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In March 1959 the Dalai Lama fled Chinese troops in Tibet. His brother went too.
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What was it like living in Baghdad during the allied invasion of Iraq?
Meltdown at the American nuclear power station in 1979
Saddam Hussein takes his revenge on rebellious Kurds after the 1st Gulf War.
British politicans aren't used to sharing power but in the 1970s they had to.
What it's really like being a bomb-disposal man in Iraq.
The civil war in Sierra Leone left hundreds of thousands of civilians dead or mutilated.
When JR was shot in the US TV series Dallas - it made the headlines worldwide.
Why Britain resisted America's invitations to join the Vietnam War.
Why Britain resisted America's invitations to join the Vietnam War during the 1960s.
It was 57 years ago this week that the Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin died.
The diaries of Captain Scott and why a failed explorer became a national hero
During the dot com boom Stephan Paternot made millions of dollars. Then he lost them
Fifty years ago the first Playboy Club opened in Chicago - with bunnies.