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Pro-Communist demonstrators outside Russia's Parliament building in Moscow 1993: Hardline Communists riot in Moscow

Demonstrators who back rebel ministers occupying Moscow's parliament in defiance of President Boris Yeltsin clash with police.


Mexican troops crouch in the Tlatelolco during the violence 1968: Student riots threaten Mexico Olympics
More than 25 people die during a gun battle in Mexico City just 10 days before the Olympics Games are due to begin.

Archbishop Dr Robert Runcie and Pope John Paul II 1989: Anglican anger over united church
Anglican rebels disrupt a church service in Rome attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury in protest at plans for closer ties with the Catholic church.

One of the surviving sextuplets in an incubator 1968: Birth of sextuplets stuns Britain
A woman gives birth to six babies in what is being hailed as the first recorded case of live sextuplets in Britain.

Roy Hattersley (left) and Neil Kinnock 1983: 'Dream ticket' wins Labour leadership
Neil Kinnock becomes the new leader of the Labour party, with Roy Hattersley joining him as deputy.

1974: Cannabis 'causes brain damage'
Experiments on monkeys in America reveal how smoking cannabis can cause brain damage.
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Top Story 1955: James Dean killed in car smash
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Top Story 1968: Londonderry march ends in violence
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