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In the 1990s the Cuban economy came close to collapse after Soviet aid dried up.
A nightclub in the British city of Birmingham was forced to lift its racial restrictions
In November 1971 a hijacker parachuted from a US plane with a $200,000 ransom
In late November 1979 a mob set fire to the US Embassy in Islamabad
How the CIA secretly funded the hugely influential cultural magazine Encounter.
Erica Jong, a feminist author from New York, talks about her novel on female sexuality
Indian film star Shabana Azmi recalls playing a lesbian in the controversial film, Fire
In 1986 the Kenyan government began a programme of secretly torturing suspected opponents
On 13 November 2001, the Taliban administration collapsed in Afghanistan
In November 1991 Indonesian troops opened fire on independence activists in East Timor
Romany of the BBC was a pioneer naturalist broadcaster of Roma Gypsy origin
Following the assassination of Indira Gandhi, India was gripped by anti-Sikh riots
On 9 November 2005, nearly 60 people were killed in Jordan's worst terror attack
Alexander Kerensky, overthrown by Lenin in 1917, comments on the Russian Revolution
In 1942, the Allies launched an offensive in Egypt that helped shape the course of WW2
In November 1975 a huge crowd of Moroccans marched into a Spanish colony in the desert
Archive interviews with Britain's most famous hangman, who executed more than 400 people.
In 1936 men from the North of England marched to London to protest at mass unemployment.