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Nuclear explosion at Mururoa Atoll 1996: France halts nuclear testing

French President Jacques Chirac says France will no longer test nuclear weapons after uproar over Pacific tests.

Damage caused by one of the bombs 1976: Explosions rock London's West End
A series of bombs explode in the West End of London during the night - one person, believed to be a taxi driver, has been hurt.

Sally Clark and Stephen Clark 2003: Solicitor cleared of killing sons
Solicitor Sally Clark is cleared by the Court of Appeal of murdering her two sons after serving more than three years of a life sentence.

Corazon Aquino 1987: Aquino suppresses rebel uprising
The president of the Phillippines has put down a rebellion against her government in Manila.

Sign advising of delays to trains 1959: Fog brings transport chaos
Dense fog - the worst for seven years - brings road, rail and air transport in many parts of England and Wales to a virtual standstill.

1985: Thatcher snubbed by Oxford dons
Oxford University snubs Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher by refusing her an honorary degree.
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