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1991: Bloodshed at Lithuanian TV station
Around 13 people are killed and at least 140 injured as Soviet troops continue to attack Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.

1964: Riots in Calcutta leave more than 100 dead
Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.

2001: Earthquake devastates Salvador
More than 1,000 people are feared dead after an earthquake strikes the Central American city of San Salvador.

1993: Allies bomb Iraq
American, British and French fighter jets carry out a series of bombing raids over southern Iraq.

2004: Serial killer Shipman found hanged
Harold Shipman, who is believed to have killed more than 200 patients, is found hanged in his prison cell.

1972: Ghana PM ousted in bloodless coup
An army commander seizes control of Ghana while the prime minister is in London for medical treatment.

1997: Shots heard at besieged embassy in Peru
Peruvian left-wing guerrillas holding 72 hostages open fire on police outside the Japanese Embassy in Lima.


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11 January
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12 January
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14 January
Top Story: 2002: UK declared free of foot-and-mouth

15 January
Top Story: 1973: Nixon orders ceasefire in Vietnam

16 January
Top Story: 2001: DR Congo President Kabila shot


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