Twenty-one UN peacekeepers are awarded medals in the service of peace; tribute is also paid to 115 soldiers who died in the line of duty in 2004 and another 39 who were killed this year; the major contributors – Pakistan, Bangladesh and India – also sustained the largest number of casualties Many Asian nations are disappointed at the review conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which ended with no agreement on how to strengthen it or on how to eliminate loopholes that allow nations to develop nuclear weapons.

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