The Skanner News - World http://www.theskanner.com/news/world Fri, 22 May 2015 15:05:52 -0700 MYOB en-gb info@theskanner.com (The Skanner News) Baboucar's Story: Teen Migrant Tells of Traumatic Journey http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22710-baboucars-story-teen-migrant-tells-of-traumatic-journey http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22710-baboucars-story-teen-migrant-tells-of-traumatic-journey The 17-year-old from Gambia nearly lost his life when the dinghy he was on deflated   

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World Sun, 10 May 2015 06:43:15 -0700
Putin Takes Swipe at US in Victory Day Speech http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22709-putin-takes-swipe-at-us-in-victory-day-speech http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22709-putin-takes-swipe-at-us-in-victory-day-speech Chinese and Venezuelan leaders attended Russia's Victory Day parade but no Europeans   

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World Sun, 10 May 2015 06:23:37 -0700
We Need Help: Aid Scarce In Quake-Hit Nepal Villages http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22679-we-need-help-aid-scarce-in-quake-hit-nepal-villages http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22679-we-need-help-aid-scarce-in-quake-hit-nepal-villages With a disaster so huge supplies and medical aid are slow to reach thousands in far-flung villages   

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World Sun, 03 May 2015 09:01:17 -0700
Parents of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Still Wait http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22619-parents-of-kidnapped-nigerian-girls-still-wait http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22619-parents-of-kidnapped-nigerian-girls-still-wait A year after the Chibok kidnapping Northern Nigeria is no safer 

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World Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:55:28 -0700
Obama, Castro Speak by Phone Amid Bid to Restore Cuba Ties http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22584-obama-castro-speak-by-phone-amid-bid-to-restore-cuba-ties http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22584-obama-castro-speak-by-phone-amid-bid-to-restore-cuba-ties The presidents of the United States and Cuba have spoken by phone for only the second time in more than 50 years   

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World Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:19:43 -0700
Netanyahu: Iran Nuclear Deal Threatens Israel's Security http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22446-netanyahu-iran-nuclear-deal-threatens-israel-s-security http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22446-netanyahu-iran-nuclear-deal-threatens-israel-s-security Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak to Congress to address a U.S. nuclear deal with Iran   

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World Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:03:13 -0800
Cuban Youth Build Secret Computer Network Despite Wi-Fi Ban http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22332-cuban-youth-build-secret-computer-network-despite-wi-fi-ban http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22332-cuban-youth-build-secret-computer-network-despite-wi-fi-ban Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana   

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World Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:00:37 -0800
Kerry in Pakistan to Shore Up Counterterror Cooperation http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22297-kerry-in-pakistan-to-shore-up-counterterror-cooperation http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22297-kerry-in-pakistan-to-shore-up-counterterror-cooperation U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Pakistan on Monday to press the country's leadership to step up the fight against extremists  

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World Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:18:39 -0800
Cuba Completes Release of 53 Political Prisoners http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22295-cuba-completes-release-of-53-political-prisoners http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22295-cuba-completes-release-of-53-political-prisoners Cuba has completed the release of 53 political prisoners that was part of last month's historic deal between the United States and Cuba  

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World Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:06:37 -0800
China-HBCU Exchange Program Launched http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22270-china-hbcu-exchange-program-launched http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22270-china-hbcu-exchange-program-launched Young professionals set to grasp technology and culture while abroad   

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World Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:40:01 -0800
Teen Killed By Police Outside of Ferguson, Mo. http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22260-teen-killed-by-police-outside-of-ferguson-mo http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22260-teen-killed-by-police-outside-of-ferguson-mo Officer on administrative leave pending an investigation   

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World Wed, 24 Dec 2014 19:28:02 -0800
Cubans Hope for Better Future with US-Havana Deal http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22247-cubans-hope-for-better-future-with-us-havana-deal http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22247-cubans-hope-for-better-future-with-us-havana-deal  

Excitement and caution come with new diplomatic ties   

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World Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:25:32 -0800
New Catholic Report: Bishops Say Gays Have Gifts to Offer Church http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21972-new-catholic-report-bishops-say-gays-have-gifts-to-offer-church http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/21972-new-catholic-report-bishops-say-gays-have-gifts-to-offer-church Bishops clearly took into account the views of Pope Francis, whose 'Who am I to judge?' comment about gays signaled a new tone of welcome for the church

 

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World Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:40:33 -0700
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