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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies aged 93

The Nobel-prize winner, who led Israel into peace talks with the Palestinians in the 1990s, had suffered a stroke two weeks ago.

President Obama led tributes saying: "A light has gone out, but the hope he gave us will burn forever".

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Bill Clinton: Shimon Peres was my brilliant friend

Former president of the US, Bill Clinton, has said he "will miss Shimon Peres" in a glowing tribute on Twitter.

He added Peres was his "brilliant and eloquent friend", and "his life was a blessing".

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