2016 Week 17

This will include events of Sunday, April 17, 2016 through Saturday April 22, 2016.


Events among Anglo-American peoples are too numerous to be analyzed in detail yet. Latin peoples also have numerous details. Impeachment proceedings against Dilma Rousseff of Brazil began. Various significant events among Germanic and Northeast European peoples are not yet analzyed.

Numerous events among Middle Eastern peoples are not yet analyzed. Among Persian peoples, there were development in war in Afganistan. Events in India are so far not connected. Events in Pakistan were concerned mostly with the war in Northwest Pakistan, although there is was some connection with the Panama papers of two weeks before. Events in China are not well connected. Japan has connections with the earthquake earlier in the month, with automobile engine efficency. Events among Southeast Asian Island peoples are not yet well analzyzed. Events among Eastern African, Western African, and Central African peoples are not yet well analyzed.

Other history

Other history including prehistory, antiquity, and classical 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, and late mid 20th century can be connected. The late 20th century including the early 1980s, late 1980s, early 1990s, and late 1990s can be connected. 1983 bombing of Marine barracks in Lebanon. South Korean Olympics in 1988.

Other early 21st century

Other periods of the early 21st century including the early 2000s, late 2000s, early 2010s, and other periods of the late 2010s can be connected. The early 2000s including 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 can be connected. The late 2000s including 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 can be connected. Romania had unpaid debts

The early 2010s including 2011 and 2012 can be connected. 2011 Norway attacks are mentioned. 2013 including the first quarter 2013, second quarter 2013, third quarter 2013, and fourth quarter 2013 can be connected. and 2014 including the first quarter 2014, second quarter 2014, third quarter 2014, and fourth quarter 2014 can be connected. The Iraq civil war began.

2015 including the first quarter 2015 can be connected. Afganistan war; Israeli Palestinian conflicts; Australia & norfolk Island, kidnap & murder of Palestinian. Macedonia had reneged on a promise to investigate its ruling class and issued an amnesty instead. The second quarter 2015 including April 2015, May 2015, and June 2015 can be connected. The third quarter 2015 including July 2015, August 2015, and September 2015 can be connected. The fourth quarter 2016 including October 2016, November 2016, and December 2016 can be connected.

Other periods of the late 2010s including other periods of 2016 can be connected.

Other 2016

Other periods of 2016 including the first quarter 2016 and other periods of the second quarter 2016 can be connected.

First quarter 2016

The first quarter 2016 including January 2016, Feburary 2016, and March 2016 can be connected.

January 2016 including 2016 week 1, 2016 week 2, 2016 week 3, 2016 week 4, 2016 week 5, and 2016 week 6 can be connected. February 2016 including 2016 week 6, 2016 week 7, 2016 week 8, 2016 week 9, and 2016 week 10 can be connected.

March 2016 including 2016 week 10 can be connected. Impeachment of rousseff? 2016 week 11 can be connected. 2016 week 12 can be connected. 2016 week 13 can be connected. The Brussels bombing is still remembered. 2016 week 14 can be connected.

Other second quarter 2016

Other periods of the second quarter 2016 including other weeks of April 2016 can be connected.

Other weeks of April 2016 including 2016 week 14 can be connected. New government in Myanmar. 2016 week 15 can be connected. Panama Papers. 2016 week 16 can be connected. Taliban Spring offensive. Earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador. Tara brown and Australian 60 minutes crew. 2016 week 18 can be connected.

May 2016 including 2016 week 19, 2016 week 20, and 2016 week 21 can be connected.

The future can be connected.


Sociology including peoples of the world, communities, and social mechanics can be connected.

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 connected.

Nations such as 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, Tajikistan, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Libya, Paraguay, Jordan, Laos, El Salvador, Togo, Nicaragua, Eritrea, Denmark, Kyrgystan, Slovakia, Finland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Turkmenistan, Norway, Central African Republic, Ireland, Georgia can be connected.

Western Civilization including Anglic, Latin, Germanic, and Northeast European peoples can be connected. Italy can be connected. Cities such as New York City can be connected.

