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Coffin amid huge crowds 1981: Bangladeshi president assassinated

The president of Bangladesh, Zia Rahman, is assassinated in Chittagong in a coup attempt.


Masked IRA gunman - April 1972 1972: Official IRA declares ceasefire
The Official IRA announces a ceasefire, but the Provisional IRA says it will continue fighting until the British leave Northern Ireland.

A Hereford cross heffer 1990: France bans British beef imports
The French Government bans imports of British beef and live cattle because of fears over BSE or "mad cow" disease.

Roland Dumas emerges from court after sentencing 2001: French ex-minister jailed over sleaze
Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas is sentenced to six months in prison over the country's biggest political scandal in recent history.

King Hussein 1967: Egypt and Jordan unite against Israel
The King of Jordan and President Abdel Nasser of Egypt sign a joint defence agreement in case of a conflict with Israel.

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