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1959: US to 'stand by' West Germans
America will stand by West Germans in their efforts to remain strong and free, the US President pledges.

1975: Rhodesia peace talks fail
Talks between the Rhodesian Government and the African National Council collapse acrimoniously.

1985: Budd smashes 5,000m record
Controversial athlete Zola Budd breaks the world 5,000m record.

1994: Man gets 'bionic' heart
A man is given the world's first battery-operated heart in a pioneering operation in Britain.

1962: Abortion mother returns home
An American mother-of-four is on her way home amid a storm of controversy after having an abortion in Sweden.


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Top Story: 1990: Outrage at Iraqi TV hostage show

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

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

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

28 August
Top Story: 1963: King's dream for racial harmony

29 August
Top Story: 1965: Gemini V returns to Earth


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