2013 Week 14

This includes events of Sunday, March 31, 2013 through Saturday, April 6, 2013.

   

Sunday March 31, 2013

Monday April 1, 2013

April 1, 2013 Disasters At least six people are killed in a explosion at a coal mine near Baishan, China. (Associated Press)

April 1, 2013 Science and technology Japanese researchers unveil the smelling screen, a digital display screen capable of emitting pinpointed smells. (Daily Mail)

April 1, 2013 Sports Police in India's Punjab claim Olympic medal winning boxer Vijender Singh consumed heroin procured from drug smugglers, after he refuses to give blood samples. (BBC) Russian ice hockey player Dmitri Uchaykin dies from cerebral hemorrhage in hospital after receiving a high check in a game on 30 March 2013 in the Kazakhstan Major League. (Yahoo! Sports) The 2013 Major League Baseball season gets underway with the first full day of competition. (The Missoulian) A report alleges that Ed T. Rush, head of men's basketball officiating for the Pacific-12 Conference, offered $5,000 or a trip to Cancún to any referee who would call a technical foul against or eject Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller during the 2013 Pacific-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. (CBS Sports)

Tuesday April 2, 2013

April 2, 2013 Politics and elections The Palestinian Islamic organization Hamas re-elects Khaled Meshaal as its leader. The group also passes a new law ordering gender segregation in Gaza's schools that will go into effect in September. (Reuters) (Al Jazeera) Cyprus Finance Minister Michael Sarris resigns after completing talks on a controversial bailout deal and will be replaced by current Labour Minister Haris Georgiades. (BBC) Opposition activists from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies detonate small homemade bombs and set fire to several vehicles in the latest anti-government protest to hit Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Al Jazeera) Sudan frees seven political prisoners, a day after President Omar al-Bashir orders the release of all such detainees. (The Guardian) Six people, including multiple elected officials, are arrested on charges of fraud for allegedly attempting to rig the 2013 New York City mayoral election. (CNN) The Senate of Uruguay votes 23–8 to legalize same-sex marriage. (ABC)

April 2, 2013 Law and crime Three men are arrested for allegedly raping and robbing a foreign tourist on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, amid concerns about security before the country hosts next year's soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. (Al Jazeera) Police in Colombo, Sri Lanka arrest three Sinhalese Buddhist monks for torching a Muslim-owned clothing store, raising fears for safety among Muslims. (Al Jazeera) Palestinian prisoners stage protests in Israeli jails as the Palestinian Authority accuses Israel of deliberately delaying the treatment of Maysara Abu Hamdiya, a prisoner who died of throat cancer. (New York Times) Hundreds of Egyptian students angered by an outbreak of food poisoning at Al-Azhar University that affected 479 students storm the offices of Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mosque, a major venue for Sunni Muslim learning with which the university is affiliated. (ABC News)

April 2, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks Mexican Drug War The Mexican police find 9 mutilated bodies inside a SUV with Texas license plates in the northern state of Tamaulipas. (GlobalPost) War in North-West Pakistan: At least seven people are killed in an attack by militants, suspected to be Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, on a power station in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. Ten hostages are reportedly taken by the militants. (BBC)

April 2, 2013 Business and economy Official European Union figures shows that unemployment in the eurozone hit a record high of 12.0% in February 2013. (CNN) United States Government owned mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announce record profits during 2012. (Bloomberg)

April 2, 2013 Arts and culture Muppets co-creator Jane Henson dies at age 78. (CBS News) The wrongful death of Michael Jackson trial gets underway with jury selection. (MTV)

April 2, 2013 Disasters and accidents Thirteen children are killed in a fire at a mosque in Yangon, Burma. (New York Times)

April 2, 2013 Sport Video is released showing Rutgers Scarlet Knights men's basketball head coach Mike Rice assaulting and yelling obscenities and slurs at his players during practice. (ESPN) Longtime college and professional American football coach Chuck Fairbanks dies at age 79. (New York Times)

April 2, 2013 Science and technology Top NASA scientist James Hansen retires in order to concentrate on global warming activism. (New York Times)

April 2, 2013 Health and environment Authorities in China report four more critical cases of the H7N9 strain of bird flu, taking the total of known cases to seven. (Reuters) International relations The United Nations General Assembly approves the first treaty to regulate the multi-billion-dollar global trade in conventional arms with 154 votes in favor, three member states - Iran, North Korea and Syria - against the decision, and 23 abstentions. (BBC)(United Nations News Centre) North Korea: North Korea announces it will resume activities in the Yongbyon nuclear complex, closed since 2007. (BBC) (CNN) U.S. officials reveal that China has been increasing its military presence on the border with North Korea since mid-March, and conducted naval drills in the Yellow Sea. (Washington Times) Experts reveal that the last North Korean nuclear test may have been conducted with a newly developed enriched uranium nuke, instead of a plutonium one. (BBC) (CNN)

