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Israel's former president Shimon Peres dies at 93

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Mr Peres won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

Tel Aviv

ISRAELI ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, triggering an outpouring of grief for the historic figure and beloved statesman.

Mr Peres, who was 93, held nearly every major office in the