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2002: Hindus die in train fire
A fire on a train in India results in the deaths of 57 Hindu pilgrims returning from the disputed holy site of Ayodhya.

1975: PC murder linked to IRA bomb factory
Scotland Yard says the man who shot dead a police officer in London yesterday had been staying in a flat used as a "bomb factory" by the IRA.

1963: Argoud charged over de Gaulle plot
Antoine Argoud, President De Gaulle's arch enemy and a former colonel in the French Army, is charged with an assassination attempt.

1999: Nigerians vote to break with military
Voters flock to polling stations in Nigeria to elect a civilian president and end military rule that has lasted 15 years.

1953: Spelling bill passes second reading
A proposal to simplify English spelling has cleared its second hurdle in parliament.


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24 February
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25 February
Top Story: 1986: Corazon Aquino is Philippines president

26 February
Top Story: 1991: Iraqi troops flee Kuwait City

28 February
Top Story: 1986: Swedish prime minister assassinated

29 February
Top Story: 1960: Thousands dead in Moroccan earthquake

1 March
Top Story: 1950: Communist spy jailed for 14 years


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