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#Osama bin Laden

# osama-bin-laden - Thursday 19 May, 2011

US officials say "no evidence" Islamabad knew of bin Laden's life in Pakistan

However, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says his supposition is that “somebody knew”.

# osama-bin-laden - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

Pakistan's Taliban vows to continue bin Laden's war against the West

In an interview with the AP, the deputy commander of the Pakistani Taliban warns the group will fight with a “new zeal” following the death of the al-Qaeda leader.

# osama-bin-laden - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Pakistan's Prime Minister visits to China to strengthen ties

Pakistan strengthens ties with China as relations with the United States become more strained following the fatal raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.

# osama-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…

# osama-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.

# osama-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.

# osama-bin-laden - Friday 13 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

In your Friday Fix: Shocking beheading in Tenerife; DAA chairman resigns; Clerics killed in Libya; A ‘hi-tech’ bosca bruscair in Dublin; Porn stash at the bin Laden compound; and a “smash-and-grab” raid at the Irish Farm Centre.

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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.

# osama-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.

# osama-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.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Facebook leak allowed advertisers to access users’ private photos and chats; Irish “ho-hum bandit” shopped to the FBI by his ex; and bin Laden’s sons don’t believe their father is dead.

# osama-bin-laden - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

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Orthodox Jewish paper apologises for digitally removing Hillary Clinton from photo

The New York weekly has apologised for removing the US Secretary of State from a photo – saying it had a “long standing editorial policy” of not printing images of women.

# osama-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.

# osama-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.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know at 9am: Appeal for missing person; Northern assembly filled; violence in Egypt; a one per cent cut on Ireland’s bailout; Queen’s visit concerns; and the French president intervenes in his country’s racial quota row.

# osama-bin-laden - Saturday 7 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In today’s Daily Fix: Video of Bin Laden watching video of himself; a reduction on Ireland’s bailout interest rate; cheaper rail fares, David Beckham in a car accident; and an incredible new flexible phone.

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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.

# osama-bin-laden - Friday 6 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

In today’s fix: Greece considers euro pull out; public sector workers in decline; a recession warning from Doctor Doom; Enda and Muhammad; the price of gas and electricity may rise; Eamon Ryan and a helicopter; and the calmest man ever?

Pakistan intelligence chief "to resign"

Killing of Osama bin Laden on his doorstep leads to calls for him to step down – but didn’t several people point out where bin Laden was for past few years?

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Republican candidates for US presidential election hold first debate

The debate was largely notable for its lack of big names who declined to appear on the first debate of what is likely to be a lengthy nomination process ahead of the main election in late 2012.

Al Qaeda confirms Osama Bin Laden death and vows more attacks on America

The group warned that American happiness will turn to sadness and said that an audio message from Bin Laden, recorded a week before his death, would be released soon.

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Poll: Should the bin Laden photos be released?

The US is split over whether the photos of a dead bin Laden should be released. What’s your view?

# osama-bin-laden - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Pentagon says there is no firm evidence of Pakistani complicity

While the US has no “definitive evidence” that Pakistan knew Osama bin Laden had been living in the country, it says that Pakistan must show convincingly their commitment to defeating the al-Qaeda terrorist network.

The Daily Fix: Thursday

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

Suicide bomber kills 20 policemen in central Iraq

Tensions are high in Iraq following the death of Osama bin Laden, with many anticipating a show of strength by al-Qaeda’s branch in the country. Today’s incident is the second significant attack in Iraq since Bin Laden was killed.

Barack Obama to visit Ground Zero to remember 9/11 victims

The president will lay wreath at the the former site of the World Trade Centre but will not be making a speech. It comes as he announced that photos of Osama Bin Laden will not be released.

# osama-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.