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1978: Gunman runs amok in West Midlands
Four people are killed and four others seriously wounded after a gunman goes on a shooting spree in the Midlands.

1982: RUC officers killed by IRA bomb
Three RUC officers investigating reports of a robbery in Lurgan die after a bomb explodes beneath their armoured police car.

1968: Police clash with anti-war protesters
An estimated 6,000 marchers demonstrating against the Vietnam War face up to police outside the US Embassy in London.

1977: Liberal MP denies murder plot
Jeremy Thorpe tells journalists he was not involved in a plot to kill former male model Norman Scott.

1950: Hunt for missing atomic scientist
The British intelligence service is searching for the missing atomic scientist Bruno Pontecorvo who disappeared seven weeks ago.


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24 October
Top Story: 1945: United Nations Organisation is born

25 October
Top Story: 1983: US troops invade Grenada

26 October
Top Story: 1994: Israel and Jordan make peace

28 October
Top Story: 1962: World relief as Cuban missile crisis ends

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

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


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