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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
Tue 17 Nov 2015
Indian film star Shabana Azmi recalls playing a lesbian in the controversial film, Fire
Mon 16 Nov 2015
In 1986 the Kenyan government began a programme of secretly torturing suspected opponents
Fri 13 Nov 2015
On 13 November 2001, the Taliban administration collapsed in Afghanistan
Thu 12 Nov 2015
In November 1991 Indonesian troops opened fire on independence activists in East Timor
Wed 11 Nov 2015
Romany of the BBC was a pioneer naturalist broadcaster of Roma Gypsy origin
Tue 10 Nov 2015
Following the assassination of Indira Gandhi, India was gripped by anti-Sikh riots
Mon 9 Nov 2015
On 9 November 2005, nearly 60 people were killed in Jordan's worst terror attack
Wed 4 Nov 2015
In November 1975 a huge crowd of Moroccans marched into a Spanish colony in the desert
Fri 6 Nov 2015
Alexander Kerensky, overthrown by Lenin in 1917, comments on the Russian Revolution
Thu 5 Nov 2015
In 1942, the Allies launched an offensive in Egypt that helped shape the course of WW2
Tue 3 Nov 2015
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.
Fri 30 Oct 2015
In 1930 the USSR created a Jewish Region in Siberia, a homeland for Soviet Jews
Thu 29 Oct 2015
Hear one man's story of growing up in England in the Great Depression of the 1930s
Wed 28 Oct 2015
World-famous prima ballerina Alicia Alonso talks about founding Cuba's National Ballet
Tue 27 Oct 2015
In 1945 the English physicist was exposed as a nuclear spy for the Soviet Union.
Mon 26 Oct 2015
In October 1945, the United Nations was born, in the hope of preventing future wars
Fri 23 Oct 2015
In October 1975, 90% of all women in Iceland took part in a massive nationwide protest.
Thu 22 Oct 2015
In 1995 during Sri Lanka's brutal civil war Tamil rebels attacked a Sinhalese village.
Wed 21 Oct 2015
In 1990, the first international conference was held on the shrinking of the Aral Sea
Tue 20 Oct 2015
How the cast of an early 20th century Yiddish play found themselves in court in New York.
Mon 19 Oct 2015
US troops discovered victims of the Communist Tet offensive in Hue city in 1968
Fri 16 Oct 2015
When Quebec separatists started to use violence - Canada's government called out the army
Thu 15 Oct 2015
Sixty years ago the acclaimed director released his awarding winning first film
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