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1990: Observer journalist executed in Iraq
Iraqi authorities execute The Observer journalist Farzad Bazoft in Baghdad bringing strong condemnation from Britain.

1976: Tube driver shot dead
The driver of a London Underground train is shot dead as he chases a gunman after a bomb exploded on his train.

1981: Pakistani jet hostages released
The passengers and crew of a Pakistan Airways plane held hostage for nearly two weeks have been released in Syria.

1974: Architect jailed over corruption
Architect John Poulson has been jailed for five years for bribing public figures to win contracts.

1962: Liberals seize Orpington
The Liberals get their first by-election victory for four years, seizing Orpington from the government.


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Top Story: 1991: Birmingham Six freed after 16 years

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Top Story: 1988: Three shot dead at Milltown Cemetery

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Top Story: 1978: Civilians flee southern Lebanon

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Top Story: 1967: Supertanker Torrey Canyon hits rocks


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