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1940: German troops enter Paris
German troops march into Paris forcing French and allied troops to retreat.

1982: Ceasefire agreed in Falklands
A ceasefire between British and Argentine forces on the Falkland Islands is agreed, the prime minister announces.

1991: Iraqi Kurds fear US troop withdrawal
More than a thousand Kurds besiege a US military base near the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk, pleading with American troops not to withdraw.

1972: Pilots threaten worldwide strike
Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers face flight delays and cancellations as pilots threaten to strike over hijack fears.

1961: Panda replaces zebra at road crossing
A new type of zebra crossing with push button controls for pedestrians is being introduced next year.


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12 June
Top Story: 1975: Gandhi found guilty of corruption

13 June
Top Story: 1967: Moscow calls for UN action against Israel

15 June
Top Story: 1996: Huge explosion rocks central Manchester

16 June
Top Story: 1976: Soweto protest turns violent

17 June
Top Story: 1970: 'Babes in the wood' bodies found


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