2013 Week 31

This includes events from Sunday, July 28, 2013 through Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Events that were noted include the conviction of Bradley Manning on charges of espionage and theft, but his acquittal on a charge of aiding the enemy. Edward Snowden was granted temporary political asylum in Russia. Among British peoples, the UK issued a warning to embassy staff to beware of possible violence. Among Italian peoples, a bus crash killed a number of pilgrims and the conviction of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on tax evasion charges ws upheld. Among French peoples there was a major jewel robbery at a hotel in Cannes. There was follow-up news on last weeks's train crash in Spain, and a couple of disasters among Hispanic Mexican American peoples.

There were numerous incidents among Middle Eastern peoples. The Syrian civil war continued. In Egypt, protests following the removal of Mohamad Morsi continued. There were incidents among Persian peoples. The pot-US withdawal insurgency in Iraq continued with several bombings. The founder of a Saudi Arabian website promoting discussion of Islam was sentenced to prison and lashes. There was a resignation of a Tunisian official following last week's asssination. There were multiple incidents among peoples of South Asia. The creation of a new state in India was proposed. A new president was inaugurated in Pakistan. The highest court of Bangladesh ruled that its largest political party was illegal and ineligible to win elections. A heat wave was reported in China. Among Mainland Southeast Asian peoples, plans to legalize same-sex marriage in Vietnam proceeded.

There was violence in East Africa, various incidents among West African peoples, and an important presidental election among Southern African peoples.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Other history

Other history including prehistory, antiquity, and clasical and medieval history can be connected.

Other modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, and 19th century can be connected.

Other periods of the 20th century including the early 20th century, early mid 20th century, mid 20th century, late mid 20th century, and late 20th century can be connected.

Other periods of the early 21st century including the early 2000s and late 2000s can be connected. Other periods of the early 2010s including 2011 and 2012 can be connected. Other periods of 2013 including the first quarter 2013 and second quarter 2013 can be connected. Other periods of the third quarter 2013 can be connected. Other weeks of July 2013 including 2013 week 27, 2013 week 28 and 2013 week 29 can be connected. 2013 week 30 can be connected. Other weeks of August 2013 can be connected. In 2013 week 32, the embassy closings mentioned among Anglic peoples took place. 2013 week 33 can be connected. September 2013 can be connected. The fourth quarter 2013 can be connected. 2014 can be connected.

The future can be connected.

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 such as North Korea, Mozambique, Taiwan, Australia, Syria, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Angola, Cameroon, Romania, Chile, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Mali can be connected.

Western Civilization including Venezuela can be connected.

July 29, 2013 Five people died and a woman was injured in a helicopter crash, in Romania [1]

August 1, 2013 Eight people are arrested in Greece for allegedly trying to smuggle weapons into Turkey. (IANS via Vancouver Desi)

Anglic peoples such as those of Canada can be connected.

July 29, 2013 The New Zealand Ministry of Defence announces that it will investigate claims that it collected telephone metadata on Jon Stephenson, a freelance journalist for The McClatchy Company in Afghanistan. (AP via MyFox Phoenix)

July 31, 2013 The Independent Commission Against Corruption in the Australian state of New South Wales finds that former Ministers Ian Macdonald and Eddie Obeid acted corruptly and recommends that charges be laid. (The Australian)

August 1, 2013 Geoff Thorn, the General Manager of Parliamentary Service in the Parliament of New Zealand, submits his resignation to the Speaker David Carter after phone and other data belonging to Fairfax New Zealand journalist Andrea Vance were released to an inquiry without her permission. (TV New Zealand)

Anglo-American peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

July 29, 2013 FBI announces the arrests of 150 suspects, during a three-day sweep that took place in 76 cities across the United States, on charges of child sex-trafficking. (Reuters)

July 29, 2013 2013 Pacific hurricane season: Tropical Storm Flossie is predicted to make a rare landfall in the US island state of Hawaii with warnings of heavy rain with the potential for flooding and landslides. (AP)

July 29, 2013 A building explosion and collapse in Philadelphia causes injuries to at least eight people. (CNN) (MyFoxPhilly)

July 29, 2013 Seven people have been injured following a series of explosions at a propane plant in the US town of Tavares in central Florida. (Fox News), (BBC), (AP via Vancouver Post)

July 30, 2013 In United States v. Bradley Manning, Bradley Manning is acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving classified United States Army information to WikiLeaks. Manning is found guilty of five espionage charges and five theft charges. (CNN)(The Guardian)

