U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan prodded world leaders at a tsunami donors conference Thursday to follow through on pledges of $4-billion in aid. Annan said nearly $1-billion is needed for the first six months of relief efforts. Secretary of State Colin Powell said the United States would honor its pledge of $350-million and expressed "a willingness to do more as we understand the full dimensions of the catastrophe."
DEATH TOLL ABOUT 160,000
The death toll from the tsunami soared to about 160,000 early today after Indonesia announced almost 20,000 new deaths. Indonesia's new toll is 113,306, up from its previous estimate of 94,200.