November 2010 Headlines

Restoring 'Smiles' to Romania's Children

Missionary Kevin Hoy went to Romania intending just to help for a short time. Twenty years later, his foundation is restoring laughter and dreams to Romania's children.

Africa: The Most Religious Place on Earth

Researchers have discovered the most religious place on earth.  It is here that Christianity is attracting followers in numbers not seen in more than 100 years.

Africa's Renaissance: A New Day Dawning?

Africans increasingly want to play a role in world affairs. Today across Africa, the power of "Ubuntu" is giving millions hope about the continent's future.

Malay Christians Face 'Faith Purification' Centers

Malaysia presents itself as a model for Islamic moderation, yet many former Malay Muslims have said they are persecuted after finding Christ.

Stakelbeck on Terror: The Iran-Venezuela Axis

Former State Department official Roger Noriega and leading Iran expert Ilan Berman give exclusive evidence that Venezuela is providing heavy assistance to Iran.

Program Unites Muslim, Christian Students

Rivers of the World Ministries has brought Muslim students from South America and Christian students from Georgia together in a partnership that's building bridges.

Welfare State: Europe's Economic Armageddon

Europe has long prided itself on its generous welfare system. But it's is now facing a grave financial crisis.

Pakistan Court: No Pardon Yet for Christian Woman

A Christian woman in Pakistan facing the death sentence for blasphemy cannot be pardoned until a court rules on her appeal, a judge in Lahore ruled Monday.

Record Price Paid for Perfect Pink Diamond

A 14.23 carat pink diamond was auctioned by Christie's International's in Hong Kong. The rectangular-cut gem, called "The Perfect Pink," sold for $23.2 million on Monday night.

Signs of Diplomacy in North Korea Crisis

The U.S. and two Asian allies agreed to talk in D.C. about North Korea's attack on a South Korean island and its nuclear weapons programs.

Afghan 'Police Officer' Kills Six U.S. Troops

A man dressed as an Afghan police officer opened fire on NATO troops Monday, killing six Americans.

Graham: Haiti Cholera Outbreak Could Get Worse

Rev. Franklin Graham has asked the U.S. government to airlift rehydration fluids to combat the epidemic.

Giant Chocolate Christmas Tree Made in France

A French chocolatier has created a 10-meter, 8,000-pound Christmas tree for true chocolate lovers to view.

Iran Accuses Israel, West in Scientist's Slaying

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused Israel and Western governments of being behind the killing.

EU Agrees on $89 Billion Bailout Loan for Ireland

EU governments have approved an euro85 billion ($113 billion) bailout deal for Ireland.

US, SKorea War Games in Tense Yellow Sea

A U.S. supercarrier and South Korean destroyer took up position in the tense Yellow Sea on Sunday for joint military exercises that were a united show of force just days after a deadly North Korean artillery attack.

Charity Group Brings Clean Water, Food to St. Lucia

Operation Blessing International is bringing relief to people in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia after Hurricane Tomas hit three weeks ago.

North Accuses South of Using Civilians as Shields

North Korea accused South Korea of using civilians as human shields around artillery positions on an island attacked by the North.

Christian Couple Moves on from Hate Crime Allegations

A Christian couple who lost their hotel business after being tried for religious discrimination have now launched a non-profit community outreach program.

North Korea Warns Region is on Brink of War

North Korea warned Friday that U.S.-South Korean plans for military maneuvers put the peninsula on the brink of war, and appeared to launch its own artillery drills.

Charity Gives Haitian Girl a Chance to Live

Adienne Norce was near death when Operation Blessing visited Haiti. But her surprising courage moved the charity's staff to find her a life-saving help, free of charge.

S. Korea: Two Civilians Killed in N. Korea Attack

South Korea has found the bodies of two civilians on the island of Yeonpyeong that North Korea attacked Tuesday, bringing the death toll to four.

Holocaust-Denying Bishop Faces Expulsion

A Catholic bishop who denied the Holocaust is facing expulsion from his order for hiring a lawyer linked to the neo-Nazi movement.

Korean Peninsula on High Alert after Skirmish

Military forces on the Korean Peninsula are on high alert after North Korea shelled a South Korean island early Tuesday. 

Second Blast Kills 29 New Zealand Miners

Police say all 29 workers missing in a New Zealand coal mine are dead after a second explosion no one could have survived.

Germany Closes Historic Building After Terror Threats

The glass dome of Germany's Reichstag parliament building that draws thousands of tourists each day has been closed indefinitely over concerns of a possible terrorist attack.

