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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (centre) on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., the day before his assassination 1969: Martin Luther King's killer gets life

James Earl Ray is jailed for 99 years by a court in Memphis, Tennessee, after admitting the murder of the American civil rights leader.

Prince Charles in Klosters 1988: Avalanche hits royal ski party
The Prince of Wales narrowly avoids death on the ski slopes of Switzerland in an avalanche which kills one of his closest friends.

Farzad Bazoft 1990: Observer 'spy' sentenced to die
A court in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, imposes the death sentence on The Observer journalist Farzad Bazoft.

Flag at half-mast on British governor's residence 1973: British officials shot dead in Bermuda
The British governor and his assistant have been assassinated in Bermuda, a British-dependent territory in the North Atlantic.

Archbishop Makarios 1956: Riots erupt in Cyprus over Archbishop
Greek Cypriots demonstrate and strike after Britain arrests and deports Archbishop Makarios.

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