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1986: US hostage freed in Beirut
David Jacobsen, an American held hostage in Beirut by Muslim fundamentalists, is released after 17 months in captivity.

1988: Dead heat in Israel elections
The general election in Israel returns a hung parliament, prompting feverish negotiations between the right-wing Likud party and ultra-orthodox religious groups.

1995: Ex-minister charged with apartheid murders
The former South African defence minister, General Magnus Malan, is arrested and charged with murder.

2000: Schools watchdog Woodhead resigns
The controversial chief inspector of schools in England, Chris Woodhead, steps down, to the delight of teachers' unions.

1951: 6,000 British troops flown into Egypt
The final phase of the largest troop airlift since the war brings reinforcements in to quell unrest in the Canal Zone.


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31 October
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1 November
Top Story: 1966: Viet Cong bombs Saigon

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Top Story: 2004: George W Bush wins second term

4 November
Top Story: 1956: Soviet troops overrun Hungary

5 November
Top Story: 1952: Landslide victory for Eisenhower


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