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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.

Australia welcomes Corby parole, urges privacy

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Saturday welcomed the decision by Indonesia to parole drug trafficker Schapelle Corby and called for her privacy to be respected. The 36-year-old, whose incarceration has fascinated the Australian public, was granted parole on Friday in Bali, where she was convicted and jailed for 20 years in 2005 for trying to smuggle marijuana into the tourist island. "The decision by Indonesia's minister for law and human rights is welcomed," said Bishop. Canberra had supported the parole application since it was lodged in October 2012.

Australia welcomes Corby parole, urges privacy

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Saturday welcomed the decision by Indonesia to parole drug trafficker Schapelle Corby and called for her privacy to be respected. The 36-year-old, whose incarceration has fascinated the Australian public, was granted parole on Friday in Bali, where she was convicted and jailed for 20 years in 2005 for trying to smuggle marijuana into the tourist island. "The decision by Indonesia's minister for law and human rights is welcomed," said Bishop. Canberra had supported the parole application since it was lodged in October 2012.
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