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From the one who “Came to Tea” to Life of Pi, there is a PhD thesis waiting to be written about tigers as a metaphor in fiction. The beast that stalks this unusual Australian literary debut is an imaginary one, but to Ruth, a 75-year-old widow whose two adult sons dutifully watch over her from homes abroad, he’s terrifyingly real. At night she wakes to hear him prowling her isolated beach house in New South Wales and wonders if she’s losing her mind.

Commonwealth suspends Fiji

The Commonwealth said yesterday that it had suspended Fiji after the Pacific island nation missed a deadline for opening talks on a return to democracy.

Tragic toll of Britain's Afghan war nears 200

Seven fatalities in seven days brings total number of troops killed to 199

Masons jailed over Fiji sorcery claims

A New Zealand man spent a "wretched" night in a Fiji prison cell after frightened residents and police raided his Freemasons meeting, suspecting witchcraft and sorcery.

Australia confirm Test against England

England have cancelled their November international against cash-strapped Fiji and replaced it with a Test against Australia.

Thrills and skills: All hands on deck and on shore in Fiji

Welcome to the luxury cruise that likes to give something back. Channel 4 News presenter Sue Turton climbs aboard the Tui Tai for an unforgettable journey through the Fijian islands

A commodore, a coup and an island in chaos

Judiciary sacked after speaking out against Fiji's 'illegal' regime

World Cup draw 2011

Wales surprise Kiwis in sevens

England and Wales progressed to the quarter-finals at the third round of the IRB Sevens Series in Wellington yesterday. England beat France and Canada but lost to Argentina on day one, meaning they qualified in second place in Pool C behind the South American side. They will play Fiji, who topped Pool D, in the last eight.

Husband jailed for life over Briton's murder

A man who murdered his British wife on Fiji was sentenced to life imprisonment today.

Slater's slips spell end of Aussie rule

New Zealand 34 Australia 20

Anderson slips into Eels job as Smith stays put

Daniel Anderson, who left St Helens at the end of last season, is the new coach of Parramatta, ending any theory that the England boss, Tony Smith, could be tempted by the job. Anderson has been appointed for three years by the Eels, with whom, like Smith, he was once an assistant coach. "I'm incredibly enthusiastic about the opportunity I've been given," said Anderson, whose three and a half successful years with the Saints made him the leading candidate for the post. The waters were muddied last week, however, by claims from Sydney that Smith had thrown his hat into the ring. The England coach, still with a year to run on his contract, denied any interest in the job.

England fury at 'dirty tricks' ahead of Kiwi showdown

This World Cup gets worse for England who have been accused of failing to do enough to promote today's semi-final against New Zealand here. "It's the semi-final of the World Cup and we all have a duty to do the best for the game," said the Kiwis' coach Stephen Kearney at his final press conference before the game.

Johnson's new England pass the test

Pacific Islanders 13 England 39

Eddie Jones: Springboks were scared by the Islanders

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Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

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