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#Bin Laden

# bin-laden - Monday 16 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our daily wrap-up of what’s been going on – including a tongue-in-cheek tour of a certain house in Abbottabad…

# bin-laden - Sunday 15 May, 2011

Journalists and dignitaries get a glimpse of US warship which disposed of bin Laden's body

A group of journalists and the president of the Philippines were invited on board the USS Carl Vinson warship on Sunday but operational details of the bin Laden raid and killing were not discussed.

# bin-laden - Saturday 14 May, 2011

US authorities charge six people with aiding Pakistani Taliban

Three of those charged with aiding the Pakistani Taliban are US citizens, including two imams at mosques in Florida, while three are at large in Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban was behind yesterday’s double bombing in north-western Pakistan which killed 80 people.

Pakistan's parliament condemns Bin Laden raid, US drone attacks

Pakistan’s parliament has condemned the fatal US raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound and called for an independent inquiry. It has also voted to ban NATO transit convoys until US drone attacks in the country cease.

# bin-laden - Friday 13 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Porn found at Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan Bin Laden

Porn found at Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan

US commandos uncovered the stash of videos after bin Laden was killed. In other news, George Bush enjoys eating soufflé, and was doing so when he heard of bin Laden’s death.

'Taliban Terry' still being held over alleged Obama threats

While Islam convert is being held in security operation around US presidential visit, file going to the DPP on another man suspected of photographing Garden of Remembrance ‘with intent’.

Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for twin blasts that kill 73

73 people are killed in two suicide bombings at a training base for the Pakistani federal paramilitary forces.

# bin-laden - Thursday 12 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know before 9am: a loophole in the new pensions levy, the expenses row engulfing Waterford IT, and Bin Laden’s plans for a major 9/11 anniversary attack.

Bin Laden diary outlines plans to target US cities on significant dates

Al-Qaeda leader mused over how many Americans he must kill to force the US to pull out of the Arab world.

# bin-laden - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Bin Laden's sons call for evidence of father's death

In a statement to the NYT, bin Laden’s sons “question the propriety” of the US killing their father instead of allowing him a fair trial. Meanwhile, the US is working to repair its relationship with Pakistan.

# bin-laden - Monday 9 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

Obama: bin Laden raid “longest 40 minutes of my life”

The US president says the risks of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden outweighed the risks – but it was a tense time.

Pakistani PM denies being part of moves to 'hide' bin Laden

Yousuf Raza Gilani tells parliament that the state was not hiding Osama – and says his killing is ‘justice done’.

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Catholic priest encourages parishioners to forgive Osama bin Laden

The comments of the Australian priest come as others such as the Dalai Lama say that even bin Laden “deserves our compassion and forgiveness”.

Obama calls on Pakistan to investigate bin Laden's 'support network'

Meanwhile, former Irish President and UN official Mary Robinson has expressed her “moral unease” over the killing of Osama bin Laden’s.

# bin-laden - Sunday 8 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In today’s Daily Fix: Ireland and Greece back in the headlines over EU/IMF bailouts; Japan sticks with nuclear power; and a Dublin church confirms it won’t be holding a mass for Osama bin Laden this week.

Church in Howth cancels mass in memory of Osama bin Laden

The Howth Parish Church in north Dublin said that it had been a mistake that the mass – requested by a parishioner – had gone into the church’s newsletter.

Pakistan still holding Osama bin Laden's wives and children

Three of Bin Laden’s wives and eight of his children are in the custody of Pakistani authorities, following the US raid which killed the al-Qaeda leader.

# bin-laden - Saturday 7 May, 2011

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Watch: New videos of Osama Bin Laden show him watching himself on television

One of the movies shows Bin Laden, his unkempt beard streaked in gray, sitting on the floor, wrapped in a brown blanket and holding a remote control.

Obama hails Navy SEALs as it emerges bin Laden could have been caught sooner

It is also being reported that Osama bin Laden’s home movies – shot inside the compound in which he was killed last week – will be released to the media later today.

From The Daily Edge Would you have what it takes to be a US Navy SEAL? Special Forces

Would you have what it takes to be a US Navy SEAL?

Citizenship requirements aside, that is… Do you think you could get through all that gruelling training?

# bin-laden - Friday 6 May, 2011

Photos emerge of dead bodies at bin Laden's compound

News agency Reuters has obtained the graphic images of three dead men, none of which bear a resemblance to Osama bin Laden. The White House says photos of the al-Qaeda leader will not be released.

# bin-laden - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Obama will not release photographs of Bin Laden's body

The US president said that he will not release photographs of Osama bin Laden’s body in order to prove his death.

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

US team who took out bin Laden likely to receive special honours in secret

One thing the military team won’t be getting, though, is a share of the $25 million reward offered for tracking down bin Laden.

Obama's approval rating jumps followed bin Laden killing

The US president’s approval rating is up from 45 per cent in April to 56 per cent after US forces killed infamous al-Qaeda leader.

Meet the Khans: How the bin Ladens lived in Abbottabad

They called themselves the Khans, drove a red Suzuki, paid their bills on time, and never had visitors.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Noonan promises good news in today’s Exchequer figures; two barmen go on trial for the manslaughter of a customer who drank himself to death and why using the word ‘pet’ is insulting to your family moggy, er, animal companion.

Bin Laden was unarmed: White House blames "fog of war" for revisions

Osama himself was unarmed – but still “resisted” capture by the US – while the woman who died was not his wife.

# bin-laden - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

US moves away from remark that bin Laden ‘used his wife as human shield’

Top US official had claimed that the terrorist tried to save himself during raid on his Pakistan compound.

Take 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

US 'has pics' of Osama killed with precision shot above left eye

US officials are weighing up whether to release secret video and photos of Bin Laden.

Bin Laden: Not exactly a neighbour from hell

When local kids hit cricket balls into his compound, he wouldn’t give them back – but offered the children money instead. That’s just one of the intriguing pictures to emerge of life in Abbottabad.

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X marks the spot for Bin Laden's TIME cover

The weekly newsmagazine is releasing a special issue to mark the death of Osama bin Laden – the latest in the ‘X series’.

Is this the man who will succeed bin Laden?

Adnan Shukrijumah, 35, is thought to be al-Qaeda’s head of operations – and could be set to assume its top role.

Poll: Does Osama bin Laden's death make the world safer? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Osama bin Laden's death make the world safer?

US president had claimed the al-Qaeda leader’s death made the world a safer place when announcing his death on Sunday night.

Bin Laden's proximity to Pakistani army base raises questions

But Pakistan’s president Asir Ali Zardari says bin Laden “was not anywhere we had anticipated” and that Pakistan played an essential role in helping the US track down the al-Qaeda leader.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning, including: Obama and advisers watching bin Laden’s death at it happened; gorse fires continue to burn in several counties; and actor Peter O’Toole’s Hollywood career is celebrated.

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The White House watches as bin Laden is slain

The White House releases a gallery of images showing Barack Obama and his team watching the Bin Laden raid live.