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Russia's carrier rocket explodes on takeoff at cosmodrome

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A Russian Proton-M carrier rocket exploded Tuesday on takeoff at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the space agency said, the latest setback to hit the country's space programme.

"A rocket carrier fell to the ground and exploded on the territory of the cosmodrome," the Russian space agency said in a statement.

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