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Dignitaries sitting on platform, flags flying in front 1997: Hong Kong handed over to Chinese control

Hong Kong is handed back to the Chinese authorities - ending more than 150 years of British control.

Harold 'Kim' Philby 1963: Philby confirmed as 'third man'
Former Foreign Office official Harold Philby is confirmed as the "third man" in the Burgess and Maclean case.

Photo of Yasser Arafat returning to the Gaza Strip 1994: Yasser Arafat ends 27-year exile
The chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, Yasser Arafat, returns to the Gaza Strip after 27 years in exile.

Cassini probe (copyright: Nasa) 2004: Cassini captures Saturn's rings
International space probe Cassini-Huygens reaches Saturn and sends back the closest photographs yet of the planet's rings.

Photo of Morgan Grenfell headquarters 1987: Stock-broker guilty of corruption
One of the City's top investment bankers receives the first conviction for insider dealing since it became illegal.

2000: Ex-Blair ally attacks prime minister
Millionaire novelist Ken Follett levels scathing personal criticism at Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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