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Indonesia says survivors unlikely from Lion Air plane crash

A Lion Air plane crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday, likely killing all 189 people on board. The accident was a blow to the country’s aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S.

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Minister arrested over fatal shooting in Sri Lanka crisis

Ranatunga’s office said hundreds of people gathered at the ministry Sunday when the minister appeared, beating his staff and trying to take him hostage.

“When they tried to break open his office door and capture him, the Special Task Force commandos came to rescue him,” spokesman Thameera Manju told AFP.

One of Ranatunga’s bodyguards, a policeman, opened fire.

Three people were struck and a 34-year-old man died in hospital Sunday night.

The bodyguard was arrested on Sunday and is still being held.

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Google fires 48 employees for sexual harassment

Google announced that it has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment during the past two years and sent them away without severance packages, hours after a news report that it had protected some male executives facing sexual misconduct allegations and offered them large sums to leave the company.

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Floods sweep away students, teachers near Dead Sea

Flash floods unleashed by heavy rains swept away middle school students and teachers visiting hot springs near the Dead Sea on Thursday, killing 18 and injuring 35 as the torrent carried some for several kilometers, a civil defense official said.

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Boracay re-opens with new rules

The Philippines opens the doors Friday to a spruced up and newly regulated Boracay, its famous holiday island that was shuttered to mend decades of harm caused by unchecked tourism.