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Osama bin Laden is dead

Osama bin Laden is killed in a firefight and U.S. troops later took custody of his body.

BIN LADEN DEAD, U.S. OFFICIAL SAYS

WASHINGTON —President Obama announced late Sunday that Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks, was killed in a firefight during an operation he ordered Sunday inside Pakistan, ending a 10-year manhunt for the world’s most wanted terrorist. American officials were in possession of his body, he said.

The fate of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Al Qaeda number two in command, was unclear.

The death of Mr. Bin Laden is a defining moment in the American-led war on terrorism. What remains to be seen is whether the death of the leader of Al Qaeda galvanizes his followers by turning him into a martyr, or whether it serves as a turning of the page in the war in Afghanistan and gives further impetus to the Obama administration to bring American troops home.

President Obama said that on Sunday, a small team of U.S. operatives launched a “targeted assault” on a compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad where months of intelligence work had established that Mr. Bin Laden was living. Mr. Bin Laden was killed after a firefight, and the troops took custody of his body. The killing ended a 10-year manhunt in which Mr. Bin Laden repeatedly eluded his pursuers, deeply frustrating the Bush administration and counterterrorism officials. [Source: New York Times]

In August 2010, a lead was uncovered and President Obama directed a followup. Forces narrowed down to Osama bin Ladan hiding in a villa in Pakistan. Osama bin Laden is successfully taken down in a firefight.

President Obama says the U.S. military has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden:

Mas Selamat reportedly arrested in Malaysia

Not much information except this:

Singapore’s JI leader Mas Selamat reportedly arrested in Malaysia

SINGAPORE: Mas Selamat Kastari, Singapore’s Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leader who escaped from Whitley Road Detention Centre last year, has reportedly been arrested in Malaysia.

Mas Selamat gave his guards the slip while he was being taken to the toilet at the detention centre on 27 February 2008. (Source: CNA)

Google’s hot trends: ✈ ▌▌

Google shows today’s hot trends as a place pointing at two towers: ✈ ▌▌

Unpleasant Google Trends Subversion: ✈ ▌▌

Google Trends, which shows hot queries on Google at any given time, is sporting a nasty item at no. 2 today: a plane flying into two towers.

Here’s the statement Google released last time this happened:

The Hot Trends list is automatically generated by machines and algorithms that detect hot or breaking queries. In this case, it appears that the html code for this query was posted on a popular internet bulletin board, which led to quite a few people searching to find out more about this symbol. The Hot Trends list reflected that surge due to people searching with this query. (Source: Techcrunch)

FW: Police Warning… don’t delete… pass it on

Got this as a forwarded message from a paranoid friend of mine:

FW: Police Warning… don’t delete… pass it on

PLEASE INFORM EVERYONE

Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it!

If you get an email along the lines of ‘Osama Bin Laden Captured’ or ‘Osama Hanged’ don’t open the attachment.

This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe… Be considerate & send this warning to whomever you know.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS:

You should be alert during the next days: Do not open any message with an attached filed called ‘Invitation’ regardless of who sent it.

It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which ‘burns’ the whole hard disc C of your computer.

This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list, that is why you should send this e-mail to all your contacts.

It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

If you receive a mail called ‘invitation’, though sent by a friend, do not open it and shut down your computer immediately.

This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.

This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.

This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

Most people use web mail these days are you can pretty much go on ahead to open that email in your browser. I wonder when they wrote this shit.

The tone is unprofessional and rather funny. I recall during secondary school, I was tempted to write my own chain letter. That didn’t happen.

I hate it when people forwarding me chain letters. And chain letters would always say something like if you forward this email 50 times you’ll find true love. If you forward it 40, you’ll be in good luck. If you forward to 30, you’ll be happy for a couple of days. And if you don’t forward, that email will put you in deep shit.

You know, I – like any other person – want to find true love. So I just couldn’t help but to email the sender back slightly more than 50 times (just in case). May true love be found.