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Riot police and demonstrators in Wisconsin 1967: Thousands join anti-war movement

Thousands of demonstrators in Oakland, California, hold the biggest protest yet against the Vietnam War.


Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada 1983: Grenada's prime minister 'assassinated'
Eyewitnesses say the prime minister and seven of his colleagues have been killed during a hardline military coup.

James Mawdsley 2000: British activist freed from Burma
Human rights activist James Mawdsley is released from prison in Burma where he has been held since 1999.

Dalai Lama at Westminster School, London 1973: Dalai Lama makes first UK visit
The leader of Tibet's Buddhists arrives in Britain where he will stay for 10 days to "administer vows".

Police interrogation tape recorder 1988: New law could erode right to silence
The British Government announces plans to change the law so that remaining silent could incriminate rather than protect a suspect.

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