November 2009 Headlines
The size of America's government is exploding and if you want to see where big government will lead the U.S., take a look at Britain.
Increasing custody cases in Europe have some saying officials there have declared war against home schooling and parental rights
Several weeks before Christmas, 20 Santa teams from all over the world competed at the annual Santa Claus World Championships in Samnaun, Switzerland.
A Christian house church leader held at a Chinese labor camp for two years has been released thanks to an email campaign by a religious freedom group.
Market watchers are keeping a wary eye on the Dubai exchange Monday.
Hondurans are hopeful the election ends the month-long political crisis that began in June when President Manuel Zelaya was removed from office.
John Demjanjuk goes on trial Monday on charges of being an accessory to the murder of 27,900 Jews at a Nazi death camp.
Five people died from swine flu during the hajj, officials in Saudi Arabia said Sunday.
The Iranian government approved a plan Sunday to build 10 new uranium enrichment facilities, a dramatic expansion in defiance of U.N. demands it halt the program.
Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban Sunday on the iconic towers on mosques called minarets.
Russian officials opened a terror investigation Saturday, saying that a home-made bomb caused a derailment that killed at least 26 people.
It's a grand illumination in France where Paris' famous Champs-Elysees street is now twinkling in splendor.
A cargo plane crashed as it took off from Shanghai's main airport Saturday, killing three American crew members and injuring four other employees.
Costa Rica promised to restore ties with Honduras if its presidential elections are clean, rejecting ousted President Manuel Zelaya's insistence that recognizing the vote would legitimize a June coup.
Iran's chief representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency declared that his country would resist "pressure, resolutions, sanction(s) and threat of military attack."
A politician whose wife and relatives were among 57 people massacred in the southern Philippines filed his candidacy for the election.
Iranian authorities have confiscated Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi's medal, the human rights lawyer said Thursday, in a sign of the increasingly drastic steps Tehran is taking against any dissent.
Haiti's electoral council has banned the influential party of exiled former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from next year's legislative elections.
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday that his probe of allegations that Iran tried to make nuclear arms is at "a dead end" because Tehran is not cooperating.
A suspect in the massacre of 57 people in an election caravan in the southern Philippines turned himself in Thursday.
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared a state of emergency in Maguindanao and a neighboring southern province.
The two Chinese dairy suppliers produced and sold tainted infant milk powder that contained melamine, an industrial chemical.
A veteran dissident was sentenced to three years in prison after casting a spotlight on poorly built schools.
As China emerges into a modern-society, its people are revisiting an ancient philosopher in an effort to hold on to their roots.
One week after being hit by a series of violent storms, severe weather and record rainfall have continued to flood many towns in northern England.
Iran on Sunday began large-scale air defense war games aimed at protecting its nuclear facilities from attack.
Grieving miners' families demanded answers about the underground gas explosion that left at least 104 men dead in northeastern China.
Iranian Christians are celebrating the release of two former Muslims held in Tehran's Evin Prison for nearly nine months.
CBN's Operation Blessing International recently teamed up with the Christian worship group Hillsong United for a national food drive in Peru.
After wrapping up a three-day visit to China, President Barack Obama moved on to South Korea Wednesday for the last leg of his Asian trip.
Increasing numbers of English-language Web sites are spreading al-Qaeda's message to Muslims in the West.
China has held American geologist Xue Feng, charged with stealing state secrets, in an undisclosed location in Beijing for two years.
One of the gems of the Vatican's priceless religious art collection - a 6th century reliquary containing what is revered as fragments of the cross on which Jesus was crucified - has been restored to its Byzantine-era glory.
During his inauguration ceremony, Karzai said peace and reconciliation are his top priority.
The secretary general of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan is bashing Christianity.
A suicide bomber killed 16 people and wounded 26 on Thursday outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan.
Hillary Clinton landed in Kabul for a surprise visit to Afghanistan, Wednesday, marking her first trip to the country as secretary of state.
Somali pirates unsuccessfully attacked the Maersk Alabama off the Kenyan coast, Wednesday, for the second time in seven months.
While President Barack Obama was greeted with protests in South Korea, in China he was met with censorship.
Its protracted presidential election has finally been decided, but Afghanistan is on hold.
Somali pirates collect $3.3M ransom to free Spanish trawler and its 36 crew members.
Government health and safety inspectors in Britain will soon have unprecedented access to family homes.
A town in Scotland wants to remove all references to Christianity during their Christmas holiday festivities.
Much like a corporation, Al Qaeda maintains regional franchises around the world. One of the terror group's most active branches is based in North Africa.
The Vatican has called in experts to study the possibility of extraterrestrial alien life and its implication for the Catholic Church.
President Obama is crediting the communist nation with helping the U.S. economy to recover from the worst recession since World War II.
During his visit to China, President Obama encouraged the communist regime to help solve global problems. But many in China don't see that as their responsibility.
With a new man in charge, some in China are less concerned about presidential popularity, and more about America's economic future.
A pickup truck laden with explosives blew up at a police station in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing at least three people.
Iran's embattled opposition leaders accused the government of being more brutal than the Shah's regime.
