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1986: Swedish prime minister assassinated
Olof Palme, the prime minister of Sweden, is shot dead and his wife Lisbeth wounded in a street ambush in central Stockholm.

2001: At least 10 die in Selby rail crash
Up to 13 are killed and more than 70 injured when a high speed train is hit by a car which careered off the motorway.

1975: Dozens killed in Moorgate Tube crash
A London Underground train crashes at Moorgate, killing the driver and at least 29 passengers.

1991: Jubilation follows Gulf War ceasefire
US President George Bush announces a ceasefire in the Gulf after Iraq accepts all 12 UN resolutions.

2000: Nuclear chief quits over safety scandal
British Nuclear Fuels confirms its chief executive, John Taylor, has resigned over a safety scandal.


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

27 February
Top Story: 2002: Hindus die in train fire

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

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

2 March
Top Story: 1991: Sri Lankan hardliner among 19 killed in blast


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