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Police in Quebec say a fire at a seniors' residence in Quebec has left eight dead and 24 missing.

'Human cockfights' on Mohawk land foil court

Despite an 11th-hour injunction from the Quebec Superior Court aimed at blocking them, American promoters went ahead with a series of no-holds- barred human "cockfights" in a smoky hockey arena on a Mohawk reserve near Montreal on the weekend and broadcast them via satellite to North American audiences.

Quebec language police go for the matzohs

HUGH WINSOR

Vieux jeu, nouvelle danse

On one side of town, there are the `global refusers' - all primal leaping and creeping. On the other, there's the airy grace of the Grands Ballets. Michael Church finds that Montreal is split on more than linguistic lines

LIONS' DENS

The National Trust rents out a variety of homes connected with famous people. Here are some of the tenancy terms:

Separatist hero set for tough test in Quebec

HUGH WINSOR

Quebec gets concessions from uneasy Canada

Ottawa - Jean Chretien, under pressure to prevent Canada from falling apart, has announced three measures aimed at stopping French-speaking Quebec from leaving the rest of the country.

Be grateful for the official welcome, buddy

WASHINGTON DAYS

Old roue whose vision of Canada was a bit blurred

Missing Persons No 40: Pierre Trudeau

DARK SIDE OF THE FAMOUS FIVE

They came from a single egg; they were quintuplets; they were unique; uniquely abused, too - both by the world, which turned the Dionne Quints into a freak show; and, they now claim, by their father. Sixty years on, they have yet to recover. Two are dead, and the three who remain are still struggling to come to terms with the traumas of their exploitation

LETTERS: Who needs a nation when we have a global economy? Local and global forces are stronger than national ones

I BELIEVE Neal Ascherson's reflection on the Quebec referendum that "The age of big states is over, and the time of small nations and self-managing regions is upon us" is flawed ("Whatever happens to Quebec, the Tories will learn the wrong lesson", 29 October).

LETTER: Aftermath of the Quebec referendum

From Mr Dean Rivando

What if... Quebec had stayed part of France?

something to declare

Bouchard set to take up Quebec separatist fight

HUGH WINSOR

Why the minnows are making a splash

Small countries can thrive in the deregulated, hi-tech Nineties. Perhaps Quebec should have said 'Oui'

LETTER:Quebec's political conundrum

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