Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush (R) and his wife Barbara watch the Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am before the start of the AT&T National PGA golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, July 4, 2007. REUTERS

WaASHINGTON 19 Jan – US ex-president George HW Bush, 92, has been moved into the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital for an “acute respiratory problem” due to pneumonia, his office says.

He is “stable and resting comfortably” after undergoing a procedure to clear his airway that required sedation, according to a statement.

His wife, Barbara Bush, 91, has been admitted to the same Houston Methodist Hospital as a “precaution” due to fatigue and coughing. – dpa

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