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Baidu CEO soaked by stage-invader during keynote speech

Business Jul 3, 2019

Baidu CEO soaked by stage-invader during keynote speech

A routine keynote address by Baidu Inc. chief Robin Li morphed into a public humiliation when an unidentified man jumped onstage and doused him in water. The billionaire founder was 10 minutes into introducing an AI-powered valet parking service when a man in a black ...

China spotlights military drill amid Hong Kong protests

Asia Pacific Jul 3, 2019

China spotlights military drill amid Hong Kong protests

An army-linked newspaper in China has run photos of a week-old military drill in Hong Kong, a move analysts described as a warning to Beijing's critics as the city grapples with a wave of anti-government protests. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has maintained a garrison ...

U.S. brands Baloch militants in Pakistan as terrorists

World / Crime & Legal Jul 3, 2019

U.S. brands Baloch militants in Pakistan as terrorists

The United States on Tuesday designated militants fighting Pakistani rule in Balochistan as terrorists after they carried out deadly attacks targeting Chinese interests. The State Department said it was classifying the Balochistan Liberation Army as a global terrorist group, making it a crime for anyone ...

Herbicide glyphosate under fire worldwide, gets banned by Austria

Business Jul 3, 2019

Herbicide glyphosate under fire worldwide, gets banned by Austria

Glyphosate, which was totally banned by Austria's parliament on Tuesday, is the world's most widely used herbicide but there have been growing attempts around the world to stop its use. The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer found in 2015 that glyphosate ...

'Diner': Maybe find another place to eat

Film / Reviews Jul 3, 2019

'Diner': Maybe find another place to eat

by Mark Schilling

The aesthetic of photographer and director Mika Ninagawa is gaudy to the nth degree. She crowds blood-red roses into her frame like crammed commuters in a rush-hour train. When she makes it rain, her actors may as well be standing under Niagara Falls. This may ...