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1985: Israel ends major Ethiopian rescue mission
Thousands of Jewish refugees from Ethiopia are airlifted from Sudan to Israel in a secret operation.

1976: Ten dead in Northern Ireland ambush
Ten Protestant men are shot dead as they return home from work in a mini-bus in Northern Ireland.

1993: Oil tanker runs aground off Shetland
A tanker carrying 85,000 tonnes of crude oil is aground in hurricane force winds off the Shetland Islands.

2001: Shipman 'may have killed hundreds'
The former GP Harold Shipman may have killed more than 300 of his patients, a report reveals.

1981: Man arrested for Ripper murders
A 35-year-old lorry driver from Bradford, suspected of carrying out 13 murders across West Yorkshire over the past five years, is appearing in court.

1952: Churchill renews 'special relationship'
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in the United States for an official visit, his first since re-election last October.


Around this Day

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

3 January
Top Story: 1980: Afghan leader defends Soviet invasion

4 January
Top Story: 1967: Campbell killed during record attempt

6 January
Top Story: 1994: Mystery assailant attacks top US skater

7 January
Top Story: 1976: Iceland and Britain clash at sea

8 January
Top Story: 1989: Dozens die as plane crashes on motorway


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