June 2010 Headlines

Prayer Sao Paulo's 'God Factor' for Change

Violence and lawlessness were out of control in the South America's largest city, until a group of police officers in Sao Paulo, Brazil asked God to intervene.

Watch 'Stakelbeck on Terror' -- New from CBN News

This week, Stakelbeck on Terror goes one-on-one with Michigan Congressman Peter Hoekstra-- a leading voice on national security and intelligence issues.

Tiananmen Square Survivor's Call to 'True' Freedom

The journey took more than 20 years for Chai Ling. It began in 1989 when she was a leader in the massive student movement that dominated Tiananmen Square.

6.2 Quake Strikes Southern Mexico

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.2 quake was centered in a sparsely populated, mountainous area of Oaxaca near the southern Pacific coast.

Russia: Suspected Spies Include Our Citizens

Some of the suspected spies arrested in the United States are Russian citizens, Russia's Foreign Ministry acknowledged Tuesday.

China 'Detains' Democracy Advocate Again

A Chinese democracy activist who has already spent a decade in prison has been detained again, a human rights group said on Wednesday.

Cuba's Castro Meets with Syria's al-Assad

President Bashar Assad of Syria sat down with Cuban leader Raul Castro on Monday as part of his first tour of Latin America.

Police Arrest More Than 600 at Toronto Summit

Police raided a university building and rounded up more protesters Sunday in an effort to quell further violence at the global economic summit.

Ministry's Team Ready When Disaster Strikes

The team provides spiritual counseling to victims of natural disasters and also trains church members in counseling techniques.

Exodus International Celebrates 35 Years of Ministry

Exodus International, which ministers to those struggling with homosexual behavior or sexual identity, will celebrate its 35th anniversary this year.

Tropical Storm Alex Gaining Strength Over Gulf

Tropical Storm Alex is swirling across the Gulf of Mexico, gaining strength as it heads towards Mexico's northeastern coast.

G20 Nations Want Deficits Cut, Obama Disagrees

President Barack Obama is disagreeing with other world leaders about the next step in fighting the global recession.

Chavez: Israel and U.S. 'Empire' Are Enemies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hosted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on his first visit to Latin America.

Ghana Eliminates US for 2nd Straight World Cup

Grim-faced American players filed by one by one on their way out of Royal Bafokeng Stadium. Their World Cup was over.

Charity Fights Disease Among Peruvian Children

Extreme poverty and poor hygiene have contributed to high disease rates among some of the children in the South American nation of Peru.

World Leaders Slam North Korea, Iran

The leaders of the world's eight top industrial democracies condemned the alleged sinking by North Korea of a South Korean warship.

Bus, Truck Collision Kills 23 in India

Police say an overcrowded bus has collided head-on into a truck in eastern India, killing 23 people and injuring 15 others.

Korean Christians Pray for North, South Unity

A stadium that usually holds thousands of soccer fans was filled for a prayer rally this week in South Korea.

Leading Thais to Christ One Goal at a Time

Adriano de Araujo was a soccer player in Brazil when an injury ended his career. Now, he spends his time helping kids in Thailand with their soccer skills and more.

Recovery Efforts Tough after Flooding in Brazil

Torrential rains, flooding, and mudslides in Brazil have killed 45 people and have left more than 150,000 homeless.

Veterans Remember Start of Korean War

Veterans from 21 nations who defended South Korea returned to that country to commemorate the sacrifices of their fallen comrades.

U.S.: N. Korea Should Free Detained American

The Obama administration has told North Korea not to link the case of a detained American Christian with the South Korean warship incident.

Azerbaijan: God's Gateway to the Muslim People

CBN News' George Thomas spoke with the executive director of the North American Azerbaijani Network to learn more about the country's growing church.

U.S. Sneaks by Algeria 1-0 in World Cup Tourney

Team USA's hopes of winning their first World Cup are still alive after they beat Algeria 1-0, Wednesday.

Church Helps in Release of Cuban Political Prisoner

A paralyzed man who was once a political prisoner in Cuba is now back home with his family thanks to the Catholic Church.

