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1978: Carter delays N-bomb production
The US President Jimmy Carter decides to postpone production of the controversial neutron bomb.

1976: Government crisis as Stonehouse quits
Controversial MP John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party, leaving James Callaghan's government in a minority of one.

1968: Jim Clark killed in car smash
Motor racing world champion Jim Clark is killed in a car crash during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim.

1986: Sinclair sells computer business
Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair sells rights to his machines to Amstrad in a 5m deal.

1999: US claims 'banana war' victory
The World Trade Organisation has ruled in favour of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with Europe over bananas.


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Top Story: 1986: Berlin disco bombed

6 April
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Top Story: 1953: Seven years' hard labour for Kenyatta

9 April
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10 April
Top Story: 1998: Northern Ireland peace deal reached


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