At least 4 dead, 144 rescued after asylum seeker vessel capsizes off Christmas Island

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least four killed while scores of others were rescued after an asylum seeker boat capsized off Christmas Island, Australian authorities said Wednesday. The boat was carrying around 150 people when it capsized [...]

Unruly passenger forces London-bound flight to land in Canada

ENFIELD, CANADA (BNO NEWS) -- A passenger plane flying to the English capital of London was forced to land in Canada on early Tuesday morning after one of the passengers became unruly and made unspecified threats, police said. He was arrested [...]

Comatose Dutch Prince Friso leaves London hospital

LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Dutch Prince Johan Friso, who has remained in a coma with 'minimal signs of consciousness' after being critically injured in an avalanche in western Austria last year, was discharged from a hospital in England on [...]

Russia: At least 24 killed in Siberia helicopter crash

MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 24 people were confirmed dead after a helicopter crash landed in eastern Russia, local authorities said Wednesday. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning in the Republic of Yakutia, located in Russia's [...]

Afghan MP survives suicide attack, at least 3 killed

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- An Afghan Member of Parliament on Tuesday morning escaped a suicide attack that killed at least three others, local media reported. Afghan lawmaker Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq was crossing the Pul-e-Surkh area in [...]

Monsoon rains cause floods and landslides in western Nepal, at least 13 killed

KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BNO NEWS) -- Rain-triggered landslides in Nepal killed at least thirteen people on Tuesday, while thirteen others went missing in floods, local media reported. The landslides took place in the far-western districts of Achham, [...]

Building collapse in eastern China kills at least 11

NANJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- At least eleven people were killed after a building collapsed in eastern China on Tuesday, local authorities said. The three-story building collapsed on Tuesday morning at around 7:25 a.m. local time in Suzhou [...]

Three children among 4 killed in western Afghanistan roadside bomb

FARAH CITY, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Three children were among the four killed during Tuesday's roadside bomb attack in western Afghanistan, local authorities said. A couple and their three children on board a civilian vehicle were traveling [...]

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 [...]

U.S. Air Force fighter jet crashes off Japan, pilot survives

OKINAWA, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. Air Force fighter jet crashed in the Pacific Ocean off the Japanese island of Okinawa on Tuesday morning, but the pilot was safely recovered after ejecting from the aircraft, U.S. and Japanese officials said. [...]