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Photo of Pat Finucane 1989: Belfast lawyer Finucane murdered

Leading solicitor Pat Finucane is shot dead at his home in north Belfast in front of his wife and children.


Turkish Cypriot fighter 1964: Deaths follow Cyprus truce breach
Fighting between ethnic Turks and Greeks in the disputed island of Cyprus has left at least 16 people dead.

The Scream by Edvard Munch (copyright: AP) 1994: Art thieves snatch Scream
One of the world's best-known paintings, The Scream by Edvard Munch, is stolen from a museum in Norway.

Atomic power station under construction 1954: New authority for atomic energy
A new body is established to control the production and development of atomic energy in the UK.

Dr Arpad Pusztai 1999: Scientists highlight hazards of GM food
A group of international scientists reinforces warnings that genetically modified food may be damaging to health.

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