July 2012 Headlines
Tourists come to northeastern Brazil to take advantage of its beautiful beaches, colonial architecture, and history. Tragically, some come to take advantage of the children.
Mitt Romney praised the nation as a model of small government and free enterprise, as well as a "defender of freedom" alongside the United States.
A massive blackout has left 600 million people without power after India's eastern and northern electricity grids collapsed.
Greece's economic meltdown is causing society to unravel, and some are looking for scapegoats -- like refugees from Afghanistan and immigrants from other nearby nations.
More than 200,000 people have evacuated Syria's largest city, Aleppo, as fighting there intensifies between rebel forces and President Bashar Assad's regime.
The latest International Religious Freedom Report exposed several violations, including the rise of anti-semitism in nations from Venezuela to the Netherlands.
They shocked the world by kidnapping American missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham. Today, the Abu Sayyaf's terror is far from over, but are they as dangerous?
The founder and president of Gospel for Asia called Pastor Ponnachan George's release Monday "a huge miracle."
2012 London Olympics Medal Count
Ryan Lochte won the 400-meter individual medley, China collected a couple of gold medals and Australia set an Olympic record in the women's 400-meter freestyle relay.
The queen and James Bond gave the London Olympics a royal entrance like no other Friday
Despite security fears, political missteps and traffic issues, athletes are ready to compete to prove their mettle in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Christians are still a minority in many parts of Rajasthan. Yet, it's said as many as 300,000 people have become believers in just the last 10 years.
A United Nations report revealed Sudan's air forces recently dropped six bombs inside the independent nation of South Sudan. One man died in the bombing.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton re-affirmed her support for Israel and the Jewish people during a a speech on genocide, Tuesday.
Fighting has spread in Damascus and Aleppo, the country's two largest cities where many Christians live. Now, those Christians are being forced to take sides.
For the second time in two weeks, Gaza's Christians are publicly accusing Muslims of forcing members of their faith to convert to Islam.
The Scottish government could soon be the first in the United Kingdom to legalize same-sex marriage.
Wednesday was the first day that London's usually aggressive drivers had to respect the unpopular "Games Lanes" or face a stiff fine of up to 130 pounds.
Villagers in Russia's south Urals region stumbled upon a gruesome discovery: four barrels containing 248 human fetuses left in a forest.
World leaders believe a global standard regulating the international trade of arms would help curb the violence. But many people in the U.S. have concerns.
Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said the transfer of Syrian chemical weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon would be a cause for war.
Syria admitted for the first time that it has chemical weapons. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said his country is willing to use them against a foreign invader.
A wave of coordinated attacks across 13 Iraqi cities left 103 people dead Monday, making today the bloodiest day in Iraq since U.S. troops pulled out last December.
The world's money problems are putting speed bumps in Brazil's growth. But the long-term outlook for the emerging South American superpower is promising.
With exactly one week before the Olympic torch is set to arrive at the Tower of London, officials are working to shore up more security for the Olympic Games.
Egyptian Christians refused to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, claiming the United States is backing Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood.
Russia's parliament has passed a new law restricting the work of non-government organizations (NGOs) and other groups that receive international support.
A new generation of leaders is taking over in Latin America, but can they sustain the same high level of growth?
The U.S. government issued a worldwide safety caution recently for American travelers abroad, warning of the growing risk of attacks in multiple regions.
As Egypt moves toward "democratic reforms," the situation is deteriorating for the Coptic church, especially Christian women.
This week's stories affecting the global church, including attacks on believers in Egypt, Gaza and Nigeria.
Three top Syrian regime officials were killed in a suicide bombing in central Damascus Wednesday, according to Syria's state-run TV.
More than 1 million evangelical Christians participated in the annual "March for Jesus" in Sao Paulo, Saturday -- one of the largest Christian events in the world.
Two Americans, including a Boston pastor, that were taken hostage in Egypt have been released, according to an Egyptian official.
The U.N. Security Council meets Thursday, where members are expected to vote on a resolution to demand that Assad withdraw troops and weapons from populated areas.
Olympics organizers have said the games will be a "symphony of inspiration.' But for Islamic radicals, they're providing inspiration of a different sort.
