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Peace agreement signing 1995: Bosnia peace accord ends three-year war

Leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia sign the Dayton Accord in Paris to end more than three years of bitter conflict.


Saddam Hussein after capture 2003: Saddam Hussein captured
The ousted President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, is under arrest after being found by US soldiers hiding in a cellar.

Orange soil on the Moon (copyright: Nasa) 1972: Last Moon mission returns
Apollo 17, the last manned space mission to the Moon, returns to Earth, bringing an end to America's programme of lunar exploration.

Archbishop Makarios 1959: Makarios elected president of Cyprus
Archbishop Makarios is elected the first president of the future Cyprus Republic.

Hugh Gaitskell speaking at microphone 1955: Gaitskell elected Labour leader
The Labour party elects Hugh Gaitskell as its new leader to succeed Clement Attlee.

1962: 'Music of spheres' hails Venus fly-by
The unmanned spacecraft, Mariner 2, makes the first ever fly-by of the planet Venus and sends back radio signals over tens of millions of miles of space.

1984: Court fines Scargill for obstruction
Miners' leader Arthur Scargill is found guilty of obstruction during a picket at a Yorkshire coal works earlier this year.
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Top Story 1988: 35 dead in Clapham rail collision
Top Story 1995: Riots break out in Brixton
Top Story 2004: Blunkett resigns over visa accusations
Top Story 1984: Gorbachev visit to Britain a 'success'
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