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1996: Afghan forces routed as Kabul falls
The capital of Afghanistan falls to opposition militia after three days of fierce fighting.

2001: Swiss man kills 14
A gunman runs amok in a central Switzerland government building, killing at least 14 people before turning the gun on himself.

1970: Arab leaders sign Jordan peace deal
The king of Jordan and the leader of the PLO's Yasser Arafat agree a ceasefire at a summit of Arab leaders in Cairo, Egypt.

1988: Johnson stripped of Olympic gold
Sprinter Ben Johnson is sent home from the Seoul Olympic Games in disgrace.

1968: Musical Hair opens as censors withdraw
The American hippy musical "Hair" opens in London - one day after the abolition of theatre censorship.


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24 September
Top Story: 1975: First Britons conquer Everest

25 September
Top Story: 1957: Troops end Little Rock school crisis

26 September
Top Story: 1944: Airborne troops retreat from Arnhem

28 September
Top Story: 1995: Palestinian self-rule in West Bank agreed

29 September
Top Story: 1979: Pope calls for peace in Ireland

30 September
Top Story: 1955: James Dean killed in car smash


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