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25 Sep
2017
Iraqi Kurdistan voted in favour of independence, but the vote was dismissed as unconstitutional by the Iraqi federal governmentIraqi Kurdistan voted in favour of independence, but the vote was dismissed as unconstitutional by the Iraqi federal government
1 year ago
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25 Sep
2016
Arnold Palmer, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever golfers, died aged 87. The American won more than 90 tournaments worldwide, including seven majors, and is widely…Arnold Palmer, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever golfers, died aged 87. The American won more than 90 tournaments worldwide, including seven majors, and is widely credited with popularising and commercialising the sport around the world
2 years ago
25 Sep
2014
Eric Holder, the first African American Attorney General, announced his resignation after six years in the post. He is the fourth-longest serving attorney general in U.S. historyEric Holder, the first African American Attorney General, announced his resignation after six years in the post. He is the fourth-longest serving attorney general in U.S. history
4 years ago
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25 Sep
2013
The America’s Cup reached a thrilling climax as Oracle Team USA sealed one of sport’s greatest comebacks to overhaul an 8-1 deficit to beat Team New Zealand in the deciding…The America’s Cup reached a thrilling climax as Oracle Team USA sealed one of sport’s greatest comebacks to overhaul an 8-1 deficit to beat Team New Zealand in the deciding race in San Francisco Bay, winning the series 9-8
5 years ago
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25 Sep
2012
Singer Andy Williams died from cancer at his home in Branson, Missouri, aged 84. He was best known for his version of the song Moon River, originally written for the film Breakfast…Singer Andy Williams died from cancer at his home in Branson, Missouri, aged 84. He was best known for his version of the song Moon River, originally written for the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. His TV show The Andy Williams Show ran for nine years from 1962 and was a worldwide hit which won three Emmys and launched the career of the Osmonds
6 years ago
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25 Sep
2012
China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, officially entered service, increasing regional tensions over Beijing’s growing territorial ambitions. The Liaoning was originally…China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, officially entered service, increasing regional tensions over Beijing’s growing territorial ambitions. The Liaoning was originally purchased from Ukraine
6 years ago
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25 Sep
2011
Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmental and political activist, died from ovarian cancer, aged 71. In 2004, she was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her…Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmental and political activist, died from ovarian cancer, aged 71. In 2004, she was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in environmental conservation and women’s rights
7 years ago
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25 Sep
2011
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote and run for office in future elections. The new ruling is due to come into effect after the next election cycle in…King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote and run for office in future elections. The new ruling is due to come into effect after the next election cycle in 2015
7 years ago
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25 Sep
2010
In a shock result, Britain’s Labour Party elected Ed Miliband over his older brother David, the hot favourite to win, in the tightest leadership election in history, with Ed…In a shock result, Britain’s Labour Party elected Ed Miliband over his older brother David, the hot favourite to win, in the tightest leadership election in history, with Ed coming out on top in only the 4th round of voting
8 years ago
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25 Sep
2009
The trial of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on corruption charges began in Jerusalem. He was the first ever Israeli Prime Minister to be brought to trial. Olmert, 64,…The trial of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on corruption charges began in Jerusalem. He was the first ever Israeli Prime Minister to be brought to trial. Olmert, 64, was forced to stand down in 2008 owing to allegations that he took cash for favours
9 years ago
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25 Sep
2009
Iran revealed the existence of a second uranium enrichment plant near the ancient city of Qom. Iran was supposed to have stopped all enrichment under threat of sanctions from the…Iran revealed the existence of a second uranium enrichment plant near the ancient city of Qom. Iran was supposed to have stopped all enrichment under threat of sanctions from the UN Security Council
9 years ago
25 Sep
2008
Kgalema Motlanthe was sworn in as the third post-apartheid President of South Africa after Thabo Mbeki was asked to resign. He was succeeded by Jacob Zuma in May 2009Kgalema Motlanthe was sworn in as the third post-apartheid President of South Africa after Thabo Mbeki was asked to resign. He was succeeded by Jacob Zuma in May 2009
10 years ago
