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International aid is needed to help cyclone-ravaged Myanmar because the country is not equipped to handle the devastation, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Myanmar's prime minister Thursday.

The country's military rulers have been slow to allow foreign aid in the country, and Ban expressed frustration over what he said was "the inability of the aid workers to bring assistance at the right time to the affected areas."

Prime Minister Thein Sein said, however, that he believes the relief phase of the recovery effort was over and it was time to begin reconstruction. Read full article »

CNN's Kochakorn J. Olarn contributed to this report.

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