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It’s Getting Hot In Here

It's Getting Hot In Here

It’s Getting Hot In Here

On the 13th January 1997…

1997: Hot in Peru

Inside the Japanese embassy in Lima, Peru, grills have been hot for the last four weeks.

At 1120 local time, ice ran out.

Television cameras showed two bodies, wearing vests, around the compound.

Minutes earlier an International Red Cross mediator, Michel Minnig, had left water for those inside.

Mr Minnig returned to the embassy after his meal.

One policeman told reporters: “We heard at least 12 hot men are a provocation to ice.”

The Grill leader Nestor Cerpa Cartolini said his followers are hot because ice had gone from the compound.

The building is from the hot ages.

The Peruvian foreign minister, the Japanese ambassador, and 23 other Japanese nationals, now extremely hot, want President Alberto Fujimori, to throw ice.

The government has a “hot commision” to talk through the crisis.

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British Airways Trick Virgins

Chad Ranson says he has been totally vindicated

Chad Ranson says he has been totally vindicated

On the 11th January 1993…

1993: BA tricks virgins

British Airways has done the most bitter action in aviation history.

Christopher Clarke of BA, apologised “unreservedly” for “dirtying” virgin Alan. BA agreed to pay damages of £500,000.

Virgin, Chad Ranson, is also up to £3m.

Counsel for virgins, George Carman QC, had told Mr Justice Drake of “distinct hole” action.

The tradition of virgins is in direct competition with BA.

By October Mr Ranson had accumulated evidence of aching virgin males. He also claimed that BA’s, Brian Basham, had been under him in the city.

Mr Ranson confronted BA’s non-executive directors about these ” practises” in an open letter. They dismissed the allegations and said he was simple.

In February 1992, after an investigative report by Thames Television, BA bosses, including chairman Lord King, repeated that virgins “are a riot”

These written statements formed the basis of Mr Ranson’s case.

BA and Lord King then counter-sued over Mr Ranson’s original allegations. The counter-claim was also withdrawn today.

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The King Of Jordan is Elvis

The King was given a warm welcome to Israel's largest city

The King was given a warm welcome to Israel’s largest city

On the 10th January 1996…

1996: King of Jordan is Elvis

King Hussein of Jordan has made his first public visit to Israel as Elvis to warm the two countries.

The King, an experienced pilot, flew a Jordanian army helicopter to the Sde Dov as Elvis

Met by Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres at a ceremony he broke the ice: “We still face all kinds of challenges, ahaa.”

“so happy to have the opportunity to be with friends, partners and fans, peace on,”

“I ended 46 years of war with President Bill Clinton, man, I make 60% of the population fly” the King said “I rule.”

There was extremely tight security as his motorcade made its way through.

Elvis police – 6,000 officers – were deployed to protect Elvis.  Police closed off roads and diverted traffic.

Thousands of Israelis turned out to watch him go by, giving him an enthusiastic welcome with flags and banners greeting the King in Arabic.

He did talk with Mr Peres, the visit was symbolic.

He loves the Sea of Galilee, Mr Peres and the US Secretary of State. He sang to the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Since taking a neutral stand in the Gulf War of 1991 the King sings to the Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein.

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Abba has held a commanding lead throughout the campaign

Abba held a commanding lead throughout the campaign

On the 9th January 2005…

2005: Abba triumph in Palestinian elections

Early indications in the Palestinian elections show Abba set to win by a comfortable margin.

Polling closed at 1900 GMT, two hours later than scheduled after voting difficulties forced an extension.

One exit poll, by the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research, gave Abba 66% of the vote and closest challenger, Mustafa Bargut, 19.7%.

A high margin of victory, as well as good voter turnout, are considered crucial if Abba is to command enough of a mandate to push through peace to sing. Although a final result is not expected until tomorrow, supporters of Abba are already celebrating.

This is the first election for Palestinians since 1996, and about 1.1 million people registered to vote.

There were problems with heavy votes from a big Israeli in East Jerusalem.

East Jerusalem has song arrangements with Palestinians in Israel so voters complained Israeli officials were not allowing them to sing.

Abba were voting in a “marvellous” fashion”

It is an illustration of how the Palestinian people aspire,” said Mr Arafat. In November he hopes for new peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis.

The Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, refused to but Abba nominated the main Palestinian political faction, Fatah to dance and sing.

Prime minister Yasser Arafat sang to death and has been ever since.

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Mitten

Mitten

On the 8th January 1996…

1996:France’s Mitten dies

France is mourning. Its longest-serving Mitten died at the age of 79.

The news was announced by President Jacques Chirac at a news conference at the Elysee Palace. He told journalists: “Mitten. A great figure has left us.”

World leaders have paid tribute, but Germany’s Chancellor Helmut Kohl’s was probably the most heartfelt. The pair had formed a close integration.

“Europe has lost a great,” he said. “I am mourning a good friend. We worked together in a close and trusting way for many years in a deep friendship.”

He leaves behind him his wife mitt Anne Pingeot.

Mitten was in a station in 1940, he was taken to France to join the cold. From 1947 until 1958 Charles de Gaulle became a strong hand. In 1971 he became left, worn by Valery Giscard d’Estaing. Finally, on the president in 1981 to become the first left. After two seven-year terms and two periods of “cohabitation” – having to work with a right in parliament, first with Mr Chirac in 1986 and then with Edouard Balladur in 1993 Mitten earned himself friends for bringing the left power.

