Saturday, April 29, 2006

Images: Combat Camera, Sat. 29 Apr.


An Iraqi special police officer prepares to conduct a joint cordon and search operation for illegal weapons and munitions in Baghdad, Iraq, April 10, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bart A. Bauer
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Phillip Atherton provides security during a joint cordon and search operation with the Iraqi special police for illegal weapons and munitions in Baghdad, Iraq, April 10, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bart A. Bauer
Iraqi special police officers conduct a joint cordon and search operation with the U.S. Army for illegal weapons and munitions in Baghdad, Iraq, April 10, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bart A. Bauer
An Iraqi special police officer prepares to conduct a joint cordon and search operation for illegal weapons and munitions in Baghdad, Iraq, April 10, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bart A. Bauer
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Friday, April 28, 2006

The Daily Tension for Fri. 28 Apr.


Tension-filled re-creation tells chilling tale in sensitive manner
( -- "United 93" brings it all back: The disbelief, the horror and the sickening feeling that descended on us on Sept. 11, 2001. More importantly, the film draws out such reactions without sensation, sentimentality or jingoism, painting as honest a portrait of the hijacking of Flight 93 as we're ever likely to see.

'United 93': A Great Film That's Hard to Recommend
April 28, 2006 (ABC) -- Full disclosure: I did not want to see "United 93," the controversial Sept. 11 film that opens today, after premiering at New York City's Tribeca Film Festival, which, ironically, was started after 9-11.

Nuclear Agency Says Iran Defying U.N.
PARIS, April 28 ( -- The United Nations' atomic monitoring agency reported Friday that Iran continues to expand its uranium enrichment technology and to hold back information that would allow inspectors to determine whether a covert military nuclear program exists.

NATO to also Join Iranian Tension
( -- The foreign ministers of the North Atlantic treaty Organization (NATO) launched a two-day an unofficial meeting in the Bulgarian capital Sophia yesterday.

Tension Mounts In Iran Atomic Fuel Row
(Sky) -- Britain will ask the Security Council to "increase the pressure on Iran" after it ignored UN calls to stop its nuclear activities. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report said Tehran had accelerated its atomic fuel enrichment programme. It also claimed the country Tehran had done little to answer questions about whether the programme was solely for civilian purposes.

Iran tension must not hurt Afghan relations, says UN
KABUL ( -- Tension between the West and Iran over its nuclear programme must not damage relations between Iran and the Western-backed government of Afghanistan, the UN said yesterday.

Bush Says Anthem Should Be Sung in English
( -- President Bush said today that the national anthem should be sung in English -- not Spanish -- and that he opposes an economic boycott planned Monday by immigrant groups supporting legislation to legalize millions of people living in the United States unlawfully.

Conflict Stirs Up Confusion On Border of Chad, Sudan
KOUKOU ANGARANA, Chad ( -- In this desolate, sand-blown desert region of Chad near the Sudanese border, civilians are caught in a conflict so confusing that they -- and even the combatants -- have trouble telling who is fighting whom.

Gold Prices Hit Quarter-Century Records
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gold prices rose Friday to levels not seen in a quarter century, after a further fall by the dollar against the euro and ongoing political tension in the Middle East attracted investors to the metal.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar falls; oil, gold rise on Iran tension
NEW YORK, April 28 (Reuters) -- The dollar slid across the board on Friday on expectations the cycle of U.S. interest-rate increases is near an end, while gold and oil prices got a boost from mounting tensions over Iran's nuclear program.

U.S. Reaches Out to Some Oil-Rich Nations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Searching for energy supplies and allies against Iran, the Bush administration is reaching out to leaders who rule countries that are rich in oil and gas but accused of authoritarian rule and human rights violations.

Sri Lanka air strikes stop, but island on edge
SAMPUR, Sri Lanka (Reuters) -- Sri Lanka's military held off air strikes on Tamil Tiger targets for a second day on Friday, but in a capital still jittery after a suicide blast, troops seized a suspected rebel in a raid on a shopping mall.

Sri Lanka's aid donors demand end to killings
COLOMBO (AFP) -- International aid donors demanded an end to Sri Lanka's escalating violence and vowed "concerted action" to push the warring parties back to peace negotiations.

