RABIN RESHUFFLES ISRAEL'S CABINET Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin carried out a dizzying reshuffle of the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday to resolve a government crisis, which he said could have disrupted Middle East peace talks. The coalition crisis began last month when the ultra-orthodox Shas party demanded the ouster of Education Minister Shulamit Aloni, an outspoken critic of Israel's powerful rabbis and leader of the left-wing Meretz party. Mrs. Aloni initially refused to step aside, but in an agreement approved by the Cabinet in an emergency session Sunday night, she will hand over the ministry to a Meretz colleague and receive another Cabinet post. Several Labor ministers agreed to switch portfolios to accommodate Meretz. In return, the Shas party will stay in the coalition government. Aspin on Bosnia strategy

Defense Secretary Les Aspin said yesterday that a carefully crafted policy must be in place before US and allied lives are put in jeopardy to stem bloodshed in the former Yugoslavia. The secretary's comments at wreath-laying ceremony near Anzio Beach in Italy came after NATO leaders last week were unable to reach agreement on how to implement a new Western plan for Bosnia. Fighting in Bosnia

Croat-Muslim fighting erupted anew in the southwest Bosnian town of Mostar, where Croat troops have forced hundreds of Muslims from their homes in recent days, a United Nations relief official said yesterday. Fighting also was reported yesterday around Sarajevo and the besieged eastern town of Gorazde, where Serb forces are on the offensive. The upsurge in fighting came during a period of uncertainty over efforts to end Bosnia's war following the Bosnian Serbs' rejection of an international peace plan. Uffizi blast

Italian authorities say they still do not have any suspects in last week's bombing outside the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. But Interior Minister Nicola Mancino accused the Mafia of being behind the blast, which killed five people and wrecked a wing of Italy's premier art gallery. US pushes Russian reforms

Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen intends to present a warning this week to Russian President Boris Yeltsin: Get your economy under control. During three days of discussions in Moscow, Mr. Bentsen's aides say his message will be simple: If Yeltsin expects to receive the full $28.4 billion in Western aid promised for this year, he must quickly begin to show tangible progress in getting a handle on his chaotic economy. Miami returns to normal

Florida National Guard troops packed their gear and went home as calm and a holiday atmosphere prevailed in Miami's inner city, two days after a policeman was acquitted in the deaths of two black men. The verdict Friday in the case of suspended Officer William Lozano was followed by a night of brief disturbances and sporadic rock- and bottle-throwing. But police reported no incidents Saturday and Sunday. The Boston Times?

The New York Times is on the verge of buying the Boston Globe, according to Time magazine. The magazine says in its June 7 edition that the New York Times Company is preparing to buy the Boston newspaper from its parent company, Affiliated Publications, for $1 billion. Spokesmen for both newspapers did not confirm the report. Fittipaldi wins Indy

Emerson Fittipaldi says his experience made the difference down the stretch as he won his second Indianapolis 500 by just 2.8 seconds. The Brazilian took the lead on lap 185 and held on, outfoxing Formula One champion Nigel Mansell and runner-up Arie Luyendyk in Sunday's race. New box office champ

Sylvester Stallone was back on top in the nation's theaters as "Cliffhanger" opened with projected earnings of $20 million. The action picture outperformed two other new, heavily promoted films "Made in America" and "Super Mario Bros" and pushed the Sharon Stone thriller "Sliver" back to sixth place.

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