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Mexico quake damage 1985: Mexico suffers devastating earthquake

A massive quake under Mexico City kills and injures thousands, devastating three states along the Pacific coast.

Southall rail crash (PA) 1997: Six dead in Southall train disaster
An Intercity 125 ploughs into a freight train in west London, killing six and injuring more than 150.

The damage the parcel bomb left 1972: Parcel bomb attack on Israeli embassy
A diplomat at the Israeli embassy in London is killed by a letter bomb.

Rescue workers at the crash scene 1986: Two dead in Midlands rail crash
Two passenger trains crash in Staffordshire, killing two people and injuring almost a hundred more.

Georgetown under water 2003: Washington DC swept by hurricane
Hurricane Isabel hits the east coast of the United States and sweeps through the capital.

1952: US Immigration slams door on Chaplin
The United States prevents film legend Charlie Chaplin from returning to Hollywood until he is investigated by the Immigration Services.
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Top Story 1986: Kinross Miners 'killed where they stood'
Top Story 1944: Airborne invasion of Holland begins
Top Story 1961: UN Secretary General killed in air crash
Top Story 1984: US embassy blast kills 20
Top Story 1998: Clinton's Grand Jury testimony released
Top Story 1980: War breaks out between Iran and Iraq
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