07-15-2020  3:36 am   •   PDX and SEA Weather

World News

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The Kenyan government is seeking the return of one of its citizens held at Guantanamo Bay for questioning over his alleged involvement in attacks on a hotel and an Israeli airliner in 2002, the foreign ministry said Wednesday in a letter to the man's family.


READ MORE

VENTERSDORP, South Africa (AP) -- The mother of a 15-year-old murder suspect said Monday that her son struck a notorious white supremacist leader with an iron rod after the farmer refused to pay him, a slaying that heightens racial tensions as South Africa prepares to host the World Cup.


READ MORE

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudanese opposition parties threatened on Wednesday to boycott their country's first multiparty election in a quarter century, saying fair contests were not possible.


READ MORE

(GIN) - "The most popular and recognizable Indian South African Muslim woman over the past five decades" and "a true Gandhian," Fatima Meer died this week at the age of 82.


READ MORE

(GIN) – Another Hollywood actor has launched a relief project in Africa to "raise the attention level and work with the extraordinary Congolese people who are making a positive difference in their communities."


READ MORE

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) -- The first Black leader in the 106-year history of the University of the Free State started his tenure last year with a surprise. In his inaugural speech, rector Jonathan Jansen declared that the university would drop its criminal case against four White students accused of making a video where four Black janitors eat a stew apparently spiked with urine


READ MORE

(GIN) – Worldreader, a "market-oriented, not-for-profit organization focused on increasing access to books in developing countries" is testing an e-book reader designed for developing countries at a school for orphans in Ghana.


READ MORE

(GIN) – Speaking to a group of African student leaders in Tripoli, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said nothing would stop ethnic violence in Nigeria except splitting the oil-rich nation into Muslim and Christian states.


READ MORE

(GIN) – A report that claims that half the food aid to Somalia is routinely stolen by Somalia's own security forces, among other serious charges, has been roundly criticized by the Somali government.


READ MORE

(GIN) – In a new book entitled "Dreams in a Time of War, a Childhood Memoir," acclaimed Kenyan author Ngugi was Thiong'o recounts his life as the fifth child of his father's third wife in a family that included twenty-four children born to four different mothers.


READ MORE

Recently Published by The Skanner News

  • Default
  • Title
  • Date
  • Random
Port of Seattle Police We Want to Hear
https://www.oregonclinic.com/
Calendar

Photo Gallery

Photos and slide shows of local events

Kevin Saddler