BOSNIA CEASE-FIRE IN TROUBLE Bosnia's latest cease-fire was close to collapsing over the weekend after the United Nations failed to bring the warring sides together to talk about halting violations. A truce is considered vital to international efforts to negotiate an overall settlement to Bosnia's 26-month-old war. The current cease-fire took effect June 10 and was to last a month. Much recent fighting has occurred along the front line west of Tuzla extending from Gradacac in the north to Ribnica in central Bosnia. Both sides have reported thousands of Serbs fleeing the region because of heavy artillery fire. UN officials in Sarajevo scrapped planned talks between Bosnian Serb and government military and political chiefs aimed at salvaging the latest cease-fire and extending it beyond its July 8 expiration. Fighting in Afghanistan

The president's army claimed it captured a key hill in Kabul yesterday, driving a chief Islamic rival from most of the city. President Burhanuddin Rabbani's troops launched a major offensive Saturday to push back the two leading opposition factions that controlled the southern hills of Kabul and have been raining rockets down on the city for six months. Wildfires in California

Wildfires burned out of control in southern California, destroying 10 homes and threatening at least 100 more. Damage was estimated at $2 million. One fire blackened 1,000 acres of high desert scrub at the edge of the Angeles National Forest. Fires were also reported in a number of other areas. Korean police raid campuses

Thousands of South Korean riot police stormed two college campuses yesterday to arrest striking subway workers and student sympathizers. A fierce clash broke out when 5,000 police raided Seoul's Kyonghee University to break up a sit-in by about 1,200 striking workers. Hours later, police stormed Dongduk Women's University, where workers and students had reassembled to protest the police raid. Sunken tanker leaks oil

Bad weather hampered attempts yesterday to disperse oil from a sunken Spanish tanker that already has harmed thousands of penguins and polluted miles of South Africa's most celebrated beaches on the Atlantic coast of the Cape of Good Hope. An official said no new oil was sighted bubbling to the surface. Authorities say the 11-year-old wreck of the supertanker Castello de Bellver could hold up to 40,000 tons of oil.

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