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Israel’s Shimon Peres dies

Former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the signing of an interim peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians in 1993, has died at the age of 93, the Israeli government said Wednesday.

Former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, the last of Israel’s founding fathers, suffered a “major” stroke and was breathing with the aid of a respirator in intensive care early Wednesday.

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