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    Egypt's Mubarak 'has cancer'

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    gypt's former President Hosni Mubarak is suffering from cancer, his defence lawyer has said, citing a medical report to assess whether the former leader is fit enough to stand trial.

    "He has a stomach cancer and the tumours are growing," Mubarak's lawyer Farid el-Deeb said on Monday.

    El-Deeb told Al Jazeera's Nadia Magd that Mubarak has had cancer since March 2010, but it had been kept a secret.

    Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Cairo.