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Alibaba's Jack Ma says 12-hour work week could be the norm

Business Aug 29, 2019

Alibaba's Jack Ma says 12-hour work week could be the norm

Billionaire Jack Ma, long an outspoken advocate for China's extreme work culture, says that people should be able to work just 12 hours a week with the benefits of artificial intelligence. People could work as little as three days a week, four hours a day ...

Hong Kong police ban weekend protest

Asia Pacific Aug 29, 2019

Hong Kong police ban weekend protest

Hong Kong police have banned a mass pro-democracy rally from going ahead on Saturday over public safety concerns, organizers said, after last weekend saw some of the worst violence in three months of political unrest in the financial hub. In a letter to the Civil ...

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype rattles nearby residents in Texas test flight

Business Aug 29, 2019

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype rattles nearby residents in Texas test flight

SpaceX test-launched an early prototype of the company's Mars rocket on Tuesday, unnerving residents near the Texas site and clearing another key hurdle in billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's interplanetary ambitions. After the launch, Musk congratulated engineers from SpaceX, short for Space Exploration Technologies Corp., and ...

Olympic swim champ Kyle Chalmers has heart surgery again

More Sports / Swimming Aug 29, 2019

Olympic swim champ Kyle Chalmers has heart surgery again

Australian Olympic men's 100-meter freestyle champion Kyle Chalmers was recovering Thursday after a third operation to treat a long-term heart condition. The 21-year-old, who claimed silver at last month's world championships in South Korea, posted a photo on Instagram of himself in a hospital bed ...

Antlers leave Guangzhou with scoreless draw

Soccer Aug 29, 2019

Antlers leave Guangzhou with scoreless draw

The Kashima Antlers kicked off their Asian Champions League quarterfinal tie with a 0-0 draw in hot and humid conditions against Guangzhou Evergrande on Wednesday. Antlers, the 2018 champions, were playing Guangzhou for the fifth time in the ACL, and it was the first time ...