N. KOREA WARNS ON NUCLEAR ACCORD North Korea said yesterday it will back out of its agreement to allow inspections of its nuclear facilities if the international community tries to expand the scope of the inspections. The strongly worded statement came just hours before Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa said he would coordinate with the United States to increase pressure on North Korea to broaden the inspections. North Korea said it will renege on its agreement to let a UN nuclear watchdog agency examine seven of its declared nuclear sites if it is pushed to allow inspections of two other sites. Rwandan capital tense
Rwanda's capital was calm but tense yesterday following daylong riots. Police Sunday dispersed thousands of youths who tried to prevent people from attending a rally by Faustin Twagiramungu, leader of the opposition Democratic Republican Movement party. He is to be prime minister in the tiny central Africa nation. Camping out at the palace
The chief minister of Malaysia's oil-rich Sabah state was sworn in yesterday, but only after he and his supporters camped out in front of the governor's palace to prevent the ruling party from denying him reelection. Joseph Pairin Kitingan's Christian-dominated Partai Bersatu Sabah won a narrow victory in elections Saturday in Sabah, on the island of Borneo. Mudslides in Malibu
California homeowners who had just finished cleaning up from last week's mudslides faced another cleanup yesterday after rivers of mud again slid down fire-scarred hills onto the Pacific Coast Highway. Sunday's storm dropped more than two inches of rain along the coast. Roads flooded by water as much as two feet deep made driving treacherous. Mexican rebels attend talks
Indian rebels demanding sweeping political and economic change in Mexico emerged from their jungle hideouts to meet the government in peace talks. The rebels arrived Sunday in the city near the Guatemalan border where their uprising started New Year's Day, and spent the night in the 16th-century Roman Catholic cathedral where the talks will be held. Several thousand rebels seized San Cristobal de las Cases and other towns in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas on Jan. 1, claiming to represent the region's long-neglected Mayan Indians. Olympic results
Speed skater Emese Hunyady of Austria won the gold in the women's 1,500-meter race. America's Bonnie Blair failed to medal, finishing just 0.03 seconds away from a bronze. Meanwhile, Russian cross-country skier Lyubov Egorova won her third gold medal in a week and the record-tying sixth of her career by skiing Russia to a come-from-behind victory in the 20-kilometer relay. And Sweden's Pernilla Wiberg won the women's Alpine combined to give her nation its first medal in '94. America's Picabo Street finished 10th.