Some of France's wealthiest residents are leaving the country in fear they'll be required to pay substantially higher tax rates.
A U.S. Navy ship fired on a small boat in the Persian Gulf Monday reportedly killing one person and wounding three others. Navy officials said the boat was racing toward them.
The International Committee for the Red Cross declared a civil war in Syria, putting the entire nation under humanitarian laws that could lead to war crime charges.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held talks with Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi and other military leaders in Cairo Sunday.
Rescue operations resumed in southwestern Japan early Sunday morning, as the death toll from mudslides and flooding rose to 24, with more than 5,000 stranded.
U.N. observers investigated the latest reported massacre in Syria, entering a village where activists say regime forces killed dozens of people the past week.
A second tragedy struck Haiti shortly after the 2010 earthquake. But what's even more tragic is how the deadly cholera disease came into the country.
Lockdown has begun in Britain's capital, meaning anti-terrorist surface-to-air missiles now hover over some London dwellings.
Hillary Clinton hoped to use her first meeting with Egypt's new Islamist president toward opening a dialogue with the military that could end the country's political crisis.
Many Christian organizations are using the upcoming Olympic Games for ministry, like Athletes in Actions, which is working to reach 2,500 Olympians for Christ.
Bill and Melinda Gates advocate birth control as a means to address global population control. But critics say such 'solutions' do more harm than good.
A newly appointed Chinese bishop is being held in isolation after publicly resigning from his position in China's state-sanctioned church.
Pastors in the predominantly Muslim country of Indonesia say through prayer and unity, churches are seeing phenomenal growth.
The Christian Association of Nigeria says more must be done by the United States and other world leaders to stop Boko Haram's "holy war."
The radical Islamist group Boko Haram is claiming responsibility for recent attacks against Christian villages in Nigeria.
Thousands gathered in Juba to watch a parade of South Sudan's war heroes, as the people marked their first anniversary of independence from Sudan Monday.
One of the poorest areas of India boasts a thriving Christian community, widely because of the selfless and creative giving there.
Syrian Christians trapped in the besieged city of Homs were evacuated Wednesday after a deal was struck between the army and local rebels.
The U.S. State Department is again demanding that Iran release Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani immediately.
Dozens of men and women took to the streets of Kabul Wednesday to protest the public killing of an Afghan woman accused of adultery.
Russia's parliament passed a long-awaited agreement with the United States, Tuesday, on regulating adoption of Russian children by Americans.
Christianity is helping the Chinese people stand up to their government, according to activists from the organization China Aid.
A collaborative effort involving more than 10,000 police in China recently led to the arrest of 802 people suspected of child trafficking.
Early results from Libya's first national elections in nearly five decades show moderate Mahmoud Jabril holding an impressive lead.
Fifty-eight people died in coordinated attacks against Christian villages in Nigeria this weekend.
NATO has confirmed that six American troops died in a Sunday roadside bombing in Afghanistan.
Egypt's new President Mohammed Morsi, a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood, has pledged to protect the Christian minority, but many remain fearful.
Kenya's Christian and Muslim leaders are joining forces to prevent violence from erupting following deadly attacks on churches.
Jailed Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is now reportedly being charged with committing "crimes against national security," and a new trial is set for September.
The man whose wife was forced to have an abortion wants the Chinese officials responsible to face criminal charges.
British police have arrested seven more terrorist suspects after a routine vehicle search turned up firearms and other weapons one day after officers detained six other suspects.
Pakistan reopened border crossings into Afghanistan for U.S. and NATO troops this week after a seven-month closure of the supply routes.
The prototype for the Statue of Liberty is now in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards test fired several ballistic missiles Tuesday, including a long-range missle that is capable of hitting American warships in the Persian Gulf.
The U.S. government is moving forward with a portion of the Keystone pipeline, following the lead of many Americans who say they want it.
The U.S. State Department and Christians in Bethlehem are criticizing the United Nations for designating the Church of the Nativity a World Heritage Site.
Militant Islamists in Mali say they will continue destroying historic religious sites despite objections by the United Nations.
Gunmen opened fire on a church in Kenya Sunday, killing 17 people and wounding more than 40.