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1952: Flood devastates Devon village
Twelve bodies are recovered and 24 people are missing feared dead in the flood which has swept through Lynmouth in north Devon.

2004: Dozens stranded in Cornish floods
Flash floods devastate a north Cornwall coastal village after the area's average August rainfall fell in just two hours.

1977: Rock and roll 'king' Presley dies
Elvis Presley, whose singing and style revolutionized popular music in the 1950s, dies after collapsing at his home.

1984: DeLorean cleared of drugs charges
Former car maker John DeLorean is cleared of all charges against him at his drug trafficking trial in Los Angeles.

2003: 'War criminal' Idi Amin dies
The notorious former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies in exile in a Saudi Arabian hospital.

2001: Diana butler charged with theft
A former butler to Princess Diana is charged with stealing hundreds of items from the Wales household.


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14 August
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18 August
Top Story: 1992: Serbian prison camps condemned

19 August
Top Story: 1987: Gunman kills 14 in Hungerford rampage


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