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World News, 12/31/04 - 2004-12-31


Aid workers are rushing to prevent disease outbreaks among millions of survivors from Sunday's tsunami in South Asia, as the death toll approaches 125,000.

Indonesia alone has reported 80,000 deaths. But Indonesia's Health Minister (Siti Fadilah Supari) warned today (Friday) the country's death toll could climb to more than 100,000 as more bodies are found in the country's most remote areas.

Sri Lanka's tsunami death toll has climbed past 28,000, while fatalities have also been recorded in India, Thailand, Burma, Bangladesh, Malaysia, the Maldives, Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya and the Seychelles.

Thailand has confirmed more than 4,500 deaths in Sunday's tsunami. Thailand's Interior Ministry says the new death toll, released today (Friday), includes more than 2,200 foreign nationals. At least 6,000 other people are still missing, and Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says most of those are presumed dead.

169 people died in a nightclub fire Thursday night in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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