Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital

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Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection, the South African government said on Thursday.

A statement said the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader and former president was admitted shortly before midnight. It gave no further details other than to say he was receiving the "best possible expert medical treatment and comfort". Mandela has a history of lung problems dating back to when he contracted tuberculosis as a political prisoner....



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