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World News, 12/27/04 - 2004-12-27


Officials counting the cost of southern Asia's tsunami disaster say huge waves that swept across the Indian ocean following Sunday's mammoth earquake have taken the lives of more than 20,000 men, women and children. The casualty toll is still rising today as emergency crews search for victims of the towering tsunamis that swamped coastal regions and islands from Indonesia to the east coast of Africa.

Thai Prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra says a grandson of Thai King Buhumibol Adulyadeg was among those killed when tidal waves smashed into southern Thailand. He said rescue workers found the body of 21-year-old Bhumi Jenson at the resort of Khao Lak in Phang Nga province, where he was reported to be jet skiing when the deadly tidal wave struck.

Ukrainian election officials say opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko has won the presidency. Officials early today said Mr. Yushchenko has an insurmountable lead over Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, with more than 90 percent of the votes counted.

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