May 2015 Headlines

This Mama Helps 'Garbage Kids' Dream Big

She's seen as the Mother Theresa of Egypt. Mama Maggie picked up her cross and left an affluent life to help transform the lives of impoverished children surrounded by garbage.

More than 1,000 Dead in India Heat Wave

People in India are doing whatever they can to stay cool as temperatures soar during a deadly heat wave.

Defeating ISIS: Are the Key Players Up to the Job?

The Iraqi government has launched a major military offensive to retake the city of Ramadi from ISIS. But will its efforts and the Obama administration's tactics be enough to defeat the Islamic State?

Trafficking Threat Looms amid Nepal Quake Recovery

One month after the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal, homes are still in ruins and lives shattered.

Iraqi Troops Launch Offensive to Retake Ramadi

The Iraqi government has launched a new operation to drive Islamic State forces out of Anbar Province, to take back the capital of Ramadi which ISIS captured earlier this month.

Scorching Heat Wave in India Kills Hundreds

A deadly heatwave is sweeping across India. The scorching temperatures are responsible for the deaths of more than 500 people.

Sudan Migrants Camp in Paris: 'This Is Not Life'

French officials are calling for the expulsion of hundreds of migrants who have set up makeshift camps in central Paris.

Wife for Hire: Inside East Europe's 'Sham Marriages'

Each year dozens of women from poor families in eastern Europe are lured to the West for sham marriages. The women marry to allow their so-called husbands to gain entry and work in the European Union.

Wave of ISIS Bombings Leaves 17 Iraq Troops Dead

At least 17 Iraqi military troops are dead following multiple suicide attacks.

Boko Haram Turning Children into Human Weapons

The United Nations says the terror group Boko Haram is increasingly using children as suicide bombers.

Sudanese Pastors Face Death for Proselytizing

Two pastors from South Sudan could be facing death sentences for sharing their Christian faith in neighboring Sudan.

Australia to Strip ISIS Suspects of Citizenship

Australia is introducing a new law that would strip dual citizens of their Australian citizenship for terror-related crimes.

Ireland Legalizes Gay Marriage in 'Social Revolution'

In response to the landslide vote to legalie gay marraige, Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said Catholic leaders in Ireland needed urgently to find a new message and voice for reaching Ireland's young.

Experts: US ISIS Strategy 'Fundamentally Flawed'

As Islamic State continues to conquer more of Syria and Iraq, critics are again saying the White House strategy against the terrorist group is clearly not working.

Hungry for God: Gospel Thrives amid Jihad, Disease

As evidenced by the latest Bible translation efforts, neither Islamic persecution nor other hardships have proved to be any match for the spread of Christianity.

More People Feared Dead in Colombia Landslide

The death toll is still rising in a landslide that destroyed most of the town of Salgar in northwestern Colombia.

Documents Reveal Osama bin Laden Love Letters

Osama bin Laden urged his followers to attack Americans and wrote love letters to one of his wives and children. Those are just two of the revelations from the release of documents that were seized by American military forces.

No Shame: Disabled Kids Now 'Angels' of Taiwan

Children with disabilities in Taiwan have a whole new lease on life thanks to an organization devoted to supporting them and their families.

Islamic State Conquers Ancient Syrian City

ISIS now controls more than half of Syrian territory today after seizing the village and archaeological site of Palmyra.

Canada Youths Arrested for Trying to Join ISIS

Authorities in Canada have arrested 10 young people suspected of wanting to travel to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS.

Indonesia, Malaysia to Temporarily House Migrants

Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to give temporary shelter to thousands of migrants stranded at sea.

N. Korea Claims it Can Create Miniature Nukes

North Korea says it now has the technology to build nuclear warheads small enough to fit on missiles.

Tribal Muslims Massacre Christians in Nigeria

Tribal Muslims have killed more than 70 Christians in Nigeria's Plateau state in recent weeks.

Iraqi Military Confident to Retake Ramadi

Iraq's government is rallying Iranian-allied Shiite militia to join in the fight to retake the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State.

Baker Loses Case over 'Support Gay Marriage' Cake

A judge in Northern Ireland has ruled against a Christian bakery that refused to make a cake with the slogan "support gay marriage."

Senate Clears Bill Linking Religious Freedom, Trade

The Senate has unanimously approved legislation promoting international religious freedom.

