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Red Army soldiers raise Red Flag over Reichstag, taken 30 April 1945 1945: Red Army enters outskirts of Berlin

Russian troops capture some outlying suburbs of Berlin at the beginning of what promises to be a bitter battle for control of the city.

Tamil tiger fighter 1987: Tamil Tigers blamed for bus garage blast
More than 100 people have been killed after a bomb exploded in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.

President Nguyen Van Thieu - 1970 1975: Vietnam's President Thieu resigns
The President of South Vietnam steps down accusing the United States of betrayal in a blistering attack broadcast to the nation

Paul Hill 1994: 'Guildford Four' man cleared of IRA murder
One of the Guildford Four, Paul Hill, has won his appeal against a conviction for an IRA murder in Northern Ireland.

News stand 1955: Fleet Street papers back after strike
National newspapers are published for the first time in nearly a month following the end of the maintenance workers' strike.

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Top Story 2000: Swat team grabs tug-of-love Cuban boy
Top Story 1979: Teacher dies in Southall race riots
Top Story 1993: IRA bomb devastates City of London
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