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United Nations logo 1945: United Nations Organisation is born

Allies of World War II ratify the UN Charter at a ceremony in Washington DC.

The fire inside the tunnel 2001: Swiss tunnel ablaze after head-on crash
At least 10 people die after two lorries crash head-on and catch fire inside the Gotthard road tunnel in Switzerland.

Side profile of Nilsen 1983: Nilsen 'strangled and mutilated' victims
Civil servant Dennis Nilsen goes on trial accused of six murders and two attempted murders.

Concorde taking off from New York (copyright: AFP) 2003: End of an era for Concorde
The legendary supersonic aircraft, Concorde, makes its last commercial passenger flight amid emotional scenes at Heathrow airport

Nezar Hindawi 1986: UK cuts links with Syria over bomb plot
The UK government has broken off diplomatic relations with Syria following revelations of official complicity in Nezar Hindawi's plot to blow up an El Al airliner.

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Top Story 1966: Coal tip buries children in Aberfan
Top Story 1966: Double-agent breaks out of jail
Top Story 1956: Hungarians rise up against Soviet rule
Top Story 1983: US troops invade Grenada
Top Story 1994: Israel and Jordan make peace
Top Story 1978: Gunman runs amok in West Midlands
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