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British writer Christopher Hitchens dies at 62

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The British-born author and journalist Christopher Hitchens has died aged 62.

He made the US his home and backed its invasion of Iraq. Hitchens died in Texas of pneumonia, a complication of his oesophageal cancer.

A confirmed atheist, he publicly debated religion with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.