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General G Castellano, representing Italy, receives a handshake from General Dwight D Eisenhower 1943: Italy's surrender announced

General Dwight D Eisenhower tells the world of the secret capitulation five days ago by the Italian Government.


Miner being supported by two others 1950: Miners trapped underground by landslide
Rescuers say 116 miners trapped in Knockshinnoch Castle colliery in Scotland following a landslide are safe.

Police survey the devastation caused by the Omagh bomb in August 1998 (AP) 1998: Real IRA announce ceasefire
The dissident republican group behind Northern Ireland's worst atrocity declares its violence at an end.

Lorries drive slowly along the A1 (PA) 2000: French fuel protests spread to UK
The fuel protests which have been crippling France for the past week reach Britain with a series of actions across the country.

The car wreckage 1986: Pinochet survives rebel ambush
The president of Chile escapes an attempt on his life in a fierce attack killing five of his bodyguards and wounding 11 more.

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