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1993: Michael Jackson accused of child abuse
Police in Los Angeles are investigating allegations of child abuse made against singer Michael Jackson.

1985: Sleeping boy killed in police raid
A five-year-old boy is shot dead in a police raid on his home in Birmingham.

1990: Irish hostage released in Lebanon
The Irish hostage, Brian Keenan, is released in Beirut after more than four years in captivity.

1954: Brazilian president found dead
Brazilian president Getulio Vargas resigns under pressure from the military and then commits suicide just hours later.

1967: Penguins cool off in heat wave
Two penguins from Chessington Zoo are taken on a day trip to a local ice-rink to cool off during sweltering London temperatures.


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

23 August
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25 August
Top Story: 1944: Paris is liberated as Germans surrender

26 August
Top Story: 1959: US to 'stand by' West Germans

27 August
Top Story: 1979: IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten


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