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Harold Shipman 2000: Life for serial killer Shipman

Family GP Dr Harold Shipman is jailed for life for murdering 15 of his patients, making him Britain's most prolific convicted serial killer.


Head shot Jay Yeomans, bandage on chin 1953: 130 die in ferry disaster
A car ferry sinks in the Irish Sea in one of the worst gales of the winter, claiming the lives of up to 130 passengers and crew.

1996: Fifty dead in Sri Lanka suicide bombing
A lorry carrying heavy explosives crashes into a bank in Colombo bank killing more than 50 people.

Photo of a Vietcong officer being shot by the chief of police in Saigon 1968: Americans alarmed by 'Tet Offensive'
The American command in Vietnam reports over 5,000 people dead after two days' intensive fighting.

Robert McCartney 2005: Belfast stab victim McCartney dies
The death of Robert McCartney, killed by IRA supporters, leads to a major backlash in the Nationalist community of Northern Ireland and abroad.

1961: Chimp returns safely after space flight
A chimpanzee sent into space in a United States rocket is recovered alive and well from the sea near Florida.

1983: British drivers ordered to belt up
Drivers and front-seat passengers must wear seatbelts under a new law designed to reduce road deaths.
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Top Story 1996: France halts nuclear testing
Top Story 1972: Army kills 13 in civil rights protest
Top Story 2003: Columbia shuttle disintegrates killing seven
Top Story 1943: Germans surrender at Stalingrad
Top Story 1959: Buddy Holly killed in air crash
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