Sunday April 17, 2016 Protests continue in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, against President Gjorge Ivanov's decision to suspend an investigation into the alleged corruption of a number of politicians. (The Sofia Globe)

Monday April 18, 2016 2016 Macedonian protests Protests against President Gjorge Ivanov continue in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, after his decision to pardon politicians involved in a scandal. (The Seattle Times)

Monday April 18, 2016 European migrant crisis More than 400 migrants, mostly from Somalia, drown in the Mediterranean Sea while traveling from Egypt to Italy. (The Telegraph)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 Princess Sofia of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip announce birth of first son. (Daily Mail)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 Yasri Khan, a senior member of Swedish Green Party (part of the Government coalition), who was refusing to shake hands with a female reporter on grounds that it violated his Muslim faith, announces that he is quitting politics. (The Local)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 2016 Macedonian protests Protests continue against President Gjorge Ivanov in Skopje, Macedonia. Opposition leader Zoran Zaev said he will only take part in EU-brokered negotiations with the government if certain conditions are met. (The Irish Times)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 Anders Behring Breivik, a convicted mass murderer in the 2011 Norway attacks, wins a human rights case against the government of Norway. (BBC)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 The European Union accuses Google of abusing the dominance of its Android by preloading its own apps. (Irish Times)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 European migrant crisis Up to 500 people are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean last week, in what would be the deadliest migrant shipwreck in months. (The Guardian)

Thursday April 21, 2016 2016 Macedonian protests The European Union cancels mediation talks on resolving the political crisis in Macedonia after that country's main political opposition, led by Zoran Zaev, declined to take part. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Friday April 22, 2016 2016 Macedonian protests The European Union announces it is considering imposing sanctions on Macedonia's leaders for reneging on an agreement last year to investigate corruption in the ruling class and issuing an amnesty instead to those involved. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Friday April 22, 2016 Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Romania is expelled from this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, after its national broadcaster, Romanian Television (TVR) failed to pay outstanding debts dating back to 2007. Ovidiu Anton was due to perform the song "Moment of Silence" at the contest. (Sky News)

Saturday April 23, 2016 European Union finance ministers approve a series of measures to tackle tax-evading methods that were exposed by the Panama Papers. (The Guardian)

Anglic peoples including Anglo-American peoples can be connected. United Kingdom can be connected.

Sunday April 17, 2016 A drone collides at London's Heathrow Airport with an Airbus A320 carrying 132 passengers and five crew, with no injuries reported. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Monday April 18, 2016 Australia–Philippines relations, Philippine presidential election, 2016 Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely criticizes Philippine presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte regarding his remarks about the rape of an Australian citizen. (Rappler), (The New York Times)

Monday April 18, 2016 Next Australian federal election Australia looks likely to hold a double dissolution election on July 2 after the Senate rejects legislation to bring back the Australian Building and Construction Commission for a second time. (ABC News Australia)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 India–United Kingdom relations In response to an ongoing Supreme Court case regarding the ownership of the Koh-i-Noor diamond, the government of India said it should not try to reclaim it from the United Kingdom. The government argues that the diamond was given to the British as a gift and was not stolen. However, the Supreme Court says it will continue with the case. (BBC)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 The government of the Australian external territory of Norfolk Island announces it is going to take its governance issue to the United Nations. Former and final Chief Minister of the island Lisle Snell said he seeks to have Norfolk Island added on the UN's list of Non-Self-Governing Territories and be given the rights that are accorded under the terms and conditions of being on the list. In 2015, the Australian government terminated Norfolk Island's self-governing status in response to serious financial issues but without the islanders' or government's consent. (Radio New Zealand)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 United Kingdom–United States relations The United Kingdom's Foreign Office issues a travel advisory for gay people concerning travel to parts of the United States due to new legislation in North Carolina and Mississippi. (The Independent)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 Australian media reports that a deal has been reached on an alleged kidnapping case against Tara Brown and the Australian 60 Minutes crew. (9 News)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Elizabeth II, queen regnant of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, celebrates her 90th birthday. (BBC)

