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1992: Serbian prison camps condemned
Conditions in two Serbian detention camps are condemned as "hell on earth" by the man leading a delegation to inspect them.

1964: South Africa banned from Olympics
South Africa are barred from taking part in the 18th Olympic Games in Tokyo over its refusal to condemn apartheid.

1989: Man U sold in record takeover deal
Manchester United Football Club is sold for 20m in the biggest takeover deal in the history of British football.

1969: Woodstock music festival ends
Three days and nights of sex, drugs and rock and roll come to a peaceful end as the Woodstock music festival winds down.

1971: British Army shot 'unarmed' disabled man
The British Army is accused of shooting dead an unarmed, disabled man during disturbances in Northern Ireland.


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15 August
Top Story: 1945: Allied nations celebrate VJ Day

16 August
Top Story: 1952: Flood devastates Devon village

17 August
Top Story: 1998: Clinton admits Lewinsky affair

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

20 August
Top Story: 1989: Marchioness river crash 'kills 30'

21 August
Top Story: 1968: Russia brings winter to 'Prague Spring'


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