Saturday, January 13, 2018

JAN 13, 2018 - 8:15 AM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS

*"ANIMAL RIGHTS. Don't Let Pets Starve: USDA Should Include Pet Food in 

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Benefits. SNAP benefits 

cannot be used to buy pet food, leaving poor 

families with pets in a difficult position."

January 11, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT.

*"Don't Touch the Monkeys! Florida Macaques Carry Virus Lethal to Humans."

By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer | January 11, 2018 01:42pm ET.


*"Israel's Netanyahu eyes trade, defense ties on India trip." By Rupam Jain.

"Indian PM Modi and Israeli PM Netanyahu visit the Indian Army Cemetery of 

World War I to honour fallen Indian soldiers, in the Israeli coastal city of Haifa." 

Thomson Reuters.

*"Russia-Belarus joint air defense system to become functional by late 2016.

September 08, 2015, 23:46 UTC+3.

Russia and Belarus signed an agreement on joint protection of the airspace of the 

Union State of Russia and Belarus and the creation of a joint regional air defense 

system in 2009."

© Donat Sorokin/TASS.

*"'I felt really scared:' Toronto girl says man tried to cut off her hijab as she 

walked to school."

"An 11-year-old Toronto girl says a man attempted twice to cut off her hijab as 

she walked to school on Friday morning, and police are now characterizing the 

attack as a hate crime."

*"WikiLeaks's Julian Assange becomes Ecuadorean citizen. The Ecuadorean 

government has confirmed that Julian Assange was granted Ecuadorean 

citizenship on 12 December." 11 January 2018.

 *On Google's search page today: "Zhou Youguang's 112th birthday."

"Zhou Youguang was a Chinese economist, banker, linguist, sinologist, publisher, 

and supercentenarian, known as the "father of Pinyin", a system for the writing 

of Mandarin Chinese in Roman script, or ..." Wikipedia.


*"Trump in 'Excellent Health,' Doctor Says After Medical Exam."

*"Business posted: 1/13/2018 1:10 AM. The new home for your phone's 

fingerprint scanner: inside the screen.

"A new phone from Chinese maker Vivo has its fingerprint reader embedded in 

its screen, using a technology from Synaptics."

Washington Post photo by Geoffrey A. Fowler.

*"News > Latin America. Latin America Hits Back After Trump's Racist Jab. 

Bolivian President Evo Morales said: "Trump insults the world and demonstrates 

his opinions and politics are contaminated by capitalist racism, fascism, 

arrogance and ignorance."

Latin American leaders are rising up to defend the world's most impoverished 

migrants after U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly referred to certain 

developing nations as "shithole countries."" Published 12 January 2018.

""Trump has denied using the term "shithole countries," tweeting: "The 

language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the 

language used.""  

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