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YUGOSLAVIA PEACE TALKS RESUME Bosnia's warring factions reportedly made no progress Aug. 31 on a plan to divide the country along ethnic lines, despite a mediator's warning that without agreement, Serb forces might slice Bosnia in two. As peace talks resumed Aug. 31, Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic described the proposed plan as ``unfair,'' saying it rewarded Serbian and Croatian aggression. He renewed Muslim demands for 10 percent more of Bosnia's land than the plan allows. Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic rejected that call and told Muslims they would lose the little land they hold if war continues. Nigerians still striking

Nigeria's interim leader Ernest Shonekan was planned to unveil his six-month program in a broadcast Aug. 31 and attempt to end a crippling general strike against his unelected government. A pro-democracy strike has disrupted air and ground transportation nationwide, and a one-year-old fuel crunch worsened when tanker drivers refused to carry a new grade of expensive gasoline from Nigerian depots.

The oil workers back Moshood Abiola, the unofficial winner of Nigeria's scrapped June 12 election. Mr. Abiola recently urged the international community not to recognize Mr. Shonekan's government and has called for UN sanctions against his administration. Pay raise for NY teachers

A labor dispute in New York ended with a tentative agreement that would raise the pay of top teachers to $60,000 in 1995. Mayor David Dinkins and the teachers union agreed Aug. 30 to an $891 million contract that calls for a nearly 9 percent pay raise over four years, retroactive to Oct. 1, 1991.

Also, on Aug. 30, Ramon C. Cortines, the former schools superintendent in San Francisco, was selected to lead New York's million-student system. Compensation for S. Koreans

The South Korean government said Aug. 31 it would pay monthly living allowances to South Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japan's World War II Army. The compensation includes a one-time $6,200 payment plus a monthly living allowance of $185 for the 121 registered survivors. Argentine missile plant

UN experts studying an Argentine missile plant have found it to be essentially identical to other plants built later in Iraq and Egypt, to produce Scud-type missiles, Defense Minister Oscar Camilion said on Aug. 30. The plant began developing the Condor II missile in the mid-1980s. President Carlos Saul Menem stopped the project in 1990 under pressure from the US and other Western nations concerned by the spread of missile technology, and the plant was dismantled last year. Gunmen storm Brazil slum

Dozens of hooded gunmen stormed a Rio slum Aug. 30, killing at least 20 people and setting fires. Residents blamed police for the deaths, which followed mass killings of street kids and jungle Indians.

Col. Abilio Faria, a spokesman for the Rio de Janeiro state police, said up to 24 people may have been killed. He said it was too early to tell who was responsible for the shootings.

But many residents said military police were responsible for the killings, which may have been in retaliation for the recent murders of four police officers. China threatens Taiwan

China issued a major policy paper on Taiwan Aug. 31, repeating its offer of peaceful unification but threatening again that Beijing may use military force if necessary to retake the island.

Taiwan immediately rejected the policy paper, saying the document was ``stereotyped'' and failed to promote the cause of reunification. US economic growth grows

The US economy grew at a modest 1.8 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, slightly better than the government's initial estimate last month.

The Commerce Department says the economy grew at a 2.4 percent annual rate from the end of the recession in the second quarter of 1991 through June of this year. Previously, the department had put the growth rate at 2 percent.

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