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Pipe bombs put on windowsills

DISPOSAL experts have defused two pipe bombs left at a house in Ballymoney, Co Antrim.

A number of nearby homes were evacuated because of the security alert at Dehra Gardens in the town's Garryduff Road area.

The two devices were left on the windowsill of the house in the early hours.

Neighbouring families were moved out and accommodated at a nearby church hall. Traffic was also diverted.

Two control explosions were carried out and police later said both devices were viable.

OAP missing after flight

AN 83-year-old woman is missing after arriving at a Washington airport on a flight from Barbados.

Airport police say Victoria Kong was last seen on Friday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. She was walking along a paved trail for hikers and bicycles.

Mrs Kong's family says they were waiting for her to be escorted off the flight by wheelchair, but she never showed up. Granddaughter Alexandria Anderson says she is showing early signs of dementia.

Sculptures to do the talking

MORE than a dozen sculptures will be used to call attention to evacuation points around New Orleans.

The statues are simple larger-than-life stick figures that appear as though they are poised to hail a bus.

They will be installed at 17 points for residents who need transportation when a hurricane evacuation is ordered.

They were designed by Boston artist Douglas Kornfeld.

Hemingway's digital papers

A PARTNERSHIP between Cuba and a private US foundation is working to preserve more of Ernest Hemingway's papers and belongings that he left at his Havana home when he died.

US representative James McGovern of Massachusetts and the Finca Vigia Foundation are scheduled to announce the digitisation of 2,000 Hemingway papers and materials.

The digital copies will be transferred to Boston's John F Kennedy Library.