The United States is limiting its goals in Afghanistan and demanding better accountability from that country's underperforming leader.
Britain and Australia are saying sorry to thousands of British children who were promised a better life overseas.
Pavle, who took over the church in 1990, had been hospitalized for more than a year. He had heart and lung problems. The church said he died of cardiac arrest.
Hundreds of French and Afghan troops pushed into a volatile valley east of the Afghan capital Sunday.
Iran on Sunday denounced as 'disgraceful' U.S. moves to seize four mosques and a New York City skyscraper.
President Barack Obama said Sunday the United States and Russia would have a replacement treaty on reducing nuclear arms.
President Obama will meet with leaders in China next week with the goal of solidifying U.S relations with the country.
Opening a weeklong trip to Asia, Obama said the United States and Japan must "find ways to renew and refresh the alliance for the 21st century."
As the political crisis in Honduras moves into its fifth month, two men still claim to be the country's legitimate president.
Palestinian election officials have recommended that January's presidential election be called off.
Deadly mudslides killed more than a 130 people in El Salvador this past weekend. More than 12,000 people were left homeless.
The Central American nation of El Salvador is struggling to recover after massive flooding caused by Hurricane Ida.
Pakistani militants attacked the agency tasked with fighting Islamic insurgents on the Afghan border.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy says there is no place in his country for the Muslim veils known as burqas.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Manila, Philippines, on a two-day visit before joining President Barack Obama in Singapore.
A 79-year-old Irish priest has been set free in the Philippines after being held captive by Muslim rebels for a month.
Gunmen killed a Pakistani working at the Iranian Consulate in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Thursday.
The weather made transformers on a vital high-voltage transmission line short-circuit, Brazil's energy minister said.
Serbia today has a peaceful, democratic government that is looking to strengthen its relationship with the United States.
President Barack Obama met quietly with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House Monday night, but the meeting didn't lead to any sign of progress in Middle East peace talks.
Iran charged three young American hikers with spying, Monday, hinting that a trial against them in Tehran could be near.
The two Koreas briefly exchanged naval fire Tuesday along their western sea border, with a North Korean ship suffering heavy damage.
President Barack Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Monday night.
Hurricane Ida has weakened to a Category 1 hurricane, but warnings remain along 200 miles of the Gulf Coast from Mississippi to Florida.
Flooding and mudslides across El Salvador killed at least 124 people.
President Hugo Chavez on Sunday ordered Venezuela's military to prepare for a possible armed conflict with Colombia.
Twenty years ago, the wall that separated east and west Berlin came down, foreseeing the demise of Communist regimes throughout Europe.
A strong earthquake was reported in the ocean off Indonesia on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Iraq's parliament on Sunday passed a long-delayed law in a crucial step to setting up nationwide elections.
Pope Benedict XVI made a one-day pilgrimage Sunday to northern Italy to pay tribute to Paul VI, his predecessor who made him a cardinal.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, under fire from his international partners to clean up his administration, insisted Sunday there's no place for corrupt officials within his government.
Queen Elizabeth II led Britain's annual ceremony for the country's war dead Sunday, honoring them with a moment of silence.
A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday in a crowded market in northwestern Pakistan.
China's premier on Sunday pledged $10 billion in low interest loans to African nations over the next three years.
The Philippines is still reeling from four major typhoons in the past 30 days.
Malaysian authorities are confiscating Bibles that refer to God as "Allah."
Europe's Court of Human Rights ruled the display of the Catholic symbols in Italian public schools violates religious and education freedoms.
A warehouse employee in Russia gave new meaning to the term 'having a bad day at work' when an on-the job-mishap caused thousands of dollars worth of damage.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said, Thursday, that he will not seek re-election.
Those who were convicted were a part of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's extraordinary renditions programme.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton put to rest Wednesday any fears from Arab counties that U.S. policy on Israeli settlements is shifting.
The U.N. is relocating more than half its staff in Afghanistan following last week's deadly Taliban attack against its workers.
The death toll from Tropical Storm Mirinae rose to 99 in central Vietnam on Thursday.
Thirty years ago, Wednesday, Islamic militants stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, setting off what became known as the Iran hostage crisis.
Iranian security forces beat anti-government protesters with batons and fired tear gas Wednesday on the sidelines of state-sanctioned rallies to mark the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover.
Protestors converged on the town of Leeds in northern England in a face off over Islamic extremism over the weekend.
North Korea said Tuesday it has reprocessed 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods and extracted enough plutonium to bolster its atomic stockpile, raising the stakes in an apparent effort to push the U.S. into direct negotiations.
Afghanistan's president reached out to his opponents Tuesday, saying that he will welcome them into his government.
The Philippines is struggling to recover after a fourth typhoon has hit the country in the past 30 days.
President Obama has called Afghan President Hamid Karzai to congratulate him for his victory in a controversial election.
The DEA is grieving over some of their own after three of their agents were killed during the deadliest month of the Afghanistan war.
The U.N. said the spreading violence has forced it to start pulling out some expatriate staff and suspend long-term development work in areas along the Afghan border.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday.