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Riots in Gujarat 2002: Hindus die in train fire

A fire on a train in India results in the deaths of 57 Hindu pilgrims returning from the disputed holy site of Ayodhya.

Victorian house where bomb-making equipment was found 1975: PC murder linked to IRA bomb factory
Scotland Yard says the man who shot dead a police officer in London yesterday had been staying in a flat used as a "bomb factory" by the IRA.

Van 1963: Argoud charged over de Gaulle plot
Antoine Argoud, President De Gaulle's arch enemy and a former colonel in the French Army, is charged with an assassination attempt.

Former military ruler Olusegun Obasanjo - 1997 1999: Nigerians vote to break with military
Voters flock to polling stations in Nigeria to elect a civilian president and end military rule that has lasted 15 years.

1953: Spelling bill passes second reading
A proposal to simplify English spelling has cleared its second hurdle in parliament.

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