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Saturday's gossip column

December 20, 2014 - 2:50am
Arsenal and Liverpool target AC Milan striker, QPR want to sign England man, Roberto Soldado apologises, plus more.
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Obama orders ban on Crimea trade

December 20, 2014 - 2:22am
President Barack Obama orders a trade ban with Crimea, to show the US "will not accept Russia's occupation" of the Ukrainian region.
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VIDEO: Can endangered white rhino be saved?

December 20, 2014 - 2:22am
Zoo keepers from around the world are due to meet next month to discuss ways to save the endangered northern white rhino.
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Israel launches Gaza air strike

December 20, 2014 - 1:37am
Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.
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UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850m

December 20, 2014 - 12:10am
The UN General Assembly approves a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon millions of dollars in compensation for an oil spill.
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Colombia Farc truce follows killings

December 20, 2014 - 12:01am
Colombia's Farc begins an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, hours after the army said that the left-wing rebels had killed five soldiers.
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VIDEO: Cairns mother of dead children arrested

December 19, 2014 - 10:44pm
The mother of seven of the children found dead in a home in the Australian city of Cairns, has been arrested on suspicion of murder although she has not been charged.
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VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies

December 19, 2014 - 10:41pm
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.
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VIDEO: FBI recover stolen artwork worth $12m

December 19, 2014 - 8:27pm
A FBI sting operation has led to the recovery of stolen artwork worth about $12m (£7.7m) including paintings by Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera.
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Antarctic science archive unlocked

December 19, 2014 - 8:19pm
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Teaching winter to new US refugees

December 19, 2014 - 8:07pm
How refugees in the northern US learn to walk on ice
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Kashmir: Widows of conflict

December 19, 2014 - 7:29pm
Kashmir's widows carry the scars of conflict
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Hacker wars in the Ukraine conflict

December 19, 2014 - 7:25pm
Virtual battle for eastern Ukraine
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Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'

December 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.
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Cook timing naughty, says Harmison

December 19, 2014 - 6:49pm
The timing of Alastair Cook's removal as England one-day captain was "naughty", according to Steve Harmison.
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Obama vows response to Sony hack

December 19, 2014 - 5:53pm
President Obama vows to respond to an alleged North Korean cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, but says cancelling a film release was "a mistake".
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1. FSV Mainz 05 1-2 Bayern Munich

December 19, 2014 - 4:54pm
Arjen Robben's last-minute winner ensures German leaders Bayern Munich end a successful 2014 with a dramatic win at Mainz.
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Michael Phelps admits drink-driving

December 19, 2014 - 4:54pm
US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
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French defender Abidal retires

December 19, 2014 - 4:41pm
Former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal announces his retirement from football.
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Blackberry in revenue slide

December 19, 2014 - 3:57pm
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.
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Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.