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1977: South African police cleared of Biko death
A demonstration erupts outside a South African court as a magistrate rules no police are to blame for the death of the leader of the black consciousness movement.

1954: US pledges to defend Nationalist China
US President Eisenhower announces the signing of a pact of mutual security with the Nationalist Chinese Government.

1988: Bangladesh cyclone 'worst for 20 years'
A search is under way for thousands of people feared dead after a devastating cyclone in Bangladesh.

1954: US Senate condemns McCarthy
Senator Joseph McCarthy, famous for his crusade against Communism, is censured for conduct unbecoming to a senator.

1995: Rogue trader jailed for six years
Nick Leeson is sentenced for financial dealings which contributed to the fall of Britain's oldest merchant bank.


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30 November
Top Story: 1995: Clinton kindles hope in Northern Ireland

1 December
Top Story: 1955: Black woman challenges race law

3 December
Top Story: 1984: Hundreds die in Bhopal chemical accident

4 December
Top Story: 1971: Bomb demolishes crowded Belfast pub

5 December
Top Story: 1977: Egypt severs ties with Arab hardliners


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