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Cyclone damage 1999: Super-cyclone wreaks havoc in India

A massive cyclone sweeps through the state of Orissa in eastern India, killing an unknown number of people and leaving thousands homeless.


Nelson Mandela with the TRC report 1998: Apartheid report accuses SA leaders
The long-awaited report by South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission has accused leading figures from across the political spectrum of human rights violations.

General Franco 1975: Franco's 36-year reign ends
General Franco's dictatorship is effectively ended with the announcement heir designate Prince Carlos will take over as provisional head of state.

'Dingoes are wild' warning sign at Ayers Rock 1982: Mother jailed in dingo baby murder
Lindy Chamberlain is found guilty of the murder of her nine-week-old daughter after a jury dismisses her claim that a dingo took the baby.

Iain Duncan Smith 2003: Tory Party leader resigns
The Conservative Party leader, Iain Duncan Smith, resigns after failing to win the backing of his fellow MPs.

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Top Story 1962: World relief as Cuban missile crisis ends
Top Story 1991: Bush opens historic Mid East peace conference
Top Story 1984: Indian prime minister shot dead
Top Story 1966: Viet Cong bombs Saigon
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