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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 12 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 12 February, 2012, 12:00am

Wan Wan and Wah Wah

The orang-utan twins born at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens met the public for the first time. They were taken from mum Raba when she appeared to reject them after their birth in July. Her disinterest continued until recently when she went to the fence dividing them for a sniff. 'Progess,' said vet Tai Hing-fung.

Harry Redknapp

The Spurs manager was acquitted of tax evasion charges and found himself the leading contender to take over the England football team, all on the same day, after Fabio Capello resigned abruptly. That followed the Football Association's decision to strip John Terry of his England captaincy after he was ordered to stand trial for alleged racial abuse. According to ex-England manager Graham Taylor, Redknapp is ideal because 'taking the England job is far better when you're coming towards the end of your career'.

Hanjuan Jin

The Chinese-born American software developer was acquitted on charges of spying for China. She was convicted of stealing secrets from the Chicago office of her former employer, Motorola, but the judge ruled evidence fell short of proving she was acting on behalf of a foreign government. Jin is now confined to her home, awaiting sentencing. Prosecutors said she had begun working for a China-based telecommunications company which developed products for the PLA. The defence said she had merely grabbed the files to refresh her knowledge after a long absence from work.

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