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1966: Viet Cong bombs Saigon
At least eight people are killed including an American officer when Viet Cong artillery shells the South Vietnamese capital.

1970: Nightclub inferno 'wipes out generation'
A fire at a nightclub in France has killed 142 people, most of them teenagers.

1986: Chemical spill turns Rhine red
A catastrophic fire at a chemicals factory near Basle, Switzerland, sends tons of toxic chemicals into the river Rhine, turning it red.

1984: Violence follows Gandhi killing
Rioting breaks out in parts of India following yesterday's assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

1990: Howe resigns over Europe policy
The UK's deputy Prime Minister, Sir Geoffrey Howe, has resigned after disagreements over the government's Europe policy.


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29 October
Top Story: 1999: Super-cyclone wreaks havoc in India

30 October
Top Story: 1991: Bush opens historic Mid East peace conference

31 October
Top Story: 1984: Indian prime minister shot dead

2 November
Top Story: 1986: US hostage freed in Beirut

3 November
Top Story: 2004: George W Bush wins second term

4 November
Top Story: 1956: Soviet troops overrun Hungary


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