An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 hit just off Indonesia's Sumatra coast today--the third strongest of nearly 100 notable aftershocks since last Sunday's devastating quake and tsunami. There are no immediate reports of damage or tsunamis from the latest seimic activity.
Large quantities of relief supplies are arriving in southern Asian countries hardest hit by last Sunday's tsunami, but officials are encountering problems distributing much of the aid.
President Bush has delivered a message of hope, strength and gratitude in his New Year's Day message to the nation. Mr. Bush says the United States will go forward in 2005 with "confidence and faith" in the future, and will persevere in the war against terrorism.
Memories of Asia's tsunami disaster touched many celebrations around the world welcoming the New Year 2005.
Festivities were subdued or somber in many countries. Thailand and Turkey were among nations that canceled traditional fireworks displays and parties.
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