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Former US president George H. W. Bush, 90, in hospital

Former U.S. president George H. W. Bush, 90, has been admitted to a Texas hospital suffering shortness of breath, a family spokesman said Dec. 23.

"President Bush was taken by ambulance to the Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution after experiencing a shortness of breath earlier this evening," his spokesman Jim McGrath said.        

US congressmen to pay three-day visit to Serbia

BELGRADE - An eight-member delegation of the United States Congress' House of Representatives has arrived on a three-day visit to Serbia, where it will meet with government and parliamentary officials.

The delegation is headed by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (Virginia) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (New York).

KRG oil pipeline capacity to double after upgrade

Iraqi Kurdistan plans to increase the capacity of its oil pipeline via Turkey to 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) following upgrade work, industry sources and officials said on Oct. 27.

It will raise the flow to 400,000 bpd by year-end, from a current 280,000 bpd, adding further pressure to falling world oil prices already hit by rising supply.

New York confirms first Ebola case

A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive on Oct. 23 for the deadly virus, the first confirmed case in the city, officials said.
      
The 33-year-old -- identified by US media as Craig Spencer -- has been placed in isolation, in what is the fourth case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States and the first outside Texas.

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