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Henry Kissinger released from hospital

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was released from a South Korean hospital Sunday, said a hospital spokesman.

Kissinger was taken to a hospital in Seoul on Saturday and treated for a stomach virus,according to CNN.

Kissinger's condition was not serious and he was not given any major treatment such as surgery, hospital spokesman Han Jin-ho said.

The 86-year-old Kissinger arrived in Seoul on Wednesday to attend a secretary forum and met with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Friday, according to The Associated Press.

Climber found dead in Mount St. Helens

A climber who fell into the crater of Mount St. Helens Monday was found dead Tuesday, said officials.

According to the LA TImes, Joseph Bohlig, 52, was posing for a picture Monday on the rim of the crater when the snow overhang he was standing on gave way.

The body was air lifted into Carson, Washington and then transported to the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy, according to CNN.

County undersheriff David Cox said that Bohlig had climbed the volcano 68 times before the accident.

3 dead in helicopter crash

Three people were killed Sunday when a helicopter crashed in Arizona, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.

The helicopter crashed in the afternoon in Cave Creek, Arizona, about 35 miles north of Phoenix, Arizona, according to CNN.

Police said that there are three confirmed victims, including one child, but since the helicopter could hold up to six people they are searching for more victims.

Debris was scattered over several hundred feet and nearby residents were contacted to make sure no one was hurt, according to The Associated Press.

The cause of the crash has yet to be determined, said FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.

2 planes collide midair

Three people were killed Saturday after two planes collided in midair near Boulder, CO, authorities said.

The pilot of one of the planes, a single-seat Piper Pawnee, was killed, but the glider it was towing was able to detach and land safely, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Department.

At least two people on board the other plane, a Cirrus SR 20, were killed, although the plane seated up to five, according to the sheriff's department.

CNN reported that a parachute did deploy for one of the aircraft, but no one was attached to it.

The debris was scattered over a 1 1/2-mile region near a suburban area, but no one on the ground was hurt, according to MSNBC.

Chicagoland Plane Crash Kills 2

Authorities reported that two men on board a small airplane were killed when their airplane crashed Jan. 23 near Chicago.

The Kane County Sheriff's Department says that the plane took off from Aurora Municipal Airport just a few miles south of the crash site and was on its way to a small airport near Denver.

CNN reported that the plane hit the ground in the small town of Sugar Grove, breaking into small pieces upon impact and hitting part of a local resident's garage. None of the residents were injured.

The Associated Press reported that the cause of the accident remains unknown and both the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are conducting an investigation.

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