Nigeria: Tension in Onitsha As Police Kill 22-Yr-Old Girl
( -- TENSION, yesterday gripped Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, following the killing of a 22-year-old girl allegedly by a policeman and death of four others in a violent clash between members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Onitsha Main Market Vigilance Group.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Zarqawi Video Translation - What Extremists Say: CENTCOM


This is an image made from video originally posted Tuesday, April 25, 2006 on the Internet showing al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. In the rare video, al-Zarqawi accused the West and the United States of waging a 'crusader' war against Islam but said Muslim holy warriors were standing firm. This image was provided via the IntelCenter, which is a private contractor working for intelligence agencies. (AP Photo/via IntelCenter)
CENTCOM -- Arab media and on-line reaction notes that this is the first time Zarqawi has shown himself.

Some commentary views this as a sign of weakness in the face of political progress being made in Iraq. Other commentary reiterates criticism of Zarqawi's tactics, which target innocent Muslims and undermine the legitimacy of the Iraqi insurgency.

Al-Arabiya featured an Egyptian analyst who said that both Zarqawi and bin Laden "are trying to assert the existence and strength of the organization." The program also featured the Iraqi national security advisor asserting that Zarqawi's people are killing Iraqi civilians.

Al-Jazeera prominently featured State Department official Alberto Fernandez, who predicted the terrorist's message would be rejected not only in the West but in the East, adding that the tape demonstrates Zarqawi's desperation. Online commentary discusses Zarqawi's character. Bloggers refer to him as a "bloody psychopath," "criminal," and "terrorist;" a minority support him as a leader of the "resistance" in Iraq.

Interestingly, many said the video refutes the popular theory that Zarqawi is an imaginary bogeyman created by the Americans to justify US actions.

Zarqawi Video Translation: What Extremists Say

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The Daily Tension for Wed. 26 Apr.


'American Idol' television talent show judge Paula Abdul, left, and host Ryan Seacrest, are shown during a break in the live season finale of the Fox network show at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles on May 25, 2005. Seacrest says he and Abdul aren't speaking to one another, but Abdul, in a statement to the Associated Press Tuesday, April 25, 2006, calls reports of a feud 'ridiculous.' Seacrest told People magazine last week that his relationship with Abdul was 'awkward.' (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
'American Idol' Personalities Abdul, Seacrest Disagree Whether They Are Feuding
NEW YORK (AP) -- "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest says he and judge Paula Abdul aren't speaking to one another, but Abdul calls reports of a feud "ridiculous."

Tension strikes Enron trial as Lay, prosecutor slug it out
HOUSTON ( -- Now playing at the Enron trial: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Lay.

Oil drops as US refiners boost fuel output
LONDON (Reuters) -- Oil fell below $72 a barrel on Wednesday as refiners in the United States cranked up gasoline output, easing supply crunch worries ahead of the peak demand summer driving season.

Big oil defends its big profits
Industry says they are essential to remain competitive in a global market; encourages more domestic production and conservation efforts.
NEW YORK ( -- Big Oil defended its record profits Wednesday, saying they weren't that out of line with other industries, and that recent consolidation in the sector was essential for the U.S. to remain competitive in the global oil business.

Nigeria: Tension at Mobil’s Oil export terminal
( -- Us oil major Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited was yesterday reported to have evacuated non-essential staff from the Qua Iboe Oil Terminal amid fears it could be attacked by armed militants.

US pushes for resolution on Syrian acts in Lebanon
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -- The United States wants a new U.N. Security Council resolution on what it calls continued Syrian interference in Lebanon and Iran's backing of guerrillas there, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Wednesday.

Iran will not use oil as a weapon against the West: WSJ

Iran nuclear standoff: four years of rising tension
TEHRAN, April 26, 2006 (AFP) -- The United Nations is due on Friday to report on Iran's nuclear programme, amid pressure from the United States and other countries for tough action against what they see as a plan to produce nuclear weapons.

Iran `Ready to Export' Nuclear Know-How
PARIS, April 25 ( -- Iran is prepared to begin exporting its nuclear technology, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday, in an escalation of warnings to Western countries attempting to curb its nuclear program.

