ESTABLISHED. TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM, covering the Indian Ocean; by UNESCO; in Paris. Designed to prevent a repeat of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that killed more than 200,000 people, the planned system will link seismographic equipment and deep-sea sensors scattered throughout the region with monitoring centers and emergency-services agencies in at least 19 countries. When fully operational in 2006, the system is expected to provide early warning of potentially devastating undersea earthquakes, enabling the evacuation of coastal communities around the Indian Ocean.

CLEARED. SHER BAHADUR DEUBA, 59, Nepal's former Prime Minister; of corruption charges; by the Royal Commission...

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