US Must Protect Minorities from 'Unjust Iran Regime'

An Illinois congressman is speaking up for religious minorities in Iran and urging senior congressional leaders to take action to protect them.

Blame Game: Who Created the Mess in Iraq?

While another major Iraqi city has fallen to ISIS, U.S. politicians and the media are now playing the blame game: Who is responsible for the worsening situation there -- George W. Bush or President Barack Obama?

UK Students Vote to Ban Bibles from Dorms

Students at a Welsh university voted to ban Bibles from residence halls in the name of "multiculturalism."

Newsboys, Jars of Clay Join Music Project for Orphans

Some big names in Christian music have joined voices to deliver help by raising awareness and funds for orphans in Africa.

US Commandos Kill ISIS Oil Chief in Daring Raid

In a rare ground attack deep into Syria, U.S. Army commandos killed a man described as the Islamic State's head of oil operations and captured his wife.

US Strategy in Question after Ramadi Falls to ISIS

Bodies littered the streets of Ramadi after ISIS killed at least 500 people when they captured the Iraqi city. The victory is calling into question President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the jihadist army.

Courthouses Bombed After Morsi Death Sentence

Bombers strike in Egypt after court sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death related to a 2011 prison break.

CBN Teams Plunge into Rescue Mode in Nepal

When the magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on April 15, CBN Disaster Relief was one of the first organizations on the scene. Relief teams plunged into rescue measures with the first group reaching Nepal the very next day.

Bodies Recovered at Marine Copter Crash in Nepal

Nepal's army says that bodies of all eight people on board the U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared this week during a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation have been recovered.

CBN News Weekend: Christian Genocide Awareness

While Western governments have been slow to respond to the Christian genocide in countries like Kenya, Syria and Pakistan, activists are answering the call. One nun is on a dangerous mission to help persecuted Christians.

Fear Still Grips Nepalis in Kathmandu Post-Quake

Poor weather conditions have put a temporary halt on efforts to recover additional bodies and the wreckage of a U.S. rescue helicopter that went missing in Nepal earlier this week.

Tebow Opens Children's 'Palace of Healing'

Former NFL quaterback Tim Tebow's newest children's hospital, located in the poverty stricken region of Southern Philippines, has just been formally opened

ISIS Calls on Muslims to 'Go to War Everywhere'

The Islamic State released an audio message supposedly from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has not been seen or heard from since November.

Obama: US Commitment to Gulf States 'Ironclad'

President Barack Obama pledged a new era of cooperation between the United States and its Arab allies.

Activists Protest China Tearing Down Crosses

Christian activists took to the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C., this week to protest the forced removal of crosses from hundreds of churches in China.

Activists Warn Congress of Christian 'Ethnic Cleansing'

Every day, thousands of Middle East Christians are brutally persecuted by jihadists demanding they convert to Islam. Many are urging lawmakers to step up to assist those being tortured and discriminated against.

Fourteen Dead in Taliban Attack on Kabul Hotel

Fourteen people are dead after Taliban attackers stormed a guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Saudi King, Others Skip White House Arab Summit

President Barack Obama is kicking off his Camp David Summit with only two of the six Arab heads of state he invited.

Nun to Congress: ISIS' Goal Is Christian Genocide

Speaking before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday, Sister Diana Momeka warned that ISIS' goal is to "evacuate the land of Christians and wipe the earth clean of any evidence that we ever existed."

'Army of God' Kills Dozens aboard Pakistan Bus

Pakistan was hit with another attack on religious minorities Wednesday, with gunmen killing more than 40 people in the southern port city of Karachi.

Chlorine Technology Combats New Danger in Nepal

Life has become extremely difficult for many survivors of Nepal's earthquake. After losing everything, the displaced victims now face a new danger: dirty water.

Nepal Residents Ordered Out of Damaged Buildings

Officials in Nepal are ordering people out of damaged buildings after a second quake on Tuesday killed at least 65 people and injured more than 2,000.

Senate Calls Obama to Secure Saeed's Release

The Senate is calling on President Barack Obama to secure the release of American Pastor Saeed Abedini and other Americans held by the regime.

Poll: Americans Don't Trust Tehran to Honor Deal

Many Americans believe the United States should make a deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program, but a new poll shows most don't believe the Islamic Republic will live up to its end of the bargain.

