Bin Laden’s death: the video

The US raid gets the Apple Daily treatment.

Regular readers will know that I'm a big fan of Taiwan's Apple Daily, which memorably brought us "Bullygate": the Movie and, more recently, Sarah Palin's life in animated form.

So, here is its (rather graphic) take on the death of Osama Bin Laden.

Highlights include Barack Obama fist-bumping George W Bush and Bin Laden encountering Hitler and Saddam Hussein in the next life.

George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.

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Police shoot man in parliament

A man carrying what appeared to be a knife was shot by armed police after entering the parliamentary estate. 

From the window of the parliamentary Press Gallery, I have just seen police shoot a man who charged at officers while carrying what appeared to be a knife. A large crowd was seen fleeing from the man before he entered the parliamentary estate.

After several officers evaded him he was swiftly shot by armed police.

Ministers have been evacuated and journalists ordered to remain at their desks. 

More follows. Read Julia Rampen's news story here.

Armed police at the cordon outside Parliament on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Getty

George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.