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    In this image taken from video, former President Jimmy Carter speaks at the annual Human Rights Defenders Forum at The Carter Center, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Atlanta

    Former US President Jimmy Carter Hospitalised With Pelvic Fracture

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    According to reports, he already fell at his home earlier in October, but later returned to his activities, going to Tennesse to rally volunteer builders.

    Ex-President Jimmy Carter has been admitted to a hospital after falling at his home in Georgia. According to a Carter Center statement, the 95-year old politician suffered "a minor pelvic fracture" on Monday, but is in stable condition now, waiting to be sent home to recover.

    Carter, who was born in Georgia in 1924, served as governor of the state from 1971-1975 and won the 1976 elections, becoming 39th President of the United States.

    His term was marked by an energy crisis, and deteriorating relations with Soviet Union, as the politician urged US allies to boycott the 1980 Olympic Games to protest the Soviet campaign in Afghanistan.

    President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Carter in the blue room of the White House in Washington, following his inauguration, Jan. 21, 1977
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    President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Carter in the blue room of the White House in Washington, following his inauguration, Jan. 21, 1977

    After losing his re-election to Republican candidate Ronald Reagan in 1980, Carter left the political stage and established the Carter Center - a humanitarian organisation promoting human rights across the world, which brought him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

    At the moment, he is the oldest living president, and the longest-retired president in the history of the country.

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