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25 Sep
2008
U.S. federal regulators seized Washington Mutual, the giant lender that came to symbolise the excesses of the mortgage boom, and sold most of the bank to JPMorgan Chase for $1.9…U.S. federal regulators seized Washington Mutual, the giant lender that came to symbolise the excesses of the mortgage boom, and sold most of the bank to JPMorgan Chase for $1.9 billion, averting another potentially huge taxpayer bill for the rescue of a failing institution
10 years ago
25 Sep
2006
The Louisiana Superdome, the storm-battered stadium in New Orleans that was home to 30,000 evacuees in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, reopened after a $140m repair programmeThe Louisiana Superdome, the storm-battered stadium in New Orleans that was home to 30,000 evacuees in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, reopened after a $140m repair programme
12 years ago
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25 Sep
2005
Parliamentary elections in Poland resulted in a sweeping victory for two parties of the centre-right, the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) and the conservative-liberal Citizens…Parliamentary elections in Poland resulted in a sweeping victory for two parties of the centre-right, the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) and the conservative-liberal Citizens Platform (PO), which trounced the ruling centre-left coalition
13 years ago
25 Sep
2005
Spain’s Fernando Alonso won the Formula One World Driver's Championship title for Renault at the age of 24 years and 58 days, making him the youngest F1 Champion at that timeSpain’s Fernando Alonso won the Formula One World Driver's Championship title for Renault at the age of 24 years and 58 days, making him the youngest F1 Champion at that time
13 years ago
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25 Sep
2004
Hurricane Jeanne became the fourth major storm to strike the U.S. state of Florida in six weeks. The storm killed six people, left two million without electricity, and hit many…Hurricane Jeanne became the fourth major storm to strike the U.S. state of Florida in six weeks. The storm killed six people, left two million without electricity, and hit many homes already damaged by Hurricane Frances, which followed the same course three weeks earlier. Jeanne also battered the Bahamas, and had ealier wreaked devastation in Haiti, where over 3,000 people were killed in flooding and landslides. Insurance claims in Florida were already expected to be in excess of $20bn, not including the damage from Jeanne. The four hurricanes were thought to have caused at least 70 deaths in the state, which became the first to be hit by four hurricanes in the same season since Texas more than a century ago
14 years ago
25 Sep
2003
The UN said it was withdrawing more staff from Iraq. The announcement came three days after a bomb exploded outside the UN headquarters in Baghdad, killing two and injuring 19The UN said it was withdrawing more staff from Iraq. The announcement came three days after a bomb exploded outside the UN headquarters in Baghdad, killing two and injuring 19
15 years ago
25 Sep
2001
Saudi Arabia severed relations with the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, leaving Pakistan as the only country to recognise the Taliban as the legitimate government of AfghanistanSaudi Arabia severed relations with the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, leaving Pakistan as the only country to recognise the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan
17 years ago
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25 Sep
2000
British finance minister Gordon Brown addressed the Labour Party conference amid widespread anger at his stand on pensions and fuel tax. Core Labour supporters were furious at the…British finance minister Gordon Brown addressed the Labour Party conference amid widespread anger at his stand on pensions and fuel tax. Core Labour supporters were furious at the lowly 75p rise in pensions earlier in the year and the issue was in danger of becoming the next crisis for the government
18 years ago
25 Sep
2000
Australian athlete Cathy Freeman became the first Aborigine to win an individual Olympic gold medal when she won the 400 metres in SydneyAustralian athlete Cathy Freeman became the first Aborigine to win an individual Olympic gold medal when she won the 400 metres in Sydney
18 years ago
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25 Sep
2000
Romanian gymnast Andreea Raducan was stripped of her Olympic gold medal for the individual all-around title following a positive dope test for pseudoephedrine, which she said was…Romanian gymnast Andreea Raducan was stripped of her Olympic gold medal for the individual all-around title following a positive dope test for pseudoephedrine, which she said was given to her by the team doctor as a cold remedy
18 years ago
25 Sep
1998
Former England rugby captain Will Carling's reputation took a battering when he walked out on girlfriend Ali Cockayne and their 11-month old sonFormer England rugby captain Will Carling's reputation took a battering when he walked out on girlfriend Ali Cockayne and their 11-month old son
20 years ago
25 Sep
1998
French swimmer Benoit Lecomte reached the coast of Brittany after swimming 5,950km (3,716 miles) across the Atlantic from Cape CodFrench swimmer Benoit Lecomte reached the coast of Brittany after swimming 5,950km (3,716 miles) across the Atlantic from Cape Cod
20 years ago
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