Iranian Supreme Leader Warns U.S.
(CBS/AP) -- Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that if the United States attacks Iran, U.S. interests around the world would be harmed, state-run Tehran television reported.

Rumsfeld and Rice make surprise Iraq visit
BAGHDAD ( -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, seeking to put past differences behind them, paid a surprise joint visit to Iraq today to mobilize diplomatic and security forces and bolster the new government of Prime Minister Jawad al-Maliki

Rice Joins Rumsfeld on Trip to Back New Iraq Leaders
April 26 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joined Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on a surprise visit to Baghdad today designed to prop up the incoming Iraqi government and smooth the handover of more responsibility from the U.S.-led coalition to Iraqis.

Condoleezza Rice Interview With James Rosen, FOX

Sri Lanka bombings kill 15 civilians: reports
COLOMBO (AFP) -- At least 15 civilians were killed and many more wounded in new violence between Sri Lankan forces and Tamil Tiger rebels amid mounting tension on the island, according to reports from the two sides on Wednesday.

Tension high for French Cup final
PARIS, France (Reuters) -- Paris St Germain midfielder Edouard Cisse calls it a dream final but, for security officials, Saturday's clash between the capital club and arch-rivals Olympique Marseille is more like a nightmare.

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Snow Aims to Ease Tensions Between White House, Press


Fox News commentator Tony Snow is named White House press secretary.

Congratulations to Snow and Bush!

The decision to put a real journalist into the press secretary's position is a no brainer for Bush -- who at this point, has to be scrambling to keep his political legacy from becoming, as Fox pundit Bill O'Reilly so aptly described it, a Jimmy Carter presidency.

So Snow, in essence, will now become Bush's wartime conciliari who will take the pulse and the voice of fair and popular conservatism to the White House.

In any case, the White House press secretary job would be both challenging and interesting for any journalist attracted to the inner workings of the Washington power machine. As a contributing journalist, Snow's work is admirable. As a contributing cancer survivor, Snow's success is remarkable.

On another note, the move is sure to inspire even more venomous anti-Fox sentiment from liberal posers outside the beltway, who in their blissful ignorance, are unable to separate Fox's commentary from hard news. Note to posers: that just ain't the case; after sourcing reports from their on-scene correspondents, Fox, like everyone else in the biz, uses AP, Reuters, and Drudge to fill in the blanks. No matter how it gets spun, it just isn't a bad thing to move Snow's popular voice from the highest rated cable news outfit to a White House in the midst of a PR disaster.

In reality, Snow has the respect and support of peers, no matter their ideology, who share the fraternity of journalism and see Snow's role as press secretary as the positive move.

"I think he's excited by the idea of being on the inside," Hume said. "He believes he will be at the table when decisions are made. For someone of his bent, that's too good to pass up."

Tony Snow to Be White House Press Secretary
( -- Fox News commentator Tony Snow was named White House press secretary today after top officials assured him that he would be not just a spokesman but an active participant in administration policy debates, people familiar with the discussions said.

Snow takes White House job
Fox News analyst replaces McClellan as press secretary
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush announced his new White House press secretary on Wednesday: former Fox News host Tony Snow.

Fox News's Snow to Become New White House Press Secretary
( --Fox News commentator Tony Snow agreed last night to become White House press secretary after top officials assured him that he would be not just a spokesman but an active participant in administration policy debates, people familiar with the discussions said.

Fox News's Snow Tells Associates He's Taking White House Job
April 26 (Bloomberg) -- Tony Snow, a Fox News radio host and former presidential speechwriter, has informed associates at the network that he's decided to accept the job of White House press secretary, a Fox colleague said.

Sources: Tony Snow to Be Named White House Press Secretary
WASHINGTON (FOX) -- Tony Snow will be named new White House press secretary on Wednesday morning, FOX News has learned. Snow is expected to be at the White House for the announcement. He has been mulling the offer for the last several days.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Daily Tension for Tue. 25 Apr.


