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Soldiers guard Cuban prisoners 1983: US troops invade Grenada

American forces seize control of the Caribbean island of Grenada less than a week after a left-wing coup in which the prime minister, Maurice Bishop, was killed.


Photo of Victoria Falls 1964: President Kaunda takes power in Zambia
Zambia is the ninth African state to gain independence from the British crown.

starving Ethiopian child 1984: Europe grants emergency aid for Ethiopia
The EEC is donating 1.8 million to help combat the famine in Ethiopia.

National Theatre 1976: Queen opens National Theatre in London
The Queen has officially opened the National Theatre on the South Bank in London after years of delays.

Handcuffs 2001: Crime rates lowest for 20 years
British Crime Survey reveals the chances of being a victim of crime are lowest for 20 years.

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Top Story 1966: Double-agent breaks out of jail
Top Story 1956: Hungarians rise up against Soviet rule
Top Story 1945: United Nations Organisation is born
Top Story 1994: Israel and Jordan make peace
Top Story 1978: Gunman runs amok in West Midlands
Top Story 1962: World relief as Cuban missile crisis ends
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