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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 11, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
By United Press International

Thousands protest in Washington on Iraq

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Thousands protested in Washington in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House Saturday demanding the return of the troops from Iraq.

Father of Berg speaks out

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- The father of Nick Berg, the American beheaded by Al-Qaeda operatives in Iraq last month, spoke out against the Bush administration's policies at a protest outs

Father of Berg speaks out

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- The father of Nick Berg, the American beheaded by Al-Qaeda operatives in Iraq last month, spoke out against the Bush administration's policies at a protest outs

Malaysia to shut down terror websites

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 15 (UPI) -- The Malaysian Prime Minister said Saturday his government will shut down radical Islamic websites hosted in his country.

Oregon deejays fired over Berg jokes

PORTLAND, Ore., May 14 (UPI) -- Three Oregon radio personalities were fired for ridiculing the Iraq beheading of U.S. contractor Nick Berg, Portland's KATU-TV reported Friday.

Beheading sparks vandalism, threats

MIAMI, May 14 (UPI) -- Three Islamic institutions in south Florida have been targeted for threats and vandalism since the beheading of an American in Iraq.

Video: Militants behead U.S. man in Iraq

BAGHDAD, May 11 (UPI) -- An Islamic militant group believed to be linked to al-Qaida has posted a video on its Web site of the beheading of a man from Philadelphia.
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Nicholas Evan Berg (April 2, 1978 – May 7, 2004) was an American businessman seeking telecommunications work in Iraq after the US invasion of Iraq. He was abducted and later beheaded according to a video released in May 2004 by Islamic militants. The CIA claimed that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi personally beheaded Berg.

The decapitation was released on the Internet, reportedly from London to a Malaysian hosted homepage by the Islamic organization al-Ansars. His killers claimed that his death was carried out to avenge abuses of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison.

Berg was a native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, where he owned his own company, Prometheus Methods Tower Service. He inspected and rebuilt communication antennas, and had previously visited Kenya and Uganda on similar projects.

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