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1968: Russia brings winter to 'Prague Spring'
Dozens are killed in a massive Soviet military clampdown in Czechoslovakia.

1973: 'Bloody Sunday' inquest accuses Army
The coroner presiding over the "Bloody Sunday" inquest accuses the British army of "sheer unadulterated murder".

1986: Hundreds gassed in Cameroon lake disaster
At least 1,200 people are feared dead after volcanic gases escape from a lake in Cameroon.

1983: Filipino opposition leader shot dead
Philippines opposition leader Benigno Aquino is assassinated minutes after returning home from exile.

1986: Giant glacier threatens eco disaster
A huge glacier in Alaska is threatening to cause an ecological disaster in the region.


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18 August
Top Story: 1992: Serbian prison camps condemned

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

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

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

23 August
Top Story: 1990: Outrage at Iraqi TV hostage show

24 August
Top Story: 1993: Michael Jackson accused of child abuse


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