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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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Uganda's giants are flourishing once again

After the wholesale butchery of Idi Amin's regime, elephant populations are finally recovering
The London: After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

Archaeologists will recover a crucial item from the wreck of the London which could help shed more light on what happened in the vessel's final seconds
Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

The invention involves turbojets and ramjets - a type of jet engine - and a rocket motor
Tate Sensorium: New exhibition at Tate Britain invites art lovers to taste, smell and hear art

Tate Sensorium

New exhibition at Tate Britain invites art lovers to taste, smell and hear art
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Protect delicate and sensitive skin with products specially formulated for little ones
Ashes 2015: Nice guy Steven Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

Nice guy Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

He was man-of-the-match in the third Test following his recall to the England side
Ashes 2015: Remember Ashton Agar? The No 11 that nearly toppled England

Remember Ashton Agar?

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks