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Wreckage of plane with soldiers 1976: Bolivian plane crashes in Santa Cruz

Dozens die on the ground when a Boeing 707 crashes into a busy city street in the west of Bolivia.

John Major 1994: Loyalists announce a ceasefire
Three main loyalist paramilitary groups announce a ceasefire in Northern Ireland following the IRA announcement seven weeks ago.

miners 1992: Thousands of miners to lose their jobs
The government announces plans to close one third of Britain's deep coal mines, putting 31,000 miners out of work.

Spycatcher book 1988: Government loses Spycatcher battle
The British Government fails to stop publication of the controversial book Spycatcher, written by a former secret service agent.

A soldier detonates a controlled explosion on a border road 1971: Army blasts N Ireland border roads
British Army engineers are blowing up minor border roads in Northern Ireland to crack down on IRA gun-running.

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Top Story 1980: Thousands feared dead in Algerian quake
Top Story 1976: China's 'Gang of Four' arrested
Top Story 2000: Suicide bombers attack USS Cole
Top Story 1994: Israelis and Arafat share peace prize
Top Story 1969: Millions march in US Vietnam Moratorium
Top Story 1996: Handguns to be banned in the UK
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