The Skanner Newspaper - World http://www.theskanner.com/news/world Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:04:12 -0800 MYOB en-gb info@theskanner.com (The Skanner Newspaper) 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
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