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UN to resume Burma aid

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.

Environment

Earthquake rescue efforts

Troops and rescue workers in southwestern China are struggling to reach areas devastated by a powerful earthquake yesterday; Anchor Lisa Mullins gets an update from The BBC's Michael Bristow in Sichuan province.

Environment

Cyclone aftermath

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with a BBC reporter in Rangoon about the aftermath of the cyclone and the relief efforts there, as hundreds of thousands of people in the region are still without shelter, ten days after the disaster.

Global Politics

Burma aid effort

Jack Chance reports from the Thai town of Mae Sot, which has become a hub for aid agencies trying to get into Burma; the government is allowing shipments of food and supplies, but barring aid workers from entering the country to assist with distribution.

Environment

China's earthquake response

The World's Matt Bell reports on the Chinese government's rescue efforts following yesterday's massive earthquake: the government has quickly mobilized troops and assistance - and these efforts have received huge coverage by Chinese news media.

Environment

Floating hospitals

Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us how a businessman in Scotland is helping cyclone survivors in Myanmar: he's donated two cruise boats to be converted into floating hospitals.