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1974: Soldiers and children killed in coach bombing
Eleven people are killed in a bomb blast on a bus travelling to an army base in North Yorkshire.

1998: 4,000 feared dead in Afghan earthquake
An earthquake in northern Afghanistan leaves thousands dead, injured or homeless.

1968: More Kenyan Asians flee to Britain
Another 96 Indians and Pakistanis from Kenya arrive in Britain, the latest in a growing exodus of Kenyan Asians fleeing discrimination.

1988: Defiant seamen strike on
Thousands of seamen at major British ports are continuing to strike even though their union has called an end to the action.

1973: Vietnam observers' struggle for peace
International inspection teams in Vietnam have been sent into the countryside to monitor the truce agreed last Saturday in Paris.


Around this Day

1 February
Top Story: 2003: Columbia shuttle disintegrates killing seven

2 February
Top Story: 1943: Germans surrender at Stalingrad

3 February
Top Story: 1959: Buddy Holly killed in air crash

5 February
Top Story: 1994: Market massacre in Sarajevo

6 February
Top Story: 1958: United players killed in air disaster

7 February
Top Story: 1945: Black Sea talks plan defeat of Germany


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