1. HEALTH

    Pakistan Prez Has Heart Attack: Report

    In this picture taken on Aug. 15, 2010, Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari listens to a reporter at a press conference in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Zardari traveled to Dubai for medical tests on his heart after falling ill, officials and associates said on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, describing his condition as not life-threatening. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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    Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is in a Dubai hospital for a heart condition, according to his spokesman. The report prompted rumors that the head of state would resign, which the spokesman denied. A source tells Reuters that Zardari suffered a minor heart attack, but his spokesman downplayed Zardari's hospitalization, saying it was for planned medical tests and check-ups. Zardari's government has been embroiled in scandal since the release of a memo detailing a request for U.S. help against a possible military coup.

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