ASSASSINATED. ZORAN DJINDJIC, 50, Serbian Prime Minister; by snipers as he arrived outside a government building; in Belgrade. Djindjic, an energetic reformer, helped oust former President Slobodan Milosevic and engineered Milosevic's extradition to the U.N. war-crimes tribunal in 2001. He established democratic institutions and cracked down on political extremists and criminal gangs. Following his assassination, authorities declared a nationwide state of emergency and detained Milosevic's former intelligence chief, as well as nearly 200 suspected members of the Serbian underworld.

DIED. MARINA LADYNINA, 94, legendary Russian actress who became...

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