Australian Schapelle Corby battled through the crowds of waiting media as she was released from a prison in Bali today.
Corby, seen here wearing a black and white hat, must remain in the island resort of Bali on parole until 2017.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has welcomed the released of Schapelle Corby, who has been released on parole after serving nine years in a Balinese jail.
"The decision by Indonesia's minister for law and human rights is welcomed," Ms Bishop told the Australian.
"I understand that now the decision to grant parole has been made is a matter for the authorities to determine the time of the release but I hope that she's now given some privacy as she gets her life back together," she added.
Convicted Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has been released on parole after serving nine years in a Balinese prison.
Corby - who has always protested her innocence - was convicted of smuggling 4.2 kilograms (9 pounds) of marijuana onto Bali and sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2005.
In 2010, she asked for clemency, citing her poor mental state. Two years later in 2012, Indonesia's president cut her sentence by five years.Corby, 35, will have to stay in Bali and cannot return to Australia until 2017.
At least 16 people have been killed by Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano, which erupted yesterday after becoming increasingly active in recent months.
It is the first time it is known to have claimed any lives, a senior government official confirmed.
The government has evacuated tens of thousands of residents near the area.
A lion has been found hanged to death in his own cage in an Indonesian zoo notorious for premature animal deaths.
The 18-month-old African lion, named Michael, was strangled by a steel wire in his cage in Surabaya Zoo - which has been dubbed the "zoo of death" by local media.
A zoo official claimed the hanging was an accident and not caused by animal neglect.
The zoo in Indonesia's capital Jakarta is notorious for its poor conditions, where around 25 animals die prematurely each month, according to officials speaking in 2010.
A Sumatran tiger died after eating meat laced with formaldehyde - a chemical preservative - and a giraffe was found dead with a ball of plastic weighing nearly three stone in its stomach, the Jakarta Globe reported.
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An overcrowded van with dozens of mourners has slammed into a truck on the main Indonesian island of Java, killing 18 people and injuring 14 others, according to the Associated Press.
Police officer Captain Mustofa says the van was carrying a group of 29 mourners from East Java's Probolinggo town who were on their way to pay respects to a relative.
He said today the vehicle was moving uncontrollably and collided with a trailer truck. The occupants were thrown from the van and 15, including two children, died instantly. The others died in hospital. The driver has been arrested for reckless driving.
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake has struck off Indonesia's Tanimbar Islands, the US Geological Survey data reported.
Mount Sinabung spewed volcanic ash into the sky over Karo district, Indonesia's north Sumatra province yesterday.
The volcano threw an 8,000m-high plume into the atmosphere as thousands of residents fearful of more eruptions remained in temporary shelters.