July 2011 Headlines

Life-Size Noah's Ark Opens in Hong Kong

One of the most famous Bible stories is Noah's Ark. Now people can visit a life-size replica of the ark in one of the world's most famous cities, Hong Kong.

An Awakening: Youth Revive Japan's Dying Church

The young people of Japan's Grace Tokyo Church are part of a new youth movement that many Japanese Christians hope will revive Japan's churches.

Murder Convictions Victory for Pakistan Christians

In a legal victory for Christians in Pakistan, a Punjab court convicted three Muslims in the murder of a Christian businessman.

Egypt's Christians Work to Stop Islamic Takeover

If the election moves forward as planned, chances are the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist parties will win a majority of the seats in the parliament.

Christians Use Ramadan for Muslim Outreach

Many Christians see the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as an opportunity to pray for the Muslim world, and to launch their own 30 days of prayer and fasting.

Verdict for Two Americans in Iran Within A Week

The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran on charges of espionage said the court will announce its verdict within a week, dashing hopes for their immediate release.

Libya and Syria Offering U.S. No Easy Answers

Five months after President Barack Obama told him to leave Libya, Moammar Gadhafi is pressing on against NATO-backed rebel forces.

U.S. Review Finds Iraq Deadlier Now Than a Year Ago

Frequent bombings, assassinations and a resurgence in violence by Shiite militias have made Iraq more dangerous now than it was just a year ago, a U.S. government watchdog concludes in a report released Saturday.

Stakelbeck on Terror: Christians United for Israel

CBN News goes on location to the 6th Annual Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington, D.C.

Aid Group, U.S. Army Bring Haiti Medical Help

Operation Blessing International, the Virginia Beach, Va.-based charity aid organization, has partnered with the U.S. Army to bring health care and clean water to the people of Haiti.

Somalia Drought Yields Famine, Terror Recruits

The country has been wracked by years of little rain and decades of conflict, creating a massive humanitarian crisis threatening 11 million people.

Aid Group Distributes Shoes to Chinese Kids

The charity aid organization Operation Blessing International recently partnered with TOMS Shoes to distribute new shoes to children in China.

U.K. Officially Recognizes Rebels as Libyan Govt.

Britain has officially recognized Libya's main opposition group as the country's sole legitimate authority.

Norway PM Vows to Fight Terror with Democracy

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said it's still possible to have an open society with security without being naïve, despite last week's terror attacks.

State Department Issues Global Travel Alert

The U.S. State Department has issued a global travel alert for Americans traveling overseas, repeating an earlier warning of a heightened security risk in the wake of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Aid Group Brings Relief to S. Sudan Refugees

The new nation of South Sudan is getting a little help from one of its friends, CBN's Operation Blessing International.

Lebanon: Bomb Wounds Six U.N. Peacekeepers

A roadside bomb blew up next to a United Nations convoy carrying French peacekeepers in south Lebanon on Tuesday.

China Church Leader Sentenced to Hard Labor

A Chinese house church leader has been sentenced to two years in a labor camp for illegally holding religious meetings.

Norway Suspect Claims to be Part of Western Cell

The man behind Friday's brutal bombing and shooting rampage in Norway, says he's part of an organization with several cells in Western countries.

Norway Suspect a 'Conservative Extremist?'

The confessed killer is being described as a Christian who represents the 'new far-right.'  But CBN News Reporter Dale Hurd says that's far from the truth.

'Happy Kids' Presented in Remote Filipino Villages

CBN's WorldReach and Operation Blessing International teamed up in the Philippines to present Happy Kids camps for children living in remote villages.

Rainy Season Brings More Cholera to Haiti

Since the cholera epidemic began last October in Haiti, more than 5,800 people have died.

Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

Ambulance crews found troubled singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse dead in her north London home on Saturday.

'Baby Box' a Safe Haven for S. Korea's Abandoned

Hundreds of unwanted babies are abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea, every year.  But one pastor has come up with a temporary solution.

Police: Oslo Suspect a Christian with Anti-Islam Views

Police say the suspect is not a radical Muslim. Instead, they've described 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik as a 'fundamentalist Christian' with conservative views.

Aid Groups Struggle to Help Somalia Famine Victims

Somalia is suffering from the world's worst famine in six decades, and radical Muslims are making getting aid to victims more difficult.

