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Saturday, 11 January 2014 | MYT 8:39 PM

Ex-Israel PM Ariel Sharon dead at 85

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon (pic) died at a hospital near Tel Aviv on Saturday, aged 85, after spending eight years in a coma, Israeli media said.

There was no immediate confirmation from Sheba hospital, where he was being treated, with a spokesman announcing a statement would be given at 3:00 pm (1300 GMT).

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