Golfer Tiger Woods (R) of the U.S. is spun around the wrong way by Tony Galbraith (L) during a celebrity charity stock car race at the Huntly Speedway, south of Auckland, April 24, 2006. Woods was in New Zealand for his caddie Steve Williams' wedding last week and raced in the event to raise funds for the Steve Williams Foundation. REUTERS/Simon Baker
Tiger on Leaderboard at Stock Car Race
HUNTLY, New Zealand (AP) -- Tiger Woods hunkered behind the wheel of his vehicle, its motor coughing noisily. One of the world's most visible athletes was suddenly unrecognizable under a flame-retardant suit, helmet and tinted visor.

Tension mounts as jury ponders Moussaoui fate
ALEXANDRIA, United States (AFP) -- The life of September 11 plotter Zacarias Moussaoui lay in the hands of jurors who must decide whether he is sentenced to death or languishes in prison for the rest of his days.

Stocks Mixed As Oil Rebounds
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks were little changed in early trading Tuesday as political tension in
Iran lifted oil prices and countered excitement over solid earnings reports from Dow Jones industrials AT&T Corp. and DuPont Co.

Dow Closes Down 53, Nasdaq Ends Down 3
NEW YORK (AP) -- Interest rate worries sent share prices lower Tuesday on Wall Street after strong consumer confidence and home sales data signaled that the economy is holding up better than expected and suggested that the Federal Reserve has room for more rate increases.

N. Korea Won't Return to Six-Nation Talks
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea failed to persuade the North to return to stalled international disarmament talks, but both sides agreed Monday to move ahead on an agreement for the North to abandon its nuclear weapons programs.

N. Korea: U.S. Counterfeiting Own Currency
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has accused the United States of counterfeiting its own currency to fabricate evidence that the communist state is engaged in manufacturing fake U.S. hundred dollar bills.

More killings send tension soaring in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO (AFP) -- Tension gripped Sri Lanka's north-eastern Trincomalee district after an overnight killing of a hotel owner police say was designed to provoke inter-communal riots.

Tensions soar after attacks
SERUNUWARA, Sri Lanka ( -- Attacks by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels and ethnic riots are fuelling rising tension in Sri Lanka’s multi-ethnic east, making peace talks more difficult than ever.

US not ruled out WTO complaint over China piracy
BEIJING (Reuters) -- The United States has not ruled out taking Beijing to the World Trade Organization over rampant counterfeiting in China, Washington's point man on piracy said on Tuesday.

Bush Begins Push for Immigration Deal With Congress
IRVINE, Calif., April 24 ( -- Under pressure from Republicans to play a bigger role in the immigration debate, President Bush will begin meeting key lawmakers Tuesday to help forge a bipartisan agreement by Memorial Day to offer some undocumented workers a path to citizenship.

Iran biggest threat since Nazis, says Israel as Ahmadinejad provokes new outrage
Leader calls for Jews to be sent to Europe
Threat to quit nuclear pact ahead of UN report
( -- Iran's nuclear programme is the biggest threat to Jews since the Nazi Holocaust, the Israeli government stated yesterday, as the Iranian president renewed his calls for the dissolution of the Jewish state.

India urges against confrontation with Iran
NEW DELHI (AFP) -- India cautioned against confronting Iran or using force to halt its disputed nuclear programme as that would heighten tension in the oil-rich region.

Iran defiant ahead of UN deadline
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The tension over Iran's nuclear ambitions isn't easing.

Israel launches "eye in the sky" over Iran
JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- Israel successfully launched on Tuesday a highly accurate imaging satellite which will enhance its ability to spy on Iran, an official said.

Rice warns NATO allies on Iran danger
ANKARA (Reuters) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday drummed up support in NATO allies for tougher action against Iran, highlighting its apparent willingness to export nuclear technology.

Shiite Militias Move Into Oil-Rich Kirkuk, Even as Kurds Dig In
Control of Iraqi City Has Long Been in Dispute
KIRKUK, Iraq ( -- Hundreds of Shiite Muslim militiamen have deployed in recent weeks to this restive city -- widely considered the most likely flash point for an Iraqi civil war -- vowing to fight any attempt to shift control over Kirkuk to the Kurdish-governed north, according to U.S. commanders and diplomats, local police and politicians.

