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1994: Gunman kills two women at abortion clinic
Two women are shot dead and at least five others injured after a gunman opens fire at two neighbouring abortion clinics.

1958: Castro's rebels edge closer to capital
Thousands die in the bloodiest fighting in Cuba's history as rebels threaten to overthrow the military regime of President Batista.

2002: Diana Ross arrested for drink-driving
Singer Diana Ross is stopped by the police for drinking and driving after her car is seen swerving across a road.

1971: Iranians deported from Iraq
Some of the approximately 60,000 Iranian men, women and children expelled from Iraq in the past few days try to make their way home.

1986: Coal mine canaries made redundant
More than 200 canary birds are to be phased out of Britain's mining pits and replaced by hand-held gas detectors.


Around this Day

27 December
Top Story: 1965: Sea Gem oil rig collapses

28 December
Top Story: 1980: Green light for breakfast television

29 December
Top Story: 1998: Six die as huge waves smash into yachts

31 December
Top Story: 1964: Campbell speeds to double record

1 January
Top Story: 1995: Serial killer West found hanged

2 January
Top Story: 1971: Sixty-six die in Scottish football disaster


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