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Kuwait city resident waves flag from top of car 1991: Iraqi troops flee Kuwait City

The Kuwaiti capital is liberated by the Gulf War Allies after 208 days of Iraqi occupation.

US forces 1984: US troops withdraw from Beirut
The last of the remaining American forces occupying Beirut have pulled out of the Lebanese capital.

Injured woman is helped by police 1993: World Trade Center bomb terrorises New York
A suspected car bomb explodes underneath the World Trade Center in New York killing at least five people.

Burnt remains of beds outside Shelton Hospital 1968: Hospital blaze kills 21 patients
Twenty-one female patients die in a fire which sweeps through a wing of the Shelton Mental Hospital near Shrewsbury.

Archbishop Robert Runcie 1987: Synod says 'yes' to women priests
The Church of England's General Synod votes by a huge majority in favour of the ordination of women priests.

2000: UK Government moves to gag ex-spy
Former British spy David Shayler is being sued by the government for breach of confidence and contract over information leaked to a newspaper.
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