Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz
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Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud dies

The heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud, has died.

King Abdullah's half-brother was in his eighties and was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2004. He is thought to have died at a New York hospital.

The royal court confirmed the death in a statement carried by SPA, the state news agency.

Peter Biles reports.