Zarqawi appears in rare Web video
DUBAI (Reuters) - The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said mujahideen were fighting on despite a three-year "crusader" war, according to a rare video of him posted on the Internet on Tuesday.

WATCH THE VIDEO: 'Zarqawi' shows face in new video

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Images: Combat Camera, Tue. 25 Apr.

An Iraqi translator interprets procedures to Iraqi Special Weapons and Tactics members before conducting a joint neighborhood patrol with U.S. Army Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Mosul, Iraq, April 23, 2006. DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. John M. Foster, U.S. Air Force. (Released) Photo by: TECH. SGT JOHN M. FOSTER, 1ST COMBAT CAMERA SQUADRON Record ID No. VIRIN): 060423-F-2869F-008
Members from the U.S. Navy's Fleet Combat Camera Group Pacific and U.S. Air Force's 30th Space Communications Squadron conduct authentication techniques during Quick Shot '06 at Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 22, 2006. The biannual field exercise, hosted by the U.S. Navy's Combat Camera Group Pacific, enhances the war-fighting capabilities of combat photographers. DoD photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Timothy Hinman, U.S. Navy. (Released) Photo by: PH3 TIMOTHY M. HINMAN, COMBAT CAMERA GROUP PACIFIC  Record ID No. (VIRIN): 060422-N-3478H-286
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Williams, center, from Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, receives a 105mm round for an M119A2 light howitzer during a training exercise on Forward Operating Base Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq, April 22, 2006. DoD photo by Journalist 1st Class Jeremy L. Wood, U.S. Navy. (Released) Photo by: JO1 JEREMY L. WOOD, FLEET COMBAT CAMERA, ATLANTIC Record ID No. (VIRIN): 060422-N-4614W-088
U.S. Marines with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing fire M-16 rifles on a range at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, April 22, 2006. DoD photo by Pfc. Clifton D. Sams, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released) Photo by: PFC CLIFTON D. SAMS, 3D MAW Record ID No. (VIRIN): 060422-M-6150S-003
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Cartoons: Gas Pains, High Prices at the Pump




Who knows, if folks complain enough about high gas prices, elected Democrats may force the government to re-invoke the 55 mph National Maximum Speed Limit.

"I can't drive fifty-five."

Speed Doesn’t Kill: The Repeal of the 55-MPH Speed Limit
1973 oil crisis

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Monday, April 24, 2006

The Daily Tension for Mon. 24 Apr.


On '24,' Chloe helps Jack Bauer pass the time
(USA Today) -- We need Jack to save the world. Jack needs Chloe to save himself.

NY Post: Record Labels May Bow to Apple's Fixed iTMS Pricing
( -- Negotiations between Apple Computer and the world's major record labels have grown even more tense in recent weeks, according to a report from the New York Post, but the net result of that tension may be that record labels abandon their demand to have variable pricing at the iTunes Music Store.

OPEC keeps oil output unchanged amid record prices
( DOHA : OPEC has decided not to change its crude output despite prices hovering at record levels as cartel members blamed the market frenzy on political tension and lack of refining capacity.

OPEC says powerless to drive down $75 oil
DOHA (Reuters) -- OPEC ministers conceded on Monday there was nothing they could do to halt surging oil prices that threaten consumer nations' economies and could trigger a collapse in demand disastrous to producer states.

Oil falls 2.5 percent, OPEC keeps output steady
LONDON (Reuters) -- Oil prices fell nearly 2.5 percent Monday after OPEC promised to keep pumping near maximum capacity, but losses were limited as the cartel conceded that it could not cool the red hot market.

Common ground on who's American
Amid a heated immigration debate, a survey finds behavior is more important than background.
( -- LOS ANGELES – "What does it mean to be an American?"

"Opportunity," says Rosita Romero, a second-generation émigré from El Salvador, lunching at Twain's Restaurant on Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Bush Begins Push for Immigration Deal With Congress
IRVINE, Calif., April 24 ( -- Under pressure from Republicans to play a bigger role in the immigration debate, President Bush will begin meeting key lawmakers Tuesday to help forge a bipartisan agreement by Memorial Day to offer some undocumented workers a path to citizenship.

