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What the papers say - THE INDEPENDENT

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The United Nations said a tsunami warning system for the Indian Ocean should be operational by July 2006 after agreeing to work with 27 countries to install a network of deep sea sensors to broadcast alerts.

London mayor Ken Livingstone has announced plans to build a new 'City East' in the east of London.

The proposal clashes with deputy prime minister John Prescott's plans for housing growth across the Thames Gateway area of Kent and Essex. The City East scheme would house 700,000 more people in the densely populated areas of Greenwich, Canary Wharf and Stratford.

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