Nat'l Adoption Month: Knowing How You Can Help

November is National Adoption Month, and in America three out of every five families are touched by adoption.

Prince William, Middleton Set Wedding Date

Prince William and his fiancée Kate Middleton will be married April 29 in the same church where Princess Diana's funeral took place.

Two Christian Brothers Killed in Iraq

Police in Iraq say gunmen killed two Christian brothers on Monday in the northern city of Mosul.

Pakistan Woman Accused of Blasphemy to be Freed?

Speculation is growing in Pakistan that Asia Bibi may be pardoned soon by President Asif Ali Zardari.

Irish Prime Minister Plans to Dissolve Gov't.

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen announced plans to dissolve the parliament next month and call for a general election in early next year.

Hundreds of Cambodians Die in Stampede

A stampede during a Cambodian festival with millions of people in attendance left hundreds dead, the country's government said Monday.

Study: U.K. Youth Place Little Value in Religion

Young people in the United Kingdom find Christianity irrelevant to their day-to-day living, according to findings in a new book.

CBN WorldReach Launches South Asia Web Site

The Christian Broadcasting Network's WorldReach ministry has launched a new Web site aimed at reaching the South Asian "diaspora" with the Gospel.

U.K. Sharia Textbooks Advocate Anti-Semitism

A British documentary reveals that about 5,000 Muslim students are being taught Sharia law in some weekend schools across Britain.

U.S. Says N. Korea's Nuke Claim No Surprise

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea said Monday that while news of Poyongyang's new uranium enrichment facility was disappointing, it was not surprising.

Twenty-nine Rescued from China Coal Mine

All 29 miners trapped in a flooded Chinese coal mine were lifted to safety Monday.

Pope: Some Condom Use 'First Step' of Morality

Pope Benedict XVI has opened the door on the previously taboo subject of condoms as a way to fight HIV.

U.N. Censures N. Korea, Iran on Human Rights

A key United Nations committee is criticizing North Korea and Iran for human rights violations.

Al-Qaeda: Mail Bomb Attack 'Cheap'

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is promising more small-scale attacks like its attempts to bomb two U.S.-bound cargo planes.

Christian Pakistani Woman Appeals Death Sentence

The Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death on charges of blasphemy has filed an appeal, while human rights groups also urge for her release.

Obama Wants U.S Out of Afghanistan by 2014

President Barack Obama on Saturday said for the first time he wants U.S. troops out of major combat in Afghanistan by the end of 2014

Burma, China Top List of Religious Persecutors

America is once again shining a harsh light on regimes that persecute religious believers in its annual Report on International Religious Freedom.

Miners in New Zealand Trapped Underground

An explosion in New Zealand's largest coal mine has trapped at least 27 miners underground.

Operation Blessing Funds Cholera Ward for Haiti

Operation Blessing is working with St. Luc Hospital and St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Port-au-Prince to treat people with the deadly disease.

Europeans to Grill Obama on U.S. Spending

President Barack Obama will face tough questions from Europeans in Portugal, Friday, during summit meetings with NATO and the European Union.

Child Soldiers Waiver Angers Human Rights Groups

A war of words is underway in Washington, D.C., over how to best discourage countries from using children as soldiers. 

Some Indonesian Volcano Survivors Return Home

Thousands of people who fled the erupting Indonesian volcano have started to return to their homes.

Russian Arms Suspect in U.S. Custody

The Russian arms suspect known as the "Merchant of Death" is now in United States custody facing terrorism charges.

Al Qaeda Training in Sahara for New Attacks

CBN News has exclusive footage showing Al Qaeda recruits training in camps in the desert areas of Algeria, Mali, Niger and Mauritania.

Penguins Bring Christmas Cheer to South Koreans

An amusement park in South Korea rang in the Christmas season on Tuesday with a parade of penguins decked out in holiday attire.

'Great Commission' Completed in This Generation?

Many church leaders and mission experts believe Jesus Christ's command in the New Testament to spread the gospel to the whole world can be completed in this generation.

Prince William Finally Gives UK a Royal Wedding

Britain's Prince William has finally asked his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, to marry him.

Catholic Cardinal: U.S. Must Protect Iraqi Christians

The leading U.S. Catholic bishop has called on President Barack Obama to protect Iraqi Christians from attacks from Islamic militants.