July 30, 2013 JPMorgan Chase settles with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for $410M due to alleged manipulation of energy markets in California and the Midwest. (Bloomberg)

July 30, 2013 The United States Department of the Treasury issues sanctions to three Mexican nationals linked to the Sinaloa Cartel for laundering money for the drug lords Ismael Zambada García and Joaquín Guzmán Loera. The Kingpin Act sanctions prohibits Americans to do any kind of business with them. (The Wall Street Journal)

July 30, 2013 Eight people are injured in a gas explosion in the US state of Florida. (BBC)

August 1, 2013 The U.S. states of Minnesota and Rhode Island begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (MSNBC)

August 1, 2013 American Ariel Castro is sentenced to life plus a thousand years for kidnapping three women and holding them hostage for a decade in Cleveland, Ohio. (ABC News Australia)

August 2, 2013 The United States Department of State announces a worldwide travel alert for U.S. citizens and some embassies throughout Southwest Asia and North Africa will be closed following an al-Qaeda threat. (CNN) (AP via Washington Post)

August 2, 2013 Samantha Power is sworn in as the new United States Ambassador to the United Nations by Vice President Joe Biden. (Wall Street Journal)

August 2, 2013 The United States Food and Drug Administration names the American salad making company Taylor Farms as the source of parasite tainted salads that sickened 223 diners in the US states of Nebraska and Iowa. (NBC News)

August 3, 2013 A man crashes his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Venice Beach, California, U.S., injuring 11 people and killing 1. The driver fled the scene and is being sought by authorities. (CNN) (CBS Los Angeles)

British people such as those of the United Kingdom can be connected.

August 2, 2013 The UK Foreign Office has warned its embassy staff in Southwest Asia to be vigilant as Eid al-Fitr approaches. British embassies will remain open. (WSJ)

Latin peoples such as those of Peru can be connected.

Italian peoples such as those of Italy can be connected.

July 28, 2013 A bus returning 48 pilgrims from a weekend visit to the shrine of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, in San Giovanni Rotondo, goes off a bridge east of Naples, in Avellino Province, killing 39 people (including some children), and injuring at least 9 others. (English News CN)

July 30, 2013 A mass funeral is held near the southern Italian town of Pozzuoli for the 38 victims of Sunday's bus crash. (BBC News) (CNN)

August 1, 2013 Italy's top court confirms that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will serve a prison sentence for a tax fraud conviction. (Al-Jazeera via Yahoo!)

French peoples such as those of France can be connected.

July 29, 2013 €103 million worth of diamonds and other jewels are stolen from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, in one of Europe's biggest jewelry heists in recent years. (AP via News24)

Hispanic peoples such as those of Argentina can be connected.

August 1, 2013 The government of Uruguay legalizes the medical usage of marijuana, restricting legal purchases to Uruguayans in that country. (NY Times)

Spain can be connected.

July 28, 2013 Francisco José Garzón Amo, the driver of the train involved in the Santiago de Compostela derailment, is charged with 79 counts of manslaughter in a Spanish court. (USA Today)

July 30, 2013 The driver of a train that derailed in Spain last week, killing 79 people, is reported to have been on the phone with railway staff when the train crashed, possibly distracting him shortly before the crash, expert say. (CNN)

Hispanic Mexican American peoples such as those of Mexico can be connected.

July 30, 2013 Honduras declares a state of emergency after an outbreak of dengue fever kills 16 people and sickens 12,000. (AP via CTV News)

July 31, 2013 At least seven people have been killed and another 40 hospitalised from drinking illegal alcohol in the Cuban capital Havana. (BBC)

Hispanic Colombian American peoples such as those of Colombia can be connected.

Lusitanic peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

Germanic peoples such as those of Germany can be connected.

July 29, 2013 Two passenger trains collide in the Swiss municipality of Granges-près-Marnand near Lausanne resulting in dozens of injuries including four serious injuries. (RT)

Northeast European peoples such as those of Poland can be connected.

Russia can be connected.

August 1, 2013 American National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is granted a one-year temporary political asylum in Russia and leaves Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. (RT) (CNN)

August 1, 2013 Russian police detain 1,200 illegal Vietnamese migrants in raids in Moscow. (ABC News)

Ukraine can be connected.

Asiatic peoples such as those of Afghanistan can be connected.