Hamas, Fatah agree to end crisis
( -- The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, and Fatah (the past governing party, and that of the current Palestinian President), yesterday agreed to end a state of tension between them and reassert Palestinian national unity.

U.S. Military Warily Eyes Iraqi Forces
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops aren't just training Iraqi forces, they're also keeping an eye on them, watching for signs they could be moonlighting in the Shiite death squads that target Sunnis.

No tension between Iran, its neighbors, says president
( -- "There is no tension between the Islamic Republic of Iran and its neighbors," said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here Monday.

Nepal's King Reinstates Parliament
KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 24 ( -- The embattled King Gyanendra announced late Monday that he would reinstate the lower house of parliament, a major concession to political opponents after nearly three weeks of brinkmanship and often-violent street protests.

S.Korea fails to get North back to nuclear talks
SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korea agreed on Monday to work toward implementing a deal under which Pyongyang would scrap its nuclear weapons programs, but could not be induced to come back to multilateral disarmament talks.

Tiger on Leaderboard at Stock Car Race
HUNTLY, New Zealand (AP) -- Tiger Woods hunkered behind the wheel of his vehicle, its motor coughing noisily. One of the world's most visible athletes was suddenly unrecognizable under a flame-retardant suit, helmet and tinted visor

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IMAGE: Bird Flu Strikes South Florida

It was just a matter of time....

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Tropical Cyclone Monica not a Lewinsky


Tropical cyclone Monica (top) approaching Australia's northern territory coastline. The hugely destructive cyclone described as a
Pay no mind to the dumb headline.

In all seriousness folks, here's another Monica about to blow into the history books.

[Once] packing winds of up to 350 kilometres (218 miles) an hour, Tropical Cyclone Monica was moving relentlessly towards Darwin as it turned towards the coast from the Arafura Sea.

Monica downgraded
( -- 5:30 PM ET, CYCLONE Monica has been further downgraded to a category two, after fears that it could be one of the severest storms to hit Australia.

Weaker Monica to spare Darwin

'Perfect cyclone' bears down on Australian city
SYDNEY (AFP) -- A hugely destructive cyclone described as a "perfect" storm is bearing down on the isolated northern Australian city of Darwin, devastated by a killer cyclone in 1974.

Cyclone Monica Is Hovering Over Australia
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Residents of the northern city of Darwin braced Monday for Tropical Cyclone Monica, a Category 5 storm packing 217 mph winds that one forecaster said might be the fiercest in Australian history.

Monica maybe 'biggest cyclone ever'
( -- RESIDENTS in the Northern Territory's far north are bracing for the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Monica, predicted to be among the most severe storms ever to strike Australia.

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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Tension Summary: Sun. 23 Apr. Evening

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Osama Tape: West Waging a "Crusader War" Against Islam


Osama bin Laden
Why has Osama released a new audio-tape now?

The last time the Al Qaeda leader was seen on camera was in a videotaped message released just prior to the US presidential elections in late 2004.

On the new tape, Osama calls for Muslims to boycott the West and take action against the US and other countries because of the Muhammad cartoons.

Osama accuses the West of starting a "holy war" against Islam.

"I call on mujahidin [fighters] and their supporters, especially in Sudan and the Arab peninsula, to prepare for long war against the crusader plunderers in Western Sudan.

Bin Laden: West waging a crusade
( -- Al Jazeera has received an audiotape attributed to Osama bin Laden in which he attacks the West for boycotting Hamas and accuses Western governments of waging a "crusader war" against Islam.

Bin Laden says West waging war on Islam
DUBAI (Reuters) -- Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden said the West's shunning of the Hamas-led Palestinian government showed it was waging a "Crusader-Zionist war" on Muslims, according to an audiotape attributed to him and aired on Sunday.

In Tape, Bin Laden Urges Fighters to Sudan
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Osama bin Laden issued ominous new threats in an audiotape broadcast Sunday, purportedly saying the West was at war with Islam and calling on his followers to go to Sudan to fight a proposed U.N. force.

Timeline: Al-Qaeda tapes

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