Thursday April 21, 2016 The Bunyadi, a London pop-up restaurant where diners will be encouraged to eat in the nude, has a reservation waiting list of more than 13,000 people for its June opening. The restaurant will operate for three months. (UPI)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Australia-Philippines relations, Philippines-United States relations, Philippine presidential election, 2016 Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte said that Australia and the United States should go ahead and cut their ties with the Philippines if he was elected president, following critical comments of their ambassadors on his rape remarks. (Rappler)

Friday April 22, 2016 United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union Mayor of London and cabinet member Boris Johnson says that U.S. President Barack Obama is "inconsistent and hypocritical" in persuading the British people to remain in the European Union. (The Sun)

Friday April 22, 2016 Creditors, including 800 sacked workers, vote to place Queensland Nickel into liquidation allowing creditors to pursue its owner, Australian politician Clive Palmer, for costs. (Australia)

Saturday April 23, 2016 The continuing influence of English dramatist William Shakespeare is celebrated on the 400th anniversary of his death in Stratford-upon-Avon. (Time)

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

Sunday April 17, 2016 Russia-United States relations A Russian Su-27 jet intercepts a United States Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane while in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says, "We condemn this kind of behavior. It is reckless. It is provocative. It is dangerous." (AFP via The Strait Times)

Monday April 18, 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–present) During a visit to Baghdad, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces that the United States will be sending more troops to the country to help in the fight against ISIL. The U.S. also plans to give Kurdish Peshmerga forces, which are fighting ISIL on the ground, more than $400m (£280m; €350m) in assistance. (BBC)

Monday April 18, 2016 Cuba-United States relations Carnival Cruise Lines says it will postpone its first cruise in 50 years from the United States to Havana, if Cuba does not waive its rule and allow Cuban-Americans passengers. Current Cuban law does not allow those born on the island to return by sea. (UPI) (AP via CNBC)

Monday April 18, 2016 Pulitzer Prizes The Associated Press wins the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for documenting the use of slave labor in Southeast Asia to supply seafood to American tables. (AP) Lin-Manuel Miranda wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the musical Hamilton based on the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton. (Buzzfeed)

Monday April 18, 2016 2016 Houston floods Heavy rain of more than 1 foot (0.30 m) causes major flooding in Houston, Texas, affecting 1,000 homes, causing five deaths and causing power outages for over 100,000 residents. (CNN), (USA Today), (Time) Texas Governor Greg Abbott declares nine counties in the southeastern part of the state disaster areas. (UPI)

Monday April 18, 2016 More than 30,000 runners participate in the 120th running of the Boston Marathon. Two Ethiopian runners win. Adriana Haslett and Patrick Downes, survivors of the 2013 bombing who each lost a leg in the blast, were in the field.(The Boston Globe) (NPR)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 Sweden–United States relations Swedish deputy prime minister Åsa Romson is criticized after referring to the September 11 attacks in New York as mere "accidents". Romson made the comments on public television while discussing the resignation of housing minister Mehmet Kaplan who had compared Israel's treatment of Arabs to the Nazis’ treatment of Jews during the Holocaust. (Daily Mail) (The Local)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 United States presidential election, 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2016, Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016 Voters in the U.S. state of New York go to the polls for a primary election with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump expected to win the respective contests for their parties in that state. (Reuters via The Star) Donald Trump wins by a large margin in the Republican Party primary. (AP via OregonLive) Hillary Clinton gains a decisive win (57.6 percent to 42.4 percent) over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party primary. (New York Times) (Five Thirty Eight) (The Washington Post)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 Transgender rights in the United States An American federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, rules a transgender high school student who was banned from the boy’s bathroom can proceed with the lawsuit against the school board. (Richmond Times-Dispatch) Yesterday, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a statement that North Carolina House Bill 2, a so-called bathroom bill, "...jeopardizes not only the dignity, but also the actual physical safety, of transgender people." (The Washington Post)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 Flint water crisis According to government officials, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette tomorrow will announce criminal charges against two state regulators and a Flint employee in connection with the city's lead-tainted water crisis. (AP via Fox News)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 The U.S. state of Utah declares pornography a "public health risk" in a move Governor of Utah Gary Herbert says is to "protect our families and our young people". The bill, signed by the governor, does not ban pornography in the state but does call for greater "efforts to prevent pornography exposure and addiction". (BBC)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 Flint water crisis The first criminal charges are laid against three people, two state officials and a municipal official, involved in the Flint water crisis. (New York Times)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 Panama Papers In a letter to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the United States Department of Justice announces it is opening a criminal investigation into tax avoidance schemes exposed by the Panama Papers with U.S. attorney Preet Bharara asking the ICIJ for help. (BBC)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 Drug policy of Canada Canada's Minister of Health Jane Philpott says federal legislation to legalize marijuana will be introduced in spring of 2017. (CBC)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 The United States Supreme Court rules that almost $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be turned over to American families of people killed in attacks blamed on Iran, including the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. (Reuters)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 Volkswagen emissions scandal Volkswagen and United States officials agree in principle on a deal where the automaker could buy back up to 500,000 diesel cars. (Reuters)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 Former slave Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the United States twenty-dollar bill while Alexander Hamilton keeps his place on the ten after the public consultation process. (The New York Times) (Reuters)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 A small-plane crashes near Chugiak, Anchorage in Alaska, killing at least four people, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. (Alaska Dispatch News)

