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Corbyn: Bin Laden comments were 'misreported'

Jeremy Corbyn has responded to criticism of comments he made about the death of Osama Bin Laden by saying they were "cynically and deliberately misreported".

The Labour leadership candidate told ITV News that he believed it would have been better if Bin Laden had been caught and put on trial rather than killed by US forces.

"The point I made was it was the culmination of a series of awful events across the region - if they were capable of getting to Osama Bin Laden then put him on trial," he told ITV News' Carl Dinnen.

Corbyn had come under fire for calling it a "tragedy" that special forces raided the al Qaida chief's Pakistan compound and assassinated him.



Tube strikes: September 8 and 10 walkouts suspended

A union has suspended planned strikes over the ongoing row about the all-night Tube in London.

The RMT has cancelled planned strikes on September 8 and 10. Credit: PA Wire

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union suspended planned walkouts on September 8 and 10.

The night Tube was due to start on September 12 but London Underground postponed the launch to try and reach agreement with unions.

The RMT warned that if further talks "prove negative" then further industrial action will be taken.

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