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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.

Blast at NH ball bearings plant shakes walls, breaks windows, injures 15 people; cause unknown

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. - An explosion rocked a small-town ball bearings plant on Monday, shaking walls, shattering windows and sending at least 15 people to the hospital, but a company spokeswoman said none of their injuries appeared to be life-threatening. A New Hampshire Ball Bearings Inc. machine operator, Paul Clark, said he was outside in the parking lot on Monday afternoon when he heard the blast. "I was in my car backing out when I felt a rumble and heard a bang," he said. "I looked up, and snow on the building's roof was flying into the wind."

Australian trafficker Corby released from prison in Bali

Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby, hiding her face from a media scrum, was hustled out of prison Monday to start the next chapter of her troubled life after more than nine years behind bars in Bali. The 36-year-old covered her features with a scarf and hat as she was released on parole and ushered into a minibus waiting outside Kerobokan jail on the Indonesian resort island, as camera crews and photographers fought to get a shot of her.

Australian trafficker Corby released from prison in Bali

Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby, her face veiled against a horde of press photographers, was hustled out of prison Monday to start the next chapter of her troubled life after more than nine years behind bars in Bali. The 36-year-old, who is now out on parole, covered her face with a scarf and hat as she was ushered into a minibus waiting outside Kerobokan jail on the resort island, as camera crews and photographers fought to get a shot of her.

Australian trafficker Corby released from prison in Bali

Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby was released from an Indonesian prison on parole Monday after more than nine years behind bars, racing past hordes of waiting journalists as scores of police stood guard. The 36-year-old covered her face with a scarf and hat as she was ushered into a minibus waiting outside Kerobokan jail on the resort island of Bali, as camera crews and photographers fought to get a shot of her.

Australian trafficker Corby released from prison in Bali

Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby was released from an Indonesian prison on parole Monday after more than nine years behind bars, racing past hordes of waiting journalists as scores of police stood guard. The 36-year-old covered her face with a scarf and hat as she was ushered into a minibus waiting outside Kerobokan jail on the resort island of Bali, as camera crews and photographers fought to get a shot of her.

Severe weather cuts of rail links to south west England

LONDON (Reuters) - Severe flooding and landslips have completely cut off rail routes to large parts of south west of England as storms continue to batter southern Britain. Some areas of Somerset in south west England have been underwater for over a month in the wettest January on record, and the government has come under pressure for not putting enough resources into preventing flooding.

Indonesian anti-drugs group slams Australian's parole

An Indonesian anti-drugs group said Sunday Jakarta's decision to parole Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby could put the "safety of our nation" at risk, as she prepared to leave prison on Bali. The 36-year-old, whose case has attracted huge attention in Australia, could be freed as early as Monday from Kerobokan prison on the tourist island after the decision to grant her early release.

Indonesian anti-drugs group slams Australian's parole

An Indonesian anti-drugs group said Sunday Jakarta's decision to parole Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby could put the "safety of our nation" at risk, as she prepared to leave prison on Bali. The 36-year-old, whose case has attracted huge attention in Australia, could be freed as early as Monday from Kerobokan prison on the tourist island after the decision to grant her early release.
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