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KHAO LAK, Thailand (AP) — Beachside memorials and religious services were held across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters.
Banda Aceh (Indonesia) (AFP) - 04:58 GMT - Warning System - To prevent avoidable losses again, the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System -- spanning the ocean and monitored by hubs in Indonesia, Australia and India -- began operations in 2011. Twenty-four countries around the Indian Ocean have also set up their own national warning centres. 04:36 GMT - Climate warning - US Secretary of State John Kerry says the tsunami sounded a warning on climate change. “I’ll never forget hearing the news of the tsunami that struck in the Indian Ocean 10 years ago.