2013 Week 32

This includes current events from Sunday, August 4, 2013 through Saturday August 10, 2013.

Among Anglic-American peoples, among other incididents there were some embassy closings in anticipation of terrorist threats were announced. Among British peoples, the UK closed its embassy in Yemen. Among French peoples, France closed its embassy in Yemen. There are a few isolated events reported for Hispanic peoples. The Portuguese Treasury secretary reginged. Among Germanic peoples, Germany closed its embassy in Yemen.

There are numerous events among Middle Eastern peoples. In Egypt, clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohammed Morsi continued, and there was a joint militay operation with Israel against Islamic militants in the Sinai. A new president was inaugurated in Iran. The post-US withdrawal insurgency in Iran continued. Military attacks including drone strikes in Yemen killed several militants. There were armed incidents in Tunisia in Northern Africa and the constituent assembly was suspended.

There was a reported armed incident and a disaster in Northern East Africa and a disaster in Central East Africa. There was also an armed incident in West Africa.

   

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Other history

Prehistory, antiquity, and classical and medieval history can be connected. Other periods of 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. July 2013 including 2013 week 27, 2013 week 28, 2013 week 29, 2013 week 30, and part of 2013 week 31 can be connected. Other weeks of August 2013 can be connected. The embassy closings announced on 2013 week 31 took place. I do not yet otherwise see strong connections to the previous week. 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

Sociology including peoples of the world, communities, and social structure and change can be used to examine events of this week.

Peoples of the world

Peoples of the world including nations and major groups of Western Civilization, Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples can be used to examine events of this week. As usual, nations are incompletely connected, and Western Civilization and Asiatic peoples have the majority of events. African peoples have a few scattered events, and American Indian peoples are submerged.

Nations such as 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

Western civilization including Anglic peoples, Latin peoples, Germanic peoples, and Northeast European peoples can be used to examine events of this week. Events among Anglic peoples so far predominate. Venezuela can be connected.

August 5, 2013 55 people are hospitalized following a truck fire 3.5km into the Gudvanga Tunnel in Norway. (AP via News24)

August 6, 2013 Danish police evacuate part of central Copenhagen after a parked car is found with wires attached to it. (Reuters Trust)

Anglic peoples

Anglic peoples including Anglo-American peoples can be used to examine events of this week. Canada can be connected.

August 4, 2013 Voters in Australia will go to the polls on September 7 for a federal election. (The Age)

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

August 4, 2013 Worldwide embassy closings The United States closes 22 embassies in the Middle East and North Africa due to intelligence of an Al-Qaeda attack. (CNN)

August 4, 2013 Canada closes its embassy in Bangladesh amid terror threats. (Toronto Sun)

August 5, 2013 Two people are killed and five are wounded in a shooting outside a restaurant in Salinas, California, U.S. It is believed to be gang-related. (San Francisco Chronicle)

August 5, 2013 Three people are killed and five are wounded in a shooting at a town hall meeting in Ross Township, Pennsylvania, U.S. (CNN)

August 5, 2013 Media Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchases The Washington Post for $250 million.

August 6, 2013 2013 embassy closures The United States Department of State evacuates staff from the United States embassy in Yemen due to an al-Qaida threat. (AP via NPR)

August 6, 2013 The trial of Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a former United States Army Medical Corps officer and the gunman during the Fort Hood shooting, begins. (Washington Post)

August 7, 2013 President Obama affirms that the US will attend the upcoming G-20 meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, despite differences with the Russian government and the cancellation of bilateral talks between Obama and President Putin. (BBC)

August 8, 2013 A shooting spree in Dallas, Texas, U.S., kills 4, wounds 4 and the gunman is subsequently arrested. (CNN)

August 9, 2013 The United States withdraws diplomats from its consulate in the Pakistani city of Lahore due to terrorist threats. (CNN)

August 9, 2013 A 31-year-old Florida man kills his wife and posts a picture with a confession onto Facebook. The picture goes viral and is taken down. (CNN)

August 9, 2013 Three people are missing after a Rockwell Turbo Commander turboprop plane crashes into two homes in East Haven, Connecticut, United States. (NBC News)

August 10, 2013 James Lee DiMaggio, a suspect in the Boulevard, California murders of Christina and Ethan Anderson, and the abduction of Hannah Anderson, is shot to death by an FBI agent in Ada County, Idaho. Hannah Anderson was unharmed. (CNN)

August 10, 2013 Floods and mudslides in Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States leave at least three people missing and one dead. (CNN)

British peoples including those of the United Kingdom can be connected.

August 4, 2013 Britain, France and Germany close their embassy in Yemen amid terror threats. (BBC)

August 10, 2013 A total of 56 police officers are injured in Belfast, Northern Ireland after a night of Ulster loyalism rioting. (BBC News)

Latin peoples including French, Hispanic and Lusitanic peoples can be used to examine this week. Peru can be connected.

Italian peoples such as those of Italy can be connected.

French peoples such as those of France can be connected.

