World leaders mourn Peres, praise him as a man of peace
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Shimon Peres early Wednesday, praising him as a patriot, visionary statesman and man of principle who was deeply committed to pursuing peace in a region that has mostly eluded it.
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The Latest: Peres to lie in state at Israeli parliament
The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local): 8:15 a.m. A former aide to Shimon Peres says his body will lie in state at the Knesset, or Israeli ...
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Reaction to the death of ex-Israeli President Shimon Peres
Israel's Peres won Nobel prize but his Mideast peace dream remained elusiveBy Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday at the age of 93, never realized his vision of a new Middle East built upon a 1993 interim peace deal he helped shape with the Palestinians. Peres was hospitalized following a stroke two weeks ago and his condition had improved before a sudden deterioration on Tuesday, doctors said. "Don't forget to be daring and curious and to dream big," Peres urged first-graders at the start of the school year in a posting on his Facebook page earlier this month.
Indonesia evacuating tourists after Mount Barujari eruptionJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) ? Indonesian authorities are searching for several hundred tourists after Mount Barujari on Lombok island spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere and have evacuated more than 1,100 others, the country's disaster agency said Wednesday.
Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it
Obama, Netanyahu mourn death of Israel's Shimon Peres
By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres, 93, died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, prompting U.S. President Barack Obama to mourn: "A light has gone out, but the hope he gave us will burn forever". Peres, an indefatigable campaigner for Middle East peace who jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994, was hospitalized following a stroke two weeks ago and died in Tel Hashomer hospital near Tel Aviv. My friend Shimon was one of those people," Obama said in a statement.