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Taleban fighter 1996: Afghan forces routed as Kabul falls

The capital of Afghanistan falls to opposition militia after three days of fierce fighting.


Rescue workers evacuating injured from the building (AP) 2001: Swiss man kills 14
A gunman runs amok in a central Switzerland government building, killing at least 14 people before turning the gun on himself.

Yasser Arafat 1970: Arab leaders sign Jordan peace deal
The king of Jordan and the leader of the PLO's Yasser Arafat agree a ceasefire at a summit of Arab leaders in Cairo, Egypt.

Ben Johnson winning the 100m gold (AP) 1988: Johnson stripped of Olympic gold
Sprinter Ben Johnson is sent home from the Seoul Olympic Games in disgrace.

Theatre front advertising Hair  1968: Musical Hair opens as censors withdraw
The American hippy musical "Hair" opens in London - one day after the abolition of theatre censorship.

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Top Story 1975: First Britons conquer Everest
Top Story 1957: Troops end Little Rock school crisis
Top Story 1944: Airborne troops retreat from Arnhem
Top Story 1995: Palestinian self-rule in West Bank agreed
Top Story 1979: Pope calls for peace in Ireland
Top Story 1955: James Dean killed in car smash
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