Wednesday April 3, 2013

April 3, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Israeli warplanes strike targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire, the first air strikes launched by Israel since an informal cease-fire ended eight days of cross-border fighting between Israel and Hamas-ruled Gaza in November 2012. (Houston Chronicle) War in Afghanistan (2001–present): At least 46 people are killed and more than 100 injured following an attack by Taliban militants armed with suicide vests on a courthouse in Farah, Afghanistan. (BBC) (Al Jazeera) War in North-West Pakistan: Suspected militants throw a grenade at a vehicle carrying paramilitary security officers in southern Pakistan, killing three people and wounding three others. (ABC)

April 3, 2013 Politics and elections Nicolás Maduro, Acting President of Venezuela, officially begins his campaign to succeed Hugo Chávez in the late leader's hometown ahead of the April 14 election. (Al Jazeera) Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak dissolves parliament and advises all the state governments, except Negeri Sembilan and Sarawak to do the same, in preparation for general election. (Channel NewsAsia)

April 3, 2013 Law and crime Australia opens a national probe into child sex abuse, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard warning of "uncomfortable truths" as institutions including schools and churches come under scrutiny. (Channel NewsAsia) Four sisters are burned by motorcyclists throwing acid in India's Uttar Pradesh province. (Press Trust of India) Thirty-five American teachers from Atlanta are indicted on fraud charges for allegedly facilitating cheating on standardized tests dating back to 2001. (USA Today) In the U.S. state of West Virginia, a sheriff is shot and killed in Mingo County. (The Charleston Gazette)

April 3, 2013 Business and economy Subaru recalls around 200,000 vehicles in the United States to fix a defect which could lead to corrosion of the brake lines. (Channel NewsAsia) Disney announces that it is shutting down its LucasArts computer game making division. (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 3, 2013 Arts and culture Writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, the only person to have won both an Academy Award and a Booker Prize, dies at age 85. (BBC) Writer Iain Banks announces he is terminally ill with gallbladder cancer at the age of 59 and has months to live. The publication of his final novel is to be brought forward by several months in the hope of allowing him to see it in print. (The Guardian) (The Irish Times) (The Times of India) U.S. intellectual Noam Chomsky is awarded the Ulysses Medal by University College Dublin. (The Belfast Telegraph) U.S. commercial TV network NBC announces the departure of Jay Leno from the The Tonight Show in spring 2014. Leno is to be be replaced by Jimmy Fallon, host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. (CNN)

April 3, 2013 Disasters and accidents More than 50 people are killed in major floods in Buenos Aires and La Plata, Argentina, due to heavy rain. (Wall Street Journal) A third man dies in China from the H7N9 strain of bird flu. (BBC) Construction work near Berlin's main train station reveals a 100-kilogram Soviet bomb from World War II. It was successfully removed several hours after it was found. (Channel NewsAsia) At least 24 people are killed and two are critically injured after a bus carrying tribesmen plunges off a cliff near Mount Hagen, Paupa New Guinea. (BBC)

April 3, 2013 Health and environment According to a new study, more than one million people per year die prematurely due to the air pollution in China. (NPR) A new study suggests that common cholesterol reducing drugs may also prevent macular degeneration. (Health Central) Japanese researchers find a correlation between male pattern baldness and heart disease. (BBC)

April 3, 2013 Science and technology NASA announces that the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer module onboard the International Space Station has found possible evidence of dark matter. (FoxNews) (BBC) Sports Cricket: Afghanistan defeats Nepal by 7 wickets to win the 2013 ACC Twenty20 Cup in Kathmandu. United Arab Emirates defeats Hong Kong by 32 runs for the third place. All four have qualified for the 2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. (ESPN Cricinfo) The 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League begins with the Kolkata Knight Riders taking on the Delhi Daredevils. (ESPN Cricinfo) Rutgers University men's basketball coach Mike Rice, Jr. is fired after a video is released of him abusing players during practice. (CNN) The football-sponsoring conference that will operate under the charter of the soon-to-split Big East Conference announces it will operate as the American Athletic Conference effective July 1. The AAC schools had previously sold the "Big East" name to a group of seven schools that will leave the conference at that time. (ESPN)

