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World in brief: Russian airliner crashes moments after takeoff, killing 71

Employees of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations work at the scene of a AN-148 plane crash in Stepanovskoye village, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Domodedovo airport, Russia, on Sunday, Feb. 11. Russia's Emergencies Ministry says a passenger plane crashed near Moscow, and fragments of it have been found. No survivors have been reported. (Photo by Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)

Employees of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations work at the scene of a AN-148 plane crash in Stepanovskoye village, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Domodedovo airport, Russia, on Sunday, Feb. 11. Russia's Emergencies Ministry says a passenger plane crashed near Moscow, and fragments of it have been found. No survivors have been reported. (Photo by Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)