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1976: Iceland and Britain clash at sea
A British naval frigate is involved in another collision with an Icelandic gunboat in the Atlantic.

1990: Leaning Tower of Pisa closed to public
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public for the first time in its history amid safety fears.

1980: Gandhi returned by landslide vote
Indians vote Indira Gandhi back into power - less than three years after rejecting her "emergency dictatorship".

1965: Krays in custody over menace charge
Identical twin brothers Ronald and Reginald Kray are in custody charged in connection with running a protection racket.

2000: Aitken freed from prison early
Former Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken is released from jail after serving less than half of his 18-month sentence.


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4 January
Top Story: 1967: Campbell killed during record attempt

5 January
Top Story: 1985: Israel ends major Ethiopian rescue mission

6 January
Top Story: 1994: Mystery assailant attacks top US skater

8 January
Top Story: 1989: Dozens die as plane crashes on motorway

9 January
Top Story: 1986: Heseltine quits over Westland

10 January
Top Story: 1991: Last ditch efforts to avoid Gulf War


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