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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres suffers stroke

The former Israeli President, Shimon Peres, has been rushed to hospital outside Tel Aviv after suffering a stroke, his office says, the BBC reports.

The 93 year old was fully conscious and in a stable condition at the Sheba Medical Centre in Tel HaShomer, a spokesperson told the Ynetnews website.

Mr Peres had already begun receiving treatment for the stroke, they added.

In January, he spent two nights at the same hospital under observation. Tests showed he had an irregular heartbeat

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