 77 at Louisiana chemical plant

GEISMAR, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- One person was killed Thursday and more than 70 others were injured when a large explosion and fire ripped through a chemical plant in the U.S. state of Louisiana, officials said. The cause was not immediately [...]

Helicopter crash in Russia’s Far East kills 5

KHABAROVSK, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Rescue workers in Russia's Far East on Saturday found the wreckage of a transport helicopter that went missing in the region earlier this week, emergency officials said on Sunday. None of the five people on board [...]