Relief flights began landing at Sarajevo again Nov. 24, less than a day after fighting at the airport had stopped the lifeline of food and medicine for the besieged capital. Despite the sometimes-fierce violations of the Nov. 12 truce - including a mortar bombardment of Sarajevo on Nov. 24 - the United Nations said it will push harder to get badly needed aid to cities cut off by fighting. Meanwhile, a dam holding back millions of tons of toxic waste in the mountains of Montenegro could burst at any time

and poison some of the great Balkan rivers including the Danube, the UN warned Nov. 24. Irish elections

Irish voters go to the polls Nov. 25 to decide the future of Prime Minister Albert Reynolds's government. Polls suggest no party will win a majority in the Dail, Ireland's parliament. Ireland's 2.5 million voters will also decide on three abortion amendments to the Constitution. Czech-Slovak leaders meet

Czechoslovak parliamentary leaders met Nov. 24 in a fresh attempt to agree on a legal framework for dividing the federation into independent Czech and Slovak republics on Jan. 1. Party leaders in the Czechoslovak National Assembly discussed a constitutional amendment already rejected twice by deputies who insist that the split must be decided by a referendum. UN team members shot

Three members of a UN electoral team were shot in northwestern Cambodia Nov. 24 on their way back from a fact-finding mission, a UN spokesman said. All three were in stable condition on the evening of Nov. 24. The shooting occurred in an area contested by Khmer Rouge guerrillas and government troops. US leaves Subic Bay

The Stars and Stripes were lowered for the last time Nov. 24 at the largest American naval base in Asia, bringing to an end nearly a century of US military presence in the Philippines. Rear Adm. Thomas Mercer, the last Subic commander, said it was the largest peacetime naval withdrawal in US history. Union is indicted

New York's powerful newspaper deliverers union was indicted Nov. 23 on racketeering charges in an unprecedented move to break what prosecutors called a stranglehold on the industry. Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau says the indictment represents the first time an entire union has been charged with being part of a criminal enterprise under federal or state law. GE's aerospace business

In a deal brought on by the shrinking number of defense contracts in the post-cold-war era, General Electric Company has agreed to sell its aerospace business to Martin Marietta Corporation for more than $3 billion. The deal, which was announced Nov. 23, would create the world's largest aerospace electronics firm. `October Surprise' probe

A congressional investigation discounted on Nov. 23 allegations that the 1980 Reagan-Bush campaign struck a deal with Iran to delay release of American hostages until after the presidential election. The probe by a Senate subcommittee found "not sufficient credible evidence" to support the charge. Snow hits Rockies

People stocked up on snow shovels and food as blizzards blew across the Rocky Mountains, dumping more than a foot of snow on parts of Colorado and Wyoming. "Nanook of the North would stay home on a day like this," Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Larry Tolar said Nov. 23. Florida road called safe

The American Automobile Association on Nov. 23 lifted a rare advisory against traveling on a busy Florida highway. The club said it was satisfied that the recent arrest of 20 youth-gang members linked to rock-throwing and sniper incidents makes Interstate highway 295 around Jacksonville relatively safe for motorists.

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