South Africa’s ‘worst serial rapist’ hangs self hours before trial

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- A man suspected of being South Africa's worst known serial rapist was found dead in his prison cell on Thursday after an apparent suicide, just hours before he was to go on trial for raping 34 children [...]

Violence erupts in western Burma refugee camp, at least 2 killed – UN

NAIPYIDAW, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- At least two Muslim refugees were killed in western Burma after security officials opened fire at the refugee camp, officials said. According to the United Nations (UN) UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), [...]

At least 1 killed, 2 missing in Utah boat accident

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (BNO NEWS) -- A woman was killed during a boat accident that also left two missing in the state of Utah, local authorities said Friday. The accident occurred on Thursday morning at around 8:15 a.m. local time, when thirteen [...]

Fireworks factory explosion near Montreal kills 2

MONTREAL, CANADA (BNO NEWS) -- At least two people were confirmed dead on Thursday after a fireworks plant blast outside Montreal, Canada, officials said. The explosion took place on Thursday morning, shortly before 9 a.m. local time at the [...]

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 [...]

At least 6 dead after Philadelphia building collapse

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) -- Authorities have confirmed six deaths after two buildings collapsed in the state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday morning. A four-story building collapsed downtown Philadelphia, the state capital, and onto [...]

Passenger plane crashes in northwest Nepal, injuring 9

JOMSOM, NEPAL (BNO NEWS) -- A small passenger plane crashed in a river in northwestern Nepal on early Thursday morning, but all twenty-one people on board miraculously survived the accident, officials said. Nine of the survivors were said to [...]

Mandela ‘much better now’ after week in hospital

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- The condition of former South African President Nelson Mandela is continuing to improve and doctors say he is "much better now" than when he was admitted to hospital, the government said on Wednesday, as [...]

Mandela’s condition unchanged as he spends time family

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela was visited by family members on Monday as he spent a fifth day at an undisclosed hospital, receiving treatment for a recurrence of a lung infection, the government [...]

Mandela’s condition ‘further improves’ on fourth day in hospital

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- The condition of former South African President Nelson Mandela has further improved, the government said on Sunday, as the anti-apartheid icon spent a fourth day at an undisclosed hospital. He was hospitalized [...]