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Nursery nurse Lisa Potts 1996: Seven slashed in school machete attack

Three young children and four adults are attacked by a man with a machete at an infant school in Wolverhampton.


G8 leaders 2005: G8 leaders agree $50bn aid boost
The G8 summit in Gleneagles ends with a deal to boost aid for developing countries by $50bn.

Ronald Arthur Biggs 1965: Ronald Biggs escapes from jail
Ronald Biggs who was serving a 30-year prison sentence for his part in the Great Train Robbery escapes from Wandsworth prison.

Ladan and Laleh Bijani (copyright: AP) 2003: Conjoined twins die in separation op
Conjoined Iranian twins who volunteered to go ahead with a major operation to separate them both die during surgery.

Photograph of British tank on a Londonderry street 1971: British troops shoot Londonderry rioters
Two men are killed by the British army in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

2000: New Harry Potter most magical yet
The latest story about boy wizard Harry Potter breaks all publishing records.
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