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1970: Critical explosion cripples Apollo 13
An explosion on board Apollo 13 causes one of the most critical situations in American space history.

1988: USSR pledges to leave Afghanistan
The Soviet Union signs an agreement paving the way for pulling Russian troops out of Afghanistan.

2000: M25 killer gets life
A man who carried out a "road rage" killing is beginning a life sentence after being convicted of murder at the Old Bailey in London.

1979: New president for war-torn Uganda
A man driven into exile by former Uganda dictator Idi Amin has been sworn in as the country's new president.

1968: Berlin student unrest worsens
A massive student rally in West Berlin has ended in violent clashes between police and protesters.


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Top Story: 1981: Brixton ablaze after riot

12 April
Top Story: 1961: Soviets win space race

13 April
Top Story: 1975: Beirut street battle leaves 17 dead

15 April
Top Story: 1945: British troops liberate Bergen-Belsen

16 April
Top Story: 1964: 'Great Train Robbers' get 300 years

17 April
Top Story: 1986: British journalist McCarthy kidnapped


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