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World News Headlines of February 27

UN council slaps sanctions on Libya’s Qaddafi

The council also agreed to refer the Kadafi regime’s deadly crackdown on protesters to a permanent war crimes tribunal for an investigation of possible crimes against humanity. Share Related Photos Multimedia Stories See more stories » X From the Associated Press…

North Korea threatens to attack South Korea, US

SEOUL, South Korea-North Korea threatened Sunday to attack South Korea and the United States, as the allies prepared to start annual joint military drills — maneuvers Pyongyang says are a rehearsal for an invasion. The North has routinely issued such war rhetoric against South Korea and the U.S. The latest warning, however, came nearly three weeks…

Security Council Meets To Consider Libya Sanctions

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council met in an urgent session Saturday to consider sanctions to punish Libya for violent attacks against anti-government protesters as the international community pressured leader Moammar Gadhafi to halt the crackdown on his people. The sanctions under consideration at Saturday’s session include an arms…

Philippines marks 25 years since ‘People Power’

Bullit Marquez Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, Vice-President Jejomar Binay, left, and former President Fidel Ramos, right, link arms as they sing a patriotic song to celebrate the 25th People Power Anniversary Friday Feb. 25, 2011, at the People Power Monument along EDSA highway at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila,..

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Important Events on February 27

February 27: Independence Day in the Dominican Republic (1844)

Manuel Belgrano

  • 1560 – The Treaty of Berwick was signed, which set the terms under which an English fleet and army could come to Scotland to expel the French troops who were defending the Regency of Mary of Guise.
  • 1812 – Manuel Belgrano (pictured) raised the Flag of Argentina, which he designed, for the first time in the city of Rosario, during the Argentine War of Independence.
  • 1962 – Two dissident Republic of Vietnam Air Force pilots bombed the Independence Palace in Saigon in a failed assassination attempt of President of South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem.
  • 1982 – The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, known for its performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Savoy operas, gave its last performance.
  • 1989 – A wave of protests, riots and looting known as the Caracazo resulted in a death toll of anywhere between 275 and 3000 people in the Venezuelan capital Caracas and its surrounding towns.

Khan Samad Khan Achakzai – Khan I Azam

In 1907 in south Balochistan a bloom star was born,showing signs for liberty and sovereignty, Khan Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai, born in the pious priest family of Maulana Noor Mohammad Khan and Begum Noor Mohammad Khan at Inayatullah Karez near Gulistan, close to Quetta. Maulana Noor Mohammad Achakzai imparted to his son Samad best of religious and academic education to meet the challenges of the closing 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. Samad Achakzai proved worthy of trust reposed in him, by his parents. Samad acquired Knowledge of religious education at home and then modern education available at Govt School Gulistan. Samad excelled in both which broadened his sphere to handle hazardous personal and political life.

Career: KHAN SAMAD KHAN ACHAKZAI was a Pashtun nationalist political leader from Quetta, Pakistan. Samad Khan was the founder and head of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party. Samad Khan, known as “Khan-I-Azam” was an active Pashtun nationalist. He was repeatedly imprisoned both during the British Raj and the Pakistani government for ‘secessionist activities’.

Khan I Azam & Baluch Gandhi – During the Indian Independence Movement, he was a member of the Congress party in the Baluchistan area of British India, and campaigned for Pashtun autonomy in a united secular India, along with Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan in the North-West Frontier Province. A follower of Mahatma Gandhi, he was known by many as the “Baluch Gandhi”. He was a member of the NAP (National Awami Party), before forming a breakaway Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party. He was assassinated by Nawab Akber Khan Bugti. Bugti Tribes men who were located near by in the house of their Nawab, threw a hand grenade in his house. He was member of the Baluchistan Provincial Assembly at the time of his assassination in December 1973. After Samad Khan’s death, his son Mahmood Khan Achakzai became the chairman of the party. Pashtoon pioneers and freedom fighters like Bayazeed Roshan, Khushal Khan Khattak, Sher Sha Suri, Mirwais Neka, Ghazi Amanullah Khan, Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan Bacha Khan and Baba e Pashtoon Khan e Shaheed Khan Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai fought for the freedom of Afghan Pashtoon nation and lived their lives for one cause that was to keep the nation independent and live like an honorable human being on their home land.

Though after Independence our brothers & sisters were divided & families torn apart by the political greed but one should not forget the contribution which the ancestors of ours like these gave & sacrifices which they came across. Its our duty to carry forward the legacy of these Great Heroes & the best way is to keep it alive in our minds & heart so that we can pass on it to our generations to come.

Calories & Malnuitrition – Hand in Hand World Hunger

Numbers show that in 2010, there were around 1 billion people starving in the world making it 14% of the world’s population. Despite this it is produced enough food for everybody to eat as the world’s agriculture is producing 17% more calories each person today than they did 30 years ago even if the world’s population has increased with 60%. This is enough to feed every single person with 2500 calories daily. Unfortunately, many people don’t have the income to buy food or access to cultivated soil. Other factors that play in is natural disasters, wars and poverty.

 

Much of these calories end up in the landfills in the western countries. USA as an example, supplies its population with almost 4000 calories each day, more than what an average person needs daily. Their focus on light/diet products instead of healthy food has contributed to more morbid obesity in the world rather than food shortages and malnutrition.

 

Half of what we eat is enough for us, the other half makes the doctors salary.

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