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1989: Marchioness river crash 'kills 30'
At least 30 people die after a pleasure cruiser and a barge collided on the River Thames.

1992: Duchess of York in photos row
Intimate photographs of the Duchess of York and a Texan businessman are published in a tabloid newspaper.

1978: Two dead after El Al crew ambushed
Two people die during an attack on a bus carrying Israeli airline staff in central London.

1970: Bobby Moore cleared of stealing
The England soccer captain, Bobby Moore, is cleared of charges of stealing in a trial in Colombia.

1992: Iraq jails 'lost' Briton
Iraq sentences a British man to seven years in jail for what it calls "illegal entry" into the country.


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

22 August
Top Story: 1978: Kenya's founding father dies

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