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2004: Veteran leader Yasser Arafat is dead
Yasser Arafat dies in hospital in Paris, aged 75, bringing to an end more than 40 years of rule over the Palestinian people.

2000: Skiers die in train tunnel inferno
At least 150 skiers, many of them children, die in an intense fire on board a funicular railway in the Austrian Alps.

1965: Rhodesia breaks from UK
The Rhodesian Government, led by Prime Minister Ian Smith, illegally severs its links with the British Crown.

1992: Church of England votes for women priests
The Church of England's parliament votes by a narrow margin to allow women to be ordained as priests.

1975: Divided Angola gets independence
The southern African state of Angola gains its independence from former colonial power Portugal.

1954: Pensioners demand more money
Thousands of elderly people take part in a rally in London calling for an increase in their pensions.

1987: Van Gogh fetches record price
A painting by Vincent Van Gogh is sold for $49m (27m) - a world record for a work of art.


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8 November
Top Story: 1987: Bomb kills 11 at Enniskillen

9 November
Top Story: 1985: America welcomes Charles and Diana

10 November
Top Story: 1995: Nigeria hangs human rights activists

12 November
Top Story: 1982: Solidarity leader Walesa released

13 November
Top Story: 1985: Volcano kills thousands in Colombia

14 November
Top Story: 1991: US accuses Libyans of Lockerbie bombing


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