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1962: World relief as Cuban missile crisis ends
US President John F Kennedy welcomes Russia's announcement that it will dismantle its missiles based in Cuba.

2001: Christians killed in Pakistan massacre
Masked gunmen burst into a church in eastern Pakistan killing 18 people including children who were at prayer.

1974: Minister's wife survives bomb attack
Sports Minister Denis Howell's wife and young son survive a bomb attack on their car.

1986: 'Evil' Bamber jailed for family murders
A 24-year-old Essex man is sentenced to life for killing five members of his family, including his two young nephews.

1979: Chairman Hua arrives in London
Chairman Hua Kuo-Feng, the first Chinese leader to visit Britain, is welcomed at Heathrow by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.


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25 October
Top Story: 1983: US troops invade Grenada

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

27 October
Top Story: 1978: Gunman runs amok in West Midlands

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


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