Former S Korea President Kim dies

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Kim Dae-jung, the former president of South Korea, has died at the age of 83, hospital sources say.

Mr Kim, who was being treated for pneumonia, was reported to have died after suffering heart failure.

The former leader had spent his life pursuing democracy and reunification with the North.

He survived several attempts on his life and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000 for his "Sunshine" policy efforts to improve ties with Pyongyang.

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