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Baghdad with scene of explosion on horizon 2003: US launches missiles against Saddam

American missiles hit the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, signalling the start of the US-led campaign to topple Saddam Hussein.

The litter bin one of the bombs was planted in 1993: Child killed in Warrington bomb attack
One boy is dead and more than 50 people are injured as two bombs explode in the centre of Warrington.

A soldier guards the roadblock set up at the scene of the murders 1989: Senior RUC men die in gun attack
Two senior RUC officers negotiating cross-border security co-operation in south Armagh are ambushed and shot dead by the IRA.

Princess Anne 1974: Kidnap attempt on Princess Anne
Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips escape an apparent kidnap attempt.

Detail from Jules Rimet Cup 1966: Football's World Cup stolen
The football World Cup is stolen while on exhibition in London.

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Top Story 1978: Civilians flee southern Lebanon
Top Story 1967: Supertanker Torrey Canyon hits rocks
Top Story 1982: Argentine flag hoisted on S Georgia
Top Story 1960: Scores die in Sharpeville shoot-out
Top Story 1956: King convicted for bus boycott
Top Story 1987: 30 hurt as car bomb hits Army base
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