2013 Week 48

This will include events from Sunday, November 24, 2013 through Saturday, November 30, 2013.

   

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Current events of November 24, 2013 (2013-11-24) (Sunday) edit history watch Armed conflicts and attacks War in North-West Pakistan: Three people are killed in explosions in northwest Pakistan. (PTI via Business Standard) Syrian civil war: More than 160 people have been killed in fighting between the Syrian Army and opposition forces in the suburbs of Damascus. (AP via USA Today) Arts and culture Ban of Islam in Angola: Angola becomes the first modern country to outlaw Islam, along with other religions unapproved by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. Mosques are being destroyed. (International Business Times) Disasters and accidents Over 12,000 people are evacuated in Indonesia's North Sumatra province after Mount Sinabung erupts. (Sky News) International relations Nuclear program of Iran: Iran signs an interim agreement with the P5+1 countries limiting its nuclear program in exchange for reduced sanctions. (CNN) (BBC) (AFP via Ahram) Politics and elections Honduran general election, 2013: Voters in Honduras go to the polls to select a new President, Congress, local government officials and representatives in the Central American Parliament. (Bloomberg) Malian parliamentary election, 2013: Votes in Mali go to the polls for the first round of parliamentary elections with reports of low voter turnout and abuses. (Reuters) Euromaidan: More than 100,000 people protest in Kiev, Ukraine, against the decision of Viktor Yanukovych's government to suspend preparations for signing of the association agreement with the European Union under pressure from Russia. (BBC) Religion Pope Francis venerates the purported remains of his first ever predecessor, as the Vatican gives a public display for what some claim are St Peter's remains. (Guardian) Sports In Canadian football, the Saskatchewan Roughriders defeat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45–23 to win the 101st Grey Cup. Kory Sheets is named the most valuable player, while Chris Getzlaf is named most valuable Canadian. (CBC)

Current events of November 25, 2013 (2013-11-25) (Monday) edit history watch Armed conflicts and attacks Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): Two bombs exploded outside a cafe in Baghdad in the district of Sadriya, home to mainly Shiite Muslims, killing at least 17 and wounding 37. (Reuters) Post-civil war violence in Libya: Nine people are killed in clashes between the Libyan Army and militias in the city of Benghazi. (Reuters) Arts and culture The Hunger Games: Catching Fire becomes the biggest North American November film release, grossing $161 million in the U.S. and Canada over its first weekend. (CBS News). Disasters and accidents A cargo train laden with corn derails in São José do Rio Preto in southeastern Brazil, smashing into houses and killing at least eight and injuring another six. (AP via News24) International relations Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, arrives in Bucharest, Romania, to attend the China-Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) leaders’ meeting as a guest of Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta. (tvz.tv) Law and crime Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announces that four Steubenville, Ohio, City Schools employees, including Superintendent Michael McVey, have been indicted on felony and/or misdemeanor charges (obstruction, making false statements, etc.) relating to the 2012 Steubenville rape case. (CNN) Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: The official intermediate report on the shooting is released online, totaling 48 pages, and detailing no clear motive for the shooting. It states that perpetrator Adam Lanza had had an obsession with shootings like Columbine, had a strained and non-communicative relationship with his murdered mother Nancy, and had planned the shooting and the details in advance. It does say he had mental health issues, but does not indicate they were causative factors. (CNN) (News 12 Connecticut) A Parsons, Kansas manhunt begins in the U.S. for David Cornell Bennett, Jr. who is alleged to have stalked and killed a mother and her three young children. (FOX News) (FOX News)

