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Sri Lankan doctors strike over salary 'injustice'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:14am

Doctors at state-run hospitals across Sri Lanka are staging a strike, demanding that the government resolve what they say is a salary "injustice."

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:54am

Asian stock prices rose today after oil prices fell back and Wall Street advanced.

Cash-starved Air India putting crews on low-fat diet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:31am

India's cash-starved state-run Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals.

EU chief: The risk of a no-deal Brexit "remains very real"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:31am

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says the risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal remains "very real."

EU chief Juncker: The risk of a no-deal Brexit "remains very real"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:16am

EU chief Juncker: The risk of a no-deal Brexit "remains very real" .

UK envoy tips trade deal with Australia months after Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:10am

Britain's top trade envoy says she expects to strike a free trade deal with Australia within months of leaving the European Union.

The Latest: Iran says Saudi attacks warning to end Yemen war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:31am

The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

Japan exports sink on weaker trade with China, US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:24am

Japan's exports fell 12% in August from a year earlier as it logged a second straight month of deficits as the toll from trade tensions between its two largest markets deepened.

China releases stockpiled pork to cool price surge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:52pm

China's government is releasing pork from official stockpiles to ease a shortage and cool surging prices ahead of Oct. 1 celebrations of the Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power.

Saving pets: Program lends hand to low-income animal owners

Andrea Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:17pm

A nationwide program is providing aid to pet owners in low-income neighborhoods to reduce the number of animals sent to shelters.

Sackler money complicates donation policies for museums

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:12pm

The allegations surrounding wealthy donors such as the Sackler family have raised questions for the museums they supported, including whether to keep the family's name on prominent galleries.

California store paying $1.2M to settle sex-assault claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:05pm

A Northern California store as agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle claims that a supervisor sexually assaulted employees in a walk-in freezer.

South Korea confirms 2nd case of African swine fever

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:43pm

South Korea has confirmed a second case of African swine fever near its border with North Korea, raising concerns that the outbreak could spread and wreak havoc on the country's massive pig herds.

Saudi Arabia joins US-led maritime coalition after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:28pm

Saudi Arabia says it is joining a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast's waterways after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry.

to revoke state mileage standards draws criticism

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:10pm

California officials and environmental groups are criticizing the Trump administration's expected decision to revoke the state's authority to set auto mileage standards.

Bermuda gets ready for pass by Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:07pm

People on Bermuda rushed to make final preparations for an expected close brush with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm that caused authorities on the British Atlantic island to order early closings of schools, transportation and government offices Wednesday.

Fed likely to cut rates a 2nd time as economic threats loom

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:05pm

The Federal Reserve looks poised to cut interest rates for a second time Wednesday to help extend the economic expansion in the face of global weakness, President Donald Trump's trade war with China and geopolitical risks such as the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.

South Korea downgrades Japan trade status as dispute deepens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:57pm

South Korea has gone through with plans to drop Japan from a list of countries receiving fast-track approvals in trade in a tit-for-tat reaction to a similar move by Tokyo to downgrade Seoul's trade status amid a tense diplomatic dispute.

Air China jet returns to Dulles after engine fire reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 6:57pm

Officials say an Air China jet bound for Beijing made an emergency return Tuesday to Dulles International Airport after reporting an engine fire.

Sanders-Biden feud ramps up in front of key union audience

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 5:32pm

A feud between two leading Democratic presidential candidates — Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders — is intensifying in the high-stakes fight for organized labor.