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This Day in History: 1940 Dunkirk rescue is over - Churchill defiant

The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, has described the “miracle of deliverance” from Dunkirk and warned of an impending invasion.His moving speech to Parliament came on ... Full story

This day in history - 1962: 130 die in Paris air crash

A chartered Air France Boeing 707 headed for Atlanta, Georgia, has crashed on take-off at Orly Airport in Paris, killing 130 people on board. It ... Full story

This day in history - 1998: Ginger leaves the Spice Girls

Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, has left the chart-topping Spice Girls band. The announcement follows days of increasingly feverish speculation, after Geri - the driving ... Full story

This day in history: 1990 France bans British beef imports

The French Government has banned imports of British beef and live cattle because of fears over BSE, or “mad cow” disease. France is Britain’s biggest ... Full story

This day in history: 1953 Hillary and Tenzing conquer Everest

The New Zealander Edmund Hillary, and the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, have become the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the Nepal-Tibet ... Full story

This day in history: 1983 - Car bomb in South Africa kills 16

At least 16 people have been killed and more than 130 people injured in a car bomb explosion in South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria. The ... Full story

TENNIS: Federer commits to hometown Swiss Indoors event

Roger Federer says he will play at the Swiss Indoors in October, ending speculation he could skip his hometown tournament in a contractual dispute. Federer ... Full story

FOOTBALL: Malaga owner could face action over ‘racism’ claim

Malaga owner Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani could face disciplinary action from UEFA after Tweeting that his team’s Champions League elimination was due to “racism.” The ... Full story

THE BUZZ: Lendl to display collection of art nouveau posters

Tennis star Ivan Lendl is displaying his full collection of posters by the Czech art nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha for the first time.The eight-time Grand ... Full story

This Day in History: 1969 Martin Luther King’s killer gets life

James Earl Ray has been jailed for 99 years by a court in Memphis, Tennessee, after admitting he carried out the murder of the American ... Full story

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