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Japan Airlines plane taking off 1985: Hundreds dead in Boeing crash

A Japan Airlines jumbo jet crashes on a remote mountainside 70 miles from Tokyo in Japan.


Rioters throwing missiles at armoured police car 1969: Police use tear gas in Bogside
The Royal Ulster Constabulary uses tear gas for the first time in its history after nine hours of rioting in the Bogside area of Londonderry.

Charlie Wilson 1964: Great Train Robber escapes from jail
A massive manhunt is underway across Britain after one of the gang involved in the Great Train Robbery breaks out of a high-security prison in Birmingham.

Andrew Gilligan (copyright: PA) 2003: Gilligan: language 'wasn't perfect'
BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan answers questions from the Hutton Inquiry over his report that the government "sexed up" a weapons dossier on Iraq.

uddly toys surround a picture of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne at Guildford Cathedral 2000: Murdered schoolgirl's life celebrated
The family of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is joined by friends and hundreds of members of the public for a memorial service.

1990: Briton shot by Iraqis
A British man attempting to escape in a convoy from Iraqi-occupied Kuwait is shot by Iraqi soldiers.
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