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Men dig away at the slag heap that covered the Aberfan school 1966: Coal tip buries children in Aberfan

Tragedy hits the Welsh village of Aberfan as a coal slag tip engulfs a school burying at least 130 people and injuring many more.

Jomo Kenyatta 1952: Kenyatta arrested in security raid
The President of the Kenya African Union, Jomo Kenyatta, is arrested following the declaration of a state of emergency in the British colony of Kenya.

Anthrax spores 2001: Anthrax claims third victim in US
A post office worker in Washington becomes the third person to be diagnosed with anthrax.

Gerry Adams, vice president of Sinn Fein 1982: Sinn Fein triumph in elections
Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness make history as they become the first members of Sinn Fein to be elected to the Ulster Assembly.

Tiede Herrema 1975: Herrema kidnappers under siege
Armed police are surrounding a house near Dublin where kidnapped businessman Tiede Herrema is being held captive.

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Top Story 1989: East Germany leader ousted
Top Story 1989: Guildford Four released after 15 years
Top Story 1967: Thousands join anti-war movement
Top Story 1966: Double-agent breaks out of jail
Top Story 1956: Hungarians rise up against Soviet rule
Top Story 1945: United Nations Organisation is born
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