Middle Eastern peoples such as those of Yemen can be connected.

July 30, 2013 US Secretary of State, John Kerry, announces that Israeli and Palestinian officials have agreed to resume negotiations for a peace agreement. (The Jerusalem Post) (CNN) (The Telegraph)

July 30, 2013 Syrian civil war: 17 people are killed and 26 wounded in a mortar attack in the government held district of Homs and the town of Dablan (ABC) (The Times of Israel)

July 30, 2013 A car bomb kills Syrian Kurdish politician Isa Huso outside his home near the Turkish border. (Reiters)

August 2, 2013 Syrian Civil War: An ammunition depot explodes in Homs, Syria, killing at least 40 people and critically injuring many more. (Sentinel Source)

August 3, 2013 Syrian civil war: Syrian rebels capture an ammunition depot with anti-tank missiles and rockets north of Damascus. (Reuters)

Egypt can be connected.

July 30, 2013 EU Foreign Affairs head, Catherine Ashton meets with deposed President Mohamed Morsi at an undisclosed location and confirms he is in good health, while Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood supporters call for continued demonstrations against the new regime. (The Times of Israel) (The Telegraph) (UPI)

Turkey can be connected.

Persian peoples such as those of Iran can be connected.

August 1, 2013 NATO forces in Afghanistan launch an investigation after a US airstrike in Nangarhar Province kills five Afghan policemen and injures another two. (ABC News Australia)

August 3, 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Nine children die in a suicide bombing near the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Jalalabad. (CNN)

August 3, 2013 Hassan Rouhani receives his presidential precept and enters to the Sa'dabad Palace to begin his work as President of Iran. (BBC) (theGuardian) (CNN)

Mesopotamian peoples such as those of Iraq cn be connected.

July 28, 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal) A suicide bombing in the Iraqi town of Tuz Khormato kills at least eight policemen. (BBC)

July 29, 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): A wave of twelve car bombs targeting Shiite communities in Iraq kills at least 44 people. (Reuters)

August 3, 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): At least eight people have been killed in violence across Iraq. (AFP via Al-Aribya)

Arabian peoples such as those of Saudi Arabia can be connected.

July 30, 2013 Raif Badawi, the editor of a Saudi Arabian website to discuss the role of religion in Saudi Arabia, is sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for founding an Internet forum that "violates Islamic values and propagates liberal thought." (Reuters via New York Daily News)

North African peoples such as those of Morocco can be connected.

July 31, 2013 Salem Labyedh resigns as Tunisia's Education Minister following last week's assassination of Mohamed Brahmi. (BBC)

Algeria can be connected.

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

India can be connected.

July 28, 2013 In a first, India has offered a $100-million credit line to Vietnam to purchase military equipment. It will be used for purchasing four patrol boats. (The Hindu)

July 30, 2013 At least nine children are killed and another twenty injured after their school bus collides with a truck in the Indian city of Hanumangarh in Rajasthan state. (AP via ABC News America)

July 31, 2013 India's ruling coalition endorses the creation of a new state of Telangana to be carved out of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. (AP via WMDT)

July 31, 2013 Forty people are missing and presumed drowned after a bus plunges into a canal near Sirhind-Fategarh, Punjab, India. (The Hindu Times)

Pakistan can be connected.

July 29, 2013 War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistani Taliban attacks a prison in the Pakistani city of Dera Ismail Khan with more than 300 prisoners freed. (AFP via Fox News), (Times of India)

July 30, 2013 Mamnoon Hussain is elected as the 12th President of Pakistan. (Geo)

Bangladesh can be connected.

August 1, 2013 The Dhaka High Court rules the registration of Bangladesh's largest Islamic group Jamaat-e-Islami as a political party illegal making it potentially ineligible to contest elections. (Bloomberg)

Central Asian peoples such as those of Uzbekistan can be connected.

Oriental peoples such as those of South Korea can be connected.

China can be connected.

July 31, 2013 At least ten people die as a result of a heatwave in the Chinese city of Shanghai which has reached its hottest temperatures in at least 140 years at 41 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit). (AFP via France 24)

Japan can be connected.

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

August 1, 2013 The Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Willy Telavi, is removed from office by Governor General Iakoba Italeli after accusations that he allegedly tried to replace Italeli as Governor General. Opposition leader Enele Sopoaga is appointed as the country's acting Prime Minister. (Islands Business)

Mainland Southeast Asian peoples such as those of Burma can be connected.

