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Soldiers carry gunman's body 1997: Egyptian militants kill tourists at Luxor

More than 60 people die in an attack on a group of foreign tourists visiting a temple in southern Egypt.


Demonstrators in Prague 1989: Police crush Prague protest rally
Riot police arrest hundreds of people taking part in the biggest show of public dissent in Czechoslovakia for 20 years.

John Allen Muhammad (copyright: AP) 2003: Washington sniper convicted
An ex-soldier who served in the Gulf War is found guilty of at least one of the Washington sniper killings in October 2002.

Dungeness lifeboat being launched into water 1953: Twenty die in Channel collision
Twenty Italian sailors die following a collision between two boats in the English Channel.

Renault HQ in Paris 1986: French car chief shot dead
The head of the Renault car company, Georges Besse, is assassinated outside his home in Paris.

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