Haaretz: Nicaragua, Iran to Build Rival Canal

There may be more to Nicaragua's accidental invasion of Costa Rica than meets the eye, according to new information obtained by the Haaretz newspaper.

CBN's WorldReach Releases 'Cool Worship' CD

The proceeds from a new Christian music album will go to benefit the work of the Christian Broadcasting Network's WorldReach ministry.

Haitian Cholera Outbreak Claims More Lives

The cholera outbreak in Haiti continues to claim more victims. The disease has now killed more than 1,000 people.

Karzai's Comments Frustrate U.S. Top General

General David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has warned that Afghan President Hamid Karzai's criticism of U.S. strategy could undermine the war effort.

Churches Set Day to Pray for Persecuted Christians

Christians around the world are remembering their brothers and sisters in Christ who suffer for their faith, as part of the global day to pray for their fellow believers this Sunday.

Somali Pirates Free British Couple

After 388 days in captivity, Somali pirates released Paul and Rachel Chandler.

Google Maps War? Dispute Puts Countries at Odds

Google Maps has set off a land invasion -- at least according to Costa Rican leaders who accuse Nicaragua of illegally charging into a disputed chunk of land both countries claim.

Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Released

Myanmar's military government freed its archrival, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, on Saturday after her latest term of detention expired.

Insurgents Attack NATO Base in Afghanistan

A group of would-be suicide bombers tried to storm a major NATO base in eastern Afghanistan early Saturday but were repelled before they could enter.

Aid Group Braves Rough Seas for Tsunami Victims

Relief crews have struggled to get to remote Indonesian islands that have been cut off by bad weather. However, Operation Blessing has managed to gain access to the area.

 

Pakistan Sentences Christian to Death

A court in Pakistan has sentenced a Christian woman to death by hanging for blasphemy against Islam.

Obama: Other Faiths Flourish in Muslim Indonesia

President Obama's visit to Indonesia was more than just a homecoming -- it was an intentional outreach to Muslims in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

U.N. Appeals for $164M to Combat Haiti Cholera

The United Nations asked its member nations for $164 million Friday to fight the cholera outbreak on the island nation of Haiti.

Terrorists Target Iraqi Christians Again in Baghdad

Five people are dead and 19 were wounded in a series of bombings in Christian neighborhoods in Baghdad.

Polio Campaign in Three African Nations

International aid groups said Thursday they're launching a mass polio immunization campaign in three Central African nations.

Thousands of UK Students Protest Tuition Hikes

Thousands of angry students marched through the streets of London, Wednesday, in protest of the government's plan to raise university tuition.

President Salutes U.S. Troops in South Korea

President Barack Obama saluted all U.S. armed forces personnel who defended South Korea during its war with North Korea on Veteran's Day.

U.N. Condemns Attacks on Iraq's Christians

The U.N. Security Council said it's appalled by the acts of violence, calling them a blow against religious diversity and democracy.

China Begins World's Largest Census

Massive demographic changes are underway in the communist country, so the government is trying to document the transformation.

Iran Rejects Nuclear Talks with U.N.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he will not discuss his country's nuclear ambitions at proposed nuclear talks.

Mrs. Obama Handshake a Muslim Faux Pas

An Islamic Indonesian government minister has been criticized by his fellow Muslims for shaking hands with first lady Michelle Obama.

Radical Cleric Calls for Death to Americans

The U.S.-born radical Yemeni cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, has a new video out and is calling for Muslims around the world to kill Americans.

Indonesia: Front Lines against Radical Islam

Some of the most dangerous international terrorist networks are using Indonesia as a base to recruit, plan, and train for attacks on Western targets.

Volcano Shortens Obama's Indonesian Visit

Obama's welcome was watered down by news that his Indonesia trip would end early, because the volcano known as Mount Merapi, is still spewing dangerous ash.

Myanmar Refugees Home After Election Riots

Roughly 20,000 Myanmar refugees returned home after clashes between government forces and ethnic rebels sent them fleeing across the border into Thailand.

Poll: Majority of Afghans Back Talks with Taliban

A new poll shows an overwhelming majority of Afghans support their government negotiating with the Taliban.

'700 Club Asia' Audience 10 Million and Counting

The Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club Asia" program is literally changing lives in the Philippines.

Iraqis Worship in Church Attacked by Militants

Iraqi Christians held a Sunday mass in their church one week to the day after an attack by Islamic militants that left 58 people dead.

Obama's Visit to Indonesia a 'Homecoming'

President Barack Obama travels to Indonesia on Tuesday as a part of his 10-day tour of several Asian countries.