August 4, 2013 Britain, France and Germany close their embassy in Yemen amid terror threats. (BBC)

Hispanic peoples such as those of Argentina can be connected.

August 6, 2013 A gas explosion in an apartment block kills five people and injures a dozen in the Argentine city of Rosario. (USA Today)

Spain can be connected.

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

August 6, 2013 Ten people are killed in a clash between rival drug gangs in Honduras. (BBC)

August 9, 2013 Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, responsible for the 1985 assassination of U.S. agent Enrique Camarena, is ordered to be released from prison. (Yahoo News!)

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

Lusitanic peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

August 7, 2013 Portugal's treasury secretary Joaquim Pais Jorge resigns after media reports and opposition politicians questioned his previous role at Citigroup. (Reuters)

Germanic peoples such as those of Germany can be connected.

August 4, 2013 Britain, France and Germany close their embassy in Yemen amid terror threats. (BBC)

August 6, 2013 A hot air balloon carrying an American family crashes killing one person and injures four in the Swiss town of Montbovon. (Huffington Post)

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

August 7, 2013 The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Jirí Rusnok announces his resignation after his caretaker government loses a vote of confidence. (China Daily)

Russia can be connected. Ukraine can be connected.

Asiatic peoples

Asatic peoples including Middle Eastern peoples, South Asian peoples, Oriental peoples, and Southeast Asian peoples can be connected. North Korea can be connected.

Middle Eastern peoples

Middle Eastern peoples including Egypt and Persian peoples can be used to examine this week. Afghanistan can be connected.

August 6, 2013 Syrian civil war: Syrian rebels capture Menagh Military Airbase in Aleppo near the Turkish border. (BBC), (CNN) A car bomb kills 18 people and wounds 55 in a suburb in Damascus. (USA Today) A chemical attack on Adra and Houma in the Damascus suburbs is reported. (Israel National News)

August 7, 2013 Syrian civil war: The Syrian army launches a scud missile on the southern Damascus neighborhood of Yarmouk, largely inhabited by Palestinian refugees. (Now Lebanon)

August 7, 2013 Four Israeli soldiers are wounded by a landmine near the Lebanese border. (Al Jazeera) (Xinhua) (The Times of Israel)

August 9, 2013 Two pilots of the Turkish Airlines are abducted by a previously unknown Shiite group, Zuwwar al-Imam Rida, in Beirut, Lebanon. (BBC)

Egypt can be connected.

August 7, 2013 1 person is killed and 62 are injured in clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi (Xinhua)

August 9, 2013 An Israeli drone strike carried out with the Egyptian Army kills five suspected Al Qaeda militants in the Sinai Peninsula. (AP via ABC News)

Turkey can be connected.

Persian peoples such as those of Iran can be connected.

August 4, 2013 Inauguration of Hassan Rouhani: Hassan Rouhani is officially inaugurated as President of Iran in the House of the Parliament. (Aljazeera) Rouhani announces his designate cabinet to the parliament with Mohammad Javad Zarif nominated as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mohammad Nahavandian also appointed as chief of staff. (Dailystar) (Reuters)

August 5, 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A bomb explodes at a market in the Afghan city of Kandahar, killing at least four people. (BBC)

August 8, 2013 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A bomb explodes at a cemetery in the Afghan province of Nangarhar, killing at least 14 people. (BBC)

Mesopotamian peoples such as those of Iraq can be connected.

August 6, 2013 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): 25 people are killed and 60 are wounded by car bombs near markets in Baghdad in Iraq. (Reuters)

August 10, 2013 A bomb kills four people and wounds 16 in a park south of Baghdad, Iraq. (ABC News)

Arabian peoples such as those of Yemen can be connected.

August 6, 2013 Yemeni tribesman shoot down an army military helicopter killing eight soldiers. (The Times of India) Four suspected Al-Qaeda militants are killed in a drone strike. (Reuters)

August 7, 2013 Six suspect Al-Qaeda militants are killed in a drone strike in Southern Yemen. (Reuters) Yemen authorities foil an Al-Qaeda plot to blow up the oil pipelines and seize some of the country's main ports. (BBC) (Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty)

August 8, 2013 Three U.S. drone strikes in central and southern Yemen kill 12 suspected al-Qaida militants. (AP via Arizona Daily Star)

August 9, 2013 A drone kills five suspected Al Qaeda terrorists in eastern Yemen. (Reuters)

August 9, 2013 Gunmen open fire at a Sunni mosque in the city of Quetta killing at least eight people and injuring 24. (Al-Jazeera)

August 10, 2013 An American drone strike kills two suspected Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants in southern Yemen. (BBC News)

Saudi Arabia can be connected.

August 6, 2013 Saudi king Abdullah appoints Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud as deputy defense minster. (Jerusalem Post)

August 10, 2013 Saudi authorities arrest two men suspected of planning suicide attacks. (CNN)

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

August 4, 2013 Tunisia kills one suspected terrorist and captures another six in an early morning raid in Tunis' El Ouardia neighbourhood. (AP via Philly)

August 6, 2013 Tunisian police shoot dead an Islamist militant on the outskirt of the capital Tunis in a raid. (Reuters), (Daily Telegraph)

August 6, 2013 Tunisia's constituent assembly is suspended until the Islamist-led government and secular opposition begin talks to resolve a political crisis. (BBC)

August 10, 2013 A bus accident in Al Hoceima, Morocco, kills at least 16 Royal Guardsmen. (BBC News)

Algeria can be connected.

