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1991: Superpowers to cut nuclear warheads
The US and the Soviet Union sign the Start treaty to reduce stockpiles of nuclear warheads by about a third.

1998: UK imposes total ban on landmines
The British Government announces a total ban on landmines, a month before the first anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.

1962: Violence flares at Mosley rally
Former fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley is assaulted at a rally in London's east end.

1973: Chaotic meeting of Belfast Assembly
Loyalists disrupt the new Northern Ireland Assembly, the first elected body since the British imposed direct rule in March.

1987: Newspaper caught in Spycatcher row
The Government sues the Sunday Telegraph over secret service memoirs.


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29 July
Top Story: 1981: Charles and Diana marry

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2 August
Top Story: 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait

3 August
Top Story: 2001: Car bomb in west London injures seven


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