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Helicopter taking off, leaving troops on ground 1973: Nixon announces Vietnam peace deal

The US president, Richard Nixon, has appeared on national television to announce "peace with honour" in Vietnam.

People left homeless by the quake 1989: Many killed in Tajik earthquake
Hundreds of people are feared dead after a powerful earthquake strikes the Soviet Central Asian republic of Tajikistan.

Scene of the crash 1955: Express train crashes killing 14
Fourteen people die and dozens are injured when an express train travelling from York to Bristol derails at Sutton Coldfield station.

British Prime Minister Edward Heath 1971: Britain allowed to sell arms to S Africa
The Commonwealth Conference in Singapore ends with a compromise over the wording of the declaration.

Rose Addis 2002: Elderly patient sparks Commons row
The treatment of a 94-year old woman sets off a bitter political row between the prime minister and the leader of the Opposition.

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Top Story 1961: John F Kennedy sworn in as US president
Top Story 1981: Tehran frees US hostages after 444 days
Top Story 1990: Gorbachev explains crackdown in Azerbaijan
Top Story 1966: 117 die in Air India tragedy
Top Story 1971: Idi Amin ousts Uganda president
Top Story 2001: Thousands die in Gujarat quake
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