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The world lost a great leader in December 2013. Nelson Mandela had been an activist against a bigoted regime in South Africa. His protests landed him in prison for nearly three decades. While there Mandela became the face of the movement that eventually toppled the apartheid regime, and Mandela himself went on to become the first black president of South Africa. Here is the story of his life and how he will be remembered. (Length: 16:48)
In March 2013, Jorge Maria Bergoglio, a humble cardinal from Argentina, became the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He took the name Pope Francis and promised change at the Vatican. Within months he was making headlines for his openness to new ideas and willingness to change. (Length: 15:42)
There is science behind the manufacturing of the foods we eat — science that makes us crave more, eat more, want more. That science is being used every day by the food giants to keep us hooked. They use sugar, salt and liquid fat to make foods as addictive as narcotics. In this report, CBC health reporter Kelly Crowe investigates how the food industry is manipulating consumers — all for the bottom line. (Length: 15:25)
Canadians tend to be a hearty bunch, ready to adjust to all kinds of weather. In Southern Ontario however, things got a little out of hand at the end of 2013. A winter storm plunged much of the Toronto area into darkness as trees covered in ice fell onto power lines. Thousands spent the holiday season in the cold and darkness. (Length: 14:27)
With wind speeds gusting over 300 km/hour it was the strongest typhoon to ever make landfall. Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013 leaving a wake of death and devastation. More than 6 000 people were killed and as many as 10 million were left scrambling for food, water and a place to live. (Length: 14:43)
Post-traumatic stress syndrome, more commonly known as PTSD, can take over the life of someone suffering from the disorder. In recent years, more than a hundred Canadian soldiers have taken their lives due to PTSD and people are calling on the military to do more to help people suffering from it. (Length: 18:25)
A half century ago, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Despite the official story that he was killed by lone gunman Lee Harvey Oswald, many are still convinced there were others involved. In this report from Peter Mansbridge, details of the shooting and the aftermath are explored in depth. (Length: 19:46)
She is one of the biggest pop performers of our day, with award-winning songs that dominate the charts. Lady Gaga is no shrinking violet when it comes to controversy either. It’s not only the meat dress and her other bizarre costume choices; she has also spoken out against perceived injustice and spearheaded a movement of self-empowerment. Gaga continues to both entertain and surprise. (Length: 13:34)