Thursday April 21, 2016 United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union U.S. President Barack Obama, in an op-ed in London's Daily Telegraph, urges Britons to keep the U.K. in the European Union. Tomorrow, Obama is scheduled to have lunch with Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth, who celebrated her 90th birthday today. He then will hold talks with Prime Minister David Cameron. (Reuters) (Bloomberg) (The Daily Telegraph)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Volkswagen emissions scandal Volkswagen reaches a deal with the United States government that includes vehicle buybacks and cash compensation. (AP via Fox News)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Musician Prince dies at his home at Paisley Park in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, Minnesota. (News Limited)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Philippines-United Kingdom relations, Philippines-United States relations The United States and the United Kingdom issue travel alerts for their citizens to avoid the Sulu Archipelago in the southwestern Philippines where a wave of kidnappings by Abu Sayyaf militants has occurred. (AP)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Zika virus outbreak Some Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball players, who are scheduled to play a two-game series the end of May in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to honor Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, are concerned about being exposed to the Zika virus. About 400 cases have been confirmed in the Commonwealth. (AP via ESPN) (The Sporting News) (Yahoo! Sports)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Solar Impulse 2, a plane powered only by the sun, takes off from Kalaeloa, Hawaii, USA, on the ninth leg of its around-the-world journey. This portion of the trip will cover 2,542 nautical miles and, in about three days, is scheduled to touch down in Mountain View, California. The journey originated in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on March 9, 2015, and, after another 8,130 nmi, will complete the circle when it lands in Abu Dhabi. (AP)

Friday April 22, 2016 Taiwan–United States relations The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs unanimously passes a resolution reaffirming the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances. (Taipei Times) (Focus Taiwan)

Friday April 22, 2016 NATO–Russia relations, Cold War II U.S. General Curtis Scaparrotti, the incoming head of the United States military forces in Europe, says he supports a permanent brigade-sized presence of U.S. combat troops in Eastern Europe to deter Russia’s expanded and assertive actions. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Friday April 22, 2016 2016 Pike County shootings Eight family members are murdered in four different locations in Pike County, Ohio. Three children, including a four-day-old baby, survived the killings. (Fox News), (AP) (AP²)

Friday April 22, 2016 Five people have been killed in two separate shootings in the American town of Appling, Georgia. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Friday April 22, 2016 Felony disenfranchisement In the United States, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signs an executive order restoring the rights of an estimated 200,000 convicted felons to vote and run for office. (AP)

Friday April 22, 2016 Fiat Chrysler announces plans to withdraw 1.1 million vehicles worldwide due to problems with the gearshift confusing drivers. (BBC)

Friday April 22, 2016 Valeant, a Canada based pharmaceutical company, says it has received new notices of default from its bondholders. (Reuters)

Friday April 22, 2016 The Carver County, Minnesota Sheriff's office conducts an autopsy on Prince to determine cause of death. (Reuters)