July 28, 2013 Voters in Cambodia go to the polls for a general election with the governing Cambodian People's Party led by Prime Minister Hun Sen claiming victory amidst opposition claims of widespread irregularities. (BBC) (News Limited)

Vietnam can be connected.

July 30, 2013 Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice, Hà Hùng Cu?ng, becomes the second government ministry, after the Health Ministry, to back plans to legalize same-sex marriage in Vietnam, when he submits a draft of an amended Law on Marriage and Family to the government. (Gaystarnews)

Thailand can be connected.

Southeast Asian Island peoples such as those of the Philippines can be connected. Indonesia can be connected.

African peoples such as those of Ghana can be connected.

East African people such as those of Sudan can be connected.

July 30, 2013 134 people are reported to have been killed in a new wave of violence between two rival tribes in Sudan's Darfur region. (Voice of America)

Northern East African peoples such as those of Ethiopia can be connected.

Central East African peoples such as those of Uganda can be connected. Tanzania can be connected. Kenya can be connected.

West African peoples such as those of Nigeria can be connected.

July 28, 2013 Voters in Mali go to the polls for a presidential election. (BBC)

July 28, 2013 The Togolese electoral commission releases official results for the recent parliamentary election with President Faure Gnassingbe's Union for the Republic party winning 62 of 91 seats with the Opposition threatening to challenge the results. (AP via Houston Chronicle)

July 30, 2013 Nigerian Sharia conflict: 28 people are killed in a series of explosions targeting bars in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. (BBC)

August 2, 2013 There will be a run-off election on August 11 in the Malian presidential election between Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Soumaïla Cissé as no candidate could achieve a majority in the election held earlier this week. (Reuters)

Central African peoples such as those of Congo DR can be connected.

Southern African peoples such as those of South Africa can be connected.

July 31, 2013 Voters in Zimbabwe go to the polls for a general election. (Sun Daily)

August 1, 2013 Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party claims victory in yesterday's Zimbabwean general election as the opposition Movement for Democratic Change alleges "massive fraud". (News Limited)

August 2, 2013 The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission says that Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party has won 142 seats of 210 seats in the general election. (BBC)

August 3, 2013 Zimbabwean general election, 2013: Robert Mugabe is declared the run-away winner of Zimbabwe's controversial presidential election by a 61% majority, extending his 33-year rule. (AFP via News24) Opposition candidate Morgan Tsvangirai promises legal challenges to the results and the refusal of the MDC-T party to cooperate with Mugabe's Zanu-PF. (The Independent) A commissioner of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission resigns, citing the conduct of the election process. (AllAfrica)

American Indian peoples such as those of Venezuela can be connected. Middle American Indian peoples such as those of Mexico can be connected. Southwestern American Indian peoples such as those of the southwestern United States can be connected. South American Indian peoples such as those of Peru can be connected. Andean peoples such as those of Argentina can be connected. Colombia can be connected. Amazonian peoples such as those of Argentina can be connected. Brazil can be connected. Cono/Southern American Indian peoples such as those of Argentina can be connected. North American Indian peoples such as those of Canada can be connected. Eastern North American Indian peoples such as those of the eastern United States can be connected. Western North American Indian peoples including those of the western United States can be connected.

Communities such as Tokyo, Seoul, Mexico City, New York City, Mumbai, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Delhi, Shanghai, Manila, Karachi, Cairo, Beijing, Osaka, Canton, Moscow, Los Angeles, Calcutta, Dacca, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, Lagos, Paris can be connected.

Social structure and change including social change, social types, and social structure can be connected.

Institutions including religion, government, economics, education, and family can be connected.

August 1, 2013 The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 hit record highs. (Marketwatch)

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

July 29, 2013 In association football, former Birmingham City and Club América striker Christian Benítez dies of cardiac arrest complications in a hospital in Qatar. Having won the championship in Mexico, Benítez signed with El Jaish SC. (Excélsior)

August 3, 2013 In rugby union, the Chiefs win the 2013 Super Rugby Final, defeating the Brumbies 27-22 at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Bleacher Report) (Sky News Australia)

Anthropology including particular groups, human geography, physical anthropology, demography, and social foundations can be connected. Personal studies including biography, psychology, and the human body can be connected. Science including astronomy, biology, earth science, chemistry, and physics will be connected as the site develops.


Created 31 July 2013 Last updated 19 Aug 2013