What a villianous sort that Bin Laden appeared to be at the end:
2.40pm The US is ensuring bin Laden's body is handled in accordance with Islamic tradition, an official has told AP.
2.27pm The White House has posted the full text of President Obama's speech on its website.
2.33pm The Philadelphia Inquirer gives an account of how the CIA tracked bin Laden to a mansion protected by 12-18 foot (3.6-5.5m) walls topped by barbed wire.
2.31pm It's being reported a woman used by bin Laden as a human shield was also killed. One helicopter used in the raid reportedly had mechanical failure and was destroyed.
2.29pm Egyptian-born doctor and surgeon Ayman al-Zawahri is al-Qaeda's second-in-command expected to succeed Osama bin Laden, Reuters reports.
2.26pm There are reports a crowd of a thousand people have gathered at Ground Zero in New York.
Walls topped in barb wire, a woman used as a human shield, a successor named, the war of terror not over!
Honestly, what bullshit. The man is no doubt dead (and perhaps has been for years), but the story of his death being given out tonight is nothing but propaganda served up to the world to ensure that a man the US made decades ago died in the way they thought most useful.
I call shenanigans.