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January 05, 2006

Ariel Sharon Clinging to Life

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a massive and life-threatening cerebral hemorrhage Wednesday evening and was rushed into all-night emergency surgery in a desperate attempt to halt extensive bleeding. The reins of national leadership were handed over to Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

The 77-year-old prime minister's medical team painted a picture of a life-and-death struggle, saying he was in intensive care after nearly eight hours of surgery. Doctors managed to stem bleeding in several areas of his brain, and Sharon's vital signs had stabilized, but prospects for a full recovery were seen as virtually nil. (

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