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  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   Pair test positive for polonium
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 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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  London: A contact and the wife of dead former spy Litvinenko have both tested positive for polonium-210

  London: An Italian academic Mario Scaramella who met Russian former spy on the day he was allegedly fatally poisoned

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Oct.29 Siege gas 'was morphine spray'
  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

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

Main Event: Pair test positive for polonium
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B. 2014-01-30 Vodka blamed for Russian death rate Russia
C. 2010-08-12 Moscow 'hiding heatstroke cases' Moscow
D. 2009-05-19 Russia's bleak picture of health Russia
2006-12-01 Pair test positive for polonium London
F. 2006-12-01 Dead spy's contact 'has radiation' London
G. 2002-10-29 Siege gas 'was morphine spray' Moscow
H. 2002-10-28 US identifies deadly siege gas Moscow
I. 2002-10-27 Gas killed all 115 hostages in raid Moscow
J. 2001-11-30 AIDS sweeping eastern Europe Russia

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