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1945: Red Army enters outskirts of Berlin
Russian troops capture some outlying suburbs of Berlin at the beginning of what promises to be a bitter battle for control of the city.

1987: Tamil Tigers blamed for bus garage blast
More than 100 people have been killed after a bomb exploded in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.

1975: Vietnam's President Thieu resigns
The President of South Vietnam steps down accusing the United States of betrayal in a blistering attack broadcast to the nation

1994: 'Guildford Four' man cleared of IRA murder
One of the Guildford Four, Paul Hill, has won his appeal against a conviction for an IRA murder in Northern Ireland.

1955: Fleet Street papers back after strike
National newspapers are published for the first time in nearly a month following the end of the maintenance workers' strike.


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19 April
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20 April
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22 April
Top Story: 2000: Swat team grabs tug-of-love Cuban boy

23 April
Top Story: 1979: Teacher dies in Southall race riots

24 April
Top Story: 1993: IRA bomb devastates City of London


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