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Iraqi tank in Kuwait 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait

More than 100,000 Iraqi soldiers backed up by 700 tanks invade the Gulf state of Kuwait in the early hours of this morning.

Rescuers hunt for survivors in the wreckage 1980: Bologna blast leaves dozens dead
A huge bomb devastates Bologna railway station, killing at least 75 people.

Victim's body is carried to ambulance 1973: Dozens die in resort fire
More than 30 people die in a fire which gutted the Summerland leisure resort on the Isle of Man.

A firefighter tackles the blaze 1965: Riviera fires force campers to flee
Thousands of British holiday makers abandon their tents as forest fires devastate the south of France

James Malone 1984: Euro Court condemns phone-tapping
A Surrey businessman who accused the police of illegally tapping his phone is celebrating after a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.

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Top Story 1986: Parents appeal for missing agent
Top Story 1991: Superpowers to cut nuclear warheads
Top Story 1976: Lauda fights for life after Grand Prix crash
Top Story 2001: Car bomb in west London injures seven
Top Story 1964: Three civil rights activists found dead
Top Story 1973: Athens attack leaves three dead
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