News Osama bin Laden was killed by Navy Seals last May

Account that al-Qa'ida leader was unarmed when assassinated contradicts official line

KILLED - Osama bin Laden: Founder and leader of al-Qai'da. Killed by US commandos in May 2011

Former soldier claims Osama bin Laden was unarmed and already dead or dying when Navy Seals burst into room and shot him

Account of the raid in the book 'No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy Seal' appears to suggest soldiers went against mission orders not to 'assassinate' bin Laden if he wasn’t posing a threat.

Deadly force: Navy Seals prepare for action

Bin Laden author faces death threats

Jihadists' fury at former US Navy Seal who wrote book about his part in operation to kill al-Qa'ida leader

(From left) San Oldham, Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock, Louis Smith and Daniel Purvis

Gymnastics: Multiple directions – do GB5 a boyband make?

"Britain has a new smash-hit boy band – a five-strong well-muscled group that brought more noise to the O2 last night than Guns N' Roses," roared The Times yesterday after the heroics of Britain's male gymnasts on Monday. But how do GB5 compare in the boy band stakes with the likes of One Direction:

Take That star Owen checks into rehab

Take That star Mark Owen was in rehab at a clinic today after confessing his battles with womanising and drink.

Take That's Mark Owen reveals battle with the bottle

Take That star Mark Owen revealed today he has been struggling with a "drink problem" for at least a decade.

Take That's Mark Owen 'deeply sorry' about affairs

Take That star Mark Owen said he was "deeply sorry" today after admitting a string of affairs behind his wife's back.

Take That 'wanted to re-name album'

Take That considered re-naming their album after they found out it had almost the same title as Britney Spears's new release, Mark Owen has revealed.

Pop Live: Tomorrow never knows

Mark Owen Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Hockey: England warm up against President's X1


INTERVIEW: MARK OWEN: Who's a pretty boy, then?

Out of all the members of Take That, he was perhaps the most likely to slip into obscurity. But determined to shake off his cute little lad image, he has struck out on his own and is trying to prove that there is more to him than meets the eye

Hockey: Pearn puts Reading in last four

Reading, the HA cup holders, who last weekend won their first National League title, moved majestically into the semi-finals with a 5-2 win against Old Loughtonians. Mark Pearn collected a hat-trick with Scott Ashdown scoring twice. Matt Sutton and Nick Thompson replied for the Old Boys .

The artist formerly known as the pretty one

Once just a gorgeous torso, now a hit songwriter. Ben Thompson meets Mark Owen

UNDERRATED / Teens have all the fun

THERE are some common misconceptions about Smash Hits that must be dispelled. Yes, this jaunty little rag serves as a happy diversion for 13-year-olds sitting at the back in double Physics. And it has been adopted in some quarters as a fashion accessory-cum-bible for twentysomething I D defectors (you can thank the still-pervading spirit of one-time editor and pop-ironist supreme Neil Tennant for that). But sit down and read the damn thing.

MUSIC / With a love like That . . .: How they weep, how they wail. Sheer happiness has never looked so miserable. Simon Garfield joins the devoted and the desperate fans of Take That

I GAVE Take That an evening, and they gave me tinnitus. Fair swap, I suppose, although I could have done without being hit by a blue teddy thrown by a frenzied girl behind me. I looked around for the culprit, and there it was, a sort of rapture, 5,000 gawpy girls, many with their brothers and mothers, some waifs, some plump, all weeping.
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British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

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Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
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