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1981: Bangladeshi president assassinated
The president of Bangladesh, Zia Rahman, is assassinated in Chittagong in a coup attempt.

1972: Official IRA declares ceasefire
The Official IRA announces a ceasefire, but the Provisional IRA says it will continue fighting until the British leave Northern Ireland.

1990: France bans British beef imports
The French Government bans imports of British beef and live cattle because of fears over BSE or "mad cow" disease.

2001: French ex-minister jailed over sleaze
Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas is sentenced to six months in prison over the country's biggest political scandal in recent history.

1967: Egypt and Jordan unite against Israel
The King of Jordan and President Abdel Nasser of Egypt sign a joint defence agreement in case of a conflict with Israel.


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Top Story: 1964: Light goes out in India as Nehru dies

28 May
Top Story: 1998: World fury at Pakistan's nuclear tests

29 May
Top Story: 1968: Manchester Utd win European Cup

31 May
Top Story: 1985: English teams banned after Heysel

1 June
Top Story: 2001: Nepal royal family massacred

2 June
Top Story: 1953: Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath


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