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Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic - study

"A dry martini. Just hand it to me, and I'll do the shaking myself."

Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic - study
Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets
Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets

At nine o'clock in the morning in a garden shed behind a house in Amsterdam, a handful of alcoholics are getting ready to clean the surrounding streets, beer and cigarette in hand.

Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets
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Excise tax on cigarets and alcohol to double and quadruple in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Minister of Economy and Budget Planning Yerbolat Dossayev explained the coming raise of the excise tax on alcohol and tobacco.

Excise tax on cigarets and alcohol to double and quadruple in Kazakhstan
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60 percent of Kazakhstan's alcohol traffic in shadow

60 percent of all the alcohol consumed in Kazakhstan comes from the shadow market.

60 percent of Kazakhstan's alcohol traffic in shadow
Mexico ships first load of premium tequila to China
Mexico ships first load of premium tequila to China

Mexico on Friday sent its first shipment of 100 percent blue agave tequila to China, hoping to finally break into what sellers say could soon be their second biggest market.

Mexico ships first load of premium tequila to China
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Young women who drink face higher breast cancer risk

Young women who drink alcohol every day may be raising significantly their risk of breast cancer.

Young women who drink face higher breast cancer risk
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Seven die, 41 are hospitalized in Cuba after drinking methanol

Seven people died and 41 were hospitalized in Havana after drinking illegally sold lab alcohol.

Seven die, 41 are hospitalized in Cuba after drinking methanol
Spain raises taxes on alcohol, tobacco
Spain raises taxes on alcohol, tobacco

The Spanish government, which is struggling to cut one of the eurozone's largest public deficits during a double-dip recession, on Friday raised taxes on tobacco and alcohol.

Spain raises taxes on alcohol, tobacco
Kazakhstan 7th in world by vodka consumption
Kazakhstan 7th in world by vodka consumption

Kazakhstan is in top 10 alcohol consumers after Russia, the U.S., Ukraine, Poland, Uzbekistan and Belarus.

Kazakhstan 7th in world by vodka consumption
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Two dead, two critically ill from Australian homebrew

Two men are dead and two others critically ill after reportedly drinking home-brewed alcohol in Australia's Queensland state.

Two dead, two critically ill from Australian homebrew
Women more at risk than men of smoking, drinking: study
Women more at risk than men of smoking, drinking: study

Women who smoke and drink heavily are at a higher risk of early death than men who do the same.

Women more at risk than men of smoking, drinking: study
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Kazakhstan mulls raising excise duty on alcoholic beverages

Minister of Economic Affairs and Budget Planning: Russia’s Finance Ministry suggested synchronizing the excise duty policy with regards to alcoholic beverages.

Kazakhstan mulls raising excise duty on alcoholic beverages
Egypt faces social pressure to end alcohol sales
Egypt faces social pressure to end alcohol sales

Egypt's liquor stores are under growing pressure to stop selling alcohol, they say, not from the country's Islamist government, but from society itself.

Egypt faces social pressure to end alcohol sales
Actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband James Toth (L) after their arrest for D.U.I./Alcohol. ©REUTERS/City of Atlanta Department of Corrections
Reese Witherspoon arrested: report

Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon was arrested for disorderly conduct in the US state of Georgia after authorities detained her husband for drunk driving.

Reese Witherspoon arrested: report
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Health gap in Europe wider than ever

Life expectancy in Russia has marked time since the collapse of the Soviet Union but risen in its former eastern-bloc allies.

Health gap in Europe wider than ever
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Alcohol causes a quarter of Europe road deaths

Alcohol abuse is responsible for around a quarter of the 30,000 people who die in road accidents across the European Union every year.

Alcohol causes a quarter of Europe road deaths
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Kazakhstan citizens drink most alcohol in Central Asia

Kazakhstan is Number One in Central Asia by alcohol abuse.

Kazakhstan citizens drink most alcohol in Central Asia
Alcohol pipeline unearthed on Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border

Smugglers have been pumping ethyl alcohol from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan via a self-made pipeline since 2008.

Alcohol pipeline unearthed on Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border
Kazakhstan steps up control over Czech and Polish liquors
Kazakhstan steps up control over Czech and Polish liquors

Kazakhstan has followed other countries in enhancement of control over import of liquors from the Czech Republic and Poland.

Kazakhstan steps up control over Czech and Polish liquors
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Qantas pilot tests positive for alcohol

A Qantas Airways pilot failed an alcohol test after being removed from the controls of a passenger flight just minutes before take-off over concerns she had been drinking.

Qantas pilot tests positive for alcohol