Tomas Pounds Costa Rica, Worst Disaster in Decade

Hurricane Tomas has left a swath of death and destruction in Costa Rica. The government said it's the worst natural disaster to hit there in more than a decade.

Cholera Concerns Grow after Tomas Soaks Haiti

With the hurricane and the flood waters of Tomas now behind them, the focus turns to making sure the people of Haiti have clean drinking water.

Indonesians Flee Volcano Amid Fears of Eruption

Residents at the foot of Mount Merapi fled their homes Monday after authorities warned the volcano could erupt again at any moment.

Qantas CEO: Oil Leaks in A380's Engines

Tests have uncovered oil leaks in three Rolls-Royce engines on Qantas' grounded Airbus A380s, the airline's CEO said Monday.

Giant Jesus Statue Completed in Poland

A gigantic statue of Jesus that Poles claim is the world's largest rose majestically above a small town, as the grandiose dream of a local priest finally came to pass.

Tomas Loses Hurricane Status after Soaking Haiti

Hurricane Tomas was downgraded to a tropical storm as it passed over the Turks and Caicos Islands, losing steam after battering Haiti.

WH Announces $10 Billion in Trade Deals with India

President Barack Obama is announcing $10 billion in trade deals with India that are expected to help pay for 54,000 U.S. jobs.

Elderly Couple Donates Most of Lottery Winnings

An elderly Canadian couple has taken the concept of sharing to a new level, after giving away most of their lottery ticket winnings to others.

Charity Reaches Indonesian Islands Stranded by Tsunami

Stormy weather has been making it difficult for rescuers and relief groups from reaching stranded islands, weeks after a deadly tsunami hit Indonesia Oct. 25.

Al Qaeda Group Promises Attacks On Iraqi Christians

Radical Muslims with ties to al Qaeda say Christians in Iraq should be prepared to die.

Haitian Tent Camps Hope Tomas Misses Capital

Hurricane Tomas is bearing down on the devastated island nation of Haiti.  But thousands of homeless earthquake victims are remaining in their tent camps.

Two U.S. Students Killed in Mexico

Two U.S. Texas university students were killed in the Mexican border town of Ciudad-Juarez earlier this week.

No Survivors in Cuba Airliner Crash

A Cuban airliner flying crashed in the mountains Thursday evening, killing all 68 people aboard, including 28 foreigners.

Death Toll from Indonesian Volcano Tops 100

The death toll from Indonesia's volcano has topped 100 after a blistering gas cloud ripped through a mountainside village.

Haiti Prepares for Tropical Storm Tomas

The Haitian government has told residents to evacuate quake zones ahead of tropical storm Tomas.

Qantas Jumbo Makes Emergency Landing

Quantas Airlines has grounded its fleet of Airbus A380 jetliners after one of them lost an engine just six minutes into an overnight flight from Singapore to Sydney.

U.S. Naval Ship Heads to Haiti as Storm Nears

A U.S. Navy vessel is headed for Haiti Tuesday to offer humanitarian aid in case a brewing storm strikes the small island nation.

Airlines Caution against Rash Response to Bomb Plot

The terror plot involving bombs on cargo planes has investigators taking a closer look at a plane crash that happened two months ago.

Stakelbeck on Terror: 'Eurabia' Rising

CBN News travels to Vienna for an exclusive interview with an Austrian counter-jihad activist who's facing prison time for supposed "hate speech" against Islam.

Search Continues for Possible Cargo Bombs

Investigators are saying it could be days or even weeks before they know if last week's al Qaeda bomb plot using cargo shipments from Yemen has been fully contained.

CBN -TV Broadcasts Spanish Program in HD

The Christian Broadcasting Network's Worldreach ministry has started broadcasting its Spanish program "Vida Dura" in high definition.

U.S. Agents Target Mail Bombers in Yemen

A team of U.S. investigators is on its way to Yemen to search for suspects in last week's mail bomb plot involving explosive materials found in the U.K. and Dubai.

Death Toll Rises in Baghdad Church Siege

At least 52 people died when Iraqi security forces stormed a church in Baghdad to free hostages held by Islamic militants, officials said Monday.

Indonesian Volcano Unleashes Powerful New Eruption

Indonesia's most volatile volcano unleashed its most powerful eruption in a deadly week on Monday.

Taliban Overrun District in Eastern Afghanistan

The Taliban overran a district in eastern Afghanistan, occupying government buildings and capturing police officers.