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Mangled remains of the coach on the M62 1974: Soldiers and children killed in coach bombing

Eleven people are killed in a bomb blast on a bus travelling to an army base in North Yorkshire.


Afghans queue for aid (AP) 1998: 4,000 feared dead in Afghan earthquake
An earthquake in northern Afghanistan leaves thousands dead, injured or homeless.

Kenyan Asian immigrant 1968: More Kenyan Asians flee to Britain
Another 96 Indians and Pakistanis from Kenya arrive in Britain, the latest in a growing exodus of Kenyan Asians fleeing discrimination.

Photo of ferry 1988: Defiant seamen strike on
Thousands of seamen at major British ports are continuing to strike even though their union has called an end to the action.

ICCS inspectors 1973: Vietnam observers' struggle for peace
International inspection teams in Vietnam have been sent into the countryside to monitor the truce agreed last Saturday in Paris.

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