August 2008 Headlines
BEIJING, China - The Beijing Olympics are the most-watched event in television history.
CWN.com - BEIJING, China -- Just a few miles east of Tiananmen Square is one of Beijing's most popular hangouts. The locals here call it Bar Street.
When British Internet user "Markm49uk" opened his brand new iPhone 3G last week, he found a little surprise on his home screen.
The International Olympic Committee said Internet access cannot be blocked during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
To say that Chinese have more knowledge of America than Americans have of China would be a severe understatement. Despite this gap, the Olympic coverage and emphasis on Beijing has given the world a much more comprehensive understanding of China. As of March, concerns of Olympic boycotts and human rights in Tibet were ubiquitous throughout much of the Western media. Of course, in response, China retaliated launching boycotts of its own against companies, like Carrefour and Louis Vuitton. Even during the Games, I had several locals tell me that they didn’t like CNN, in response to Jack Cafferty’s comments that Chinese leadership was still “a bunch of goons and thugs.” Now, with the concentrated media emphasis and even opening ceremonies, the international community was able to see the China that hundreds of millions of citizens are very proud of. In turn, China opened its doors to thousands of “foreign friends,” getting more of a flavor of the rest of the world. Granted, many of the city’s unflattering images were hidden from the public eye, and it’s not as if every area of disagreement has simply melted away. Instead, the Olympics provided a way for China and the international community to come together, and to begin to find common ground.
Violence remains down in Iraq, but suicide attacks by women there are on the rise.
CBNNews.com - During a campaign speech in Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said the world should put stronger pressure Iran before Israel is forced to act.
Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt weren't the only ones setting big records during the 2008 Beijing Games. Behind the scenes, this year's Olympics surpassed previous years in the technology department as well.
BEIJING, CHINA - The dramatic rise of Christianity in China is straining the resources of churches there to meet the spiritual needs of the people.
For Tasha Danvers of Great Britain, winning the bronze medal in the women's 400 meter hurdles meant more than just placing third in the world.
China has threatened to crack down on evangelism during these Olympic games, but many foreign missionaries are ignoring the ban.
The recent disappearance of two Chinese human rights activists has highlighted China's poor human rights record despite government promises to the world to improve.
BEIJING, China - Beijing has invested billions in improving its image for the Olympics.
President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki spoke by phone Friday as the two countries closed on a deal that would set a course for American combat troops to pull out of all major Iraqi cities by December 2011.
JERUSALEM, Israel - During his visit to Israel this week, former governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee talked with CBN News about a number of issues.
Russian forces have taken up positions at the entrance to Georgia's main Black Sea port city Poti, even though Russian officials say they will begin a pullout from Georgia Friday.
BEIJING, China - China's red hot economy may be cooling off somewhat, but at Hanson Yan's Windspeed bike shop in Beijing, weekly sales are up by about 50 percent.
U.S. and Afghan forces have fended off an assault on a major U.S. military base in Afghanistan.
BEIJING - Over the past few decades, China has experienced unprecedented economic growth. And more than 80 percent of citizens say they are happy with the direction their country is heading.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Europe for an emergency meeting of the NATO powers. At the top of the agenda -- how to handle Russia.
A U.S. ministry is demanding that Chinese officials return hundreds of Bibles confiscated from them at an airport.
Tropical Storm Fay came ashore in southwest Florida early this morning and it could bring up to 10 inches of rain and heavy flooding.
WASHINGTON - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says he's resigning from office, and that could have a big impact on the war on terror.
TBILISI, Georgia -- Georgia's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that Russian-backed separatists from the province of Abkhazia had taken over 13 villages in Georgia and a power plant.
As we approach the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a debate is raging among counterterrorism experts: what is the current state of al Qaeda?
BEIJING - Whole city blocks in Beijing were razed to make way for state-of-the-art Olympic venues, new hotels, subways, and modern buildings.
WASHINGTON - Georgia's president has signed a cease-fire agreement with Russia Friday, but said he will "never, ever surrender" in showdown with the former Soviet Union.
