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BASEL — A veteran pilot trying to break a speed record was killed yesterday when his small, experimental plane crashed into an apartment building and playground. Six persons on the ground were slightly injured, authorities said.
The crash occurred shortly after the single-engine plane took off from EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, across the border in France. It plowed through the attic of an apartment building in northwestern Basel before crashing and erupting into flames on a playground.
Last king dies in homeland
KABUL — Mohammad Zahir Shah, the last king of Afghanistan who returned from three decades of exile to bless his war-battered country’s fragile course toward democracy, died yesterday, President Hamid Karzai said. He was 92.
Weak though well-meaning during his 40-year reign, Mr. Zahir was a symbol of yearned-for peace and unity in a nation struggling to emerge from the turmoil that began with his 1973 ouster in a palace coup.
Kosovo warned to delay split
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Kosovo officials not to declare independence unilaterally and to continue with diplomatic efforts, the State Department said yesterday.
The meeting between Miss Rice and officials from the breakaway province opened yesterday, after the U.N. Security Council set aside a resolution that would have led to a break from Serbia by the ethnic Albanian province.
From wire dispatches and staff reports
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