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N. Korea says it called off meeting with Washington over U.S. ‘provocation’

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- North Korea said Sunday it rescinded its invitation for a senior American diplomat to visit the country to negotiate the release of an American detainee because the U.S. committed a "grave provocation" by [...]

N. Korea calls off U.S. envoy’s trip aimed at securing release of jailed American

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior American diplomat to travel to the country to negotiate the release of a Korean American man who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for plotting to overthrow [...]

U.S. sends envoy to N. Korea to seek release of jailed American

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government will send a senior official to North Korea this week to seek the release of a Korean American man who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after being convicted of plotting to overthrow the [...]

Strong earthquake strikes New Zealand, tremors felt in Wellington

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) -- A strong and shallow earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand on Friday afternoon, with strong tremors felt in Wellington and other parts of the country, seismologists and witnesses said. There [...]

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 [...]

Fire at northeastern China nursing home kills 11, including arsonist

HAILUN, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Ten elderly residents were killed early Friday morning when a patient set fire at a nursing home in northeastern China, apparently in revenge after he accused another resident of stealing money from him, local authorities [...]

Hot air balloon carrying 11 crashes in Dutch lake, injuring 2

ALMERE, THE NETHERLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- A hot air balloon carrying eleven people crashed into a lake in the Netherlands on late Tuesday evening, injuring two of the people on board, emergency services said. The exact cause of the accident was [...]

Belgium’s King Albert II abdicates in favor of son Philippe

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BNO NEWS) -- Belgium's King Albert II abdicated the throne Sunday after nearly two decades as head of state, saying he has become too old and frail to continue carrying out the largely ceremonial role, and allowing his eldest [...]

Mexican authorities arrest Zetas drug cartel leader

NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Miguel Angel TreviƱo Morales, the leader of the "Los Zetas" drug cartel and one of the most wanted men in the country, was captured in northern Mexico on Monday, the government announced. Two other cartel [...]

Heavily-armed militants kill 8 soldiers in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- Eight soldiers were killed Monday and several others were injured after suspected rebels attacked security forces in India-administered Kashmir, military officials said. It comes on the eve of a visit by Prime Minister [...]