A drone strike has killed al Qaeda's second-in-command in Pakistan. The death of Abu Yahya Al-Libi is the biggest blow to the terrorist network since the killing of Osama bin Laden. A U-S official says al-Libi played a critical role in the group's planning against the West.
Celebrations continue for the Queens Diamond Jubilee with Churches taking part. After all she is the official Head of the Church of England. Last night over 4,000 beacons were lit, at more than 600 Churches across the U.K. and also around the world.
CP World Report: Charles Taylor, Sex Trafficking via Facebook, Cuba Religious Freedom, Planned Parenthood
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been sentenced to 50 years in jail by the Special Court for Sierra Leone at The Hague. Prosecutors wanted 80 years. He was convicted of aiding in atrocious war crimes. His sentence will likely be served in British jail since it is the only country willing to house him.
The presidential candidate for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Morsi is seeking to expand his support base, vowing to ensure the full rights of Christians and women if he is elected. Morsi will be in a run-off vote next month against Ahmed Shafiq, a former air force commander and Mubarak's last prime minister.
Iran's nuclear chief says his country is planning to build at least two more nuclear power plants. The 1,000-megawatt plants are set to begin construction within a year or two. The announcement comes on the heels of a meeting with world powers in Baghdad last week, intended to deal with concerns over this ongoing issue about a nuclear Iran.
Exciting news for Christians: Researchers are claiming to have discovered the exact date that Jesus Christ was crucified. This is according to a new geological study released in the "International Geological Review" just this week.
CP World Report: Abortion Support Plummets, Anglican Book of Common Prayer, British Counselor Sued for Gay Conversion Therapy
It appears pro-choice isn't a popular stance these days. A new Gallup poll out of the U.S. released this week shows only 41-percent of Americans favor abortion rights. That's the lowest number in Gallup poll history.
Voting concludes today in the historic Egyptian Presidential election. Egyptians living abroad have already cast their ballots. Roughly a dozen candidates are running in the race. If a single candidate fails to garner more than 50% of the vote, a runoff election will be held mid-June.
The Church of England's House of Bishops have taken a step toward allowing women to become Bishops. After making only a few amendments to accommodate more conservative theological views, the House approved widely-debated legislation.
NATO leaders have signed off on Obama's exit strategy from Afghanistan. It was announced at the conclusion of a two day summit in Chicago . It calls for an end to combat operations next year , the handing over of Security responsibilities to Afghan forces in 2013; and finally….the withdrawal of the U.S.-led international military force by the end of 2014.
The Toronto District School Board has suspended the license of a Muslim school that was using teaching materials which denigrated Jews and encouraged boys to keep fit for jihad. The Islamic Shia Study Centre operated the East End Madrassah in a Toronto high school, until an outcry last week that prompted an investigation by the York Region Police hate crimes unit.
The high profile and emotional Canadian murder trial of 8 year old Tori Stafford is over. Michael Rafferty has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. He was convicted of first-degree murder, in the kidnapping and sexual assault causing bodily harm of the child.
Francois Hollande has been sworn in as the new French President, making him the first socialist leader in 17 years. He will later name his prime minister and fly to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
After 34 years, a small band of translators have finally completed and delivered an Inuit-language bible . The 1.7 million dollar joint project of the Canadian Bible Society and the Anglican Church, is set to be launched on June 3 in a ceremony at the igloo-shaped St. Jude's Anglican Cathedral in Iqaluit.
U.S. and international intelligence agencies have broken up an attempt to blow up a U.S.-bound jetliner. A U.S. official told CNN the plot was disrupted "well before it was ever a threat to the United States."
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded the presidential election to Socialist challenger Francois Hollande. Hollande is set to become the nation's first left-wing president since Francois Mitterrand left office in 1995.
Today is the U.S. National Day of Prayer, but not to be outdone, two groups of atheists are promoting the National Day of Reason. The American Humanist Association and the Secular Coalition of America, joined forces for atheist Americans to celebrate "reason," as opposed to prayer.
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CP World Report: Brazil Churches and Homosexuality, World Trade Center, Nigeria Bombing, New Bible Version
Churches willing to overlook traditional scriptural beliefs with regards to homosexuality are experiencing growth in Brazil, according to a new report.
A new report on the state of Christians living in the Holy Land by "60 Minutes" has stirred controversy among some Christian and Jewish groups that have blasted the report as unfairly portraying Israel as an oppressor of Christians.
Justice has caught up with one of Africa's most feared warlords. After nearly five years on trial at the Hague, Charles Taylor-- the former president of Liberia has been found guilty of crimes against humanity... including aiding rebels who raped, killed and mutilated civilians.