December 30, 2004

Tsunami Toll Jumps to Over 125,000, Fear Lingers

Asia's tsunami death toll soared above 125,000 on Friday as millions struggled to find food and clean water and persistent rumors of new giant waves sent many fleeing inland in panic.

Fire in Buenos Aires Club Kills Nine, 200 Hurt

At least nine people were killed and 200 injured when a fire erupted in a crowded nightclub in central Buenos Aires, police said on Friday.

Powell to Lead U.S. Delegation to Asian Tsunami Region

President Bush, criticized for his slow reaction to the Asian tsunami disaster, said on Thursday he would send a delegation led by Secretary of State Colin Powell to the region on Sunday to assess the need for U.S. assistance.

U.S. Soldier, 25 Rebels Killed in Mosul Battle

A frontal assault on U.S. troops by dozens of Iraqi insurgents in Mosul left an American soldier and about 25 guerrillas dead in one of the boldest attacks yet on occupying forces in Iraq.

Ukraine Court Rejects PM's Election Complaints

Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich's bid to overturn his liberal rival's victory in a presidential election lay in tatters on Thursday after Ukraine's Supreme Court threw out his complaints.

Massive Public Response to Tsunami Aid Appeals

People worldwide opened their hearts and wallets on Thursday to give millions of dollars to the victims of Asia's tsunamis, jamming phone lines and Web sites and outpacing their own governments in their generosity.

Disease Next as Tsunami Toll Rises, Experts Say

Diarrhea, malaria, dengue fever, and even meningitis and flu may be waiting to cause a second wave of misery across Indian Ocean coastal areas devastated by Sunday's tsunami, experts said on Thursday.

Jazz Giant Artie Shaw Dies at Age 94

Jazz clarinetist Artie Shaw, famed for classic recordings of "Begin the Beguine" and "Oh, Lady Be Good" as well as turbulent marriages to movie stars Lana Turner and Ava Gardner, died on Thursday at age 94, his manager Will Curtis said.

No comments: