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Israel's elder statesman, Shimon Peres, dies at 93

JERUSALEM Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres, a joint winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize and an influential figure in Israeli politics for 70 years, died in hospital on Wednesday aged 93, two weeks after suffering a massive stroke. | Video

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Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospital as Russian-backed assault intensifies

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Taliban leaders watched U.S. presidential debate, blast 'non-serious' Trump

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Taliban leaders followed the U.S. presidential debate closely but heard nothing on Afghanistan, a spokesman said on Wednesday, adding that they were not impressed by Republican candidate Donald Trump, whom they considered "non-serious".