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FILE PHOTO - Uzbek President Islam Karimov speaks during a joint news conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - The younger daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov on Wednesday thanked well-wishers for their support for her father, who suffered a brain haemorrhage on Saturday, saying this was helping his recovery.

The Instagram message from Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva came after speculation in some media that Karimov, at the helm of Central Asia's most populous country since 1989, had died after the brain haemorrhage.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov)

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