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    France opens Arafat murder investigation

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    The death of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is now the subject of a murder investigation.
     
    It follows an Al Jazeera documentary which revealed high levels of Polonium-210 on his clothing, the same radioactive element that killed former Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko.
     
    Arafat died in a military hospital near Paris in 2004, aged 75.
     
    French prosecutors opened the investigation after a complaint lodged by Arafat's widow Suha.
     
    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Paris.