The United Nations today announced it will resume aid shipments to Burma; UN officials had earlier suspended aid flights intended to help Burmese cyclone survivors, complaining that the Burmese government had seized some of the aid.
A plane from the U.N., the first major international airlift, has been able to land in Myanmar.The Takeaway talks a man who happened to be in the area (working at a tiger reserve) during the cyclone. He talks about the devastation.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California monitors various spacecrafts across the solar system. The Takeaway gets a tour. Guest, Dr. Charles Alatchi, director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, talks about the 'seven minutes of terror,' the time it takes to land a spacecraft.
Five days after a devastating cyclone struck the South East Asian nation of Burma, the first UN aid flight has landed in the country but Burma's military authority is still resisting the majority of foreign aid that's being offered
Anchor Lisa Mullins gets an update from Burma from a BBC reporter who has made his way to Rangoon: He describes a country that is struggling to address the widespread death and destruction caused by a cyclone this weekend