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Veteran leader Yasser Arafat dies

The veteran Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has died in a French hospital, nearly two weeks after being transferred from the West Bank. The 75-year-old, who dominated Palestinian politics for 40 years, died at 0330 (0230GMT) on Thursday. It is thought Egypt may host a state funeral on Friday, attended by Arab leaders and other guests. Mr Arafat’s body will then be taken to the West Bank town of Ramallah, where he will be buried at his compound.Full Story

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