Iran Mulls Russia's Nuke Talk Proposal

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has cautiously welcomed a Russian proposal for bringing Iran back to talks over its nuclear program.

Egyptian Elections Delayed until November

Egypt's parliamentary election, originally planned for September, will be delayed until the second half of November.

West Condemns Iran's Accelerated Nuke Program

Iran is speeding up its nuclear program, announcing that it's installing more advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium.

Thousands Dying from Malnutrition in Somalia

Tens of thousands of Somalians are dying from malnutrition as the worst drought in 60 years causes massive food shortages.

Can Britain's Hacking Scandal Happen in the U.S.?

Critics say England's top police agency failed to investigate alleged widespread criminal acts by journalists at Britain's oldest newspapers.

Murdoch Denies Culpability in Hacking Scandal

Rupert Murdoch denied any wrongdoing as UK lawmakers tried to get to the bottom of a phone hacking scandal that's threatened to topple his media empire.

Muslim Extremists Seek Sharia Law in UK Towns

Extremist Muslims in the United Kingdom are calling for the establishement of Islamic states complete with Sharia law.

CBN Worldreach Continues Thai Children's Show

CBN Worldreach producers in Thailand are preparing a new season of their children's program "Pen Dek."

World Cup Win Brings Hope to Devastated Japan

For Japan, Sunday's victory reached far beyond the soccer field. With their victory they bring hope to a nation that has endured so much. 

Petraeus Welcomes Allen as New Afghan War Lead

Gen. David Petraeus relinquished command of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan on Monday. Gen. John Allen will now oversee the nearly 10-year war.

Group: Mass Graves Photographed in Sudan

The Satellite Sentinel Project has released images of what it says are mass graves "consistent with allegations that the Sudan Armed Forces and northern militias have killed civilians."

Stakelbeck: Bin Laden Plans Still Serious Threat

Osama bin Laden was planning to attack America, according to documents seized by the U.S. Navy SEAL team. Experts say the threats should still be taken seriously. 

What Will a Future Mideast War Look Like?

Author Walid Phares provides an eye-opening look at what a future Middle East war would look like, highlighting the stunning growth of Iran's influence in the region.

Fearless Faith: Woman Risks Life to Minister

Deep in the Colombian jungle, a Christian woman and her two children are overcoming danger to spread God's word.

Three Christians Killed in Nigeria Church Bombs

Two separate bombs were reportedly detonated -- one at the All Christian Fellowship Mission and another at Faith Mission Church in Suleja, Niger State.

Hungarian Law Seen as Attack on Evangelicals

Evangelicals in Hungary fear their religious rights are in jeopardy, following the passage of a new law they say will strip churches of key privileges.

U.N.: Afghan Violence Claims Lives of Civilians

An outbreak of violence in southern Afghanistan on Friday left nine civilians dead, including two children.

Film Exposes Genocide of Assyrian Christians

A short film that documents the near-genocide of Iraq's ancient Assyrian Christian civilization had a high-profile showing on Capitol Hill.

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Makes World Cup Finals

The U.S. women's soccer team has made it to the World Cup finals after beating France 3-1 in this week's semi-finals.

Clinton Kicks Off Global Tour with Libya Talks

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves Washington for Turkey on Thursday, beginning a 12-day global diplomatic tour.

Clinton: Syria's Assad Has Lost Legitimacy

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns the Syrian regime after an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Damascus Monday.

Chavez Says He'll Undergo More Cancer Treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he will undergo more cancer treatment after recovering from surgery to remove a malignant tumor the size of a baseball.

Terrorists Attack Mumbai's Financial District

Three separate, but coordinated explosions killed at least 21 people in Mumbai, India Wednesday. Another 141 were injured.

Missionary Encounter Leads to Life-Saving Surgery

For years, one Guatemala man suffered with huge tumor that threatened his life and livelihood. But all that changed when he encountered a medical missions team.

Chinese Toddler Falls 10 Stories, Survives

A baby girl in China survived a 10-story fall from her family's apartment window thanks to a stranger passing by who caught her.

Church of England Calls for Religious Protections

The Church of England wants legal protection for Christians who wear crosses or share their faith at work, according to the London Daily Mail.

Bodyguard Murders Afghan President's Half-Brother

The half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was slain in his southern Afghanistan home by a bodyguard Tuesday.

Iranian Weapons Used against U.S. Troops?

