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* A woman has died of severe burns after a fire at the oil depot where she worked in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan, the local emergency service said

* Seven women have emerged from a hillside dugout in Russia's Penza Region where they had been holed up for five months along with 28 other doomsday sect followers, local officials said 

* NATO has issued a statement urging Russia to consider United States proposals on the CFE arms reduction treaty, and warning that Moscow's moratorium on the pact could undermine European security 

* The head of Russian Railways (RZD) will meet with officials in Tehran to discuss plans for the electrification of parts of Iran's rail system, the company announced

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* Police in Tajikstan have arrested two suspects in the murder of Russian television reporter Ilyas Shurpayev, a Tajik Interior Ministry spokesman said

* Voters began queuing at polling stations across Zimbabwe early on Saturday for a presidential election many hope will bring a change of leadership to the impoverished southern African country

* Azerbaijan is ready to back Russia's proposal for a temporary ban on catching caviar-producing sturgeon for all Caspian littoral states, a government advisor said 

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