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NAIROBI, KENYA (BNO NEWS) — At least 127 people have been confirmed dead and scores of others have been injured or are missing after a gas pipeline exploded in southern Kenya on Monday, officials said.

The incident happened at around 9 a.m. local tim…

ZANZIBAR (BNO NEWS) — A ferry believed to be carrying more than 1,000 people capsized between two islands in the Zanzibar archipelago, off Tanzania, on early Saturday morning, officials and residents said. At least 180 bodies have been recovered.

The…

BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) — At least six people were killed on Friday and one person remains missing after heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides in three villages in northern Thailand, officials said.

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation…

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) — The remains of four people who died when a strong earthquake struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch in February will remain unidentified, officials announced on Thursday.

A total of 181 people were killed o…

LAKE VOLTA (BNO NEWS) — At least 20 people were killed on Wednesday afternoon when a boat carrying more than 90 people capsized on Lake Volta in Ghana, local radio reported on early Thursday morning. Scores of people are still missing.

Joy FM reporte…

TOKYO (BNO NEWS) — Hundreds of people remain stranded in western Japan as the death toll from powerful Typhoon Talas rose to 59 on Wednesday, officials said. Dozens more are missing.

Talas is now one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent…

TOKYO (BNO NEWS) — At least 18 people have been killed and more than 50 are missing after powerful Typhoon Talas pounded western Japan with heavy rains and high winds, local media reported on Sunday.

The storm brought heavy rain and winds of up to 1…

BIMA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) — The status of the Mount Tambora volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa has been raised to the second-highest alert status as its activity has been increasing since April, the Jakarta Globe reported on Friday.

Reside…

AUSTIN (BNO NEWS) — Firefighters in Texas were battling several new wildfires on Thursday as extreme drought conditions continued, although an approaching storm system could bring relief. Dozens of homes have been destroyed.

The largest wildfire is l…

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared a major disaster exists in a number of states which have been affected by Hurricane Irene last week, the White House said.

Irene made landfall near Cape Lookout on the At…

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