Australia Gets Its 1st Female PM as Rudd Ousted

Australia's ruling Labor Party ousted Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Thursday in a stunning revolt that also delivered the country its first female leader.

Pakistani Court Convicts 5 Americans of Terrorism

A Pakistani court convicted five Americans on terror charges Thursday and sentenced each of the men to 10 years in prison.

American Wins Wimbledon's 11-Hour Tennis Match

American John Isner won Wimbedon's longest tennis match ever on Thursday, taking the 5th set, 70 - 68.

5.0-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Canada

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked parts of Canada was felt as far south as Maryland on Wednesday.

Drug Lord Caught in Jamaica After Weeks of Violence

Fighting between police and drug gangs protecting Christopher Coke broke out last month in the streets of Jamaica, as he fled from authorities

Iran Produced 17 kgs of Further Enriched Uranium

Iran's nuclear chief said Wednesday his country has produced 17 kilograms of uranium enriched to 20 percent.

Afghan Officials Rally around Gen. McChrystal

Afghan officials endorsed embattled Gen. Stanley McChrystal, describing him as the best commander in nine years.

Turkey, Iran Fuel Swap On Despite Sanctions

Turkey said said a fuel swap with Iran is still on the table despite the fourth round of sanctions passed by the U.N. Security Council.

World Leaders Fall Short $10B Pledged for Poor

International aid organizations including World Vision and Oxfam have called on the G-8 to get back on track with their aid commitments.

CBN's WorldReach Spreads Gospel in Nepal

Although the church in Nepal has been said to be one of the fastest growing in the world, more than 95 percent of the population haven't heard about Jesus Christ.

June Death Toll in Afghan War Reaches 57

Violence over the weekend puts the June death toll for coalition troops at 57, including 35 Americans.

Al Qaeda Warns of U.S. Attacks, Peace Conditions

Al Qaeda's American-born spokesman Adam Gadahn has proposed conditions in which the terror organization would end its attacks on the U.S.

Suicide Bombers Kill 33 in Iraq

Suicide bombers in a crowded Baghdad commercial district and Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit killed as many as 33 people Sunday.

Report: Van der Sloot Mentally ill, Mother Says

"My son is sick in his head," De Telegraaf quotes Anita van der Sloot as saying.

World Hopes China's Yuan Will Rise, Bring Relief

China's decision to end its currency's 2-year-old peg to the U.S. dollar is stirring anticipation of a gradual appreciation in the yuan in trading Monday.

Kyrgyzstan Faces Crisis after Ethnic Fighting

Tense ethic fighting has displaced at least 400,000 Kyrgyzstan people in recent weeks and the country is facing an immense crisis.

Aid Group Brings Mobility to Disabled Haitians

Operation Blessing International has partnered with Free Wheelchair Mission, a humanitarian aid organization. More than 550 unassembled wheelchairs have been shipped to the capital city of Port au Prince.

UK Groups: Church Must Stand Against Trafficking

A growing number of Christians in the United Kingodom are standing against human trafficking by rescuing young children from this modern slavery.

World Cup Games Opportunity for the Gospel

Some 400,000 fans from around the world are in South Africa to watch the World Cup and several Christian ministries are taking advantage of the opportunity.

Christians' Expulsion Strains U.S.- Morocco Ties

Christian orphanage workers described before a congressional panel the brutal experience of being forced to leave behind the children they loved.

U.S. Threatens Sanctions Over Human Trafficking

More than a dozen countries are being warned to fight human trafficking or face possible sanctions from the United States.

French Riviera Sees Worst Flooding in Centuries

Officials expect the death toll from flash floods in France to rise as rescuers turn their attention to clean up efforts following the area's worst flooding in nearly 200 years.

Documentary 'The Prize' Airs During World Cup

CBN Worldreach Africa's special heart-warming documentary entitled "The Prize," is scheduled to be shown during the telecast of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

6.3 Quake Hits off Japanese Coast

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 has rattled northern Japan.

Humanitarians Recognized with World Food Prize

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has awarded a Lutheran minister with the 2010 World Food Prize for his work to end world hunger.

