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Main news of September 14



* A passenger plane en route from Moscow crashed on a rail line in the outskirts of the Urals city of Perm early on Sunday killing all 88 people on board including seven children and 21 foreign nationals

* A plane carrying relatives of some of the 88 people killed in the air crash has left Moscow for the Urals city of Perm, Moscow's Sheremetevo Airport announced

* Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov said a street in the capital Grozny will be named after an ex-commander killed in the Perm plane crash

* Russia's president and prime minister sent messages of condolence to the families of the 88 people killed in the plane crash, the Kremlin and government said

* Police have seized 23 kilograms (51 pounds) of heroin from a Tajik national in south St. Petersburg, a local police source said


* New Delhi police said the death toll from Saturday evening's terrorist bombings has reached 21, and that a major hunt is underway for the perpetrators

* A Russian peacekeepers' truck in Abkhazia was hit by a roadside bomb explosion, but no one was injured, local police said

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