After reading U.S. headlines -- news.google.com gives a good entry point -- you might like to see directly the latest reactions from news sources around the world. The library has a database for that -- in fact, several. Check out the "News Sources" category in Databases AT Emory, esp. the following.
NewsBank Access World News: domestic newspapers, international newspapers, news wires, transcripts, and broadcasts. See headlines from the Tehran Times in Iran or the Associated Press of Pakistan ("Chief says Pakistan frontier province not aware of operation against Usamah"). Tip: select Location, e.g., "Middle East" (131 sources) or Asia (Pakistan) and date = "past 1 day."
World News Connection: Foreign News Service from the U.S. Government that offers translated and English-language news and information. Includes the local media sources in foreign countries and regions. Compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, the information in WNC covers socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events. Filter by date, region, publication, topic, and source. Restricting to region = Asia shows headlines from Pakistan ("Pakistan Prime Minister says killing of Usama bin Ladin 'Great Victory'").
Note the alternate spelling "Usama bin Ladin" which is that preferred by the CIA based on common usage among the multiple transliteration schemes used for the various Arabic-based languages.
Factiva: searches 8,000 publications in 22 languages, including the Wall Street Journal. You can easily filter the thousands of results for OSB by date, region, organization, subject, and source. Press from Egypt reports the government had "no comment" but a top "al-Qaida ideologue" vowed revenge....
Lexis Nexis Academic Universe: international, national, and regional newspapers; magazines; trade journals; newsletters; wire service reports; and transcripts of television and radio news programs. Tip: use the "Combined search" panel and restrict the search date to "Today"
We now know where he was hiding physically, but where is Osama bin Laden in scholarship? The library has databases for that, too.
Start with EUCLID, our main "database." Tip: search on the subject "Bin Laden, Osama, 1957-" (Eventually this heading will read "Bin Laden, Osama, 1957-2011".) You'll find, for example, a brand new book just published on OSB and 2009 U.S. Senate hearings on "how we failed to get Bin Laden and why it matters...". The New York Times recently published a nice review of top books on OSB here.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) covers working papers, conference proceedings, journal abstracts, books, a schedule of events, policy briefs and economic indicators, links and resources, and maps and country data from university research institutes, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), journals, and think tanks. A search on "osama bin laden" yields articles on Al Qaeda recruitment practices, the relationship with the Taliban, the role of Saudi Arabia and oil, a cultural perspective on the "war on terror," etc.
For books, periodicals and selected local, state, national, and international government documents in the areas of public policy, social policy and the social sciences (primarily economics, anthropology, sociology, public health, and political science) through 2010, try Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS) Using their subject index with the phrase DE=("bin laden osama"), you'll find full text articles from 30 peer-reviewed journals, 74 websites, and 58 books on such topics as OSB in relation to jihad, pan-islamism and counterterrorism.
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