Thursday April 4, 2013

April 4, 2013 Business and economy Mining giant Rio Tinto, continuing a program of asset divestment, asks Macquarie Group to find a buyer for its interest in the Northparkes copper and gold mine. (Wall Street Journal) Ex-CEO of Enron, Jeffrey Skilling, is in talks with federal prosecutors to discuss a reduction in his sentence. (Wall Street Journal)

April 4, 2013 Arts and culture American film reviewer Roger Ebert dies following a battle with cancer which initially cost him his voice. He was 70. (NPR)

April 4, 2013 Disasters and accidents One of the Grozny-City Towers, the tallest building in Chechnya, Russia, is damaged in a large fire. (RIA Novosti) At least 24 people are killed when a bus traveling to pick up the coffin of a villager crashes in Papua New Guinea's Western Highlands. (BBC) The death toll of the floods in Argentina reaches 59, with more than 1500 displaced. (AFP)

April 4, 2013 Health and environment The death toll from the recently discovered H7N9 bird flu rises to six. China begin slaughtering birds in hopes of containing the disease. (Washington Post) A group of American scientists at Washington University announce in a study published in the journal Neuron that they have identified a number of genetic markers that are associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. (BBC)

April 4, 2013 Sport Commonwealth Games Minister Jann Stuckey unveils the logo and a countdown clock for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia at an official launch ceremony. (Channel NewsAsia) In Association football, former England and current Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson is sidelined after developing a pulmonary embolism. (Channel NewsAsia) Pac-12 Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating Ed T. Rush resigns amid controversy over comments he made about Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller. (Miami Herald) In college basketball, Miami's Jim Larrañaga is named "Coach of the Year" by the Associated Press. (Atlanta Journal Constitution

April 4, 2013 Science and technology The Hubble Space Telescope observes the most distant supernova on record. (Space.com) Scientists unveil a 3-D printer which creates material very similar to human tissue. (LA Times) A new species of giant tarantula, Poecilotheria rajaei, is discovered in Sri Lanka. (New York Daily News)

Friday, April 5, 2013

April 5, 2013 Business and economy Japan's stock market index, the Nikkei 225, hits its highest level in almost five years, after a Bank of Japan stimulus plan raises hope of economic revival. (BBC)

April 5, 2013 Arts and culture Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom receives an honorary BAFTA award for her support of British film and television and she is honored as the "most memorable Bond girl" for her appearance at the 2012 London Olympics. (Channel NewsAsia)

April 5, 2013 Disasters and accidents A sixth person dies in the People's Republic of China from the Influenza A virus subtype H7N9, after the closure of poultry markets in the city of Shanghai and a mass culling of 20,000 birds. (International Business Times) At least 60 people die in Nigeria following a collision between a bus and a petrol tanker on the Benin–Ore expressway. (Nigerian Tribune)

April 5, 2013 Sport In further fallout from the Rutgers University basketball scandal, assistant coach Jimmy Martelli, seen on practice videos abusing players in the same manner as fired head coach Mike Rice, and athletic director Tim Pernetti both resign. (ESPN) An ESPN investigation claims that 12 Auburn University football players tested positive for synthetic cannabis in the 2011 season, and that the school's athletic department kept the test results confidential. The investigation also reveals widespread use of the drug among members of Auburn's 2010 national championship team. (ESPN)

Saturday April 6, 2013

April 6, 2013 Sport In the 2012–13 Fußball-Bundesliga, Bayern Munich wins their 23rd Bundesliga title with a record six games to spare. (UEFA) (Goal.com) (BBC) In horse racing, Auroras Encore springs a 66–1 surprise to win the 166th Grand National by nine lengths at at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (BBC) In college basketball, the University of Louisville and University of Michigan advance to the championship game of the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. (ESPN [Louisville]) (AP via ESPN [Michigan)

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Sociology

Peoples of the world including nations and major groups of Western Civilization, Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples can be connected.

Nations including Bangladesh, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Turkey, Congo DR.

Western Civilization including Russia can be connected.

