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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 2 May 2011

Osama bin Laden

Our popular news catch-up service is posted Monday to Friday at 8.0am. You can rely on it to keep you up to date through the working day with the main news talking points. us 'has dna proof of osama's death'The United States has DNA proof of Osama bin Laden's death, according to authorities. There is, as yet, no official photographic evidence, but it is widely expected. It is also reported that his body has already been buried at sea. The killing by US forces of the al-Qaeda leader, responsible for the 9/11 attacks in which 3,000 died, was announced late on Sunday by President Obama. "Tonight," he said, "we can say to those families who have lost loved ones that justice has been done." Osama’s death a triumph for the CIA and Obama Robert Fox: Hideout location shines new light on Pakistan's role Video: Obama announces death of Osama Bin Laden HENRY COOPER, BOXING LEGEND, DIES AT 76 Sir Henry Cooper, the English heavyweight boxer renowned for a left hook known as 'Enery's 'ammer, has died in Oxted, Surrey, two days shy of  his 77th birthday. He won European, British and Commonwealth championships, but his most memorable moment came when he knocked down Cassius Clay, later Mohammed Ali, in a London fight in 1963. Tributes pour in for 'true gent' Henry Cooper PRINCE WILLIAM BACK TO BASE, WITH WIFENewlyweds Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge return to Anglesey tomorrow as the prince resumes his duties as co-pilot of an Air Sea Rescue helicopter at RAF Valley. The Duchess will join him at their nearby home. They have postponed their honeymoon and are expected to take a private foreign holiday at a later date. Honeymoon on hold: Pippa bitching starts early LIBYAN ENVOY EXPELLED AFTER UK EMBASSY BURNEDLibyan ambassador Omar Jelban had been ordered to leave Britain today following the burning of the British Embassy by pro-Gaddafi forces in Tripoli. The Italian Embassy was also burned following a Nato air strike on Gaddafi's compound, which killed his youngest son, Saif. The UN ordered its staff to leave Tripoli after its compound was also attacked. 'NO TO AV' CAMPAIGN HAS 10-POINT LEADThe 'No' lead going into the final days of the Alternative Vote referendum campaign remains emphatic even after dropping from 18 to 10 per cent, according to a Sunday Times/YouGov poll. The shift reflects Labour votes swinging to 'yes' to damage David Cameron. The referendum is to be held on Thursday. Briefing: What is alternative vote and how does it work? SYRIAN ARMY SHOWS SIGNS OF SPLITTING There were reports of army units turning on each other in the rebel city of Deraa yesterday after an officer was shot dead for refusing to fire on civilians. Tanks shelled mosques and crowds in Deraa and Douma, with reports of troops abseiling into a rebel mosque in Deraa, and thousands of arrests. Rebel leaders called for a new week of protests. BARACK OBAMA TRUMPS 'THE DONALD'President Obama turned the tables on Donald Trump and his claims over his birth certificate when he spoke at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington. Trump sat stony-faced as Obama suggested new conspiracies for him to pursue – aliens at Roswell? Did the US fake the moon landing? – and praised his ability to make tough decisions on his 'reality TV' show Celebrity Apprentice. BLACK BOX RECOVERED FROM AIR FRANCE CRASH SITEAn intact 'black box' flight recorder has been recovered from the Air France Airbus which crashed into the Atlantic off the coast of Brazil on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 aboard. French officials said yesterday that it is "good physical condition". The first black box to be raised 4,000m from the seabed was missing its recorder. POPE JOHN PAUL II BEATIFIED AT VATICANThe late John Paul II, the 'Polish Pope', was officially beatified yesterday iat the Vatican before a million pilgrims, who included dictator Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. The ceremony, the last step to sainthood, including exhuming his body from below St Peter's, parading a phial of his blood, and presenting a nun believed to have been cured by his  miracle.  ARSENAL BLOW TITLE RACE WIDE OPENArsenal came back from a horrible run of bad form to beat Premier League leaders Manchester United 1-0 yesterday, the goal coming from the young Welshman, Aaron Ramsey. As a result, Manchester are now only three points ahead of Chelsea, who they meet next weekend when the title race could be decided. Arsenal win over Man Utd makes for title cliffhanger

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