The man with the most gold medals in Olympics history Michael Phelps will resume his quest for gold Thursday night with the 200 Individual Medley.
BEIJING, China - Beijing has spared no expense to present the most extravagant Olympics ever.
Georgia's president said Thursday that Russian forces already control a third of Georgian territory, as they conitnued to move toward the country's second largest city.
Beijing has made massive strides in cleaning up the city in the lead up to the Olympics. But China's war with pollution is only just beginning.
President Bush demanded that Russia withdraw its forces from Georgia, even as he promised a massive U.S. humanitarian aid effort to the embattled former Soviet republic.
I first heard the name "Aafia Siddiqui" back in May 2004, when then-Attorney General John Ashcroft held a press conference with F.B.I. Director Robert Mueller identifying seven top Al-Qaeda members that the U.S. wanted in custody. At the time, fears of an impending terrorist attack during the run up to the 2004 presidential election were extremely high, and some of the suspects Ashcroft named, including Siddiqui, were thought to be involved in plots on the U.S. mainland.
Some analysts believe Russia may also be trying to intimidate other former Soviet regions like Ukraine.
The U.S. may have captured one of the most important terrorism suspects yet -- a mother of three with a degree from one of the top universities in the nation, and ties to al Qaeda.
Pakistani officials say they are investigating whether a suspected militant reported killed in ongoing clashes in a nearby tribal region was a senior al-Qaeda commander.
WASHINGTON - Georgia's president has agreed to a ceasefire plan with Russia, which calls for both countries to move back to their original positions.
BEIJING, China - Most people will never notice them, but they are there - 300,000 spy cameras with face-recognition technology tucked away from plain sight during the Olympic Games.
The number of insurgent attacks in Afghanistan during the first six months of this year are 50 percent higher compared to the same period last year.
BEIJING, China - The opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympics kicks off August 8 in Beijing. And hundreds of thousands of young Chinese hope to be part of the event.
Seven years ago, when Beijing won the bid to host the Olympics, I was in Tiananmen Square and completely overwhelmed by the sheer pride and emotion from thousands of spectators. Within a matter of days, taxi drivers received English tapes in order to communicate with future Olympic visitors, and the pace of construction seemed to speed up overnight.
As China celebrates the opening of the Olympics, an Islamic militant group is threatening to attack the Beijing Games.
BEIJING, China - Shen Lina and Wang Bin have been waiting for this moment for years.
BEIJING, China - China's road to this international stage began July 13, 2001 when Beijing won the bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games.
YAOJIN, China - This week another huge aftershock rattled Sichuan Province in China.
President Bush delivered some strong words for China ahead of the Beijing Olympic Games.
The Olympic torch is winding its way through Beijing, just two days before the start of the summer games.
CBNNews.com - The Iraqi government may end the year with a $79 billion budget surplus -- thanks to oil revenues and money unspent on their national rebuilding effort, congressional auditors say.
A Fox News cameraman is being hailed a hero after saving the life of an injured Marine in Afghanistan, after being injured himself in a roadside bomb attack, Monday.
BEIJING, China - As millions of Chinese catch Olympic fever, fitness is becoming a bigger part of their lives.
BEIJING, China - Olympic opening ceremonies are Friday night and one United States team will be there after a 12 year absence from the Games.
Chengdu, CHINA - The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing are about more than just sport for China.
SICHUAN PROVINCE, China -- The Olympic torch began its tour of China's earthquake-ravaged Sichuan province.
KIGALI, Rwanda -- It has only been 14 years since the horrific genocide in Rwanda. If ever there was a nation in need of reconciliation and peace, it is this tiny African nation.
Chinese organizers of the Olympic games unblocked some Internet sites at the main press center and media venues on Friday. But other Web sites are still off limits for journalists in Beijing covering the games.
CBNNews.com - NEW DELHI - Varying reports on the number of victims killed at a Hindu shrine in northern India Sunday range from 123 to 145.
A popular member of the terrorist group Hamas has apparently converted to Christianity.