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1967: Thousands join anti-war movement
Thousands of demonstrators in Oakland, California, hold the biggest protest yet against the Vietnam War.

1983: Grenada's prime minister 'assassinated'
Eyewitnesses say the prime minister and seven of his colleagues have been killed during a hardline military coup.

2000: British activist freed from Burma
Human rights activist James Mawdsley is released from prison in Burma where he has been held since 1999.

1973: Dalai Lama makes first UK visit
The leader of Tibet's Buddhists arrives in Britain where he will stay for 10 days to "administer vows".

1988: New law could erode right to silence
The British Government announces plans to change the law so that remaining silent could incriminate rather than protect a suspect.


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17 October
Top Story: 1989: Earthquake hits San Francisco

18 October
Top Story: 1989: East Germany leader ousted

19 October
Top Story: 1989: Guildford Four released after 15 years

21 October
Top Story: 1966: Coal tip buries children in Aberfan

22 October
Top Story: 1966: Double-agent breaks out of jail

23 October
Top Story: 1956: Hungarians rise up against Soviet rule


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