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The murder of Kelso Cochrane BBC
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The murder of Kelso Cochrane

In May 1959, Kelso Cochrane, a carpenter who'd emigrated to Britain from Antigua, was knifed to...

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Chasing the Marcos millions BBC
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Chasing the Marcos millions

The former president of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos Senior is thought to have plundered a...

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Shanghai at War BBC
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Shanghai at War

In 1937, Japanese forces entered Shanghai - spelling the end of a period when the Chinese city...

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The first McDonald's in Moscow BBC
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The first McDonald's in Moscow

Following the closure of McDonald’s in Russia, we’re going back to January 1990 when...

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People Power in the Philippines BBC
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People Power in the Philippines

In 1986, four days of huge public protests brought down President Ferdinand Marcos of the...

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The war in Transnistria BBC
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The war in Transnistria

With speculation mounting that President Putin might mount an attack on Moldova, we're going back...

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Eyjafjallajökull - The volcano that stopped Europe BBC
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Eyjafjallajökull - The volcano that stopped Europe

In 2010, a previously little-known Icelandic volcano erupted twice, sending a huge plume of...

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China opens up to capitalism BBC
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China opens up to capitalism

In May 1980 China allowed capitalist activity for the first time since the Communist Revolution,...

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Soviet nuclear missile alert BBC
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Soviet nuclear missile alert

In 1983, during a tense period of the Cold War, Soviet nuclear officials received a computer...

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Fighting for Uyghur rights in China BBC
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Fighting for Uyghur rights in China

In the 1980s, the minority Uyghur community in China staged some of the first protests against...

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The chemistry of cannabis BBC
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The chemistry of cannabis

The Israel scientist Raphael Mechoulam has been researching what’s thought to be the...

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Roe v Wade BBC
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Roe v Wade

In 1973 the landmark decision was made in the US Supreme Court which made abortion legal. The...

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Surviving the Falkands War BBC
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Surviving the Falkands War

In 1982 British soldier Simon Weston was severely burned when Argentine planes bombed his ship,...

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The sinking of the Belgrano BBC
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The sinking of the Belgrano

The Argentine ship, General Belgrano, was sunk by a British submarine during the Falklands War on...

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Algeria's rebel footballers BBC
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Algeria's rebel footballers

During Algeria's War of Independence, a group of Algerian players secretly left their clubs in...

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The Algerians who fought for France BBC
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The Algerians who fought for France

More than 200,000 Algerians fought for France during the war of independence, becoming known as...

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Algeria - The Massacre in Paris BBC
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Algeria - The Massacre in Paris

During their country's War of Independence, Algerian fighters from the FLN also targeted the...

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The War in Algeria - a French soldier's experience BBC
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The War in Algeria - a French soldier's experience

In the late 1950s a young Frenchman, who now goes by the name Ted Morgan, was conscripted to...

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Algeria’s Milk Bar Bomber BBC
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Algeria’s Milk Bar Bomber

Zohra Drif was 21 years old when she planted a bomb that exploded at a busy ice-cream parlour in...

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The battle for Kinder Scout BBC
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The battle for Kinder Scout

It's 90 years since hundreds of walkers organised a mass trespass on a mountain in the English...

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