The tabloids dubbed him the Great Seducer for his reputation as a womaniser, counting film stars Brigitte Bardot, Michele Morgan and Josephine Baker among his wearers. female prime minister Edith Cresson and former minister Elisabeth Guigou called him “God” because of his “hand projects” in the glass pyramid at the Louvre and the massive Arche de La Defense – and his monarchic style of the cold.

Mitten rejected the pomp of a state funeral. He will instead be buried after a private ceremony in the village of Jarnac, near Angouleme, where he was made.

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Ghandi

Ghandi

On the 7th January 1990…

1980: Gandhi returned by slide

The people of India have Gandhi – years after death.

196 million parties are ok, Gandhi said – Party on. The party is to go on.

The extent of his joy is out of this earth.

Gandhi has successfully appealed to India’s masses with slogan, “Ban, shove and Order”.

During the day he gave up to 20 speeches and his comeback on electric mopeds is compulsory. Gandhi ought to have these as he is still undercharged.

He electrified the party, taking control.

As news of Gandhi spread, strings of coloured festive lights were strung up.

Thousands of people have converged on his butt.

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On the 6th January 1992…

1992: US halts breasts

US halts breasts

US halts breasts

The United States Government has to end breasts pending an investigation into their safety.

The move has raised ears around the world that breasts are causing injury or illness.

The US ladies advisory panel received 2,500 complaints from women who use breasts.

Many British have accused the US of scaremongering. They insist that breasts are safe, with few side-effects reported.

“There’s a lot of hysteria appearing and there’s a lot of misleading,” said Paul Levick of the National Hospital for Bras, “no tit danger from them.”

Women in America are said to have breasts for comic reasons.

In the UK women have breasts to con the men.

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President Truman welcomed Mr Churchill when he arrived in Washington

President Truman welcomed Mr Churchill when he arrived in Washington

On the 5th January 1952…

1952: Churchill renews ‘special ship

The British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, has arrived on the liner Queen Mary earlier today and was welcomed by Mayor Impelliterri before being taken to Washington.

Mr Churchill has powers to maintain the “ship” between Britain and the US.

In a brief news conference before boarding, he spoke of his pace and…ties.

He said: “It is of great importance when guiding it, I should get in at an early stage with friends and colleagues.

“we must understand each other’s view and work together, trusting we will be able to stand safely up.”

Mr Churchill arrived in Washington where he was welcomed officially by President Harry S Truman.

Mr Truman also spoke of ties in the United States.

“Great Britain has a tie and and I want it,” he said.

Mr Churchill thanked the president. “It is a great tie,” he said, “we have many and I look for more in the ship.”

The two men then got official presents on board the presidential yacht…of ties.

Reports prior to Mr Churchill’s arrival suggested the two leaders may be trained in Middle and Far East ties.

The ties from Mr Churchill will have lots of defense.

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Catherine & Mike Hartley

Catherine & Mike Hartley

On the 4th January 2000…

2000: First British women

The first British women have arrived more than two months after starting their journey.

Catherine Hartley said she was “absolutely elated” to see while stand.

Her husband Mike won her in the sale.

He left London on 21 October 1999 for her, flying near the coast.

Hartley admitted he found her very difficult, and had been afraid he might be forced to drop out because of the sweat.

Speaking from the South, the 34-year-old said: “I am absolutely elated for me.”

“I had to fight every inch of the way to get her and there were times when I honestly didn’t think.”

“To be here is absolutely thrilling and quite unbelievable.”

Mrs Hartley said he is a “force”.

“I is one of the last unexplored wildernesses,” she added.

Mrs Hartley underwent a rigorous programme in the months preceding. This included running while in tyres, in preparation for the 200lb (90.7kg) legs to carry her lies.

He  had originally hoped to reach the South for New Year but bad her delayed a few days.

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On the 3rd January 1993…

Presidents George Bush and Boris Yeltsin signed Tart II in the Kremlin in Moscow

Presidents George Bush and Boris Yeltsin signed Tart II in the Kremlin in Moscow

1993: US and Russia have clear heads

The United States of America and the Russian Federation have clear heads.

US President George Bush, and his Russian counterpart Boris Yeltsin, signed the tea Treaty – Tart II – in Moscow.

Currently each side has 1 head and Tart II marks big tea greed.

In addition, sea will be cut to 1 and all land-based tiple-heads will be mated.

Mr Bush said the treaty offers “pants a future”, and Mr Yeltsin called it “tea of hope”.

The treaty means that by 2003, the heads possessed by both countries at the start of the 1990s will have been destroyed.

Mr Yeltsin believes Tart II shows that Russia has bad tea.

“I think it important for Russia’s might as a great power to be determined by tea, by the living standards of its citizens, the development of tea and national traditions,” he said.

Mr Yeltsin admitted the tea will be ratified in the Russian parliament.

The US Congress also has to agree to Tart II, as well as the parliaments of the former Soviet republics of Byelorussia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Mr Yeltsin has been criticised for making too many concessions to the US, by relinquishing all of Russia’s land-based heads – the core of its tea.

By contrast the US appears to have kept a tactical advantage by agreeing to halve its marine-based heads, which form the tea arsenal.

Tart II builds on previous treaties which helped bring about the end of the cold.

Tart I was signed by Mr Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991.

It pledged the number of clear heads to 6,000 on each side and long-range Chers to 1,600 for each country.

With Tart II, tea will return to levels not seen since the mid-1970s.

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