April 6, 2013 Health and environment 2013 meat adulteration scandal: The Swedish furniture giant Ikea withdraws moose meat lasagne, sold in its worldwide stores. Unlabelled pork is found after increased scrutiny from the scandal. (BBC)

Anglic peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

March 31, 2013 Law and crime A suspect is being sought in connection with the slayings of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, whose bodies were found at their home in Kaufman County, Texas, U.S.. (CNN) Three people are shot and killed and two others are wounded during a gang-related shooting at a party in Merced, California, U.S..(AP via San Francisco Chronicle)

April 1, 2013 Major changes to welfare payments in the United Kingdom introduced by the Welfare Reform Act 2012 begin to go into effect. (Channel 4 News) Health experts warn that the National Health Service in England is "not ready for" major changes passed in 2012 that go into effect today. (MSN)

April 1, 2013 Law and crime Scotland's eight regional police forces are merged to create the nationwide Police Service of Scotland. (The Guardian) Arapahoe County, Colorado District Attorney George Brauchler decides, after speaking with survivors and relatives of the deceased, to pursue the death penalty against James Eagan Holmes, the perpetrator of the 2012 Aurora massacre; the case is given to a new judge. (NBC)

April 4, 2013 Law and crime The Greater Manchester Police becomes the first force in the United Kingdom to record attacks on members of subcultures, such as goths and emos, as hate crime. (BBC)

April 4, 2013 Mick Philpott is sentenced to life imprisonment and his wife and a family friend, Paul Mosley, are sentenced to 17 years for the Allenton house fire manslaughter of their six children. (Sky News)

April 5, 2013 The United States agrees to a plan to return some land, used by the US Military's Futenma Airbase in Okinawa, to Japan. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia)

April 5, 2013 A shooting at a daycare kills two people in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. (CBC News)

Latin peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

April 5, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks Mexican Drug War: Recent report from Stratfor indicates that at least 60 people were killed in Tamaulipas state in March, after the Gulf Cartel leaders Miguel El Gringo Villarreal and Mario Ramírez Treviño fought for control of the organization. (Proceso)

Asiatic peoples such as those of Pakistan can be connected.

March 31, 2013 Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai meets with Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, to discuss plans for the Taliban to open an office in Doha in order to help solve the conflict in Afghanistan. (Al Jazeera)

April 1, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal) A suicide attacker blows up a tanker lorry at the police headquarters in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, killing at least nine people. Three people are killed in a separate shooting in Baghdad. (CNN) Syrian civil war Lebanese gunmen kidnap eight Syrians from the Alawites minority and demand a hostage exchange. (The Jerusalem Post)

April 4, 2013 Egypt intercepts a Togolese flagged ship carrying a large arsenal of weapons. It is believed the ship was headed to Iran. (Bloomberg)

April 4, 2013 Armed conflicts and attacks War in Afghanistan (2001–present): An airstrike conducted by NATO kills at least five people in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni. (BBC)

April 4, 2013 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: A Palestinian, Naji Balbisi, dies from injuries he suffered during a clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Tulkarem, a day after his cousin, Amer al-Najjar, died in the clashes after they tried to firebomb a checkpoint. (CNN) (The Times of Israel)

April 5, 2013 Iran's negotiator Saeed Jalili defends the nation's controversial nuclear program that involves uranium enrichment, in a new round of talks with P5+1 countries in Kazakhstan. (BBC)

April 5, 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): An explosive-laden donkey is used in an attack on a police security post in the Alingar District of Laghman Province in eastern Afghanistan, killing a policeman and wounding three civilians. (AP via Fox News)

April 6, 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): At least 22 people are killed and more than 60 others injured when a suicide bomber blows himself up in a busy election campaign tent in the Iraqi city of Baquba. (Reuters)

April 6, 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A bombing in Qalat, capital of the southern Zabul Province, kills three U.S. soldiers and two U.S. civilians, along with an Afghan doctor. An American civilian dies in another attack in the east of the country. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)

April 6, 2013 In Lebanon, President Michel Suleiman asks Tammam Salam, a legislator and a former minister of culture, to head a new cabinet after a vast majority of the members of Parliament chose him for the job. (The New York Times)

April 6, 2013 Law and crime Five people are killed in clashes between Muslims and Christians on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. (AP via Fox News)

South Asian peoples such as those of India can be connected.

March 31, 2013 A bomb kills two people and injures six others, including Adnan Wazir, a former Member of Parliament of the Awami National Party (ANP) in Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. (Channel NewsAsia)

April 1, 2013 Pirates drown sixteen fishermen in southern Bangladesh in order to steal their boats. (BBC)

April 4, 2013 A man goes on a rampage with an axe, killing nine people in Chhattisgarh state in central India. (BBC)

April 4, 2013 War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for a grenade attack on a vehicle which killed four security officers and wounded seven others in Karachi. (Al Jazeera)

April 6, 2013 In Bangladesh, thousands of protesters call for blasphemy laws that would include death penalty for bloggers who insult Islam, the majority religion of the country. (Al Jazeera)

April 6, 2013 A 24-year-old British tourist is found dead in a houseboat in Jammu and Kashmir, India. (CNN)

April 6, 2013 2013 Thane building collapse: Rescuers in India end the search for survivors of a building collapse which killed at least 72 people in the city of Thane on April 4. (BBC)

Oriental peoples such as those of China can be connected.

