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Rodriguez has been linked with a move to the La Liga giants after a series of impressive performances at the World Cup

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Amir's younger brother is about to make his professional debut on the same card despite family opposition

Victor Carranza was known as Colombia's 'emerald czar'

Victor Carranza: Landowner known as Colombia's 'emerald czar'

Victor Carranza, the man known as Colombia's "emerald czar" survived at least two assassination attempts and managed to avoid criminal conviction despite being prosecuted for allegedly forming far-right militias. He died of lung cancer on 4 April in Bogota aged 77.

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Such a move would cast doubt over the future of Wayne Rooney

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West African leader linked to $400m cocaine smuggling ring

Gang planned to bring drugs to Guinea-Bissau and smuggle arms back to supply Colombian rebels

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“La Dama de Hierro” has passed away. Argentina’s media has always embraced the Iron Lady title, a nickname that in its eyes went hand-in-hand with a bellicose and colonialist outlook.

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Violence - and Hugo Chavez - loom large over race for power in Venezuela

The battle to succeed El Comandante has begun

Yorkshire housewife claims she was raised by a troop of capuchin monkeys

Experts wary of woman’s ‘raised by monkeys’ claim

Experts have queried accounts of a Yorkshire housewife who claims she was raised by a troop of capuchin monkeys after being abducted as a child.

Barack Obama shakes hands with US Secret Service agent Julia Pierson after she is sworn in as the first woman Director of the Secret Service

US President Barack Obama appoints first female chief of Secret Service

The agency was damaged by the Cartagena scandal, when agents had availed of prostitutes

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BioShock Infinite harbours some lofty ambitions as it paints its picture of American exceptionalism

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Bradley Wiggins stays in the hunt on the Tour of Catalunya despite gruelling stage for Team Sky

British rider now fourth in the standings

Nairo Quintana enjoys yesterday’s stage win

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Bradley Wiggins' last-gasp attack in the third stage of the Volta a Catalunya propelled him into second spot in the overall classification, four seconds behind the new leader Alejandro Valverde.

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The 2006 World Cup winner has been in incredible form this season

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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
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'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
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The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
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Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
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How to dress with authority

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New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
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Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

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