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Monday, June 28, 1999 Published at 03:30 GMT 04:30 UK

World: Americas

Author Garcia Marquez in hospital

The Colombian author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, has been admitted to a hospital in Bogota.

Mr Garcia Marquez, who's seventy-one years old, is undergoing medical tests and is expected to be released in a few days.

A hospital spokeswoman said doctors were trying to establish what was causing general exhaustion that Mr Garcia Marquez had complained of.

The Nobel prize-winning author had some small cancerous tumours removed from the lungs six years ago. The author, acclaimed for novels including "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera", has been writing articles for a Colombian magazine Cambio and working on his memoirs and a new novel.

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