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39 die in Iranian passenger plane crash

Posted: August 11, 2014 at 3:31 a.m.

TEHRAN, Iran — A locally built Iranian passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran on Sunday, killing 39 people and reviving questions about the safety of a cash-strapped aviation sector left hobbled by international sanctions.

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NATO and Afghan security forces stand guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy moving through Afghanistan's capital Sunday, killing several civilians and wounding more than 35 in an assault claimed by the Taliban, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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