Current events of November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26) (Tuesday) edit history watch Armed conflicts and attacks Central African Republic conflict (2012–13): France announces that it plans to intervene in the conflict in the Central African Republic. (Bloomberg) Arts and culture Typhoon Haiyan: 39 musicians, including The Beatles, U2, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Lorde, One Direction, and Justin Bieber, release a charity album to help the victims. (USA Today) (BBC) An archaeological site is discovered in Nepal dating to 550 BC which is claimed to be a Buddhist shrine. If true, the birthday of the Buddha would be pushed back. However, not all experts agree on the significance of the site. (National Geographic) 2012 Benghazi attack: CBS suspends Lara Logan and her producer after she admitted that portions of her 60 Minutes report on the death of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens were false. (BBC) Business and economy The U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer asks the Bank of England whether it needs more power. The central bank's Financial Policy Committee will study the question. (BBC) Ford recalls 140,000 Escape model cars from the United States and an additional 21,000 from other nations after 13 engine fires were reported. (The New York Times) Disasters and accidents At least 30 Haitian migrants die when a boat capsizes off the Bahamas. (The New York Times) International relations Islam in Angola: Angola denies it has banned Islam. (The Express Tribune) Britain makes a protest to the Spanish authorities over the opening of a diplomatic bag at the border with Gibraltar on Friday 22 November 2013. (BBC) Law and crime Chinese police detain nine people for alleged negligence in relation to the November 22 Sinopec oil pipeline explosions in the eastern port city of Qingdao which killed at least 55 people. (Reuters) P.C. Keith Wallis is charged as part of the investigation into the Plebgate incident at Downing Street. (BBC) Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins pleads guilty at Cardiff Crown Court to a range of child sex offences including the attempted rape of a baby. (Wales Online) The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear certain major religious freedom cases that will decide whether a company that is for-profit (including family-run ones)- and other entities who are not themselves churches- can refuse to provide contraceptive coverage that would otherwise be required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; lower courts are split. (NBC) Politics and elections 2013 Thai protests: Protestors demand the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra who they believe is the puppet of her deposed brother Thaksin. (BBC News) Scottish independence referendum: A White Paper is released regarding the effects of Scotland's secession. (The Telegraph) Sports In Canada, the National Hockey League (NHL) and Rogers Communications announce a 12-year, $5.2 billion deal that grants national television rights of the NHL to the Rogers-owned Sportsnet. The agreement includes a provision that allows CBC to continue airing Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday nights; however, Rogers will have creative and financial control of the program. TSN, which has held some national broadcast rights to the NHL since 2002, is shut out of the deal. [2]

Current events of November 27, 2013 (2013-11-27) (Wednesday) edit history watch Attacks and conflicts Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): 33 people are killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq. (BBC) Business and economy Dubai wins the right to host Expo 2020 (Khaleej Times) Greece is the first developed market to be demoted into an emerging market by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. (The Wall Street Journal) In China, some second-tier cities such as Wuhan and Shenyang begin to enhance local housing price controlling policy, following all first-tier cities' controlling policy enhancement in the country. (ifeng.com) U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Sean Lane, who is overseeing the case of the bankruptcy reorganization of American Airlines, gives his required approval to the American Airlines–US Airways merger, dismissing the objection of a passenger's group, clearing the way for it to go forward in December 2013 unless there is an appeal. (CNN Money) The price of one Bitcoin breaks above $1,000 for the first time, and marks a rise of over 7,600 percent so far this year. (CNBC) Disasters and accidents A winter weather storm in the United States kills 11 people and causes major travel delays. (The Los Angeles Times) Two people die after a crane collapses in the Arena Corinthians in the Brazilian city São Paulo which is due to host the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup. Parts of the grandstands also collapse. (BBC) Law and crime Three girls (two of whom eventually fled to a neighbor's house to escape their knife-wielding stepfather and notified police) held captive for several months or more in extremely dirty conditions (possibly up to two years), subjected to long barrages of loud music or static, fed only once a day and having gone up to four months without a bath, are rescued in Tucson, Arizona. (CNN) Politics and elections 2013 Tunisian protests: Tens of thousands of Tunisians demonstrate over the economic crisis in three cities calling for greater investment in their impoverished regions. Clashes broke out in the town of Siliana between the police and protesters following general strikes. (ABC News) (Ahram Online) Protesters torch the ruling Islamist party's office in Gafsa. (The Daily Star) (The Voice Of Russia) 2013 Thai protests: As anti-government protests in Thailand continue to spread beyond the capital Bangkok, the parliament discusses a no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. (AFP via Times of India) The Prime Minister of Latvia Valdis Dombrovskis resigns due to the Riga supermarket roof collapse. (ABC News) The Italian Senate votes to expel ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament over his conviction for tax fraud. (CBC News) (CNN) A Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party official, Shireen Mazari, in connection with a police murder investigation into unnamed persons after a recent drone strike that killed five, reportedly outs the names of two CIA officials, Director John Brennan and the Pakistan Station Chief (U.S. and CIA officials have not yet given official confirmation). (CNN) Science and Technology Japan's self-driving Nissan Leaf car finishes the very first public road test on a highway in Japan.(Engadget)

