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1969: Martin Luther King's killer gets life
James Earl Ray is jailed for 99 years by a court in Memphis, Tennessee, after admitting the murder of the American civil rights leader.

1988: Avalanche hits royal ski party
The Prince of Wales narrowly avoids death on the ski slopes of Switzerland in an avalanche which kills one of his closest friends.

1990: Observer 'spy' sentenced to die
A court in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, imposes the death sentence on The Observer journalist Farzad Bazoft.

1973: British officials shot dead in Bermuda
The British governor and his assistant have been assassinated in Bermuda, a British-dependent territory in the North Atlantic.

1956: Riots erupt in Cyprus over Archbishop
Greek Cypriots demonstrate and strike after Britain arrests and deports Archbishop Makarios.


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Top Story: 1967: Stalin's daughter defects to the West

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Top Story: 2004: Many die as bombs destroy Madrid trains

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Top Story: 1993: Bombay hit by devastating bombs

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Top Story: 1996: Massacre in Dunblane school gym


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