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Yasser Arafat is in a deep coma, a top Palestinian official said. Speaking Tuesday at the Paris hospital where the Palestinian Authority president is being treated, Nabil Sha’ath said Arafat’s organs are still functioning. He said Arafat does not have cancer and has not been poisoned, two of the rumors that have surfaced since Arafat was taken to France from the West Bank late last month.

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