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End of Hostage Crisis in Lima

Anthony Vincent, Canada’s lanky ambassador to Peru, thought rebel leader Néstor Cerpa seemed distracted. Still, he urged Cerpa once again to give up the 72 hostages that his 13 Tupac Amaru fighters had held in the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Lima since Dec. 17.

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North Korean Famine

Don’t look to North Korea’s propagandists for understatement. According to them, Kim Il Sung, the country’s late dictator, was "the Eternal Sun of the Nation" and "the Greatest Genius of Mankind." His son and successor, Kim Jong Il, is all that and more - even "the savior of present-day human music.

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Canadian Music on a Roll

Despite the steady stream of Canadian musicians who have won international stardom in the past 30 years - Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Anne Murray and Rush, to name a few - until fairly recently the country was still a bit of a POP-MUSIC backwater. Most performers had to move south to get established.

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Scots Vote for Own Parliament

To a Canadian ear, it had an all-too-familiar ring. The issue was national unity, a debate that pitted an uneasy majority worried about the breakup of the country against a disgruntled minority with a distinct identity and an ancient yearning for a measure of political independence.

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Carol Shields (Profile)

By the end of a sunny Monday earlier this month, Winnipeg novelist Carol SHIELDS had been put through the wringer. She had gingerly made her way through a scraggly hedge and leant against a tree to accommodate a magazine photographer.

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Waste Reduction

The "3Rs Hierarchy of Waste Management" encourages people to reduce, reuse and recycle before considering other options for solid waste management. Reduction is at the top of the hierarchy because reducing waste (not creating waste in the first place) is the most efficient way to handle waste.

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Tiger Woods (Profile)

Tiger Woods did not look like a legend-in-the-making when he arrived at a pro-am tournament in Orlando, Fla., last month. He looked like any other 21-year-old showing up for work before 8 a.m. - drowsy and a little disoriented.

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Maud Lewis

Maud Lewis, artist (born 7 March 1903 in South Ohio, Nova Scotia; died 30 July 1970 in Digby, Nova Scotia).

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Gérard Pelletier (Obituary)

In the late 1940s, Marc Lalonde was a young university student in Montreal, trying to plan his life. For advice, he went to Gérard Pelletier, then a reporter with the newspaper Le Devoir and a man known as a socially concerned intellectual.

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Elections '97: The Platforms

Among political strategists, it is sometimes known as "the barbecue factor": the manner in which a once-hot candidate ends up cooked on election day. The principal example, one that many of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's strategists recall with a shudder, is former Ontario Liberal leader Lyn McLeod.

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Mobutu Flees Zaïre

In the end, he stole quietly away, not quite like a thief in the night but certainly without the noisy flourish that once trumpeted all the movements of Mobutu Sese Seko.