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Tonga's King George Tupou V dies

Tonga's King George Tupou V. Credit: Press Association

Tonga's King George Tupou V, who gave up most of his powers to bring a more democratic government to his Pacific island nation, has died at a Hong Kong hospital.

Prime minister Lord Siale'ataonga Tu'ivakano said the king had died at 3pm, local time, on Sunday. No cause of death was given.

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