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15 Jan Benn back on road to Westminster

27 Jan Michael Jackson burned in Pepsi ad

14 Feb British ice couple score Olympic gold

26 Feb US troops withdraw from Beirut

29 Feb Trudeau resigns as Canada's PM

12 Mar Miners strike over threatened pit closures

14 Mar Sinn Fein leader shot in street attack

17 Mar Boat race halted before starting

21 Mar EEC summit collapses over rebate row

04 Apr Greenham Common women evicted

09 Apr Dozens arrested in picket line violence

12 Apr Scargill vetoes national ballot on strike

17 Apr Libyan embassy shots kill policewoman

26 Apr Reagan arrives in China

27 Apr Libyan embassy siege ends

23 Apr Scientist finds Aids virus

08 May Moscow pulls out of US Olympics

29 May Miners and police clash at Orgreave

06 Jun Troops raid Golden Temple in Amritsar

20 Jun O-Levels to be replaced by GCSEs

09 Jul Historic York Minster engulfed by flames

23 Jul Sellafield 'not linked' to cancer cluster

02 Aug Euro Court condemns phone-tapping

11 Aug Zola Budd in race trip controversy

16 Aug DeLorean cleared of drugs charges

02 Sep Seven killed in Sydney biker shootings

03 Sep Typhoon batters Philippines

07 Sep Epidemic 'spreads to second hospital'

20 Sep US embassy blast kills 20

21 Sep Maltby picket sparks violence

26 Sep UK and China agree Hong Kong handover

28 Sep Pit dispute 'illegal' says judge

05 Oct Essex police make record drugs haul

12 Oct Tory Cabinet in Brighton bomb blast

25 Oct Europe grants emergency aid for Ethiopia

30 Oct Pro-Solidarity priest is murdered

31 Oct Indian prime minister shot dead

01 Nov Violence follows Gandhi killing

05 Nov Sandinistas claim election victory

07 Nov Four more years for Reagan

12 Nov Quid notes out - pound coins in

23 Nov London tube fire traps hundreds

03 Dec Hundreds die in Bhopal chemical accident

14 Dec Court fines Scargill for obstruction

16 Dec Gorbachev visit to Britain a 'success'

19 Dec Britain signs over Hong Kong to China

29 Dec Rajiv Gandhi wins landslide election victory
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