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Geoffrey Jackson 1971: British diplomat freed after eight months

The British Ambassador, Geoffrey Jackson, is released eight months after being captured by extreme left-wing guerrillas in Uruguay.


Belgian riot policeman in Heysel Stadium (AP) 1987: Liverpool fans to stand trial in Belgium
Twenty-five English football fans involved in the Heysel stadium disaster are extradited to Belgium.

RUC badge 1999: Report urges sweeping reform of RUC
The Royal Ulster Constabulary should undergo wholesale reform, a Police Review Commission report recommends.

Chairman Mao 1976: Chairman Mao Zedong dies
The leader of the Chinese revolution Chairman Mao Zedong dies at the age of 82.

India's High Commissioner in Britain 1988: Indian cricket tour 'cancelled'
English cricket captain Graham Gooch and seven other members of his squad are refused visas to travel to India.

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