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L-R, Rabin, Arafat and Peres 1994: Israelis and Arafat share peace prize

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, and two Israelis - the Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres - are the winners of this year's Nobel peace prize.


Cecil Parkinson 1983: Parkinson quits over lovechild scandal
The Trade and Industry Secretary resigns after fresh details about his affair with a former secretary are revealed.

Men topple a smoldering fire truck over during the violence in Bangkok 1973: Thai army shoots protesters
Dozens of people are killed in the Thai capital of Bangkok in street battles between government troops and demonstrators.

50-pence coin 1969: New 50-pence coin sparks confusion
The new seven-sided 50p coin comes into circulation but prompts complaints that it is too similar to the 10-pence.

Emperor Haile Selassie with HRH The Queen 1954: Ethiopian emperor visits UK
The Queen welcomes Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie when he arrives in the UK during his world tour.

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