The story of the Pakistani boy forced into bonded labour at the age of four.
In June 1972 Sally Priesand became the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi in the USA.
Actor Barbara Leigh-Hunt on her role in one of the most controversial Hitchcock movies
In May 1986, a small group of musicians staged the first charity rock concert in the USSR
In 1968 Dr Bindeshwar Pathak began his mission to improve toilet facilities for the poor.
In 1979 Canadians began a revolutionary scheme to aid thousands of Indochinese refugees
In May 1998 Pakistan responded to an Indian nuclear test with an explosion of its own
In May 1975 one of Latin America's leading young poets was shot dead in El Salvador.
When Ireland's banks went on strike in 1970, people cashed their cheques in pubs.
The Taiwanese pop singer who became a superstar in communist China
The young woman, killed at a protest in 2009, who became a symbol for opposition in Iran
A Broadway musical has made an 18th century American politician famous once more.
In 1954 the US Supreme Court ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional.
How a New York housewife started a worldwide weight loss business in May 1963.
How one of America's most controversial politicians was shot while running for president.
French minister Maurice Papon went on trial for helping the Nazis to deport French Jews
In 1976, unknown Californian wines beat top French wines in a blind wine tasting in Paris
In 1977 a US government body first warned Americans that their diet was killing them.
In 1973, the most successful TV spy series ever to be broadcast in the USSR, went on air.
In May 1980 Communist China allowed capitalist activity for the first time.
After enduring years of slaughter during WW1, French army units finally mutinied
In 1992, shortly after the collapse of the USSR, a civil war erupted in Tajikistan.
The legendary photographic cooperative, Magnum, was founded 70 years ago
It was a father and son team of Italian cosmetic surgeons who created liposuction.
In May 1976 the German left-wing extremist Ulrike Meinhof killed herself in prison.
How the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo challenged Argentina's military rulers.
During the Bosnian war of the early 1990's, thousands of women were raped.
On April 26th 2005, Syrian forces finally pulled out of Lebanon after almost 30 years.
The man who changed the way people thought about mental illness.
Bulgaria's brutal policy of forced assimilation against its Turkish minority in the 1980s