Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
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Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford diagnosed with cancer

Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a rare type of cancerous tumour.

Mr Ford dropped out of the race for re-election as mayor of the Canadian city after he was admitted to hospital with abdominal pain.

Often colourful and controversial, Mr Ford made international headlines last year when he confessed to taking crack cocaine while in office.

Alpa Patel reports.

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