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1996

02 Jan
US peacekeepers pour into Bosnia

08 Jan
France's former president Mitterrand dies

10 Jan
King of Jordan in historic Tel Aviv visit

18 Jan
Green groups join bypass battle

29 Jan
France halts nuclear testing

31 Jan
Fifty dead in Sri Lanka suicide bombing

05 Feb
First GM food goes on sale in UK

10 Feb
Docklands bomb ends IRA ceasefire

15 Feb
Arms-to-Iraq report published

18 Feb
Bomb blast destroys London bus

29 Feb
Siege of Sarajevo is lifted

13 Mar
Massacre in Dunblane school gym

03 Apr
'Unabomber' suspect arrested

11 Apr
Israel launches attack on Beirut

18 Apr
Greek tourists killed by Egyptian gunmen

28 Apr
Gunman runs amok in Tasmania

13 Jun
Guernsey votes to legalise abortion

15 Jun
Huge explosion rocks central Manchester

08 Jul
Seven slashed in school machete attack

10 Jul
Girl survives murder of mother and sister

19 Jul
'War criminal' Karadzic resigns

27 Jul
Bomb rocks Atlanta Olympics

25 Sep
Taleban gains threaten Kabul

27 Sep
Afghan forces routed as Kabul falls

16 Oct
Handguns to be banned in the UK

06 Nov
'Comeback Kid' wins second term

23 Nov
Hijacked jet crashes into sea

09 Dec
Guilty verdict on school machete attacker


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