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Michael Jackson in concert 1992 1993: Michael Jackson accused of child abuse

Police in Los Angeles are investigating allegations of child abuse made against singer Michael Jackson.


John Shorthouse 1985: Sleeping boy killed in police raid
A five-year-old boy is shot dead in a police raid on his home in Birmingham.

Brian Keenan 1990: Irish hostage released in Lebanon
The Irish hostage, Brian Keenan, is released in Beirut after more than four years in captivity.

1954: Brazilian president found dead
Brazilian president Getulio Vargas resigns under pressure from the military and then commits suicide just hours later.

Rocky and his mate 1967: Penguins cool off in heat wave
Two penguins from Chessington Zoo are taken on a day trip to a local ice-rink to cool off during sweltering London temperatures.

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Top Story 1968: Russia brings winter to 'Prague Spring'
Top Story 1978: Kenya's founding father dies
Top Story 1990: Outrage at Iraqi TV hostage show
Top Story 1944: Paris is liberated as Germans surrender
Top Story 1959: US to 'stand by' West Germans
Top Story 1979: IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten
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