Journalists Lhomme and Davet, being sued by Gaston Flosse, former president of French Polynesia and current French senator, for "slanderous and untrue accusations" against him in their book L'homme qui voulut être roi [=The Man Who Would Be King]. The book discusses the "JPK affair," concerning the disappearance of a journalist who was investigating corruption in Polynesia.
"À nous de vous faire préférer le train!"
"Avec le SNCF, tout est possible"
--Former ad slogans of the SNCF (French national trains), each in turn quickly dropped
In 530 [BCE] their [the Persians'] great king Cyrus died in an aggressive war against a tribal army out east in central Asia beyond the river Oxus. The Greek historian Herodotus claimed to know at least seven Persian versions of Cyrus' death, but the one which he chose to tell had none of the others' solemnity. Cyrus' opponent, he wrote, the tribal queen Tomyris, had taunted him for being "insatiable for blood." When he attacked her army and was killed, she proved her point by filling a bag with blood, hunting for King Cyrus' corpse and stuffing its head into the bag to give it more of the blood it had craved.
--Robin Lane Fox (1946- ), British historian, in The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian (publ. 2006)
India reports that Chinese troops have entered 30 km into India. The territory of north Ladakh is claimed by both countries.