Former Israeli president Shimon Peres has died aged 93 in hospital in Tel Aviv, Euronews reports.


The elder statesman had been in an induced coma following a stroke two weeks ago. Although he had made progress, doctors warned on Tuesday there had been a sudden deterioration in his condition.


In his career the veteren statesman had served as both prime minister and president.


He also won the Nobel peace prize for his part in formulating a political deal with the Palestinians in the 1990s. World leaders are expected to attend his funeral.



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