Witness: The Srebrenica Massacre
In July 1995 Bosnian Serb troops murdered thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the worst atrocity in Europe since World War Two.
Witness: Rainbow Warrior
In July 1985 the Greenpeace campaign ship, the Rainbow Warrior, was bombed by French agents in New Zealand. One environmentalist on board was killed and the boat sank. Pete Wilcox was the Rainbow Warrior’s captain and he spoke to Claire Bowes in 2010.
Witness: Death of Kim Il Sung
It's 20 years since the death of North Korea's founding leader Kim Il Sung, sparking an outpouring of national grief.
Witness: The Storming of the Red Mosque
In 2007 militants took over a mosque in Islamabad - Pakistani troops laid siege.
Witness: Artek - the Soviet holiday camp
Every year, thousands of children from all over Russia visited the holiday camp Artek by the Black Sea.
Witness: Oklahoma - The Musical
70 years ago an optimistic musical about rural Americans hit Broadway.
Witness: Abuse at Abu Ghraib: the Iraqi view
Two Iraqis recall their experiences as detainees in the American-run Abu Ghraib prison.
Witness: Britain's Serial Murderers
In 1994 Fred and Rosemary West were charged with a series of gruesome murders of young women and girls, committed over a twenty-year period in the south of England.
Witness: The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
On June 28th 1914 the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire was killed in Sarajevo. His death triggered the outbreak of the First World War.
Witness: The Start of Computer Dating
In 1965 Operation Match, a pioneering computer dating scheme, was launched in the USA.
Witness: The Lidice Massacre
In June 1942 Hitler ordered the destruction of a Czech village as revenge for the assassination of a top Nazi official.
Witness: Albanian Illegal Immigrants
Throughout the spring and summer of 1991 thousands of Albanians arrived in Italy by ship.
Witness: 1954 Burma Hijack
In June 1954, separatist Karen rebels hijacked a passenger plane in Burma.
Witness: The River that Caught Fire
In June 1969 the Cuyahoga River in the USA caught fire - prompting new environmental laws.
Witness: The Civil Rights Act of 1964
It's been 50 years since the Civil Rights Act passed through the United States Congress. Lobbyist Jane O'Grady was there.
Witness: Mysterious Russian - Moura Budberg
Was she a spy?The story of the aristocrat lover of the writers Gorky and HG Wells.
Witness: Burying a Hungarian Hero
In July 1989, the body of Imre Nagy, Prime Minister during the 1956 Hungarian uprising, was reburied in Budapest. It marked the beginning of the end of Communism in Hungary.
Witness: OJ Simpson Police Chase
In June 1994 police chased the American football star through the streets of LA. They wanted to arrest him following the death of his ex-wife.
Witness: Brazil's Tropicalia movement
Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso on the radical movement which burst onto the Brazilian music scene in the late 1960s
- United Kingdom
BBC World Service