Harry Morton Dies: Owner Of Viper Room, Pink Taco Was 38 – Medical Examiner Says Natural Causes

What we know about North Korea's nuclear arsenal

North Korea has long maintained that its nuclear arsenal is necessary to deter an invasion by the US troops.

    North Korea’s nuclear programme has been shrouded in secrecy for years.

    In September 2016, North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test and announced it had standardised the production of nuclear warheads.

    Pyongyang has long maintained that its nuclear arsenal is necessary to deter an invasion by the US troops.

    Al Jazeera’s Andrew Chappelle takes through what we know.

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      Nigeria’s courts have tended not to favour opposition parties in the past.

      Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa has more from Abuja.

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        Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from occupied East Jerusalem.

        Families of defected Venezuelan soldiers speak out about torture

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          Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Caracas.

          Venezuela crisis: Dozens hurt in violence near border

          Al Jazeera gains exclusive access to a hospital in Brazil where Venezuelans injured in the latest protests tell their story.

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            President Nicolas Maduro’s forces were trying to stop opposition supporters from bringing foreign aid into the country.

            Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom reports from Boa Vista, Roraima State, Brazil where he spoke exclusively with some of the survivors.

            Nigerians siphoning off oil for survival

            Unemployment and poverty forcing many to turn to crime and they are tapping into the country’s rich resources of oil.

              In Nigeria, unemployment and poverty are forcing many young people to turn to crime and they are tapping into the country’s rich resources of oil.

              Africa’s largest producer of crude oil is losing millions of dollars because of theft, but some locals say the illicit way is their only means of survival.

              Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Niger Delta.

              Kraton Corp. Q4 adjusted earnings Miss Estimates

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              -Earnings: -$21.26 million in Q4 vs. $17.52 million in the same period last year.
              -EPS: -$0.67 in Q4 vs. $0.56 in the same period last year.
              -Analysts projected $0.04 per share
              -Revenue: $408.52 million in Q4 vs. $447.78 million in the same period last year.

              Algeria protests: Students rally against President Bouteflika

              Thousands of students join protests in Algeria at the president’s decision to seek a fifth term.

                Thousands of students in Algeria have joined protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika‘s bid to extend his 20-year rule.

                Bouteflika is seeking a fifth term in office, despite years of ill health.

                Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports.

                Tunisia's parliament approves a coalition government

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                There were 129 votes in favor, 77 against.

                Harry Morton Dies: Owner Of Viper Room, Pink Taco Was 38 – Medical Examiner Says Natural Causes

                UPDATE : Nightclub and restaurant entrepreneur Harry Morton died of natural causes, “probably cardiac arrhythmia,” according to the Los Angeles Medical Examiner, who issued a report today.

                Morton died at age 38 in November. He was the former owner of the Viper Room nightclub and founder of the Pink Taco restaurant chain.

                EARLIER: Restaurant and nightclub entrepreneur Harry Morton, who owned the Pink Taco eateries and the famed Viper Room nightclub, has died at age 38. He was found unresponsive by his younger brother, Matthew, in his Beverly Hills home Saturday afternoon.

                No cause of death has been determined. An autopsy will be performed to determine what happened, but authorities said foul play is not suspected.

                Morton came from a restaurant family. His grandfather, Arnie Morton, co-founded the Morton’s Steakhouse chain. His father, Peter Morton, was the founder of the Hard Rock Cafe chain, and Harry worked for him for a number of years.

                Harry Morton also bought the Viper Room nightclub in West Hollywood in 2008.

                Morton’s half-sister, model Domino Harvey, died of a drug overdose in 2005.