1. Israel

    Ariel Sharon Moves Home

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was transferred to his home, a ranch in the Negev Desert, Friday after five years lying comatose in a hospital near Tel Aviv. The 82-year-old is able to breathe on his own, but still needs to be fed intravenously. Sharon’s home is now equipped with an elevator and other devices to aid his long-term care. After Sharon suffered a stroke five years ago, Ehud Olmert was elected as the new prime minister. Doctors say that Sharon’s age and the severity of the stroke make it very unlikely that he will ever regain consciousness.

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