April 2012 Headlines

Boxing Champ 'Pac-Man' Pacquiao a Fighter for the Faith

Philippine boxing champ Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao is now telling the world about the true champion of his life: God.

Terror Group Wants Somalia Rid of Christians

Somalia's Islamist terror group al Shabab wants to rid the Muslim country of all Christians and is specifically targeting Christian converts from Islam.

Europe's Bleak Economy Spawns 'Lost Generation'

As Europe slides toward an economic meltdown, the crisis has created a new "lost generation," a large percent of young people unable to get work despite education.

Cameroon Orphans Blessed with a New Home

Children in Cameroon often sing and dance in their villages, but the uplifting songs hide a sad reality all across the country: many of them are homeless orphans.

More Die in Group's 'Holy War' against Nigeria

At least 21 people are dead after attacks on churches in northern Nigeria. No group has claimed responsibility but the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram may be at work.  

Experts: West Not Doing Enough to Stop Persecution

Muslim persecution of Christians throughout the Middle East is on the rise and many human rights experts say the West is not doing enough to stop it.

Activist's Escape Puts Pressure on US-China Talks

Days before leaders are set to have strategic talks, the U.S. and China are trying to work out terms for the release of a top Chinese human rights activist.

US Special Forces Continue Search for Kony

U.S. Special Forces have joined Ugandan soldiers in the hunt for Joseph Kony.

Chinese Activist Likely in US Custody

Blind Chinese Human rights activist Chen Guancheng fled house arrest and may be under U.S. protection, as talks loom.

US Warns of Revenge Attack for Bin Laden Death

U.S. intelligence officials say al Qaeda is seeking revenge for the killing of their leader. Now, extra security measures are being implemented in America and overseas.

Dozens Hurt in Possible Ukraine Terrorist Attacks

Terrorists are being blamed for a series of blasts in eastern Ukraine Friday that left at least 27 people injured.

Sudan, South on the Brink of War?

As violence continues, human rights groups and international leaders are concerned of the possibility of war between Sudan and South Sudan.

Communist Cuba Again Becoming Tourist Hot Spot

Americans have been forbidden to travel to Cuba for more than five decades, but today tourism there is strong and getting stronger.

UK Workers Fight Gov't Ban on Religious Symbols

U.K. Christians are angry over a new law forbidding employees from wearing crosses at work. Now they're taking their case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Pakistani Passenger Jet with 127 on Board Crashes

Pakistani passenger jet with 127 people on board crashed into wheat fields Friday as it was trying to land in a thunder storm.

Officials: 4 Americans Die in Afghan Chopper Crash

A U.S. Army helicopter crashed in bad weather during a night flight in Afghanistan, and all four American crew members were killed.

Kony Blames Ugandan President for Child Atrocities

Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony is a shadowy figure, but freelance journalist Sam Farmar interviewed him in 2006 at a camp in the Ugandan bush.

Sudan President Vows to 'Liberate' South Sudan

Sudan's president is threatening war with the newly independent South Sudan.

Country of Concern: Turkey Suppressing Christian Worship

Five years have passed since one of Turkey's most brutal murders of Christians. Today, there's concern the country may once again be turning to a more Islamic society.

Deadly String of Bombings Rock Baghdad

A series of explosions rocked Baghdad and cities throughout Iraq Thursday. More than 30 people were killed and about 100 wounded in 12 separate bombings.

India Tests Missile Capable of Hitting China

India successfully launched a missile Thursday capable of delivering a nuclear warhead deep inside China.

Photos Show US Troops Posing with Dead Bombers

The Pentagon is playing damage control again after photos were made public purportedly showing U.S. troops posing with dead bodies.

Swiss Tightens Financial Squeeze on Iran

The Swiss government will impose tough new financial sanctions against Iran by freezing the assets of 11 more companies and individuals.

Voice of the Martyrs Mourns Loss of Leader

The Voice of the Martyrs has announced the passing of their executive director, Tom White.

Osama bin Laden's Family Being Deported

The lawyer for Osama bin Laden's three widows and nine children said the family will be deported to Saudi Arabia around midnight Tuesday.

Norway Gunman: 'I Would Have Done It Again'

Anti-Muslim extremist Anders Behring Breivik maintained that the July 22 massacre in Norway was done out of "goodness, not evil" to prevent a wider civil war.

Senators Urge Action for 'Fair Fight' in Syria

Lawmakers are concerned it may take more than talks to end the battle between Syrian forces and the opposition.

Europe's Climate Change Alarmism a Religious Belief?

Skeptics believe the alarmist view on climate change is like a religious cult. Europe's belief in a coming climate change apocalypse appears unshakeable.

Philippines Residents Embrace Texting Ministry

The Christian Broadcasting Networks Philippines location is reaching thousands of people through text messaging.

Oslo Shooter: Attack Meant to Stop 'Multiculturism'

The man charged with killing 77 people in a Norway bombing and shooting spree admitted to the massacre Monday, but claimed it was done in self-defense.

Long Gunbattle Proving Kabul Security Still Tenuous

Terrorists with al Qaeda connections launched simultaneous attacks around Afghanistan over the weekend, including a deadly 18-hour gunbattle in Kabul.

