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JANUARY 17, 2000 VOL. 155 NO. 2

C O V E R   S T O R Y
Paleontology: How We Became Human
Newly discovered fossils reveal that the evolution of Homo sapiens was less a steady march from primitivism to perfection than a turbulent ride, full of false starts and repeated failures
Chinese Roots: The tangled origins of a proud race

INDONESIA: Eye for an Eye
Riots between Christians and Muslims flare again in Ambon, and the bloodshed is threatening to spread

INDIA: Flying Allegations
An embarrassed New Delhi seeks to pin blame for the Indian Airlines hijacking on neighboring Pakistan
Valuable Cargo: The mysterious passenger on Flight 814

TIBET: Epic Journey
A teenaged Buddhist leader escapes from China

JAPAN: Still Fighting
World War II forced-labor victims sue for justice in the U.S.

THAILAND: Big Problem
Elephants struggle to find a niche in a modernizing nation

T H E   A R T S
CINEMA: Nightmare in Bhopal
The world's worst industrial disaster is the focus of a feature film marking its 15th anniversary

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