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Football: Ice hockey coach becomes Southampton boss

Premier League club Southampton on Wednesday named Canadian ice hockey guru Ralph Krueger as their new chairman. The 54-year-old, who has never previously worked in football, succeeds Nicola Cortese, who stepped down in January. A former ice hockey player and NHL coach, Krueger most recently worked as a consultant to Canada's gold medal-winning ice hockey team at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. "I am honoured to take on the role of chairman of Southampton Football Club and the (holding company) group," Krueger said in a statement published on the club website.

Corby sister says sorry to Indonesia for interview

The sister of Australian drug mule Schapelle Corby on Thursday apologised to Indonesia "from the bottom of my heart" for an interview that sparked calls for her sibling to be thrown back in jail. Australia's Channel Seven aired a documentary last Sunday in which Mercedes Corby suggested her sister had been set up, claiming the drugs she was caught with "could have been from Indonesia". It included footage of Schapelle Corby as she was whisked from jail in a van after her release on parole last month, and showed candid video of the first moments back with her family.

'Unstable' Corby brandishes knife: Indonesia official

Australian drug mule Schapelle Corby brandished a knife and acted erratically in an encounter with Indonesian authorities after a government minister warned her parole was in peril, an official said Tuesday. Sunar Agus, a top prison official in Bali, said he visited 36-year-old Corby on Monday evening at her residence on the resort island of Bali. The visit followed the airing of a TV documentary in Australia on Sunday that featured an interview with Corby's sister, Mercedes, and which has angered Indonesian authorities.

Indonesia may revoke parole for drug mule Corby

Australian drug mule Schapelle Corby could have her parole revoked after a documentary about her release from jail, Indonesia's justice minister was quoted as saying Tuesday. The 36-year-old, whose case has been the subject of huge fascination in Australia since her 2004 arrest in Bali, was set free last month from Kerobokan prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Under parole conditions she must remain in Bali until 2017. The Indonesian government also warned her against any interviews amid speculation of a million dollar deal with Australia's Channel Seven.

Australian drug mule Corby 'broken', says sister

Paroled Australian drug mule Schapelle Corby is "broken", according to her sister, who said she had to be bathed and hand fed during her time in an Indonesian prison. The 36-year-old, whose case has been the subject of huge fascination in Australia since her 2004 arrest in Bali, was released on parole earlier this month from Kerobokan jail on the Indonesian resort island.

Researchers working on social media 'lie detector'

University researchers are working on a system that could quash rumours spreading on social media by identifying whether information is accurate. Five European universities, led by Sheffield in northern England, are cooperating on a system that could automatically identify whether a rumour originates from a reliable source and can be verified. The researchers said Tuesday they hope the system will allow governments, emergency services, media and the private sector to respond more effectively to claims emerging and spreading on social media before they get out of hand.

Researchers working on social media 'lie detector'

University researchers are working on a system that could quash rumours spreading on social media by identifying whether information is accurate. Five European universities, led by Sheffield in northern England, are cooperating on a system that could automatically identify whether a rumour originates from a reliable source and can be verified. The researchers said Tuesday they hope the system will allow governments, emergency services, media and the private sector to respond more effectively to claims emerging and spreading on social media before they get out of hand.

Australian police raid media firms over Corby deal

An Australian media firm raided by police Tuesday over a rumoured tell-all deal with paroled drug mule Schapelle Corby condemned the move as "disturbing", "regrettable" and unjustified. Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner confirmed that police descended on the offices of the company's Seven television network and Pacific Magazines to execute a "number of search warrants" related to Corby, who was released from prison in Indonesia last week after serving nine years for drug-smuggling.

Plans revealed to create Richard III genome

British scientists on Tuesday announced plans to create the complete genome sequence of infamous British king Richard III after his remains were found under a car park in 2012. Geneticist Turi King will lead the £100,000 project ($164,000, 120,000 euros) to produce the first genome sequence from ancient DNA for a named historical figure, the project's co-funders the Wellcome Trust and the Leverhulme Trust said in a statement.

NH investigator: Ball bearings plant explosion likely started in 'acid room'

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. - A factory explosion that blew out windows and injured 15 people likely originated in a room where acid is used to treat the surface of ball bearings, but it could be weeks before the exact cause is known, investigators said Tuesday. The Monday afternoon blast at New Hampshire Ball Bearings Inc. shattered glass, dislodged ceiling tiles and damaged walls, though the building was stable enough for investigators to work inside Tuesday.
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