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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'

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Downtown Las Vegas is on the up

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Radamel Falcao

Manchester United 'front runners' to sign Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao

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

Admiral Jose Na Tchuto was captured in international waters near Cape Verde and sent to the United States

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

Margaret Thatcher stands in a British tank

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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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The opposition candidate Henrique Capriles at an antiviolence protest on Monday

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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

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Review: BioShock Infinite

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Bradley Wiggins

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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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Could Francesco Totti make a sensational return for Italy?

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

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