Thursday, February 8, 2018

FEB 8,2018 - 1:27 PM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS & PHOTOS

*"ICBM shown at NK (North Korean) military parade." By Yeo Jun-suk.

Published : Feb 8, 2018 - 16:20. Updated : Feb 8, 2018 - 21:22.

"The crowd at the military parade in Pyongyang on Thursday spell out N. Korean 

leader Kim Jong-un's name in Kim Il-sung Square." (Yonhap).

"North Korean leader Kim Jong-un uses binoculars to look out at the military 

parade Thursday." (Yonhap).

"Hwasong-14 appears during North Korea`s military parade in Pyongyang." 


*"Elon Musk posts final photo of Tesla Roadster headed to asteroid belt."

By Amy Lieu.

""Last pic of Starman in Roadster enroute to Mars orbit and then the Asteroid 

Belt," Elon Musk posts on his Instagram."  (ELON MUSK/SPACEX).

*On Google's search page today: Paula Modersohn-Becker's 142nd birthday. 

Paula Modersohn-Becker.

German painter.

"Paula Modersohn-Becker was a German painter and one of the most important 

representatives of early expressionism. Her brief career was cut short when she 

died from postpartum embolism at the age of 31. Wikipedia.

Born: February 8, 1876, German Empire.

Died: November 21, 1907, Worpswede, Germany.

On view: National Gallery of Art East Building and more.

Children: Mathilde Modersohn.

Parents: Mathilde Becker, Carl Woldemar Becker.


Self-Portrait with an Amber Necklace, 1906.

Oil on canvas.

24 × 19 3/4 in.

61 × 50.2 cm.

Source: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain.

Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland.


*"Ginsburg: 'Equal-Protection' Amendment Should Be Added to Constitution. "I 

want my granddaughters to see what are the fundamental tenets of our society," 

the 84-year-old Supreme Court justice said in an address to students at New 

York University Law School, The Washington Square News reports.

"There is nothing in the Constitution that says that men and women are people 

of equal citizenship stature."

Ginsburg said being a woman on the nation's top court has not been a cake walk.

"The worst period was when I was lone woman on the court, when there were 

eight rather well-fed men, and there was little me," Ginsburg said, adding that 

things have improved."

Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images).

By Bill Hoffmann, Thursday, 08 Feb 2018, 10:32 AM.

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*"Syria war: US bombs government forces after Deir al-Zour attack."

"Pro-government forces control the city of Deir al-Zour and territory west of the 

River Euphrates. The US has carried out rare air strikes on Syrian pro-

government forces after what it called an "unprovoked attack" on allied Kurdish 

and Arab fighters. An estimated 100 pro-government fighters were killed in the 

overnight incident in Deir al-Zour province."

 "In defence of coalition and partner forces, the coalition conducted strikes 

against attacking forces to repel the act of aggression," it added, asserting its 

"non-negotiable right to act in self-defence."" Credit: BBC News.

*"Asia Pacific. Indonesia to help Myanmar deal with terrorism. 08 Feb 2018, 

10:54AM (Updated: 08 Feb 2018 11:08AM).



"Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Security, Law and Political Affairs Wiranto 

(left) during a visit to Myanmar. (Photo: Government of Indonesia).

*"Twitter Announces A Profit For The First Time.


"The good news for Twitter is tempered by a loss of about 1 million monthly 

active users in the U.S. compared to last quarter."


*"On Monday, Margot Duhalde, Chile's first female military pilot, died at the age 

of 97, the Chilean government said. Duhalde volunteered for the Free French 

Forces, and served with the British Royal Air Force and British Air Transport 

Auxiliary during the second World War.

Duhalde, who learnt to fly an airplane at the age of sixteen, got her license to fly 

aircraft in 1938. She had left her home in Rio Bueno to undertake pilot's training 

at the Chilean Air Club in the capital city of Santiago.

In 1940, Duhalde volunteered for the Free French Forces in Santiago. She 

worked with the British Royal Air Force where she helped the mechanics and 

looked after the sick. She then joined the Air Transport Auxiliary of Britain and 

flew aircraft between British airfields during World War II.

In 1946, a year after the war ended, Duhalde was titled Knight of France's Legion 

of Honour. She returned to her homeland in 1947 and was made an honorary 

colonel by the Fuerza Aérea de Chile ((es))  (FACh)."


*"Cashing in on the donated dead. The Body Trade. Made in America: U.S. body 

brokers supply world with human torsos, limbs and heads. Body parts from 

American donors have been exported to at least 45 countries, and thousands of 

parts are sent abroad annually. Demand is high in nations where customs limit 

selling or dissecting their own dead. In the U.S., though, almost anything goes."



"REMAINS FOR RENT: A U.S. body donation company leased the heads of dead 

Americans to a Tel Aviv dental training facility. The facility posted pictures of the 

training on Facebook in October, just before returning a shipment of heads to the 

United States. That shipment was intercepted by U.S. border agents because the 

manifest mislabeled the package of heads as “electronics.”" REUTERS/Handout.

PRECIOUS CARGO: The OOCL Europe left July 20 from South Carolina for the 

Netherlands carrying a refrigerated container filled with human body parts. Here, 

it is docked at the Port of Newark in New Jersey in November, after it delivered 

the parts to Europe." REUTERS/Brendan McDermid.

"FBI RAID: In November, federal agents searched the Portland headquarters of 

MedCure, and sources said the investigation relates in part to the company’s 

international shipments." REUTERS/John Shiffman.

*"FEBRUARY 6, 2018 Olympics Preview Special. The U.S. sends the largest 

Winter Olympics team ever to Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 2018 Games are 

being held just 50 miles from the border with North Korea."  


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