Jimmy Carter taken to hospital after suffering upset stomach on plane

Jimmy Carter taken to hospital after suffering upset stomach on plane

The incident sparked fears for the 85-year-old’s health but a spokesman for Mr Carter later said he was “resting comfortably” and would resume a tour to promote his book later this week.

Unconfirmed reports suggested the former president had suffered from a bout of air sickness.

He was on a commercial Delta airline flight to Cleveland, Ohio for an event at a book shop to promote his “White House Diary.”

A message was sent from the plane that a passenger was unwell and, when it landed at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the former president was taken off the plane by a medical team. He was then taken to MetroHealth Medical Centre for treatment.

Mr Carter served as US president from 1977 to 1981. He is due to celebrate his 86th birthday on Friday.

Since leaving the presidency he has been active in international diplomacy, particularly in intervening on behalf of Americans detained abroad and as an observer of foreign elections.

Mudslides devastate China town

Image: A view of a massive mudslide running through the county-seat town in Zhouqu county in northwest China

ZHOUQU, China — The death toll from a massive landslide triggered by floods in China’s northwest has risen to 337, the country’s state media said on Monday.

The Communist Party chief of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu province also told the state-run Xinhua News Agency that more than 1,100 people were still missing.

The disaster struck Sunday as a debris-blocked swollen river burst, swamping entire mountain villages in the county seat of Zhouqu and ripping homes from their foundations.

It is the deadliest incident in China’s worst flooding in a decade.

Meantime, rescuers armed with little more than shovels searched for hundreds of people after a torrent of mud engulfed the town, tearing down homes and filling the streets with sludge.

Upstream from the disaster, demolition experts and geologists were working frantically to drain a lake that had built up behind a barrier of landslide blockage.

With more rains forecast for this week, there would be fresh tragedy if the unsecured dam bursts, creating a new mud flow.

The region is dominated by steep and barren hills.

Troops, police and firefighters deployed
Premier Wen Jiabao visited the disaster-hit town on Sunday, to survey the wreckage, promise government help, console survivors, and urge rescuers and engineers to work as hard as possible to save lives and prevent fresh tragedy.

China has deployed all the resources of a powerful central government to battle a string of natural disasters in recent years — flooding, quakes and landslides — winning popular support for both the military and the leadership.

Six thousand troops, police and firefighters worked through the night to dig out survivors, though the slurry of mud that devastated the worst-hit areas dimmed hopes of finding many alive under the wreckage, and complicated rescue efforts.

Over a meter deep in many areas, the mire has made it almost impossible for rescue teams to bring in vital heavy equipment.

As of Sunday night, more than 1,240 people had been rescued from among the debris or were plucked from the top of buildings where they had taken refuge from the onslaught. Over 100 were injured, 29 seriously.

Streams of refugees trekked out of the area, some carrying a few possessions they had managed to salvage, others with a grimmer load — the bodies of loved ones killed by the sludge, the official China Daily newspaper said.

Power lines are down in two-thirds of the county, and water up to 13 feet deep is still surging through some parts of town, the official Xinhua agency said. At least 45,000 people have been evacuated, including the residents of downstream towns thought to be at risk from a fresh mudslide.

The Ministry of Finance has set aside 500 million yuan ($74 million) in emergency funds for the region.

The Agriculture Ministry has also sent protective equipment and disinfectant to an area with large numbers of livestock — there are many nomadic Tibetan herders living there — to help battle possible epidemics caused by dead animals.

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3 ETA members sentenced to more than 1,000 years

Madrid, Spain  — Spain’s highest court has sentenced three members of the Basque separatist group ETA to more than 1,000 years in prison for a terrorist attack against one of the nation’s busiest airports in 2006, officials said Friday.

Spain’s Audiencia Nacional, or National Court, sentenced Igor Portu, Mattin Sarasola and Mikel San Sebastian as the ones behind the powerful bomb attack on Madrid-Barajas Airport in December 2006. The attack resulted in the deaths of two Ecuadorian nationals.

They join several other ETA members who the courts have sentenced to 1,000 years in prison even though the maximum that can be served in Spanish prison is 40 years. Spain has no death penalty.

Judge Alfonso Guevara, who presided over the trial, also ordered the defendants to pay €700,000 to the family of Diego Armando Estacio and €500,000 to the family of Carlos Alonso Palate, both killed during the attack.

The blast came in the midst of a unilateral cease-fire ETA had declared in March 2006. The cease-fire raised hopes at the time for an end to decades of ETA violence blamed for more than 800 deaths.

ETA — or Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, which in Basque means “Homeland and Freedom” — is one of Europe’s last separatist groups. The organization, pronounced “etta,” has sought independence for a Basque state in northern Spain and southwestern France since it was launched during Spain’s Franco dictatorship.

According to studies by the Council on Foreign Relations, ETA’s structure has fissured, and many members are attempting to enter the political process.