Saturday April 23, 2016 Russia–United States relations President of Russia Vladimir Putin accuses the United States of reneging on a 16-year-old deal that called for reducing Russia's and the United States' stockpiles of weapons-grade plutonium. He accused Washington of trying to preserve its ability to turn some of its plutonium stockpile back into a form usable for nuclear weapons. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Saturday April 23, 2016 United States Federal agents are combing three states for 32 cases of commercial grade explosives, about 500 pounds of 2½ to 5 inch aerial shells, stolen from a CSX train traveling from Chicago, Illinois, through Ohio that arrived in Detroit, Michigan, on Wednesday. (CBS News) (Detroit Free Press)

Saturday April 23, 2016 Solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 lands in Mountain View, California after a 62-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii. (NBC News) (BBC)

Latin peoples including Hispanic peoples and Lusitanic peoples can be connected. France can be connected. Cities such as Mexico City can be connected.

Sunday April 17, 2016 Italian oil drilling referendum, 2016 The Italian referendum proposes repealing the law that allows oil drilling concessions extracting Hydrocarbon within 12 nautical miles of the Italian coast to be prolonged until the exhaustion of the useful life of the fields. (Euronews)

Monday April 18, 2016 Italian oil drilling referendum, 2016 The referendum fails to exceed the 50% turnout level necessary to make the results binding; turnout was recorded at 31.2%. (Reuters)

Hispanic peoples such as those of Mexico can be connected.

Sunday April 17, 2016 2016 Ecuador earthquake The death toll from Saturday night's earthquake in Ecuador rises to 262 with more than 2,500 people injured. (AP via Fox News) (BBC) (AFP/Reuters via ABC News Australia) (AP² via Miami Herald)

Monday April 18, 2016 Violent storms cause floods across Uruguay with seven people killed and more than 2,000 left homeless. Four of those were killed by a tornado that struck Dolores.

Monday April 18, 2016 Four million people in the Chilean capital of Santiago were left without tap water as heavy rains triggered landslides. This led to the fouling of the city's water supply. (Al Jazeera)

Monday April 18, 2016 2016 Ecuador earthquake Aid starts to flow in after an earthquake kills over 270 people in Ecuador. (AP via Fox News), (BBC)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 2016 Ecuador earthquake The death toll from Saturday's earthquake has risen to at least 480 with 1,700 missing. Another 2,500 have been injured. President Rafael Correa states it is the worst disaster in Ecuador in seven decades, and the reconstruction will have a "huge economic impact" on the country. (BBC) (CBS News)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 2016 Ecuador earthquake A magnitude-6.1 aftershock has struck off the coast of Ecuador at 3:33 a.m. local time, the US Geological Survey says, in the same area as the massive earthquake on Saturday. (USGS), (Reuters via Asia-Pacific News) People in Ecuador start burying their dead as the death toll from the earthquake passes 500. (AP) President Rafael Correa announces a sales tax increase, and a one-time levy on millionaires as the country deals with the enormous damage from this disaster. (AP) The death toll rises to 570 with 163 people listed as missing. Those made homeless climbs to over 23,500. (AP)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 Hundreds of people are evacuated following a large explosion at an oil facility in Coatzacoalcos in southern Mexico. (BBC)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Crime in El Salvador The government of El Salvador unveils and deploys a new heavily armed special forces unit to fight criminal gangs in rural areas of the country. Officials say it will target gang leaders who left the cities because of a government crackdown. (BBC)

Thursday April 21, 2016 At least 24 people are killed, 136 others injured, and eight workers still missing from yesterday's blast at the major Clorados 3 petrochemical plant of Petroquimica Mexicana de Vinilo. Nineteen people remain hospitalized, with 13 in serious condition. The plant is run by Mexichem under agreement with Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the national petrochemical company, in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, on the country's southern Gulf of Mexico coast. Pemex had an earlier fire at the same facility in February 2016 that killed one worker; also that month, an offshore Pemex Gulf platform fire killed two and injured eight. (Reuters) (AP)

