October 2014 Headlines

Hope for Nigerian School Girl Rescue Dwindles

Hopes of rescuing the more than 200 kidnapped Christian school girls in Nigeria are dwindling. Six months after their abduction, negotiations for their release and a brokered ceasefire have now collapsed.

Surveillance Video Shows Canada Parliament Attack

Disturbing new surveillance video shows the terrorist attack on Canada's Parliament as details emerge about the shooter's Islamic faith.

Business as Usual in London Despite Terror Threat

The threat posed by Islamic terrorism is as real in the United Kingdom as it is in other countries. Nevertheless, on the streets of London, business goes on as usual.

Death Penalty Upheld; Battle Not Over for Asia Bibi

The family of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani woman imprisoned on charges of blasphemy, is still praying she'll be spared from death.

One of Three Americans Released from N. Korea

American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday.

Bureaucrats Wrapping Home Schooling in Red Tape

Home-school advocates say that offficials want to brainwash children in public schools and will look for any excuse to control home education.

Pakistan Upholds Death Sentence for Asia Bibi

A Pakistani court is upholding the death sentence for Asia Bibi, a Christian woman falsely accused of blaspheming the prophet Mohammed.

Canadian Parliament Shooter a New Convert to Islam

More information is emerging about the man who shot a Canadian soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Canadian Parliament Shooting Leaves Soldier Dead

Police and witnesses say a gunman shot a Canadian soldier who was guarding the country's National War Memorial, then entered Parliament and fired shots.

Authorities: Terror Ideology Behind Canadian Attack

Authorities say terrorist ideology caused a recent convert to Islam to drive his car into two Canadian soldiers, killing one.

A People Without Friends: 'Time to Back the Kurds'

Author Stephen Mansfield has a message for the U.S.: "ISIS will fall. Kurdistan will rise... When all of this occurs, the U.S. will want to have backed its most ardent though abused friend in the region."

Turkey Allows Kurds Help Fight ISIS in Kobani

Turkey will now allow Kurds from Iraq to go to Syria and support fellow Kurds in defending the key border town of Kobani from ISIS fighters.

Vatican Warns Int'l Community of New ISIS Genocide

A Vatican official is calling on the international community to stop a potential genocide in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State.

Hillsong Pastor Re-Affirms Stance on Gay Marriage

Brian Houston, pastor of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, has issued a statement re-affirming his traditional position on same-sex marriage. 

Iran Court Adds 6 Years Pastor Benham's Sentence

An Iranian court sentenced Pastor Benham Irani to an additional six years in prison, according to Present Truth Ministries.

Violence Raises Doubt Nigeria Girls Will Be Freed

New violence in Nigeria is casting doubt on the government's claim the Boko Haram terrorist group is ready to release more than 200 schoolgirls.

Roman Catholic Bishops Scrap Gay-Friendly Proposal

Roman Catholic bishops have scrapped a controversial proposal to make their church more welcoming to homosexual people.

What's Really at Stake in ISIS's Fight for Kobani

The intense battle for Kobani is more important for symbolic reasons than strategic. ISIS wants to win a propaganda victory in the midst of U.S.-led airstrikes.

ISIS Victims' Families Calls for Unity, Hold Memorial

Families of two British aid workers killed by the Islamic State group in Syria urged people of all faiths to unite against the militants' "hateful acts."

Teen Protest Leader Talks Freedom for Hong Kong

Police in Hong Kong cleared out a protest site in an early morning raid Wednesday.

Nigeria Ceasefire Deal Could 'Bring Back Our Girls'

The families of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian girls aren't dancing in the streets of their hometown yet after hearing of the ceasefire agreement between Nigeria and Boko Haram.

ISIS Executes Own Fighters for Spying, Embezzlement

Unconfirmed reports say the men were beheaded - although it's possible they may have been crucified.

Hurricane Gonzalo Slams Bermuda, Damages Hospital

Hurricane Gonzalo crushed trees, flattened power lines and damaged Bermuda's main hospital during an hours-long battering.

Why the Western Media Is Islamic State's Best Friend

This week, the Islamic State came close to taking over the Baghdad airport but was repelled by U.S. Apache helicopters. Now, with the help of the Western media, ISIS is using fear as a weapon

Signs of Peace Deal Emerging in Ukraine Conflict

New signs emerged Friday from Europe that a peace deal may be in the works to end the fighting in Ukraine.

Category 4 Hurricane Barrels toward Bermuda

Hurricane Gonzalo is bearing down on Bermuda. The Category 4 storm is packing winds nearing 140 miles per hour, making it the strongest Atlantic hurricane in three years.

Nigerian Parents: Our Girls are Still Missing

Six months ago on April 14,  the terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from their school in Abuja, Nigeria. But despite an international social media campaign, 219 are still missing.

Can the Peshmerga Drive ISIS Back from Kurdistan?

The invasion of ISIS forces is threatening Iraq's Kurdistan region. But Kurdish presidential adviser Aziz Reda says their fighting force, the Peshmerga, can defeat the jihadists with the help of America and other allies.

Liberia's President 'Cautiously Optimistic' on Ebola Epidemic

This week, the country's president talked exclusively with CBN News about the illness ravaging their country. While U.S. health officials warn this could become the next AIDS epidemic, she insists the situation is improving.

Global Students: Turning Foreigners into Friends

An alumnus of Virginia's Old Dominion University is using his personal experience and kindness to help international students.

