Please note that the Sitefinity Desktop Application does not have multilingual support. It works only with the default language. When you go to Menu » Open from site » News
only the default translation of an item will be displayed. If the item does not have a default translation, one of the other translations will be displayed.
When you open for edit an item in a non-default language version and then click Save as draft it considers it for a new item (because there is no default translation for this item) and creates it.
We have logged a feature request in our feedback portal related to this on the following link
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