The International Red Cross says the death toll from South Asia's tsunami could top 100,000 as relief workers rush to bury thousands of dead and help millions of homeless survivors. Relief experts say thousands of people are still missing and parts of the 12 affected nations remain inaccessible. U.N. relief coordinator Jan Egeland says aid workers have yet to reach some of the Maldives islands, some islands outside Sumatra, as well as several communities on Sumatra.
United Nations officials say it will take days for international aid to reach many survivors of the tsunami that devasted parts of southern Asia Sunday. The official in charge of U.N. aid, Jan Egeland, says it could take up to three days to respond to those who would like to have assistance.
The U.S. military in Iraq says U.S. forces killed at least 25 insurgents in the northern city of Mosul, where fighting broke out Wednesday after rebels attacked an American outpost. It says 15 soldiers were wounded in the fighting and one later died at a military hospital.
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