Current events of November 28, 2013 (2013-11-28) (Thursday) edit history watch Armed Conflicts and attacks Syrian civil war: Syrian Army forces capture Deir Atiyah while rebels capture Otayba. (AFP) (Daily Star) (ABC) Three million people are now refugees from the conflict, as estimated by the United Nations. (SBS) One Syrian is killed and nine others injured in mortar shelling of the Russian embassy in Damascus. (Reuters) The US offers to destroy Syria chemical weapons at sea using the US Navy auxiliary vessel MV Cape Ray (T-AKR-9679). (BBC) (One News) Post-civil war violence in Libya: Four Libyan soldiers are killed in clashes between the army and Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi. (Reuters) Arts and culture Italian sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo accuse celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and businessman Charles Saatchi of treating them as "worse than Filipino slaves". (Sydney Morning Herald) (BBC) In the United States the holidays of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah occur on the same day. The event, dubbed Thanksgivukkah, last happened in 1888, and will not occur again for another 70,000+ years. (TIME) (BBC) Disasters and accidents 2013 Pacific typhoon season: The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan reaches 5,560. (ABS-CBN) 2013 Borazjan earthquake: A 5.6 earthquake in Iran kills seven people and injures 30. (Reuters) (Sky News) Ten people are killed in a blast at a weapons depot in southern Libya. (BBC) Law and crime Vietnam passes a new Constitution that reaffirms the dominant position of the Communist Party. (AP) Former United States Marine Itzcoatl Ocampo commits suicide by eating Ajax while awaiting trial for six murders from 2011 and 2012. (FOX News) Politics and elections 2013 Thai protests: The Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra survives a no-confidence vote in the Parliament amidst street protests. (BBC) Science and Technology China's first lunar vehicle is named 'YuTu' (Chinese:"??", a pet rabbit of Moon goddess in Chinese myth see Jade rabbit) and is planned to launch from Xichang Satellite Launch Center before December 10, 2013. (NetEase)

Friday, November 29, 2013

November 29, 2013 -- Defence Chief of Army Staff (Pakistan) Genral Raheel Sharif took over the command of army chief of Pakistan Army.((New Army Chief - Dawn News))

November 29, 2013 -- Armed conflicts and attacks Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): A wave of violence in Iraq kills 52 people, most of whom were kidnapped and then shot dead. (Dawn)

November 29, 2013 -- Syrian civil war: Four people are killed in a mortar attack on the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus. (Al Jazeera)

November 29, 2013 -- Senkaku Islands dispute: China deploys fighter jets to the Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone, as tensions escalate further over the disputed islands in the East China Sea. (Bloomberg)

November 29, 2013 -- Arts and culture Three previously unpublished short stories by J. D. Salinger are leaked online against the late author's wishes. (BBC)

November 29, 2013 -- Disasters and accidents LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470 carrying 27 passengers and six crew members disappears in Namibia. (BBC)