U.S., S. Korea Express Solidarity over Ship Sinking

S. Korea and U.S. express solidarity over sinking of S. Korean warship, which they blame on N. Korea.

Indonesia's 'Religious Revolution'

Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population and nowhere is Islam more devoutly followed than in the Aceh province.  But many believers are getting fed up.

EU Chief Reveals 'Apocalyptic Vision'

A top European Union leader has warned the current debt crisis could lead to the collapse of Greece, Spain and Portugal.

Exhibition on Krakow Under Nazis Opens in Poland

A new exhibition recounting the fate of Poles - both Jews and non-Jews - during World War II opened in southern Poland.

Strong Quake Rocks Eastern Indonesia

Four earthquakes struck the northern coast of Indonesia on Wednesday, killing at least three people.

Watch Stakelbeck on Terror - New Show from CBN News

On this week's first edition of Stakelbeck on Terror, CBN News goes one-on-one with Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren in "The Sitdown."

Death Toll Rising After Bangladesh Landslides

Villagers in Bangladesh are searching for survivors after powerful landslides killed at least 49 people.

Rio's Christ Statue Reopens After Restoration

Brazil's iconic statue of 'Christ the Redeemer' has reopened to the public after undergoing renovations.

Gunmen Kill 15 Mexican Officers

Gunmen killed 15 federal police officers Monday in separate attacks in two drug-plagued Mexican states.

Afghan Christians Ask For Prayer

Some Christians in Afghanistan have said they afraid for their lives and they have asked Christians around the world to remember them in their prayers.

CBN's Worldreach Impacts Indonesia

A recent audience survey from six major Indonesian cities shows that CBN's Worldreach programming has been touching lives in the nation of Indonesia.

World Cup Played in Africa for First Time

Next to the Olympics, the World Cup is one of the biggest international sporting events

Report: Taliban Hang 7-Year-Old for Spying

The Taliban in Afghanistan hanged a seven-year-old boy after accusing him of being a spy.

China Benefits from Oil Deals with Iraq

China has quickly become the dominant foreign player in Iraq's oil industry.

NATO Boosts Security for Kandahar Operation

NATO forces have been tightening security in Kandahar, and the operation to assert control over the Taliban stronghold will continue to accelerate in the coming months.

Fresh Ethnic Violence Erupts in Kyrgyzstan

Sporadic gunfire has continued through the night in southern Kyrgyzstan in nation's worst ethnic violence in decades.

U.S. Finds Mineral Riches in Afghanistan

A team of U.S. geologists and Pentagon officials has discovered vast mineral wealth in Afghanistan.

World Cup: It's a Draw for U.S. and England

England's players couldn't get off the field fast enough. The Americans lingered to savor the night.

Soccer Leads South African Kids to Christ

One ministry has been using the sport to reach children with the transforming power of the Gospel.

Afghans Protest Christian Aid Groups

Two Christian aid groups were recently suspended from Afghanistan over claims that workers were proselytizing. Now, proterstors want more to be punished.

Benedict Prays for Forgiveness of Sex Abuse

Pope Benedict asked for forgiveness Friday from God and from the victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests.

Belgian Nurses Killing Patients Without Consent

Some nurses in Belgium have taken part in assisted suicide without the patient's request or consent.

Anti-Islamic Party Surges in Dutch Elections

Geert Wilders' right-wing Freedom Party has gained ground in the Netherlands, almost tripling its representation in the Dutch parliament.

Christian Police Transform Community Through God

Christian police in Sao Paulo, Brazil have changed their communities through the power of prayer.

Brazil Sex Trade: Group Reaches Out to Kids at Risk

Operation Blessing International is reaching out to children in Brazil who are at risk for becoming prostitutes in a program called Makanudos.

Ahmadinejad in China after Sanctions

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was visiting Shanghai two days after China backed new nuclear sanctions against Tehran.

Taliban Steps Up Attacks in Afghanistan

A deadly bombing at a wedding party is the latest act of Taliban violence in Afghanistan.

Iranian FM Heckled in Ireland

Protesters heckled Iranian FM Mottaki during an appearance at Dublin's Institute of International and European Affairs on Wednesday.

