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1978

01 Jan
Newspaper editor flees South Africa

03 Feb
Sadat in US for Mid East talks

13 Feb
Ford makes her ITN debut

18 Feb
Belfast bomb suspects rounded up

19 Feb
Egyptian forces die in Cyprus gunfight

16 Mar
Aldo Moro snatched at gunpoint

17 Mar
Civilians flee southern Lebanon

24 Mar
Tanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two

30 Mar
Tories recruit advertisers to win votes

07 Apr
Carter delays N-bomb production

18 Apr
Carter wins Panama Canal battle

08 Jun
Woman takes world sailing record

13 Jun
Israeli troops leave southern Lebanon

17 May
Charlie Chaplin's stolen body found

21 Jun
Four dead in post office shootings

29 Apr
Afghan coup rebels claim victory

19 Jun
Botham bowls into cricket history

06 Jul
Eleven die in sleeper train inferno

25 Jul
Motability gets moving in the UK

25 Jul
First 'test tube baby' born

27 Jul
Transatlantic balloonists in trouble

17 Aug
US balloonists' record Atlantic crossing

20 Aug
Two dead after El Al crew ambushed

22 Aug
Kenya's founding father dies

11 Sep
Umbrella stab victim dies

15 Sep
German terror suspect arrested in UK

16 Sep
Thousands dead in Iran earthquake

20 Sep
Police hunt Bridgewater killers

29 Sep
Catholics mourn Pope's death

12 Oct
Sex Pistol Vicious on murder charge

16 Oct
Polish bishop is new Pope

17 Oct
Grey seal cull dramatically reduced

27 Oct
Gunman runs amok in West Midlands

05 Nov
Iran's PM steps down amid riots

18 Nov
Mass suicide leaves 900 dead

20 Nov
Liberal MP accused of murder plot

23 Nov
Nightclub ordered to lift race ban

06 Dec
Spain set to vote for democracy

14 Dec
Labour faces vote of confidence


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