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Australian batsman David Warner says he's resigned to the fact he may never play cricket for Australia again. The 31-year-old has apologised and accepted responsibility for his role in the ball-tampering scandal that engulfed the team's tour of South Africa. He was sent home from the tour and has been banned from the sport for 12 months.
Two Australian diplomats are among more than 100 Western diplomats to be expelled from Russia as the row between Moscow and the West deepens. The move is in retaliation for Australia's decision to expel two Russian diplomatic staff last week. Malcolm Turnbull has described the move as disappointing but not unexpected.
Palestinian Authorities say at least 17 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1000 people have been injured by Israeli security froces after a day of violence along Gaza’s border with Israel. Tens of thousands of Palestinian protesters have confronted the Israeli army in one of the largest Palestinian demonstrations in recent years.
And there is heightened security in the Italian city of Rome as pope Francis marks Good Friday. Authorities are on alert for holy week, with a heavy presence of armed officers around monuments, as well as military personnel and vehicles blocking roads. Thousands of tourists have been screened in tight security checks.