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CANADA'S roller-coaster constitutional talks wore on for a fourth successive day, and political leaders agreed to further negotiations Thursday in an attempt to avert secession by French-speaking Quebec province . . . A JAPANESE fishing boat with a crew of 15 aboard sank Thursday in a collision with a Norwegian freighter in the Pacific south of Tokyo, leaving 11 crewmen missing, the Maritime Safety Agency reported . . . JURY SELECTION lagged behind schedule in the drug and perjury trial of Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry, while Jesse Jackson said he urged the mayor to drop his plans for re-election to encourage a plea agreement. Defense lawyers and prosecutors questioned 19 potential jurors from a panel of 250 people on Wednesday, the third day of jury selection.