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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ex-US President Jimmy Carter resting after falling ill

BBC news

Former US President Jimmy Carter Mr Carter was taken to the Metro Health Hospital in Cleveland

Former US President Jimmy Carter is resting after being taken to hospital for an upset stomach after a flight to Cleveland.

"He is resting comfortably and is expected to resume his book tour this week," the Carter Center said.
The 86-year-old was travelling to promote his new book White House Diary, which was released last week.
Mr Carter was elected as the 39th US president in 1976 and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
According to the website for Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Mr Carter was planning to attend a book signing in Cleveland in the US state of Ohio.

The former president was taken to Metro Health Hospital around 1130 local time (1530 GMT).
Mr Carter has recently called for the US to develop stronger ties with Iran and North Korea.
Last month, Mr Carter secured the release of Aijalon Mahli Gomes, a 31-year-old American citizen detained in North Korea.

He founded the Carter Center a year after leaving the White House to promote elections and mediate conflicts around the globe.

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