Latest Indian Ocean earthquake Stories
By Darren Schuettler PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) - Pigge Werkelin had to come back. Steve Fitzgerald wants to be as far away as possible.
By Ed Cropley KOH PHI PHI, Thailand (Reuters) - For 28-year-old Canadian nurse Sandra Hodge, Christmas was spent just like every other over day the last 10 months -- sweating away under a tropical sun cleaning up debris from the Indian Ocean tsunami.
Abdul Malik usually sleeps late. With no job and a solitary goat his only asset, there is not much else to do in the Aceh town of Leupung where he lives in a wooden shelter for victims of the December 26 tsunami.
By Y.P. Rajesh NAGAPATTINAM, India (Reuters) - It's the most unlikely setting for hope -- a dingy shack filled haphazardly with pots and pans, surrounded by puddles of filthy water, overflowing drains and rain-soaked furniture.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. relief groups have spent about 42 percent of the $1.78 billion raised from private donations to aid victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami, according to a report released on Tuesday.
By Emma Batha LONDON (Reuters) - As the world marks the first anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, millions of people who dug into their pockets in an unprecedented outpouring of generosity will be wondering how their money has been spent.
As the world marks the first anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, millions of people who dug into their pockets in an unprecedented outpouring of generosity will be wondering how their money has been spent.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George Bush will be appointed special U.N. envoy for Pakistan earthquake relief during a visit to the United Nations on Thursday, U.N. officials said.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will move its center for identifying victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami to Bangkok from the wave-hit island of Phuket this week and work to identify 805 unidentified bodies over the next year, police said on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A tsunami could endanger a million or more people along California's coast and cripple Pacific ports, according to a report released on Monday that highlights weaknesses in U.S. preparations for a killer wave.
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