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Bush and Gorbachev signing the Start treaty 1991: Superpowers to cut nuclear warheads

The US and the Soviet Union sign the Start treaty to reduce stockpiles of nuclear warheads by about a third.

Photograph of landmine warning 1998: UK imposes total ban on landmines
The British Government announces a total ban on landmines, a month before the first anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.

Photo of Sir Oswald Mosley in 1936 1962: Violence flares at Mosley rally
Former fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley is assaulted at a rally in London's east end.

Aerial photograph of Stormont Castle, near Belfast 1973: Chaotic meeting of Belfast Assembly
Loyalists disrupt the new Northern Ireland Assembly, the first elected body since the British imposed direct rule in March.

Photograph of Peter Wright's Spycatcher memoirs 1987: Newspaper caught in Spycatcher row
The Government sues the Sunday Telegraph over secret service memoirs.

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