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Czechoslovak party ousts Husak, others

PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia _ The Communist Party said Saturday that it expelled former president Gustav Husak and more than 20 other senior hard-line members who ran Czechoslovakia for 20 years after a Warsaw Pact invasion crushed the 1968 "Prague Spring" reforms.REYKJAVIK, Iceland _ Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel, on his way to the United States and Canada, stopped over to meet Iceland's president and attend Slum Clearance, a play he wrote when he was a dissident but never saw performed.

Canadian tire dump

ablaze for 6th day

HAGERSVILLE, Ontario _ A blaze at a huge tire dump near Lake Erie defied firefighters for a sixth day Saturday, spewing smoke that forced 600 people from their homes. The fire at Tyre King Recycling, which contains at least 12-million tires, broke out Monday. Investigators blame arson. Officials said there was no health hazard outside the 2{-mile area surrounding the blaze. Some experts say the fire could burn for months because of the number of tires.

Iran reports clashes

over delayed game

NICOSIA, Cyprus _ Iran's official news agency said Saturday that 30 people were arrested in Tehran after they threw stones at cars and buildings to protest the postponement of a soccer game. The Islamic Republic News Agency said the fans had come from far away and waited in line for hours to see the match Friday. Mujahedin Khalq, Iran's main opposition group, said thousands of anti-government demonstrators fought with police after the game was canceled.

Northern Ireland

soccer riot hurts 63

BELFAST, Northern Ireland _ Rival Protestant and Roman Catholic soccer fans rioted at a match Saturday, and police said they fired plastic bullets into the stands to stop the disturbance. Forty-eight police officers and 15 civilians were injured, police said. The violence spread from the stadium to surrounding streets, and fans hijacked buses and set them on fire, police said. It was the worst soccer violence in years in Northern Ireland.

Zulu leaders assail

Mandela, ANC role

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa _ Zulu leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi and his organization Saturday lashed out at the African National Congress and questioned ANC leader Nelson Mandela's commitment to black unity. Buthelezi and the leadership of his Inkatha movement accused the ANC of trying to aggravate black political divisions. Their statements suggested that a bloody feud between the ANC and the more conservative Inkatha may persist despite the release of Mandela, who has been widely viewed a possible peacemaker.