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FIVE INMATES KILLED IN PRISON RIOT

Five prisoners died at the hands of fellow inmates who also held eight guards hostage early yesterday in the tense aftermath of a riot at one of Ohio's toughest prisons, authorities said. At least 18 other people were injured at the maximum-security Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio. The disturbance apparently began Sunday afternoon when a fight broke out among inmates. Angolan fighting

Angolan rebels announced a new offensive Sunday, the same day delegates arrived in Abidjan for United Nations-mediated peace talks in which the United States is playing a leading role. UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali called for an immediate cease-fire and warned that if the talks don't bring results, the UN might halt its efforts to bring peace to Angola. The UN has 700 peacekeepers in Angola. Territories sealed

Israel has decided to keep the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip sealed indefinitely and to sharply cut the Palestinian work force in Israel. The Cabinet on Sunday adopted proposals by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who believes a separation of the two peoples is needed to curb violence and win support among Israelis for future concessions in peace talks. Spanish election called

Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez yesterday announced he was dissolving parliament and calling elections for June 6. Mr. Gonzalez said he was bringing forward elections to permit a new government with a firm mandate to carry out the economic and social policies required by the country. A general election was due to be held by the end of the year and the government had been expected to complete its legislative term in October. Satellite on moon

A Japanese satellite has fallen to the moon's surface as intended, ending a three-year experiment on gravity's effect on satellites, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science said yesterday. Suspected killer charged

Scattered protests erupted yesterday in the black township of Katlehong outside Johannesburg in reaction to the killing of Chris Hani, one of South Africa's most popular black leaders. Calls from black and white leaders for calm appeared to be working. Police found a suspected "hit list" of politicians and several guns in the home of a Polish immigrant charged with the killing. Sanctions vote postponed

At the request of Russian President Boris Yeltsin, the UN Security Council postponed its scheduled vote yesterday on tightening economic sanctions and the naval blockade on Serb-dominated Yugoslavia. A Western diplomat said the vote will be delayed until after the April 25 Russian referendum on Mr. Yeltsin's powers and reform program. Lawmakers scuffle

About 40 deputies traded punches and smashed chairs and tables in Taiwan's National Assembly yesterday after opposition members accused the governing party of trying to rig a vote for assembly officers. Several deputies suffered scratches and bites in the hour-long melee over elections for the assembly's presidium, which chairs meetings of the assembly. River oil spill

Work crews spent Sunday trying to sop up as much as 210,000 gallons of oil that spilled into the Mississippi River after an oil-laden barge hit a bridge about 35 miles north of New Orleans.

Langer wins Masters

Bernhard Langer, the German with the peculiar putting grip, became the fifth European in six years to win the Masters, the world's most-revered golf tournament. Mr. Langer captured his second Masters in Augusta, Ga., with an 11-under-par 277 total, finishing four strokes ahead of Chip Beck. The triumph was Langer's 38th worldwide and his third in the US. The others were the 1985 Masters and the Heritage Classic the following week.

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