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Oliver Tambo 1983: Car bomb in South Africa kills 16

At least 16 people are killed and more than 130 injured when a car bomb explodes in the centre of Pretoria in South Africa.


1965: British police to be issued with tear gas
Britain's police are to be armed with tear gas guns and grenades for use against dangerous criminals.

HMS Cleopatra 1973: Royal Navy moves to protect trawlers
Britain sends in Royal Navy ships to protect fishing boats in the disputed Icelandic 50-mile zone.

Tony Blair at Number 10 after announcing the birth of son Leo 2000: Blairs' delight at birth of fourth child
The British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie celebrate the birth of their fourth child, Leo.

Councillor being weighed in at High Wycombe 1958: High Wycombe weighs new mayor
Citizens of the English town of High Wycombe witness a unique ceremony at which the mayor is weighed in public.

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