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Sheikh dies in glider accident

AN Emirati sheikh who headed one of the world’s biggest sovereign wealth funds has been found dead four days after a glider crash in Morocco, state media said.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, 41, was a younger brother of the ruler of Abu Dhabi, who is also president of the United Arab Emirates.

He was ranked number 27 on the Forbes list of the world’s most powerful people last year.
State television in the United Arab Emirates interrupted its broadcasts to air readings from the Koran.