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  Bird flu reaches Azerbaijan  Health officials say the deadly H5N1 strain has been found in dead birds from the country's Caspian sea coast   Ukraine takes bird flu measures Map of Crimea Ukraine  Crimea: A state of emergency has been declared in the Crimea peninsula to halt the country's first outbreak of bird flu Siege gas 'was morphine spray'
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B. 2014-01-30 Vodka blamed for Russian death rate Russia
C. 2013-08-26 Boy dies of plague in Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
D. 2010-08-12 Moscow 'hiding heatstroke cases' Moscow
E. 2009-05-19 Russia's bleak picture of health Russia
F. 2006-04-17 Chernobyl death figures 'too low' Ukraine
2006-03-21 Bird flu kills five Azerbaijan
H. 2006-02-10 Bird flu reaches Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
I. 2005-12-03 Ukraine takes bird flu measures Crimea
J. 2002-10-29 Siege gas 'was morphine spray' Moscow

  Russia's bleak picture of health  In a country often associated with consumption of mass amounts of vodka, men have an average life expectancy of just 60 years Chernobyl death figures 'too low'  Ukraine: The health effects of the nuclear disaster 20 years ago have been grossly under-estimated   Bird flu kills five
Vodka blamed for Russian death rate  The high number of early deaths in Russia is mainly due to people drinking too much alcohol, particularly vodka, research shows Boy dies of plague in Kyrgyzstan  A 15-year-old herder has died in Kyrgyzstan of bubonic plague - the first case in the country in 30 years - officials say Moscow 'hiding heatstroke cases'

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  Doctors in Moscow are being told not to diagnose heatstroke as a cause of death after a jump in the mortality rate during the heatwave

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   Azerbaijan: WHO: 5 people have died from the H5N1 strain in Azerbaijan since February


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  Moscow: The Pentagon is quoting U.S. Embassy officials
Oct.28 US identifies deadly siege gas
  Moscow: The sleep inducing substance was not a nerve gas, but an opiate which dulls the senses, the embassy said
Oct.27 Gas killed all 115 hostages in raid
  Moscow: Hostages died of health problems stemming from the gas used to end the siege, Moscow's chief doctor said
Feb.7 Atomic tests 'caused genetic damage'  Kazakhstan: Radioactive fallout in the 1940s and 50s caused genetic mutations in people living near the test site

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Nov.30 AIDS sweeping eastern Europe  Russia: 75,000 new infections of the disease had been reported in Russia Jan.20 Poverty forces abortions  Russia: Abortion accounts for 10 to 15% of secondary infertility

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