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Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye celebrates a goal at Anfield

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Man of misery: Fabricio Coloccini was denied a return to Argentina

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Fabricio Coloccini has spoken for the first time about the frustration he feels towards Newcastle for not allowing him to leave during the January transfer window.

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Fabricio Coloccini made a dramatic U-turn today when he told Alan Pardew, the Newcastle United manager, he would be prepared to stay at the club until the end of the season.

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Floods paralyse Indonesian capital of Jakarta

Indonesia's army deployed rubber boats in the capital's business district today to rescue people trapped in floods that inundated much of the city of 14 million people. The president was pictured standing in water up to his shins — his trousers rolled up — at the palace waiting for the arrival of Argentina's leader on a state visit.

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Cameron: Britain would fight another war with Argentina to keep the Falkland Islands

David Cameron has warned that he is ready to fight another war with Argentina to prevent that country seizing the Falkland Islands.

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The Sun newspaper has published a full-page advert in an Argentinian paper warning the country's president to keep her “hands off” the Falkland Islands.

Editorial: Better to fight in print than in person

There have been those who have mocked the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, for publishing an open letter in British newspapers demanding that Britain hand over the Falkland Islands. Eyebrows have been raised about the contents – "delusional and insulting" and "stuffed full of falsehoods", according to some critics.

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