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U.S., Arab allies launch airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

U.S., Arab allies launch airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — The U.S. military, along with forces from a number of Arab allies, have launched a significant air campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria, the Pentagon said on early Tuesday as witnesses reported heari…

Death toll from Nigerian church collapse hits 115

Death toll from Nigerian church collapse hits 115

LAGOS, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) — The death toll from a six-story church building collapse in the Nigerian city of Lagos earlier this month has risen to at least 115, including 84 South Africans and one Zimbabwean, the South African government said Monday a…

Scotch whisky sales plummet globally in steepest drop in decades

Scotch whisky sales plummet globally in steepest drop in decades

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (BNO NEWS) — Sales of Scotch whisky plummeted during the first half of 2014, with exports to key markets in Asia and the Americas reporting some of the worst drops in decades, the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) reported on Monday,…

Yemeni president, rebels sign peace deal after PM resigns

Yemeni president, rebels sign peace deal after PM resigns

SANA’A, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) — The Yemeni government and Shia Houthi rebels have signed a ceasefire deal in an attempt to end days of deadly clashes in the capital Sana’a, where rebels have seized government buildings and parts of the city, officials said…

Death toll from Nigerian church collapse reaches 85

Death toll from Nigerian church collapse reaches 85

LAGOS, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) — The death toll from a six-story church building collapse in the Nigerian city of Lagos last week has risen to at least 85, South African and Zimbabwean officials said on Friday, indicating that the total number of casualtie…

LIVE — Scottish independence referendum results

LIVE — Scottish independence referendum results

ShareRESULTS (32/32 districts reporting) “Should Scotland be an independent country?” YES: 44.70% (1,617,989 votes) NO: 55.30% (2,001,926 votes) Invalid: 3,427 votes Votes reported: 3,619,915 / 3,619,915 (100%) YES: 4 districts NO: 28… Read more »

Latvian man who killed wife named suspect in disappearance of British girl, 14

Latvian man who killed wife named suspect in disappearance of British girl, 14

LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) — A Latvian man who was previously convicted of murdering his wife is now being treated as a suspect in the disappearance of Alice Gross, the 14-year-old girl who vanished in west London late last month, British police said …

Strong earthquake strikes off Guam, causing power outages

Strong earthquake strikes off Guam, causing power outages

HAGATNA, GUAM (BNO NEWS) — A strong earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean near the U.S. territory of Guam on Wednesday afternoon, causing power outages and minor damage but no casualties, authorities said. It was the strongest earthquake to hit the regi…

Zuma: 67 South Africans dead in Nigerian church collapse

Zuma: 67 South Africans dead in Nigerian church collapse

LAGOS, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) — Sixty-seven South Africans died and scores were injured when a church building collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos last week, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday, indicating that the total number of casu…

STATEMENT — U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL near Sinjar and Southwest of Baghdad

STATEMENT — U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL near Sinjar and Southwest of Baghdad

ShareAs released by U.S. Central Command U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL near Sinjar and Southwest of Baghdad TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in… Read more »