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1996: France halts nuclear testing
French President Jacques Chirac says France will no longer test nuclear weapons after uproar over Pacific tests.

1976: Explosions rock London's West End
A series of bombs explode in the West End of London during the night - one person, believed to be a taxi driver, has been hurt.

2003: Solicitor cleared of killing sons
Solicitor Sally Clark is cleared by the Court of Appeal of murdering her two sons after serving more than three years of a life sentence.

1987: Aquino suppresses rebel uprising
The president of the Phillippines has put down a rebellion against her government in Manila.

1959: Fog brings transport chaos
Dense fog - the worst for seven years - brings road, rail and air transport in many parts of England and Wales to a virtual standstill.

1985: Thatcher snubbed by Oxford dons
Oxford University snubs Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher by refusing her an honorary degree.


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27 January
Top Story: 1945: Auschwitz death camp liberated

28 January
Top Story: 1986: Seven dead in space shuttle disaster

30 January
Top Story: 1972: Army kills 13 in civil rights protest

31 January
Top Story: 2000: Life for serial killer Shipman

1 February
Top Story: 2003: Columbia shuttle disintegrates killing seven


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