Israel's Shimon Peres, 93, dies in Tel Aviv

Reuters , Wednesday 28 Sep 2016

File Photo: Israel's ex-president Shimon Peres speaks during the swearing-in ceremony of President Reuven Rivlin at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem July 24, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday aged 93, Israel Radio said.

Peres was hospitalised following a stroke two weeks ago and had made some progress before a sudden deterioration in his condition on Tuesday.

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