Former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves hospital after successful "routine tests"

Former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves hospital after successful 'routine tests'94-year-old had planned tests to monitor his existing health conditionsMandela was hospitalised last year for lung infection and gallstones /12/21/article-0-1669C678000005DC-717_638x392.jpg” width=”638″ height=”392″ alt=”Routine: Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital in Pretoria for routine tests and there was said to be 'no cause for concern'” class=”blkBorder” /> Routine: Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital in Pretoria for routine tests and there was said to be 'no cause for concern' Mr Mandela was hospitalised at the end of last year and he was airlifted on December 8 from his rural village in the south of the country to a hospital in Pretoria for a series of tests. Doctors found the former president and hero of the anti-apartheid struggle had a recurrent lung infection and had developed gallstones. He underwent surgery to remove the gallstones on December 15 and remained in hospital until December 26.

Firing squad granny in race against time to appeal after blunder by the Foreign Office

Firing squad granny in race against time to appeal after blunder by the Foreign Office Appeal letter on behalf of Lindsay Sandiford, 56, rejected after mix-upSister Hilary Parsons accuses Foreign Office of 'incompetence and insensitivity But plea finally accepted after agonising 18-hour waitMs Parsons reveals fellow suspect Julian Ponder has made death threats to her sister By Simon Parry PUBLISHED: 22:22 GMT, 2 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 3 February 2013 A grandmother facing execution in Bali for drug-smuggling nearly lost her chance to appeal against her sentence because of an astonishing Foreign Office mix-up. After 56-year-old Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death by firing squad 12 days ago for smuggling 1.6 million worth of cocaine, British Embassy officials offered to submit a letter to court on her behalf, saying that she intended to contest the penalty. Sandiford had seven days after her sentencing to file the letter.

Nelson Mandela"s health problems are "serious" but "he is improving", says South African president

Nelson Mandela's health problems are 'serious' but 'he is improving', says South African presidentJacob Zuma described Mr Mandela as an 'unparalleled fighter' 94-year-old had previously been admitted to hospital with lung infection Doctors say the former South African president will be kept in hospital | UPDATED: 10:25 GMT, 21 December 2012 Nelson Mandela's condition was serious when he was admitted to hospital 13 days ago, but the 94-year-old's health is improving, President Jacob Zuma has said. The South African president, told members of the ruling African National Congress at the close of a party conference: 'His condition was serious but he is responding well to treatment and has steadily improved over the last few days.' Mr Mandela was airlifted on December 8 from his rural village in the south of the country to a hospital in Pretoria for a series of tests