Tonga's prime minister in hospital

It is understood the 77-year-old was diagnosed with pneumonia and is recovering.

His media spokesperson Lōpeti Senituli told Kaniva News last night that Mr Pohiva is fine.

In a previous interview, Mr Pōhiva told Kaniva News said his routine check-ups with his doctors showed he was healthy but he said he sometimes felt the burden of his duties for the country.

In January last year, he was admitted into Vaiola hospital in a "stable condition."

Springbok legend admitted to hospital

Van der Westhuizen was admitted to hospital yesterday in a critical but stable condition.

The 45-year-old, who was part of the 1995 Springbok team that beat the All Blacks 15-12 in the world cup final, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2011.

A post on his foundation's Facebook page said van der Westhuizen is recovering well after being placed in the intensive care unit.

van der Westhuizen played 89 times for South Africa from 1993-2003.


Ali in hospital

Bob Gunnell said in a statement that Ali's condition was fair, a brief hospital stay was expected.

RNZI reports former heavyweight world champion Ali, 74, has been suffering from Parkinson's disease for more than three decades.

Ali, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona, has suffered some health problems in recent years.

He was admitted to hospital in December 2014 with what was believed to be a mild case of pneumonia.