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July 31, 2019 | Via The Guardian

North Korea Fires Two Short-Range Ballistic Missiles, South Says

North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast less than a week after a similar test launch, the South Korean military’s joint chiefs of staff (JCS) said. The latest launches on Wednesday were from the Hodo peninsula on North Korea’s east coast, the same area from where last week’s were conducted, the JCS said in a statement.

July 31, 2019 | Via Washington Examiner

Reagan Described African UN Delegates as ‘monkeys’ in Newly Released Audio

California Gov. Ronald Reagan referred to some Africans as “monkeys” in a 1971 phone call with President Richard Nixon, according to recently released audio. The two talked over the phone as Reagan lamented on United Nations delegates who sided against the U.S. in a vote to recognize the People’s Republic of China. Nixon told his deputy national security adviser, Al Haig, to cancel any future meeting with an African leader that sided against the U.S. on Taiwan.

July 31, 2019 | Via NPR

Princess of Dubai’s Ruler Petitions U.K. Court for Protective Order

Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, one of six wives of the ruler of Dubai, has asked a U.K. court for protection after she fled the United Arab Emirates earlier this year with her two children. Princess Haya, 45, who is also the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, appeared on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. She requested a forced marriage protection order, intended to safeguard victims of forced marriages and domestic abuse, according to The Associated Press.

July 31, 2019 | Via BBC

Russia Instagram Influencer Ekaterina Karaglanova Found Dead

A prominent Russian Instagram influencer was found dead from knife wounds on Friday in a suitcase in her rented Moscow apartment, police said. Ekaterina Karaglanova, 24, was discovered after her family reported that she had failed to contact them for several days. Ms Karaglanova, who had more than 85,000 followers on Instagram, had recently graduated as a doctor.

July 31, 2019 | Via Reuters

Indian Coffee Tycoon Siddhartha’s Body Found Floating in River

Authorities in Southern India recovered the body of coffee baron V.G. Siddhartha floating in a river on Wednesday, two days after his disappearance sparked speculation that he was under intense financial strain. The recovery of Siddhartha’s body unnerved investors in his flagship listed Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd and sent its shares plunging to an all-time low on Wednesday.

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