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President Anwar Sadat 1981: Egypt's President Sadat assassinated

President Sadat of Egypt dies after being shot by gunmen at a military parade.


Mordechai Vanunu 1986: Nuclear technician missing after secrets leak
Fears grow for the missing nuclear technician who has disappeared in London.

Egyptian soldiers raise a flag on Bar-Lev line bunker in Sinai 1973: Arab states attack Israeli forces
Heavy fighting erupts between Arab and Israeli forces along two fronts as Egypt and Syria attempt to re-take land occupied since 1967.

Police in riot gear at the Broadwater Farm riots 1985: Policeman killed in Tottenham riots
A police officer is hacked to death by a mob during riots at the Broadwater Farm housing estate in North London.

Serb celebrating Milosevic's resignation 2000: Milosevic quits, street celebrations continue
Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic resigns under mounting pressure after allegations of vote-rigging.

1953: Britain sends troops to Guiana
Naval and military forces are on their way to British Guiana in response to what the UK Government says is a threat to the administration of the British colony.
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