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World News, 1/2/05 - 2005-01-03


United Nations Secreatry-General Kofi Annan says it will take up to 10 years for those affected by last week's deadly earthquake and tsunami to rebuild. In an interview for broadcast in the United States today, Mr. Annan says the disater is the largest the United Nations has ever dealt with.

Aid is rushing in to some areas of southern Asia hit hard by last week's tsunami, but logitical bottlednecks and bad weather are hindering distribution to many victims. Aid agencies are grappling with rain, lack of vehicle fuel and devastated infrastructue provide assistance and food.

U.S. military officials in Iraq say at least 19 people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack north of Baghdad. Officials say the bomber targeted a bus carrying members of Iraq's national guard. These include 18 guardsmen and an Iraqi civilian. Six more national guardsmen were wounded.

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