The Skanner Newspaper - World http://www.theskanner.com/news/world Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:19:43 -0700 MYOB en-gb jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner Newspaper) US and Five Arab Allies Strike Islamic State in Syria http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21878-us-and-five-arab-allies-strike-islamic-state-in-syria http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21878-us-and-five-arab-allies-strike-islamic-state-in-syria Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar joined the coalition. All but Qatar actually launched airstrikes. Qatar played a supporting role    

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World Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:30:10 -0700
Scottish Independence Could Mean Messy Divorce http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21842-scottish-independence-could-mean-messy-divorce http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21842-scottish-independence-could-mean-messy-divorce Britain's entire nuclear arsenal is based in Faslane on the River Clyde in Scotland    

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World Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:15:11 -0700
Russian Peace Plan: Putin Urges Ukraine to Withdraw From East http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21781-russian-peace-plan-putin-urges-ukraine-to-withdraw-from-east http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21781-russian-peace-plan-putin-urges-ukraine-to-withdraw-from-east Ahead of the NATO summit President Obama visits Estonia in solidarity gesture     

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World Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:18:18 -0700
US Drone Strike Kills Six al-Shabab Militants in Somalia http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21773-us-drone-strike-kills-six-al-shabab-militants-in-somalia http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21773-us-drone-strike-kills-six-al-shabab-militants-in-somalia Rebel commander would not say if Ahmed Abdi Godane, the group's leader, was among those killed    

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World Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:52:57 -0700
Liberia, S. Leone Race to Enforce Ebola Quarantine http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21640-liberia-s-leone-race-to-enforce-ebola-quarantine http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21640-liberia-s-leone-race-to-enforce-ebola-quarantine Isolating patients is crucial to stopping spread of disease but some families are hiding sick relatives

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World Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:33:33 -0700
Islamic State Militants Now Control Iraq's Largest Dam http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21639-islamic-state-militants-now-control-iraq-s-largest-dam http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21639-islamic-state-militants-now-control-iraq-s-largest-dam The militants now control water and electricity as well as access to the river that flows through Baghdad  

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World Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:22:00 -0700
Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Short Humanitarian Cease-Fire http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21630-israel-resumes-gaza-strikes-after-short-humanitarian-cease-fire http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21630-israel-resumes-gaza-strikes-after-short-humanitarian-cease-fire A man rammed an Israeli bus with a construction vehicle killing one pedestrian 

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helen@theskanner.com (Ibrahim Barzak, Peter Enav, Associated Press) World Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:00:58 -0700
Gaza Ceasefire Unravels in Hours With Hamas and Israeli Blaming Each Other http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21623-gaza-ceasefire-unravels-in-hours-with-hamas-and-israeli-blaming-each-other http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21623-gaza-ceasefire-unravels-in-hours-with-hamas-and-israeli-blaming-each-other White House condemns apparent capture of Israeli soldier by Hamas and demands his immediate return 

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World Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:00:22 -0700
Sierra Leone Declares Health Emergency as Ebola Deaths Rise http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21615-sierra-leone-declares-health-emergency-as-ebola-deaths-rise http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21615-sierra-leone-declares-health-emergency-as-ebola-deaths-rise US Peace Corps is evacuating hundreds of volunteers in the Ebola-stricken countries  

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World Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:50:53 -0700
Most Israelis Behind Gaza War and Dissent is Hushed http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21604-most-israelis-behind-gaza-war-and-dissent-is-hushed http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21604-most-israelis-behind-gaza-war-and-dissent-is-hushed Israelis who disagree have been threatened and accused of treason  

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World Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:34:05 -0700
Casualties Rise as Israel Bombards Symbols of Hamas Rule http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21603-casualties-rise-as-israel-bombards-symbols-of-hamas-rule http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21603-casualties-rise-as-israel-bombards-symbols-of-hamas-rule Prospects for truce recede after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to stop Hamas. 

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World Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:00:38 -0700
Strike Hits Gaza Park, Killing at Least 10 http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21592-strike-hits-gaza-park-killing-at-least-10 http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21592-strike-hits-gaza-park-killing-at-least-10 Children were playing on a swing when the strike hit the park in the Shati refugee camp on the edge of Gaza City

 

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World Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:35:21 -0700
Liberia President Orders New Anti-Ebola Measures http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21591-liberia-president-orders-new-anti-ebola-measures http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21591-liberia-president-orders-new-anti-ebola-measures The disease has struck in Liberia and Sierra Leone and 539 deaths have been attributed to the outbreak that is now the largest on record

 

 

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World Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:48:12 -0700
As Kerry Attempts to Broker a Truce in Gaza Hamas Calls for an End to Blockade http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21563-as-kerry-attempts-to-broker-a-truce-in-gaza-hamas-calls-for-an-end-to-blockade http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21563-as-kerry-attempts-to-broker-a-truce-in-gaza-hamas-calls-for-an-end-to-blockade  Kerry tells United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon that negotiations are making progress  

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World Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:32:04 -0700
UPDATE: Israel Sends Ground Troops into Gaza http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21540-hamas-israel-resume-attacks-after-brief-truce http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21540-hamas-israel-resume-attacks-after-brief-truce Egypt continues diplomatic efforts to negotiate a longer lasting ceasefire  

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World Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:54:45 -0700