October 30, 2014
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British fighter jet threatens to shoot down cargo plane

British fighter jet threatens to shoot down cargo plane

LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) — British fighter jets were deployed Wednesday and responded at supersonic speeds when a Latvian cargo plane near London failed to make contact with air traffic control, leading them to issue a stark warning that their aircr…

Police: Ottawa gunman was driven by ideological motives, made video

Police: Ottawa gunman was driven by ideological motives, made video

OTTAWA, CANADA (BNO NEWS) — Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man who opened fire at and near the Canadian parliament in Ottawa, had earlier recorded a video of himself which provides “persuasive evidence” that he was driven by ideological and political motiv…

Canadian radio star Ghomeshi fired after alleged ‘smear campaign’

Canadian radio star Ghomeshi fired after alleged ‘smear campaign’

TORONTO, CANADA (BNO NEWS) — Canadian broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, who is well-known as an on-air personality and host of the ‘Q’ radio show that is also syndicated in the United States, was fired by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) on Sunday…

Mine collapse kills 16 workers in western China

Mine collapse kills 16 workers in western China

URUMQI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) — Rescue workers in China’s western region of Xinjiang have recovered the bodies of sixteen people who were trapped when a coal mine collapsed, state-run media reported on Saturday. Nearly a dozen others were rescued and taken…

European countries to test preparedness for tsunami disasters

European countries to test preparedness for tsunami disasters

PARIS, FRANCE (BNO NEWS) — More than a dozen European countries, along with several countries in Western Asia and Northern Africa, will participate in an international exercise next week to test the region’s preparedness for a tsunami disaster, the Un…

UPDATE1 — North Korea closes borders to tourists due to Ebola fears

UPDATE1 — North Korea closes borders to tourists due to Ebola fears

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) — North Korea will temporarily bar all foreign tourists from entering the country to prevent an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, operators of tours to the reclusive country said Thursday. Delegations for diplomats …

URGENT — North Korea to close borders to tourists due to Ebola threat: tour group

URGENT — North Korea to close borders to tourists due to Ebola threat: tour group

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) — North Korea will stop accepting international tourists from Friday to prevent an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the reclusive country, a Chinese tour group announced on Thursday. It is unknown how long the re…

CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) — Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie of French oil giant Total was among at least four people killed when his business plane collided with a snowplow while attempting to take off from a Moscow airport, emergency official…

22 injured as severe turbulence hits Mumbai-bound flight

22 injured as severe turbulence hits Mumbai-bound flight

MUMBAI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) — Nearly two dozen people have been injured after severe turbulence hit a Singapore Airlines passenger plane while it was landing in the Indian city of Mumbai, airline officials said on Sunday. Most of the victims were release…

2 Australian men arrested 40 years after triple homicide

2 Australian men arrested 40 years after triple homicide

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (BNO NEWS) — Police in northeastern Australia have arrested two elderly men on suspicion of rape and murder in connection with the disappearance of a Queensland mom and her two young daughters more than 40 years ago, officials anno…