Wednesday, January 31, 2018

JAN 31, 2018 - 11:26 AM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS & PHOTOS

*"Week in pictures: 20 - 26 January 2018. 27 January 2018. Our selection of 

some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week.

"Two monkeys have been cloned using the technique that produced Dolly the 

sheep. Identical long-tailed macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua were born at a 

laboratory in China. The scientists say they followed strict international 

guidelines for animal research."

*"You can use Alexa to send SMS messages now, if you’ve also got an Android 

phone. No word if the feature is coming to iOS."

By Chaim Gartenberg@cgartenberg  Jan 30, 2018, 5:27pm EST.

Photo by Lauren Goode / The Verge.

*"Koreas hold joint training session for Olympics. On Sunday, female ice hockey 

players from North and South Korea joined one another for a training session 

before the upcoming Winter Olympics. Players from the two Koreas are to 

compete together as a united team for the events hosted in Pyeongchang, South 

Korea, which are scheduled to start on February 9; Seoul's Unification Ministry 

said. The cross-border gesture is part of diplomatic efforts to ease tensions on 

the divided Korean Peninsula and the team was approved by the International 

Olympic Committee." Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

"The Unification Flag of Korea, which both North and South Korean Olympians 

will use to represent them in the games."

Image: Valentim. (Reuse terms.)

*"After Year of Bitter Feuds, Trump Urges Bipartisan Cooperation."

Image:  (AP). Tuesday, 30 Jan 2018 10:01 PM. 

© 2018 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

*"#DayZero: Plans for extra desalination plants at tender stage - City. Residents 

were told on Tuesday that their response to the imminent arrival of Day Zero has 

pushed the date back four days, from April 12 to April 16." Paul Herman, 31 Jan 

2018 07:33.


Cape Town's deputy mayor Ian Nielson. (Gallo).

*"Oldest Fossil of 'Missing Link' Dinosaur Discovered in Germany

By Megan Gannon, | January 30, 2018 07:18am ET.

"This may be the oldest known specimen of Archaeopteryx."

Credit: Oliver Rauhut et al., PeerJ,

*"Bonkers Poll: 70% of Republicans Think Trump Is a 'Good Role Model for 

Children.'" Kali Holloway.

Photo Credit: YouTube.

*"State of the Union: Trump seeks to inspire nation but old divisions still 

simmer.'" Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out 

common ground.'"Alexandra Wilts Washington DC.

Video of the State of the Union Address uploaded to several social media sites.

*"Super blue blood moon delights skywatchers." By James Rogers.

"Skywatchers are being treated to the extremely rare phenomenon of a super 

blue blood moon early Wednesday. The unusual lunar trifecta is occurring for the 

first time in North America since 1866, according to" 

Video uploaded to several social media sites.

Credit NASA.

*"6.1 earthquake jolts northern India, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR. The quake 

struck 270 km northeast of Kabul in the Hindu Kush mountains, at a deep 180 

km, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

No immediate reports of any damage or casualties."

Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 13:40 IST.

"NEW DELHI: A 6.1 magnitude earthquake on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border 

region on Wednesday shook several parts of north India, including the national 

capital and the Kashmir Valley, the met department said."

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