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Nonaligned nations began a key summit Sept. 1 to adapt their movement to the post-cold-war era and lift themselves out of the poverty which United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali called the last challenge of the century.

Malaysia and Iran, resisting earlier moves to shelve the Yugoslav issue at the summit, lashed out at Serbian attacks on Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani expressed reservations on the move to postpone a decision on Yugoslavia's membership in the movement until the UN meets later this month.

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Officials of the 108-member movement tried earlier to stop Yugoslavia overshadowing other issues at the six-day summit, the tenth since the group was founded in 1961.

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