Henry Kissinger in New York hospital after fall at home

NEW YORK (AP) - Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been admitted to a New York City hospital for observation after a fall at his home.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital says in a statement that Mr Kissinger entered the hospital on Tuesday.

The hospital says the 89-year-old was expected to be discharged later in the day. It declined to say how he fell or what his injuries were.

Mr Kissinger served under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.