The Skanner News - World http://www.theskanner.com/news/world Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:12:21 -0800 MYOB en-gb info@theskanner.com (The Skanner News) Bollywood Stars Protest Religious Violence in India http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/23308-bollywood-stars-protest-religious-violence-in-india http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/23308-bollywood-stars-protest-religious-violence-in-india Outspoken atheists have been killed in broad daylight as have Muslims rumored to have eaten meat from cows  

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jim@marketingportland.com (KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press) World Sat, 07 Nov 2015 20:32:35 -0800
Congo Clears the Way for 72 Adoptions After 2-year Wait http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/23293-congo-clears-the-way-for-72-adoptions-after-2-year-wait http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/23293-congo-clears-the-way-for-72-adoptions-after-2-year-wait 14 children to join adoptive families in U.S. 

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christen@theskanner.com (Christen McCurdy) World Thu, 05 Nov 2015 20:48:35 -0800
China to End Decades Old 1 Child Policy, Allow 2 Children http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/23271-china-to-end-decades-old-1-child-policy-allow-2-children http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/23271-china-to-end-decades-old-1-child-policy-allow-2-children Most significant easing of family-planning policies in recent years  

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World Thu, 29 Oct 2015 21:07:20 -0700
Bungling by UN Agency Hurt Ebola Response http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/23186-bungling-by-un-agency-hurt-ebola-response http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/23186-bungling-by-un-agency-hurt-ebola-response An Associated Press investigation has found that the fight against Ebola suffered bad leadership, infighting and shoddy supplies.

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World Mon, 21 Sep 2015 18:57:39 -0700
Mayors at Vatican Urge Climate Agreement, End to Modern Slavery http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22987-mayors-at-vatican-urge-climate-agreement-end-to-modern-slavery http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22987-mayors-at-vatican-urge-climate-agreement-end-to-modern-slavery Mayor Hales joined mayors from around the world to attend Pope Francis' international summit on Modern Slavery & Climate Change   

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World Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:10:12 -0700
Myanmar Fisherman Goes Home After 22 Years as a Slave http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22935-myanmar-fisherman-goes-home-after-22-years-as-a-slave http://www.theskanner.com/news/world/22935-myanmar-fisherman-goes-home-after-22-years-as-a-slave Myint Naing was willing to risk everything to see his mother again 

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jim@marketingportland.com (Margie Mason, Associated Press) World Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:43:24 -0700
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