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Former US President George H.W. Bush 'breathing unaided'

Bush is 92-years-old making him the nation's oldest living ex-president. Credit: AP

George H.W. Bush is now breathing on his own after a breathing tube was removed on Friday, according to a family spokesman.

The former US President has spent nearly a week at a Houston hospital where he is being treated for pneumonia.

Bush, who at 92 is the nation's oldest living ex-president, watched the inauguration of President Donald Trump from the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Former first lady Barbara Bush, 91, was admitted to the same hospital on Wednesday as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and coughing.

The spokesman added that she is being treated for bronchitis and is expected to remain in the hospital over the weekend as a precaution.

'Numerous' arrests as 'riots' erupt during inauguration

Donald Trump's inauguration attracted huge crowds in Washington DC.

"Numerous" arrests have been made in Washington after violent protests erupted during Donald Trump's inauguration, with some charged with rioting.

Police said pepper spray and "other control devices" were used to "control the criminal actors" and "protect persons and property".

Two officers sustained minor injuries from "coordinated attacks" and police vehicles were damaged, the city's police department added.


Boris Johnson offers congratulations to Donald Trump

Boris Johnson offered his "warmest congratulations" to Donald Trump, after the billionaire was sworn in to "the most important political office in the world".

In a video posted on his Facebook page, the Foreign Secretary said: "I know that billions of people will be willing him to succeed in the months and years ahead in the very great challenges that he faces.

"We in the United Kingdom will work hand in glove for the stability, the prosperity and the security of the world with President Donald Trump."

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