March 31, 2013 North Korea vows to retain and improve its nuclear arsenal, and to additionally develop a civilian nuclear power program. (SKY News)

April 1, 2013 International relations Japan accuses three Chinese surveillance ships of entering the territorial waters of Tokyo-controlled Senkaku islands. (Channel NewsAsia)

April 1, 2013 The annual session of North Korea's Parliament, the Supreme People's Assembly, takes place in Pyongyang, following repeated threats of violence by the leader Kim Jong-Un against South Korea and the United States. Choi Bu-Il is appointed Minister of Internal Security. (Channel NewsAsia)

April 3, 2013 International relations North Korea–United States relations: South Korea's Ministry of Unification says that North Korea is denying workers entry to joint-Korean Kaesong complex amid tensions on the peninsula. The Ministry of Defence will consider a military action if the workers' security is threatened. The U.S. Navy sends USS John McCain and USS Decatur into the area. (Al Jazeera) (BBC) The North Korean army says it has final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes on the United States, involving the possible use of "cutting-edge" nuclear weapons. (The Globe and Mail) The United States plans to set up a missile defence system in Guam. U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel describes North Korea as a "real and clear danger". (Reuters)

April 4, 2013 International relations Foreign relations of North Korea: South Korean sources say a North Korean medium range missile has been moved to the eastern coast and that it may be ready for testing or for attacking Japan or Guam. (CNN) The United States announces that it is moving an advanced missile defence system to the Pacific island of Guam in response to North Korean threats. (BBC) South Korea Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin says the country is ready for possible military action, as the Kaesong industrial complex blockade enters its second day. (Al Jazeera) The United States announces its intent to cool down its rhetoric towards North Korea. (CNN)

April 5, 2013 International relations North Korea crisis (2013): South Korea deploys two warships with Aegis missile-defense systems as a precautionary measure, following reports that North Korea had repositioned intermediate-range ballistic missiles to its east coast a day earlier. (BBC) North Korea warns that it cannot protect their embassies in Pyongyang as of April 10. It is advised that all foreign countries consider asking the staff of their embassies to leave. (The Telegraph) (AFP via NDTV)

April 6, 2013 Disasters and accidents Tokyo Electric Power Company says that it is moving tons of highly radioactive water from a temporary storage tank to another after detecting signs of leakage at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Futaba District of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. (AP via USA Today)

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples such as those of Indonesia can be connected.

April 1, 2013 Privately owned newspapers go on sale in Myanmar for the first time since 1964. (GlobalPost)

April 4, 2013 Politics and elections Thousands of demonstrators rally in Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia's Aceh province, in support of local leaders' bid to adopt a separatist flag as the staunchly Islamic province's official emblem. (Channel NewsAsia)

April 5, 2013 Law and crime Eight people are killed when Buddhists and Muslims from Myanmar brawl in a detention center in Indonesia. (AP via The Washington Post)

April 5, 2013 Doan Van Vuon, a fish farmer who became a cult hero in Vietnam after fighting off an illegal eviction with homemade guns and mines, is jailed for five years for "attempted murder in a case that has stirred public anger over state-backed land grabs". (Reuters)

African peoples such as those of Nigeria can be connected.

March 31, 2013 Northern Mali conflict (2012–present): Rebel Islamist fighters attempt to infiltrate Timbuktu, but are repelled by French and Malian forces. (New York Times) Nigerian Sharia conflict: The Nigerian Army kills fourteen suspected Boko Haram members in a raid on a building, with the death of one soldier and the capture of a potential suicide bomber in a car full of explosives in the northern city of Kano. (BBC)

April 1, 2013 The President of Sudan, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, orders the release of all political prisoners. (Reuters)

April 4, 2013 Uganda's military orders army units hunting for Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army in the Central African Republic to return to their bases, following political instability in the CAR. Meanwhile the United States has offered a $5 million bounty for information leading to his capture. (Wall Street Journal) (BBC)

