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Rescue workers 2001: Thousands die in Gujarat quake

A massive earthquake strikes western India and parts of Pakistan, killing many thousands of people.

Indian flag flying 1950: India becomes a republic
The independent republic of India is born as the new president replaces the King as head of state and a new constitution is adopted.

Shell of Shepheards hotel 1952: Britons killed in Cairo riots
Reports from Egypt say at least 20 people have been killed and hundreds injured in anti-British riots in Cairo.

President Bill Clinton 1998: Clinton denies affair with intern
President Clinton denies allegations he had an affair with 24-year-old intern Monica Lewinsky and rejects accusations he asked her to lie on oath.

Head shot of Jan Palach 1969: Prague riots over student martyr
Police wielding truncheons and firing tear gas from pressure canisters break up a march by hundreds of demonstrators in central Prague.

1982: UK unemployment tops three million
The number of people out of work in Britain rises above three million for the first time since the 1930s.
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Top Story 1966: 117 die in Air India tragedy
Top Story 1971: Idi Amin ousts Uganda president
Top Story 1945: Auschwitz death camp liberated
Top Story 1986: Seven dead in space shuttle disaster
Top Story 1996: France halts nuclear testing
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