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

India can be connected.

August 6, 2013 2013 India–Pakistan border incidents: Five Indian Army soldiers are killed in an attack near the Pakistan border in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. (Reuters)

August 9, 2013 Clashes erupted between two communities after Eid prayers, in the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, leaving two dead and several other injured.(Hindu)

Pakistan can be connected.

August 5, 2013 More than 160 people are killed in flash floods across Afghanistan and Pakistan. (The Independent)

August 6, 2013 2013 India–Pakistan border incidents: Five Indian Army soldiers are killed in an attack near the Pakistan border in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. (Reuters)

August 7, 2013 A bombing in a market in Karachi, Pakistan, kills eleven people, mostly teenagers. (Reuters)

August 8, 2013 Balochistan conflict: A suicide bombing at a funeral in the Pakistani city of Quetta kills at least 28 people. (BBC)

Bangladesh can be connected.

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

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

August 7, 2013 North Korea and South Korea agree to resume talks on reopening the Kaesong industrial zone. (BBC) (Sky News)

August 8, 2013 Taiwan lifts sanctions imposed on the Philippines after president Benigno Aquino apologized to the family of a Taiwanese fisherman shot dead in disputed waters. (BBC)

August 9, 2013 Taiwan's Control Yuan watchdog reports that the Taiwan Power Company's First Nuclear Power Plant has been leaking radioactive water for three years. (Reuters)

China can be connected.

August 9, 2013 Liu Tienan, the deputy head of China's National Development and Reform Commission, is expelled from the Communist Party for corruption. (BBC)

Japan

August 5, 2013 US military helicopter HH60 crashed at a US Marine Camp Hansen in Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa, killing 4 people and injuring 3 others. (NHK World)

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

August 5, 2013 Opposition leader Enele Sopoaga is sworn in as Prime Minister of Tuvalu by Governor-General Iakoba Italeli after winning a secret ballot held in parliament. (Islands Business)

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

Vietnam can be connected.

August 6, 2013 The first execution by lethal injection is officially implemented in Viet Nam when 27-year-old Nguy?n Anh Tu?n is executed in Hanoi. (Vietnamnet)

Thailand can be connected.

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

August 5, 2013 A bomb rigged to a vehicle kills eight people in Cotabato, Philippines. (ABC News via AP)

Indonesia can be connected.

August 10, 2013 The volcano Paluweh erupts on Palu'e island in Indonesia killing at least six people. (BBC News), (AP)

African peoples such as those of Mozambique can be connected.

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

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

August 8, 2013 African Union troops kill 24 militants in a foiled Al-Shabaab planned attack in southern Somalia city of Afmadow. (Xinhua)

August 9, 2013 An Ethiopian Air Force cargo plane carrying ammunition for international forces fighting Islamist militants crashes and catches fire on landing in Mogadishu airport killing four of the six crewmen. (BBC), (Xinhua)

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

Tanzania can be connected.

Kenya can be connected

August 7, 2013 A large fire breaks out at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. (BBC)

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

August 9, 2013 President Boni Yayi of Benin dismisses his entire Cabinet. (Reuters)

Nigeria can be connected.

August 5, 2013 Nigerian Sharia conflict: 35 people - mostly Boko Haram militants - are killed in separate attacks on security forces in Borno State. (Reuters)

August 10, 2013 Gunmen kidnap four Thai tourists traveling in Nigeria's Rivers State. (Reuters)

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

August 9, 2013 Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) files papers with the Constitutional Court in Harare arguing the Zimbabwean general election, 2013 be annulled because of widespread alleged illegalities and intimidation of voters by Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF. (Reuters via News24)

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

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 Colombia Argentina can be connected. Amazonian peoples such as those of Brazil Argentina can be connected. Cono/Southern American Indian peoples such as those of Argentina can be connected. North American Indian people 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 such as those of the westen 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.

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

August 4, 2013 Scottish actor Peter Capaldi is announced to portray the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor on the long-running British science fiction show Doctor Who. (The Guardian)

August 5, 2013 In Major League Baseball, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees is banned for 211 games for his role in the Biogenesis baseball scandal with 12 other players given bans of 50 games. (Reuters via the Sydney Morning Herald)

August 5, 2013 The world's first lab-grown burger – produced from bovine stem cells – is cooked and eaten at a news conference in London. (BBC)

August 9, 2013 In FIBA Asia Championship, Chinese Taipei ousts defending FIBA Asia champion China.(Yahoo! Sports)

August 10, 2013 The 2013 World Championships in Athletics start in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

Anthropology including particular groups, human geography, human ecology, 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 can be connected.


Created 5 Aug 2013 Last updated 27 Aug 2013