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Devastation in Armenia 1988: Death toll rises in Armenian earthquake

Up to 45,000 people die and a further 500,000 are homeless after the devastating earthquake which ripped through Armenia, official figures reveal today.


British hostages arrive home from Iraq 1990: Iraq frees British hostages
The first of the hostages held in the Gulf for four and a half months have arrived in Britain after their release by Saddam Hussein.

Angela Cannings and her husband Terry 2003: Mother cleared of murdering babies
The Court of Appeal has quashed the conviction of Angela Cannings, jailed for life for the murder of her two baby sons.

Aids virus 1981: Mystery disease kills homosexuals
Mystery disease is causing increasing concern among medical practitioners in the United States.

Albert Luthuli with garland around his neck 1961: Apartheid attacked at Nobel ceremony
Alfred Luthuli, leader of the banned African National Congress, attacks South Africa's regime as he receives the Nobel peace prize.

1979: Daredevil Kidd's 80ft river jump
Stuntman Eddie Kidd has accomplished a "death-defying" motorcycle leap.
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