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2 British terror suspects killed by drones

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Two British terror suspects have been killed in separate U.S. drone attacks in the Pakistan tribal region of south Waziristan, Britain's The Guardian reported.

Colleague kills six Afghan police officers

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- An Afghan police officer fatally shot six other officers and wounded two more at a checkpoint in the province of Nimroz, authorities said Monday.

Karzai fires two Afghan commanders

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Two Afghan army commanders were fired after a U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed 89 civilians, many of them children.

Sermon: Amarah offensive targeted Sadr

KUFA, Iraq, June 27 (UPI) -- Iraqi military operations in Amarah, the capital of Maysan province, deliberately targeted fighters loyal to Moqtada Sadr, a cleric said during Friday prayers.

NBA Finals begin Thursday

BOSTON, June 4 (UPI) -- The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, who make up the most tradition-bound rivalry pro basketball, open the NBA Finals Thursday.

Iraq's southern oil workers in government reshuffle

ERBIL, Iraq, May 30 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government has moved, demoted or fired more than a dozen people within the southern Iraqi oil sector this month as domestic and international union officials decry their treatment.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 16, 2008.
By United Press International

Iraqi officer, 7 bodyguards killed

BAGHDAD, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Gunmen killed an Iraqi military commander and several of his bodyguards east of Baquba Monday, Iraqi military officials said.

Obama tribute video gets 6 million views

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A video by Will.i.am and George Pajon, Jr., in support of U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama has been viewed an estimated 6 million times.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, April 16, 2007.
By United Press International

NBA: Houston 102, LA Lakers 77

HOUSTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Juwan Howard produced his best game of the season so far with 23 points and 11 rebounds Wednesday night as Houston defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 102-77.

Dwyane Wade is SI Sportsman of the Year

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Dwyane Wade, who led the Miami Heat to the NBA title last season, has been selected the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar angers neighbors

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has angered some residents in New York's Harlem neighborhood after he apparently dumped trash in a neighbor's yard. A pile of trash belonging to Abdul-Jabbar, who recently moved into a brownstone home in upper Manhatta

Report: Kobe Bryant to change numbers

BRISTOL, Conn., April 26 (UPI) -- ESPN reported Wednesday that superstar guard Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers will switch numbers next season.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, April 16, the 106th day of 2006 with 259 to follow.
By United Press International
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NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs copies of his new book "On The Shoulders of Giants" at Borders Books in New York on January 30, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Abdul Jabbar (Bengali: আব্দুল জব্বার) (1919- February 21, 1952) was a demonstrator who was killed during the Bengali Language Movement protests in 1952 that took place in the erstwhile East Pakistan (currently Bangladesh).

Jabbar was born on 26 Ashwin of 1326 Bangla at the village of Panchua under the Gaffargaon thana of Mymensingh district. He was the son of Hasan Ali and Safatun Nesa. Although he received his primary education in the local educational institution called pathsala (Dhopaghat Krishibazar Primary School), he failed to continue his education owing to poverty. Besides, he had to help his father with agriculture. But Jabbar was not satisfied, and he left home to seek his fortune. He went to Narayanganj by train and met an Englishman who helped him to get a job in Burma (currently Myanmar). He returned home after twelve years of service in Burma.

On his return from Myanmar, Jabbar organized a village defense group with boys from the neighborhood and led the group as its commander. In 1949 he married Amina Khatun, one of his friends’ sister and settled down. One and a half year after the marriage, Amina had a baby boy, who was named Nurul Islam Badol.

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