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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, former President George H. W. Bush, right, and his wife, Barbara, are greeted before a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston in Houston. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, the former president was admitted to an intensive care unit, and Barbara was hospitalized as a precaution, according to his spokesman. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Former President George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara hospitalized

The former president was admitted to the ICU at a Houston hospital to “address an acute respirator problem stemming from pneumonia,” family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. McGrath said the former first lady was hospitalized as a precaution.

Afghans pass the main gate of the governor's office in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. The United Arab Emirates says five of its diplomats were killed in a bombing in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the previous day. (AP Photos/Allauddin Khan)

United Arab Emirates says 5 diplomats killed in Afghan blast

Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE’s prime minister and vice president, said on Twitter that “there is no human, moral or religious justification for the bombing and killing of people trying to help” others.