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George Blake 1966: Double-agent breaks out of jail

One of Britain's most notorious double-agents, George Blake, escapes from prison in a daring break-out believed to have been masterminded by the Soviet Union.

Rusting ship abandoned in what was the Aral Sea 1990: Aral Sea is 'world's worst disaster'
Scientists tell the Royal Geographical Society how irrigation has destroyed what was once the world's fourth largest fresh water sea.

Brooks Club, London West End 1974: Bomb blast in London club
A bomb explodes in a restaurant near to where opposition leader Edward Heath is dining in London.

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament logo 1983: CND march attracts biggest ever crowd
Thousands gather in London to support the CND in their protest over the use of nuclear missiles.

Stranded car at Caldecote in Cambridgeshire 2001: UK braced for more flooding
The UK prepares for more rain in what are thought to be the worst floods for twenty years.

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Top Story 1956: Hungarians rise up against Soviet rule
Top Story 1945: United Nations Organisation is born
Top Story 1983: US troops invade Grenada
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