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Boston Public Library officials say two rare and valuable artworks that vanished last month have been found - and they never left the library.

Published 09/06/2015 | 02:30

Boston Public Library officials say two rare and valuable artworks that vanished last month have been found - and they never left the library.

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The disappearance of a 1634 Rembrandt etching and a 1504 Durer engraving - worth a combined $630,000 (€563,000) - led library president Amy Ryan to announce her resignation, saying her leaving would end a "distraction".

But the library said the missing works were found in the library's print stacks after being misfiled. Bulldozer rampage A MAN was charged with attempted murder in Australia yesterday after allegedly stealing a bulldozer, crushing four cars and then driving the machine through a house.

Police were called to the home in Teralba, 143km north of Sydney, early yesterday after the 48-year-old flattened the cars then turned his attention to a detached garage, where a 29-year-old man was sleeping, it was claimed.

He gave up, and instead rammed the bulldozer through the house, destroying it.

Deborah Kerr (56) and her two daughters aged 15 and 20, managed to flee with the help of a neighbour and escaped injury.

"The 48-year-old man is known to the family," New South Wales police said in a statement. Pistorius release

South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is set to be released from prison on parole in August after serving 10 months for culpable homicide in the killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

"Oscar will be released on parole by the end of August," a Pistorius family member who did not want to be named said.

The Department of Correctional Services has now recommended to the parole board that he be considered for release on August 21, local media reported yesterday. Thief puts foot in it A MAN who served time for robbing a shoe shop is now heading back to prison for another robbery at the same store - as the same clerk was behind the counter.

Christopher Miller (41) was sentenced to 16 years in prison. The Bridgeton, New Jersey man had pleaded guilty earlier this year to robbery charges. Authorities say the March 2014 robbery in Toms River occurred the day after Miller had been released from prison after finishing his 15-year sentence for the first robbery.

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