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1994: Mystery assailant attacks top US skater
American figure-skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by a man brandishing a metal crowbar.

1977: EMI fires Sex Pistols
The music publisher EMI ends its contract with the notorious punk rock group after reports of abusive behaviour at Heathrow Airport.

2000: Flu outbreak stretches NHS resources
Hospitals around the UK are feeling the strain of the current flu outbreak even though it has not been classed as an epidemic.

1992: US halts breast implants
The US Government recommends doctors suspend the use of silicone breast implants as fears grow they could leak and affect the health of those using them.

1983: Danes raid British fishing grounds
The Royal Navy arrests Captain Kent Kirk at sea for trespassing in British fishing territory.


Around this Day

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

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

5 January
Top Story: 1985: Israel ends major Ethiopian rescue mission

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

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

9 January
Top Story: 1986: Heseltine quits over Westland


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