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Astrologer arrested for predicting Sri Lankan president's death

An astrologer who predicted the death of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena was arrested by the police Tuesday on allegations of misleading the public, officials said.

Flight crew prevents drunk pilot from taking off in Frankfurt

A drunk pilot who wanted to take off on a flight from Frankfurt to Colombo with more than 270 passengers on board was stopped by the cabin crew, according to a report from news site hessenschau.de on Sunday.

21 dead, more than 100 missing in latest Sri Lanka landslides

Rescue workers recovered 21 bodies from two mudslides in central Sri Lanka, while more than 100 other people remained unaccounted for, a local government official said Wednesday.