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Anthony Eden 1956: Mystery of missing frogman deepens

Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden refuses to give details about the disappearance of a naval diver during a goodwill visit by the Soviet leadership.

Plane on tarmac with front door open 1972: Israeli commandos storm hijacked jet
Twelve Israeli soldiers disguised as maintenance staff have stormed a hijacked Sabena Boeing at Lod airport in Tel Aviv and released the 100 people on board.

Police open fire on protesters in San Salvador 1979: El Salvador cathedral bloodbath
At least 18 demonstrators are shot dead and many wounded after police opened fire on anti-government protesters in El Salvador.

Street fighting 1988: Syria threatens force in Beirut
Syria has hinted for the first time it may send in troops to halt the bloodshed in the slums of southern Beirut.

Chinese hold up defaced American flag 1999: Chinese anger at embassy bombing
Major cities in China see their biggest demonstrations for years since the destruction by Nato bombs of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.

1955: West Germany accepted into Nato
West Germany formally joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation at a special ceremony in Paris.
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