Prosecutors to seek death sentence against 31-year-old Eric Frein over killing of Pennsylvania state trooper outside barracks

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By Amanda Holpuch and agencies

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Thawing of diplomatic relations follows democratic elections in September that brought coup era to an end

The US and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections.

Australias foreign minister, Julie Bishop, on Friday began a two-day visit to Fiji, describing it as the start of a new era in the relationship between the two countries. She announced that Australia had lifted all remaining sanctions, including on weapons sales.

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Former Liberal minister says go-ahead for Badgerys Creek airport treats western Sydney residents like schmucks

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By Gabrielle Chan

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Communications minister says publication of emails by NT News went beyond matters that were in the public interest

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By Shalailah Medhora

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Lord Hope steps down from role following finding of systemic failures by the Church of England over child abuse allegations

A former archbishop of York has resigned from his position as an honorary assistant bishop after a report into into allegations of child abuse by a former cathedral dean found systemic failures by the Church of England.

Last weeks report by Judge Sally Cahill QC said Lord Hope of Thornes failed to follow policy and take advice after he was informed of complaints against Robert Waddington relating to boys in Manchester and Australia.

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Former England captain has yet to sign contract extension
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Independent Commission for Aid Impact says women bearing brunt of corruption as department gets second-worst rating

The UKs Department for International Development (DfID) is failing to address the petty but widespread corruption that blights the daily lives of the worlds poorest people and has a particularly corrosive impact on women and girls, Britains aid watchdog has warned.

In a report published on Friday, the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (Icai) acknowledges the departments awareness that everyday corruption is a critical challenge for development, but says it has neither developed an approach equal to the challenge, nor focused its efforts sufficiently on the poor.

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By Sam Jones, Global development correspondent

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From attackers trying to bring down planes to criminals targeting banks, the danger is growing

Its been a busy week in the skies above Europes periphery, as Nato has repeatedly scrambled jets to track unusual sorties by Russian bombers.

However lively the aerial game of cat and mouse has been, it is nothing compared to the digital skirmishing that goes on in and around the servers and systems that sustain the western alliance.

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By Leo Cendrowicz in Mons

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With the possible exception of husband Bill, Clinton has been in demand in the lead-up to the midterm elections to bolster Democratic candidates chances

Hillary Clinton was repeatedly heckled during a campaign stop on Thursday after immigration reform activists took turns to interrupt her speech before being escorted out of an auditorium by police.

The coordinated protest during a rally for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown, involved about two dozen students dotted around the audience who intermittently shouted at Clinton and held aloft placards that read Put Families Over Politics.

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By Paul Lewis in College Park, Maryland

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EU steps in as guarantor for Kiev in three-way agreement, with sanctions against Russia in place as Ukraine conflict continues

Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday on the resumption of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine for winter after several months of delay during the conflict in Ukraine.

European commission president José Manuel Barroso, who witnessed the three-way signing ceremony in Brussels as he prepares to leave office on Friday, said: There is now no reason for people in Europe to stay cold this winter.

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