Dozens Believed Dead in Second Nepal Quake

Another major earthquake has struck Nepal less than three weeks after a quake killed more than 8,100 people. This time the epicenter was near the border with China.

Raul Castro Says He Might Rejoin Catholic Church

Raul Castro says he's so impressed with Pope Francis he might rejoin the Catholic church. The Cuban president met with the Pope for one hour Sunday at the Vatican.

China Leaders Seek to Ban Church Building Crosses

Officials in China's Zhejiang province are stepping up their war against crosses on church buildings.

Boy's Arrest Thwarts Major Terror Attack in Australia

A 17-year-old boy was taken into custody this weekend after police found three homemade bombs in his home in Melbourne, Australia.

Nun: 'Islam Is ISIS. Whoever Says Otherwise Is a Liar'

Sister Hatune Dogan has been on the ground and witnessed the devastation of ancient Christian communities. She's listened to survivors tell how Christians and Yazidi women are being sold into sex slavery.

Pastor Saeed Turns 35 in Prison; Prays for America

As millions of Americans gathered Thursday to observe the National Day of Prayer, Pastor Saeed Abedini offered a prayer for the nation from behind bars in Iran.

UK Conservatives Land Resounding Election Victory

The Conservative Party has won a resounding reelection victory in Great Britain, meaning Prime Minister David Cameron will remain in charge of the government.

Relief Teams Bring Smiles to Nepal amid Trauma

The death toll from the massive earthquake in Nepal is now above 7,600 and climbing.

UK's Close Election: Can Christians Save the Day?

With this week's U.K. elections too close to call, candidates have been doing everything they can to sway votes in their favor, including engaging with the Christian community.

Wake Up Church! Christians Dying for their Faith

From the Middle East to sub-Saharan Africa, Christians are enduring attacks for their faith like never before.

Iran Frees Cargo Ship after 'Constructive Dialogue'

Iran has reportedly released the Maersk Tigris, a cargo ship it seized in the Strait of Hormuz off the coast of Iran nine days ago.

Germanwings Co-Pilot Practiced Descent Before Crash

The Germanwings co-pilot that prosecutors say crashed Flight 9525 into the French Alps attempted a controlled descent on an earlier flight that day.

'Charlie Hebdo' Given Freedom of Expression Award

A global literary group has honored the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with a freedom of expression award.

Nigeria Rescues 25 Kids, Women from Boko Haram

Nigeria's military says troops have rescued more than 25 women and children from Boko Haram.

African Migrants Crushed, Drowned During Rescue

A cargo ship in the Mediterranean Sea tried to rescue a group of African migrants early Monday.

Kerry Becomes First US Diplomat to Visit Somalia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday. He's the first U.S. diplomat ever to visit the country.

Boko Haram Slays Women Moments before Rescue

Boko Haram terrorists brutally murdered a group of women being held captive in Nigeria just moments before they were about to be rescued.

Jungle Runway Lays Path for Evangelism

Missionaries recently traveled to the village of Mokndoma in Papua, Indonesia, with a goal to bring help and healing to those who live there.

Israel, CBN Join Int'l Aid Response to Nepal

Almost a week after Nepal's devastating earthquake, thousands are injured and homeless and in desperate need of aid. That help is now coming from around the world, including teams from Israel and CBN Disaster Relief.

CBN News Weekend: Help for Nepal and Baltimore

On CBN News Weekend, May 2: With unrest around the world, many are searching for help. The church is stepping up to the plate, bringing aid to earthquake victims in Nepal and help to the city of Baltimore.

Nepal Pastor's Last Words: God Will Grant Power to Continue Ministry

Last week's earthquake devastated Nepal's tiny Christian community, many of whom were in church when it hit. Hundreds were killed, including Pastor Elija Gahle.

The Chilling Reason for China’s One-Child Policy

One human rights activist says China doesn't need its deadly one-child policy anymore, suggesting the real reason for the outdated law has nothing to do with a population control.

Chile Volcano Erupts a 3rd Time, Thousands Evacuate

In Chile, thousands of people evacuated as volcano Calbuco erupted for the third time in two weeks.

Reaching India's Slum Kids One Life at a Time

The numbers are hard to comprehend. One in six Indians live in a slum. That adds up to roughly 65 million people. Those numbers are rising everyday.

US Taking Steps to Shield Ships from Iran Navy

The U.S. Navy will now accompany all U.S. commercial ships traveling into and out of the Persian Gulf.