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1984: Indian prime minister shot dead
Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, is killed by two assassins believed to be her own bodyguards.

1955: Princess Margaret cancels wedding
Princess Margaret calls off her plans to marry divorced Group Captain Peter Townsend.

1971: Bomb explodes in Post Office tower
A bomb explodes in the Post Office tower causing extensive damage but no injuries.

1997: British au pair guilty of murder
A Boston jury finds Louise Woodward, 19, guilty of second degree murder for killing the baby in her care.

2003: End of Mahathir era in Malaysia
Asia's longest-serving leader, the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed, steps down after 22 years in power.


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


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