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‘Blind sheikh’ convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in US prison

Omar Abdel-Rahman, a┬áMuslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" convicted in US of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planning more attacks as part of a "war of urban terrorism" in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authorities said. Abdel-Rahman, 78, died of natural causes at 9:40 a.m. (1440 GMT) at the Federal Medical Center, Butner, part of a federal prison compound in Butner, North Carolina, according to Greg Norton, a spokesman. The cleric, who had diabetes and…