Chemical ISIS? New Photos Tell Disturbing Story

New evidence reveals that ISIS may be using brutal chemical weapons against their opponents.

Inside Baghdad: Influential Sheikhs Weigh in on ISIS

CBN News is getting an inside look at what's going on in Iraq. Our contributor Chuck Holton is in Baghdad and spoke with several influential sheikhs about ISIS.

Hong Kong Democrat Leader: Gov't Has Two Choices

Protesters have returned to the streets of Hong Kong because they want the government to get serious about democratic reforms.

Shady Ally? Qatar Accused of Sponsoring Terror

Qatar is part of the U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS. But as Erick Stakelbeck reports, the oil-rich nation is being accused of backing some of the same terrorist groups U.S. forces are attacking in Syria.

Iraq Terrorism Blocks Vicar of Baghdad's Return

The Vicar of Baghdad says the wave of Islamic terrorism is blocking him from returning to the Iraqi capital.

Islamic State Threatens to Wreak Havoc on Baghdad

Islamic State terrorists continue to advance and take new ground despite U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.

God Help Us!: Liberian Leaders Spearhead Prayer Charge

With the death toll in Liberia climbing above 4,000, the country's president and vice president are calling on people to pray for their nation.

Escapees Offer First-Hand Accounts of ISIS Horrors

Several young girls, sold by the Islamic fighters, have escaped and are sharing their stories.

Activists Applaud Catholic Shift on Homosexuality

The Catholic Church's standing on homosexuality appears to be changing.

To Go or Not? Missionaries Avoiding Ebola-Stricken Areas

The Ebola crisis is causing Christian groups to reconsider missions work in West Africa.

U.S. Renews Terror Alert for Travelers

Activities by the Islamic State prompt the State Department to renew a global terrorism alert for Americans traveling abroad.

Iraq Calls for Help as ISIS Nears Baghdad

ISIS forces have moved to the Baghdad suburbs amid as Iraq's leaders call for western military help.

Liberia Op: US Troops Battle New, Invisible Enemy

More American troops are on their way to Liberiato help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

US: Strikes Didn't Stop Khorasan Plots against West

U.S. airstrikes against the Khorasan Group in Syria have not stopped its ability to plot terrorist attacks against the West.

Police Fight Murder Rate with Unconventional Weapon

In El Salvador violence is on the rise with more than 2,800 murders through September, an increase of more than 60 percent from last year.

Nobel Peace Prize for Children's Rights Goes to...

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to two champions of children's rights -- 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai and 60-year-old Kailash Satyarthi.

In Ebola’s Hot Zone, Bereaved Says 'We Have Jesus'

One Liberian pastor is determined to bring hope back to a grieving country gripped with fear. The cry of his heart is palpable as he prays with Operation Blessing volunteers and affirms that God is able.

Pentagon: Airstrikes Not Enough to Stop ISIS

The airstrikes against the Islamic State might be slowing down the Islamic terrorist group, but U.S. military leadership says it's not enough to stop them.

Priest Kidnapped by Syrian Jihadists Freed

A Franciscan priest kidnapped over the weekend by al-Qaeda-linked rebels from a Syrian village near Turkey has been freed.

Life-Saving Chlorine Helping Liberians Stay Alive

In a corner of Liberia's capital city of Monrovia, the frantic pace to get ahead of the deadly Ebola virus continues.

ISIS Raises Flags over Key City Near Turkey's Border

Syrian Kurds are making an urgent appeal for help to save their border city of Kobani from the Islamic State. ISIS fighters are closing in and are now poised to capture the city.

Spain Ebola Case Confirmed: People 'Freaking Out'

There's new concern Tuesday of a European Ebola outbreak as doctors in Spain confirmed the first known case of the virus spreading outside the outbreak zone in West Africa.

Panic, Fear in Ebola-Plagued Liberia Is Tangible

In Liberia, the panic and anxiety are palpable as U.S. troops begin setting up the first of 20 medical clinics to help roll back the Ebola crisis.

Islamic State Claims Beheading of British Hostage

An Internet video released Friday purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning and threatening yet another American captive.

Pentacostals Could Impact Presidential Vote in Brazil

A fast-growing evangelical movement could influence the outcome of today's presidential elections in Brazil.

French Nurse Recovers From Ebola

A French nurse infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia has recovered in a Paris hospital.

 

Vatican: Christians Have Right to Live in Middle East

The Vatican is demanding that Christians and other religious minorities have the right to return to their homes in Syria and Iraq.

Former Haiti Dictator "Baby Doc" Dies

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier has died.

Divided Brazil Vote Forces Runoff Election

Brazil's election took a twist Sunday, with leftist President Dilma Rousseff being forced into a runoff race against a center-right challenger who only surged in the final week of the campaign.

New Farsi Bible Printed for Use Inside Iran

After more than 18 years of hard work, Elam Ministries and a major Bible translation organization have launched a new Farsi language Bible.

Pope, Envoys Address Mideast ISIS Threat

Pope Francis is meeting with his ambassadors from across the Middle East to find ways to better protect Christians targeted by Islamic terrorists.

Hong Kong Protests Upstage China's Anniversary

The 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China was upstaged by pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Christians Rally Behind Protestors for Reform

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are threatening to storm public buildings if the territory's chief executive doesn't step down. Police warn there will be serious consequences if they try.

Hit and Miss: US Strikes Launched amid Faulty Intel

Current and former U.S. officials say the Pentagon faces major intelligence gaps when trying to bomb ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria.