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26 December 2004 Military News

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  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 26 Dec 2004 -- Israel's Cabinet adopted a series of measures Sunday, aimed at facilitating Palestinian elections on January 9th.

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  • U.S. Ready To Help Nations Affected by Bay of Bengal Earthquake Washington File 26 Dec 2004 -- The United States will offer assistance to the nations in South and Southeast Asia most affected by the earthquake and tsunamis in the Bay of Bengal.
  • ASIA/EARTHQUAKE VOA 26 Dec 2004 -- More than three-thousand people have been killed in South and Southeast Asia (Sunday), after one of the largest earthquakes in a century struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Most of the dead were victims of a tidal wave that spread out across the Indian Ocean, devastating coastal communities as far as Sri Lanka and Thailand.
  • INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE VOA 26 Dec 2004 -- What may be the strongest earthquake in 40 years has struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra (Sunday 7 am local), sparking deadly tsunami waves that have impacted as far away as India. Hundreds have been killed in Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Indonesia is bracing for high casualties, but little is know as telecommunications to northern Sumatra have been cut.
  • QUAKE SIDEBAR: SOUTHEAST ASIA VOA 26 Dec 2004 -- The eight-point-nine magnitude earthquake off Indonesia Sunday - one of the strongest in a century - sent deadly tidal waves across some of Southeast Asia's famous beaches during the height of holiday tourism. Thai officials report 120 people were killed and some 400 injured, while officials in neighboring Malaysia say at least seven are reported dead in their coastal resorts.

  • UKRAINE RE-RUN VOA 26 Dec 2004 -- Millions of voters in Ukraine are casting ballots in an historic re-run of presidential elections to replace outgoing President Leonid Kuchma. The race has been bitterly contested, including dual legal challenges in the nation's Supreme Court, which cleared the way for Sunday's re-run.



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