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Boris Yeltsin's Surprise Resignation

Mrs Yeltsin, on the day her husband shocked the world, the Mafia's grip on America exposed in the 1950s and the Brazilian woman hijacker who took her kids along for the ride.

Mrs Yeltsin, on the day her husband shocked the world, half a century since the Mafia's grip on America was exposed, the 1999 protests in Iran - the biggest since the revolution - a student tells us how a photograph led to his death sentence and the Brazilian woman hijacker who took her kids along for the ride.

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Sun 7 Jan 2018 23:06GMT

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  • Sun 7 Jan 2018 23:06GMT

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