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed exasperation with Iraqi indecision on whether it wants U.S. troops to stay next year

U.S. Condemns Syria over Embassy Attack

American officials say a mob attacked the U.S. embassy in Syria and the residence of the ambassador Monday.

Christian Group Helping Muslim Flood Victims

More than 65,000 families in the southern Philippines are suffering from floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains last month.

Save or Spend? Norway's Commonsense Example

Norway, an oil-rich welfare nation, has many problems yet deficit spending is not one of them. Some say politicians in Washington, D.C., could learn a few things from them.

Win Puts U.S. Women in World Cup Semi-Finals

After what's being called one of the most thrilling games in the history of World Cup soccer, the U.S. women's team is heading to the semi-finals.

WorldReach Concert Team Tours Ukraine

The CBN WorldReach concert team is visiting cities in the country of Ukraine, on a tour called "A Celebration with Superbook Club."

Bangladesh Police Clash with Islamist Protesters

Islamic activists in Bangladesh clashed with police Sunday over changes to the country's constitution that made the nation a secular state.

U.S. Withholds $800 Million in Pakistani Aid

The Obama administration's decision to suspend $800 million in aid to the Pakistan's military signals a tougher U.S. line.

South Sudan Becomes New Nation

After the military celebrations and parades, the South will have to face up to the realities it faces.

Franklin Graham: 'South Sudan Now Free'

American evangelist Franklin Graham was on hand to celebrate the birth of the African country of South Sudan on Saturday.

Largest Christ Statue Unveiled in Peru

Hundreds of onlookers watched as the world's tallest Christ statue was unveiled in Peru, Wednesday.

Palau Festival Attracts Global TV Audience

The three-day gospel festival on Marseille's Plage du Prado beach followed France's official Day of Music on June 21.

Food Crisis Puts Somalia Children in Jeopardy

Thousands of East African are leaving their homes in search of food and water during the worst food crisis of the 21st century.

Mine Collapses Leave China Rescuers Scrambling

Emergency crews in China are still trying to rescue 42 workers trapped after heavy rains flooded two mines and caused a roof to collapse.

Top Egyptian Leader Denies Holocaust

The vice chairman of Egypt's top secular party in Egypt says the Holocaust never happened, called the diary of Anne Frank "fake," and said the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks were "made in America."

N. Korea Purchased Pakistanis Nuclear Tech

The founder of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program said N. Korean officials paid senior Pakistani military figures for weapons technology.

Libya: NATO Bombing to Aid Rebels

A senior Libyan official accused NATO of intensifying its bombing to lay the groundwork for an advance by rebels.

Tensions Mount as South Sudan Becomes Country

Continued fighting and land disputes in Sudan may threaten the upcoming peaceful separation of the African country.

China Flooding Prompts Dramatic Rescue

Crews had to rescue dozens of people Tuesday from a bridge in Yingxiu county that collapsed under the force of powerful flood waters.

Dakar Churches Attacked Amid Anti-Gov't Protests

A witness told CBN News at least six churches have been attacked since unrest began. Christians say Muslims are taking advantage of the protests to target believers.

Japan's Disaster Reconstruction Minister Resigns

The man heading up Japan's disaster reconstruction efforts has resigned.

Iranian Court Overturns Pastor's Death Sentence

An Iranian pastor who received a death sentence for apostasy in the country has been moved off death row, according to his lawyer.

Search Continues for Missing American Boaters

Mexican rescuers are searching for seven missing Americans whose boat capsized off the Baja California coast early Sunday morning.

Chavez Back in Venezuela, Feeling 'Fine'

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned home from Cuba early Monday morning, saying he feels "fine" after surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.

Haiti Revival: Quake Survivors Inspired by TV Show

As thousands of Haitians struggle to rebuild their lives, a unique television program is giving them a sense of hope.

One Man's Mission to Save Children of Nepal

When Conor Grennan volunteered at a Nepal orphanage, he learned about the atrocity of human trafficking and made it his mission to reunite children and families.

Iran Court Upholds Death Sentence of Pastor

An Iranian house church pastor is slated for execution any day now for apostasy, a crime punishable by death in the Islamic republic.

Iran Arrests Christians as More Muslims Convert

The crackdown has led to 285 believers being arrested in the past six months, according to Elam Ministries, an organization that serves Christians in Iran.