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Senor Richardo Parrales, Nicaraguan Ambassador to London 1972: Earthquake wreaks devastation in Nicaragua

Ten thousand people are feared dead after a two-hour earthquake rips through the Nicaraguan capital, Managua.

Suez Canal 1956 1956: Jubilation as allied troops leave Suez
The United Nations Emergency Force takes over in Egypt after British and French forces withdraw from Port Said and Port Fuad ending the Suez Crisis.

The Queen 1992: Queen's Christmas speech leaked
The BBC investigates a leak which led to the Queen's Christmas speech being published in a national newspaper.

Andrei Sakharov 1986: Sakharov comes in from the cold
The Soviet Union's most prominent dissident, Andrei Sakharov, has returned to Moscow after almost seven years of internal exile.

Dr Richard Beeching 1964: Beeching to leave British Railways
Dr Richard Beeching who instigated major and controversial changes to the rail network will quit, says the government.

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Top Story 2004: Thousands die in Asian tsunami
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