November 29, 2013 -- Politics and elections 2013 Thai protests: Several opposition parties including the Civil Movement for Democracy hold a protest march on the headquarters of Thailand's ruling Puea Thai party in Bangkok. (Reuters) (IBN Live) A thousand protesters enter the headquarters of the Royal Thai Army. (RTE)

November 29, 2013 -- Science and technology At least part of Comet C/2012 S1 (also known as Comet Ison) emerged from behind the Sun's corona. (CNN)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Other history

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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 such as India, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Russia, Bangladesh, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Turkey, Congo DR, Thailand, France, United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa, South Korea, Burma, Colombia, Spain, Ukraine, Tanzania, Argentina, Kenya, Poland, Algeria, Canada, Iraq, Uganda, Morocco, Sudan, Peru, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ghana, North Korea, Mozambique, Taiwan, Australia, Syria, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Angola, Cameroon, Romania, Chile, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Mali, Ecuador, Cambodia, Malawi, Zambia, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Chad, Cuba, Belgium, Greece, Rwanda, Tunisia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Bolivia, Guinea, Burundi, Haiti, Hungary, Somalia, Sweden, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Azerbaijan, Benin, Austria, Honduras, United Arab Emirates, South Sudan, Switzerland, Israel can be connected.

November 30, 2013 Attacks and conficts Syrian civil war spillover in Lebanon: Six people are killed in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Saturday in exchanges of fire between neighborhoods which support rival sides in Syria's civil war. (Reuters)

November 30, 2013 The Philippines commemorates the 150th birth anniversary of national hero and revolutionary leader Andrés Bonifacio. (Manila Standard Today) (ABS-CBN News)

November 30, 2013 Disasters and accidents The wreckage of LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470 that went missing Friday is found in Namibia in the Bwabwata National Park with all 33 people on board having died. (Reuters)

November 30, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan: American pop band One Republic donates $1 million to aid the victims. (Daily Express)

Western Civilization including the United States can be connected.

November 29, 2013 -- Business and economy Joe Hockey, the Treasurer of Australia, rejects a proposed A$3.4 billion takeover bid by American company Archer Daniels Midland for agribusiness GrainCorp. (ABC)

November 29, 2013 -- An unknown number are dead as a result of a police helicopter that crashed into a crowded pub on the north bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. (BBC) (AFP via NineMSN)

November 29, 2013 -- 2013 Ukraine pro-European Union protests: With their demands not being met, protests are scheduled to continue until at least Sunday 1 December 2013. (Seven News)

November 30, 2013 Politics and elections Poto Williams of the New Zealand Labour Party wins the Christchurch by-election. (3News) (The New Zealand Herald)

November 30, 2013 Arts and culture American actor Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious franchise) is one of two killed in a car accident after attending a charity event in Santa Clarita, California. (CNN) (ABC News Australia)

November 30, 2013 Gaia Cauchi of Malta, wins the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine, with her song "The Start." (Junior Eurovision TV)

November 30, 2013 2013 Glasgow helicopter crash: Eight people are confirmed dead following Friday's crash, with a further 14 seriously injured. (Sky News) Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond describes the incident as "a black day for Glasgow and for Scotland". (Sky News) (Channel 4 News)

November 30, 2013 Sports 2013 Rugby League World Cup: Australia wins the final played at Old Trafford, defeating New Zealand 34-2. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Asiatic peoples such as those of China can be connected.

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, Manila, Karachi, Cairo, Beijing, Osaka, Canton, Moscow, Los Angeles, Calcutta, Dacca, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, Lagos, Paris, Nagoya, Lima, Chicago, Kinshasa, Tianjin, Chennai, Bengaluru, London, Saigon, Donguan, Hyderabad, Chengdu, Lahore, Jonannesburg, Tehran 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, anthropology, personal studies, and science will be connected as the site develops.


Created 27 Dec 2013 Last updated 13 Apr 2015