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1978
01 Jan Newspaper editor flees South Africa

03 Feb Sadat in US for Mid East talks

13 Feb Ford makes her ITN debut

18 Feb Belfast bomb suspects rounded up

19 Feb Egyptian forces die in Cyprus gunfight

16 Mar Aldo Moro snatched at gunpoint

17 Mar Civilians flee southern Lebanon

24 Mar Tanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two

30 Mar Tories recruit advertisers to win votes

07 Apr Carter delays N-bomb production

18 Apr Carter wins Panama Canal battle

08 Jun Woman takes world sailing record

13 Jun Israeli troops leave southern Lebanon

17 May Charlie Chaplin's stolen body found

21 Jun Four dead in post office shootings

29 Apr Afghan coup rebels claim victory

19 Jun Botham bowls into cricket history

06 Jul Eleven die in sleeper train inferno

25 Jul Motability gets moving in the UK

25 Jul First 'test tube baby' born

27 Jul Transatlantic balloonists in trouble

17 Aug US balloonists' record Atlantic crossing

20 Aug Two dead after El Al crew ambushed

22 Aug Kenya's founding father dies

11 Sep Umbrella stab victim dies

15 Sep German terror suspect arrested in UK

16 Sep Thousands dead in Iran earthquake

20 Sep Police hunt Bridgewater killers

29 Sep Catholics mourn Pope's death

12 Oct Sex Pistol Vicious on murder charge

16 Oct Polish bishop is new Pope

17 Oct Grey seal cull dramatically reduced

27 Oct Gunman runs amok in West Midlands

05 Nov Iran's PM steps down amid riots

18 Nov Mass suicide leaves 900 dead

20 Nov Liberal MP accused of murder plot

23 Nov Nightclub ordered to lift race ban

06 Dec Spain set to vote for democracy

14 Dec Labour faces vote of confidence
 
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