Iran's President Scoffs at New U.N. Sanctions

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed the latest U.N. sanctions against Iran, saying the new sanctions are "like a used tissue."

Suicide Bomber Targets Afghan Wedding

A suicide bomber targeted a wedding party in full swing in the Taliban's heartland in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 40.

Anglicans Suspend Episcopalians Over Gay Bishop

The Anglican Communion has suspended U.S. Episcopalians from serving on ecumenical bodies.

Court Orders Former Muslim Deported to Kenya

A former Muslim who wrote a book about his conversion to Christianity recently lost his bid to remain in the U.S.

U.S. Border Patrol Kills Mexican Teen

Mexicans are seething over the second death in two weeks of a countryman at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents.

Afghan Suicide Bombers, Snipers Kill 10

Ten foreign soldiers were killed in separate attacks on the deadliest day of the year for Western forces in Afghanistan.

French Mark D-Day's 66th Anniversary

The French showed their gratitude last weekend for the D-Day invasion 66 years ago that began the liberation of Europe from the Germans during World War II.

Karzai Replaces Interior, Intel Chiefs

Afghan President Hamid Karzai removed two of the country's top security officials, each with longtime ties to American forces.

'Free Gaza' Movement to Close Cyprus Office

'Free Gaza' spokeswoman said the group plans to close its headquarters from Cyprus to England.

Dutch Murder Suspect Interrogated

Joran van der Sloot arrived at criminal police headquarters as officials began interrogating him about the murder of a Lima student.

UK Preacher Jailed for Sharing His Faith

A street preacher in the northwest side of England was recently incarcerated for publicly sharing his Christian beliefs.

Remembering Haiti: Ministries Help Quake Survivors

Survivors of the January 12 earthquake have found help at a church where American relief organizations are offering support.

Officials: Sub Attack was Near US-SKorea Drill

Two months after the sinking, U.S. officials for the first time disclosed details of the joint naval exercise held the same day as the attack on the Cheonan.

Guatemala Recovers from Tropical Storm Agatha

Under torrents of rain, rivers overflowed, bridges collapsed, and thousands were driven out of their homes as the storm passed by.

Dutch Suspect in Peru Murder in Chilean Custody

A Dutch man is in custody in Chile, facing potential murder charges in Peru and extortion charges in the U.S.

One Million 'March for Jesus' in Brazil

An estimated one million Evangelical Christians in Brazil rallied for the 18th annual March for Jesus event in Sao Paulo.

Quiet Day Marks Tiananmen Square Anniversary

The 21st anniversary of the Chinese government's bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown passed by peacefully Friday in China with little fanfare.

Christians Under Pressure in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's government said it is investigating the U.S.-based Church World Service and Norwegian Church Aid on the suspicion of proselytizing.

Naoto Kan Elected Japan's PM

Japan's parliament installed Naoto Kan as Japan's new prime minister Friday.

Al-Jazeera Anchors Quit Over Dress Code

Five female news anchors at the Al-Jazeera television network have quit their jobs after being criticized for their on-air appearance

Taliban Attacks as Afghan Peace Conference Starts

Afghan security forces battled Taliban gunmen as President Hamid Karzai opened a three-day peace conference.

Japanese PM Steps Down

Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama resigned Wednesday to improve his party's chances in an election next month.

Second Iceland Volcano 'Could Erupt' Soon

British experts predict the eruption could be larger and fiercer than Eyjafjoell, the neighboring volcano that erupted back in April.

Canada Revises Its Healthcare System

Canada has made changes to its universal health care system to try to cut back on soaring costs.

Haitian Pastor Calls on Church to Step Up

It has been five months since the earthquake struck the island nation and some Haitians have been growing impatient with the lack of progress.

Crews Work to Reach Stranded Guatemalans

Emergency crews in Guatemala on Tuesday were still trying to reach isolated communities left stranded by the weekend's floods.

Al-Qaeda: No. 3 Official Killed with Family

Terror organization al Qaeda has confirmed the death of its No. 3 official, Mustafa al-Yazid.