April 4, 2013 Former navy chief of Guinea-Bissau and suspected drug kingpin, Bubo Na Tchuto, is arrested in a United States-led sting operation off the coast of West Africa. (Reuters)

April 4, 2013 Central African Republic conflict (2012–present): South Africa's President Jacob Zuma announces full withdrawal from the Central African Republic after criticism over death of 13 soldiers during the fall of the government there. (Al Jazeera)

April 6, 2013 Nigerian Sharia conflict: 11 people are killed in a gun and machete attack in a village of Midlu in Northern Nigeria. (ABC News)

April 6, 2013 Northern Mali conflict: Tuareg separatists in Northern Mali mark the one year anniversary since the founding of the unilaterally declared Azawad. (AP via The Washington Post) One soldier is killed when the National Guard attacked a camp occupied by police who supported the 2012 Malian coup d'état that ousted the Malian president. (AP via Fox News)

April 6, 2013 Politics and elections Former South African president Nelson Mandela is discharged after spending nine days in hospital. (SAPA via News24)

American Indian peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected. Middle American Indian peoples including those of the southwestern United States can be connected. North American Indian peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

Communities such as Tokyo, Seoul, Mexico City, New York City, Mumbai, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Delhi, Shanghai can be connected. Social structure and change including social change, social types, and social structure can be connected.

Institutions including education and families can be connected.

Religion including particular religions, religious organization, religious practice, and religious belief can be connected.

March 31, 2013 Religion Christians across the globe celebrate Easter, Christianity's most sacred holiday. (Washington Post)

April 6, 2013 Religion Pope Francis appoints Spain's José Rodríguez Carballo, O.F.M., as Secretary to the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, which oversees all Catholic religious orders, his first nomination to the Vatican bureaucracy. (AFP via Channel NewsAsia)

Government including particular governments, government activity, government structure, and law can be connected.

Economics including economic systems, industries, and economic activity can be connected.

March 31, 2013 Business and economy Two Chinese provinces pass restrictions on house sales designed to dampen a booming housing market. (New York Times)

April 1, 2013 Business and economy India's Supreme Court rejects a plea by Novartis to patent an updated version of its cancer drug, Glivec, amid concerns that a patent could threaten access to cheap generic versions of drugs in poorer countries. (BBC) Apple Inc. publishes a letter, signed by CEO Tim Cook, to Chinese customers, to address the growing controversy over the company's warranty policies in the country. (CNN)

Culture including behavioral culture, conceptual culture, and material culture can be connected.

March 31, 2013 Disasters and accidents Five members of the South African military are killed when their helicopter crashes while patrolling the Kruger National Park for rhino poachers. (BBC) Five children die in a house fire in the town of Saint-Quentin in northern France. (BBC) An Exxon Mobil crude oil pipeline ruptures near the town of Mayflower in the U.S. state of Arkansas, spilling thousands of barrels of oil. (Al Jazeera) Three people are killed and more than twenty people are injured in a seventy-five vehicle pileup near the Virginia-North Carolina border. (USA Today) Widespread flooding in Port Louis, Mauritius leads to at least seventeen deaths. (Scotsman) Health and environment Two people die in China from H7N9 avian influenza infection – a sub-type that had not previously been transmitted to humans. (Channel NewsAsia)

March 31, 2013 Sports University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware breaks his right leg during a game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was taken to Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis. (Bleacher Report via CNN) Louisville defeats Duke 85–63 becoming the final member of the 2013 Final Four. Previously Wichita State, Michigan, and Syracuse had won their games to claim their spots. (Fox News) In tennis, Andy Murray defeats David Ferrer to win the 2013 Sony Open. (National Post), (ESPN) Oxford finish a length and a half ahead of Cambridge to win the 159th annual University Boat Race. (The Guardian)

March 31, 2013 Science and technology Roadrunner, once the world's fastest supercomputer, is decommissioned. (CNET) The Met Office confirms Sunday as the coldest Easter Day on record for the United Kingdom. The lowest temperature of -12.5C is recorded in Braemar in the Scottish Highlands. (BBC)

April 1, 2013 Arts and culture Eli Reimer, aged sixteen, becomes the first teenager with Down syndrome to climb to Mt. Everest's Base Camp. (Fox News) Numerous high-profile websites participate in April Fool's Day jokes. (PC World) Production of the American reality TV show Buckwild is suspended after cast member Shain Gandee and two other people are found dead. (Fox News)

Anthropology, personal studies, and science will be connected as the site develops.


Created 3 Apr 2013 Last updated 17 Jan 2014