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April 15, 1988 | United Press International
Kuwait's crown prince and prime minister, Sheik Saad al Abdullah al Sabah, and sheiks from the ruling Sabah family led hundreds of mourners Thursday at the funerals of two Kuwaitis slain by the hijackers of a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet. Cabinet ministers, government officials, sobbing relatives and friends of the two dead men took part in the funeral procession.
October 30, 1988 | Donna Rosenthal in Kota Kinabalu
"Bat 21," about the Vietnam jungle ordeal of an Air Force colonel (Gene Hackman), was the first American movie ever shot in the Malaysian state of Sabah, on the untamed island of Borneo. Hundreds of locals played Viet Cong extras in the film. And when it opened in Sabah recently, posters pasted all over Sabah's capital, Kota Kinabalu, boasted: "The Greatest Action Adventure of All Time . . . Shot in Sabah." But "the ads were only half-right," commented local film critic Joe Fernandez.
June 6, 1985 | From Retuers
The Emir of Kuwait, Sheik Jabbar al Ahmed al Sabah, who narrowly escaped a suicide car bomb attack 11 days ago, left for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to visit holy places in Mecca and Medina, officials said.
February 2, 1991 | Reuters
A Filipino fisherman has been sentenced by a high court in the state of Sabah to hang for trafficking in cannabis. The court in the southeastern town of Tawau on the island of Borneo ruled Thursday that Kula Hawari, 27, was guilty of trafficking in 8.54 ounces of cannabis.
October 18, 1988 | Associated Press
The retiring commander of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf met with Kuwaiti leaders Monday as part of a farewell visit, officials said. Gen. George B. Crist, who steps down next month as head of the U.S. Central Command, called on Kuwait's crown prince and prime minister, Sheik Saad Abdullah al Sabah.
July 14, 2003 | Associated Press
Kuwait's emir appointed his brother as prime minister Sunday, removing the premiership from the crown prince and boosting hopes for reform in this close U.S. ally and fledgling democracy. The appointment of Sheik Sabah al Ahmed al Jabbar al Sabah was announced on state-owned Kuwait Television. The emir, Sheik Jabbar al Ahmed al Sabah, ordered the new prime minister to form a cabinet to replace the one that resigned after July 5 parliamentary elections.
February 2, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
The U.S. abortion rate fell in 2011 to its lowest level since the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing the procedure,  Roe vs. Wade , according to a new study. Research by the  Guttmacher Institute , a nonprofit organization that supports abortion rights, found that in 2011 there were 16.9 abortions for every 1,000 women ages 15-44. In 1973, the rate was 16.3 abortions per 1,000 women. In all, there were about 1.1 million abortions in 2011, down 13% from 2008, according to the report, which is to be published in March.
When times have gotten tough in the past for Muslim extremists in the southern Philippines, where the army has been on the offensive for a week in search of 17 kidnap victims, the rebels have always had a nearby haven. That refuge was Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo, not much more than an hour's speedboat ride from some of the hundreds of islands and islets that make up the Philippines' Sulu province.
March 11, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
It's a man's world -- or at least that's the way it appears on screen. According to a report released Tuesday by San Diego State University film professor Martha Lauzen, the top 100 grossing films of 2013 were overwhelmingly male. Just 15% of protagonists, 29% of major characters and 30% of all speaking characters were female. The study looked at more than 2,300 characters in the 2013 films, and the lack of female representation -- on screen and behind the scenes -- has not substantially improved, said Lauzen, who serves as executive director of the SDSU Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film.
October 7, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Armed kidnappers raided a remote tourist resort in Malaysian Borneo, seizing six migrant workers before escaping into the jungle, officials said. Three Indonesians and three Filipinos were taken from the Borneo Paradise Eco-Farm Resort in eastern Sabah state, said Norian Mai, Malaysia's national police chief. He said the kidnappers were believed to be Malaysians, and authorities did not believe any foreign group was involved. There was no immediate demand for ransom.
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