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Indonesia cautions tsunami aid workers about rebel infiltration

Indonesia warned aid workers Sunday that separatist rebels have taken shelter in camps for survivors, while a burst of violence hit Sri Lanka, signalling a potential resurgence of long-simmering rebellions in both tsunami-hit countries that could hamper help for victims of the two-week-old disaster. Decades-old conflicts in Indonesia and Sri Lanka lay dormant in the first two weeks after the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck Dec. 26, killing more than 150,000 people in Asia and Africa. Among the dead are five Canadians, and another 146 are missing. But these conflicts now threaten to re-ignite as aid workers pour into the region with emergency assistance, some travelling to areas where outsiders are almost never allowed. Full Story

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