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U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 93, Has Died

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Former United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali arrives for a meeting in Brussels, in this Tuesday Nov. 30, 2004 file photo. Boutros-Ghali was in "good shape" at a Monaco hospital, where he remained Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, for tests after collapsing a day earlier during a conference in the French Riviera principality, an associate said. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council has announced the death of former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

Venezuela's U.N. Ambassador Rafael Ramirez, the current council president, made the announcement at the start of a meeting on Yemen's humanitarian crisis Tuesday and asked members to rise for a moment of silence.

The 15 council members stood in silent tribute.

Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian politician and diplomat, was the sixth secretary-general of the United Nations, serving from January 1992 to December 1996.

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