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Troops escort nine black students into Central High School in Little Rock 1957: Troops end Little Rock school crisis

More than 1,000 paratroopers in full battle dress escort nine black children to high school in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Inchon landings 1950: Seoul in UN hands
United Nations forces have taken control of the South Korean capital Seoul, three months after it fell to North Korea, the US Army announces.

Maze Prison in 1971 (PA) 1983: Dozens escape in Maze break-out
Thirty-eight prisoners escape from a high-security jail in Northern Ireland.

1996: Taleban gains threaten Kabul
Opposition fighters in Afghanistan reach the eastern suburbs of Kabul and are poised to take control of the country's capital.

Lord Hutton outside the Royal Courts of Justice 2003: Hutton Inquiry hears final arguments
On the final day of the Hutton Inquiry, the court hears closing statements bitterly criticising the Ministry of Defence and the BBC.

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Top Story 1944: Airborne troops retreat from Arnhem
Top Story 1996: Afghan forces routed as Kabul falls
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