Prison Fire Takes Emotional Toll on Inmates

The International Court on Human Relations is investigating overcrowded prisons in Honduras after a tragic fire claimed the lives of 361 inmates last February.

World Silent as Saudi Arabia Works to 'Destroy' Churches

As the U.S. tries to strengthen ties with Saudi Arabia, some wonder if the Obama administration will step in to urge religious freedom.

Mexico Christians Promote Freedom at 'Glory March'

For the 50th consecutive year, thousands of Christians took to the streets of Mexico City to celebrate Resurrection Sunday.

America Gives Iran Another Go at Nuclear Talks

For the first time in more than a year, the Obama administration will return to nuclear negotiations with Iran.

US, Saudi Arabia Seek to Strengthen Ties

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Saudi Arabia's defense minister Thursday in an effort to strengthening United States ties to the kingdom.

Despite Failure, World Denounces N.Korea Launch

World leaders moved quickly to denounce North Korea's attempt to launch a long range rocket despite its failure, saying it violates U.N. Security Council resolutions.

On 'Day of the Sun,' Seoul Prays for N. Korean Revival

As millions of North Koreans celebrate the late President Kim Il Sung, millions of Christians in Seoul, South Korea, are praying that revival hits the communist nation.

Nigeria Bomber Strikes near Easter Services

Easter church services in Nigeria were the likely intended target of a deadly suicide car bomber who struck in the capital of Kaduna state.

Argentine 'Miracle Baby' Found Alive in Morgue

An Argentine baby who was discovered to be alive after spending 12 hours in the morgue is being called a miracle.

Series of Strong Quakes Hit West Coast, Mexico

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City Wednesday evening, just two weeks after a 7.4 magnitude quake damaged hundreds of homes in southern Mexico.

US Leary of N. Korea Rocket Launch

The U.S. believes North Korea may launch its newest rocket within the next 24 hours, though the window for Thursday has already passed.

Indonesia Quakes Trigger Panic, Not Tsunami

The tsunami Indonesian officials feared would follow Wednesday's two massive earthquakes never materialized to the relief of many.

Syria Ignores UN-Backed Peace Plan Deadline

International envoy Kofi Annan has given the Syrian government a 48 hour deadline to cease all violence against its citizens.

US Carrier Heads to Gulf Ahead of Iran Nuke Talks

The U.S naval warships will patrol strategic oil routes that Iran has threatened to close off in the past.

Satellite Images Show N. Korea Preparing Nuclear Test

New satellite images suggest North Korea is digging a new underground tunnel in preparation for a nuclear test this month.

White House Releases $1.5 Billion to Egypt

The White House has given $1.5 billion in foreign aid to Egypt despite concerns the nation is reneging on its promise to implement a democratic-style government.

Swedish Home-Schoolers Flee 'Parental Inquisition'

Before 2010, it was possible to home school in Sweden. But laws now ban the practice in most cases, making parents criminals for wanting another option for their kids.

Is Iran Stalling for Time on Nukes, Again?

As a new round of high-stakes talks begins, the U.S. and its allies plan to give the Islamic Republic a final warning to shut down its nuclear facility deep in an Iranian mountain.

SPECIAL PAGE: Celebrate Easter

Watch special CBN News reports and unique reenactments based on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

'Green Collection' Uncovers Journey of God's Word

Steps from St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, a 5,000 square foot interfaith exhibit takes visitors on a dramatic journey of God's Word through the ages.

Specter of War Looms Heavy over Bosnia

Twenty years ago, Serbian snipers took up positions around Sarajevo and began shooting. Today, an economic gloom over Bosnia could lead to conflict again.

Pilgrims Flood Jerusalem to Mark Good Friday

Christians pilgrims from around the world gathered for prayer in Jerusalem to mark Good Friday.

US, UK Intel Warns of Nigeria Easter Attacks

Christians in northern Nigeria are praying for a peaceful Easter amidst U.S. and British intelligence warnings that there's a high risk of attack during religious festivals.

Syrian Violence Intensifies Despite Cease-Fire Vow

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's commitment to implement a cease-fire by April 10 has not stopped the violence in the country.

'Kony 2012' Sequel Urges Viewers to Act

Invisible Children has released a sequel to the "Kony 2012" documentary that got millions of viewers interested in the plight of child soldiers and war crimes in Africa.

Muslim Brotherhood Poised to Take Over Egypt?

Some wonder whether Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is on the brink of taking over the nation after nominating a candidate for May's presidential elections.

Egypt's Copts Quit Constitution Drafting Panel

Egypt's Coptic Church quit a committee tasked with drafting the country's new constitution.

UK Revisits Massive Phone, Email Surveillance Plan

The British government is planning a nationwide surveillance network to monitor various forms of communication between its citizens.

Slain American's Wife: He Said 'All Are Created in God's Image'

The wife of American teacher Joel Shrum, who was gunned down in Yemen by terrorists in March, said her husband believed all were "created in God's image."

Suu Kyi's Win Brings Hope of 'New Era' in Myanmar

The historic landmark election of a pro-democracy leader in the Asian nation of Myanmar is seen as a giant step toward reform.

US, Arab Nations Support Syrian Opposition

The United States and dozens of other countries are moving closer to a direct intervention in the fighting in Syria.