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Monday 21 April 2014

Kissinger in hospital after fall

Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger was admitted to hospital after a fall

Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger has been admitted to a New York City hospital for observation after a fall in his home.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital said in a statement that Mr Kissinger entered the hospital on Tuesday.

The hospital said the 89-year-old former diplomat was expected to be discharged later in the day. It declined to say how he fell or what his injuries were.

Mr Kissinger served under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

Press Association

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