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Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds yesterday pledged Dublin's full commitment to today's Northern Ireland peace talks. The talks are designed to return the area to self-rule. UNITED STATES

Admiral Frank Kelso, chief of naval operations, said Sunday that it was likely some of the pilots involved in the Tailhook sexual-harassment scandal would be dismissed from the Navy. His statement followed Friday's resignation of Navy Secretary Lawrence Garrett, who said he took responsibility for the incident.... Prosecutors were set to file murder charges yesterday against one or both of the alleged kidnappers of Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso, whose body was found Saturday.... McDonnell Douglas Corpor ation struck a $1 billion deal with China to build 40 jetliners, company officials announced Sunday....A Chicago man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Sears, Roebuck & Co. demanding refunds for customers allegedly defrauded at the company's auto service centers. AFRICA

Thousands of black South Africans yesterday stayed away from work and school to mourn at least 39 people who were killed in the June 17 Boipatong massacre.... The Organization of African Unity opened its annual summit yesterday in Dakar, Senegal. ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Japan's government Saturday issued proposals for a $56 billion package of public spending and loans to stimulate its economy.... Japan's Nikkei Stock Average fell 71.46 points yesterday to close at its lowest point since May 20, 1986.

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