Friday April 22, 2016 Belizean–Guatemalan territorial dispute Belize accuses Guatemala of "amassing" troops on the disputed Belize–Guatemala border following the death of a teenage Guatemalan boy in a shooting incident apparently involving Belize Defence Force soldiers. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales called the shooting a "cowardly and excessive attack" that merits the "total condemnation of the Guatemalan state". (AP via ABC News)

Friday April 22, 2016 Mexican Drug War, War on Drugs Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto proposes legalizing marijuana for medical purposes and easing limits for personal use of the drug. He said he would be sending a bill to the Congress to increase the amount users can legally carry from the current five grams to 28 (0.18-1oz). The news comes just two days after he addressed the United Nations General Assembly at a special session on drug policy and is seen as a chance to re-think the current strategy of fighting drug-trafficking, especially in Mexico where the fighting has killed tens of thousands of people. (BBC)

Friday April 22, 2016 State oil company Petroleos Mexicanos reports the death toll has risen to 28 from Wednesday's explosion at Petroquimica Mexicana de Vinilo's Clorados 3 petrochemical plant in the Gulf port city of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. Some workers are still missing while 18 others remain hospitalized. Officials say the explosion came from an unspecified leak. The plant produces the hazardous industrial chemical vinyl chloride. (AP)

Saturday April 23, 2016 Spain commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of its most famous author Miguel de Cervantes. (AFP via France 24)

Saturday April 23, 2016 2016 Ecuador earthquake The death toll from the earthquake passes 650 with over 50 people missing. It is now the deadliest earthquake in South America this century. (AP via ABC News)

Lusitanic peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

Sunday April 17, 2016 Impeachment process against Dilma Rousseff Brazil's Chamber of Deputies votes overwhelmingly (367-137) in favor of impeachment procedures against President Dilma Rousseff. (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Thursday April 21, 2016 At least two people are killed after an oceanfront stretch of an elevated bike lane in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, collapses when it was hit by a strong wave. Two other people were rescued alive, while another may be missing. The bike lane was among the projects built in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics. No Olympic event will be held on the path. (AP) (AP² via CBS News) (Hindustan Times)

Thursday April 21, 2016 2016 Summer Olympics The Olympic flame is lit outside the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece, by Greek actress Katerina Lehou. Brazilian volleyball legend Giovane Gávio starts the relay that will reach the capital Brasilia on May 3 for transport throughout the South American country by 12,000 torchbearers, arriving at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5. (AP via WMAR-TV)

Germanic peoples such as those of Germany can be connected.

Sunday April 17, 2016 Aftermath of the 2016 Brussels bombings At least 7,000 people take to the streets of Brussels, Belgium, in a march "against terror and hate." However, turnout was less than half of what was hoped for by organizers. (BBC)

Monday April 18, 2016 A member of the board of the Bundesbank in Germany says that the European Central Bank ought to crack down on the political practice, in EU's member state, by which banks that are no longer viable are nonetheless kept in business, as so-called Zombie banks. (Reuters)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 Lutz Bachmann, the leader of the German far-right and anti-Islam Pegida movement, goes on trial in Dresden on charges of hate speech. (BBC)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany rules that an anti-terrorism law is unconstitutional and violates right to privacy. (DPA)

Saturday April 23, 2016 European migrant crisis German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Donald Tusk, and European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans meet with Syrian refugees at a camp in the southeastern Turkish town of Nizip prior to talks with a delegation led by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Davutoglu stresses the importance of implementation of European Union visa liberalization for Turkish citizens in assuring the success of Europe's migrant readmission agreement with his country. Tusk announces that the EU will spend 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) this summer on projects to improve the lives of Syrian migrants. (Hürriyet Daily News) (Reuters) (Journal of Turkish Weekly)

Saturday April 23, 2016 Thousands of people protest in the German city of Hanover against the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal. They say the deal would drive down wages, and weaken environmental protection and labour rights. (BBC)

Saturday April 23, 2016 Böhmermann affair During a rally in support of German comedian Jan Böhmermann, outside the Turkish embassy in Berlin, Bruno Kramm, head of the Berlin branch of Germany's Pirate Party, is arrested for “insulting a representative of a foreign state” by quoting a line from the comic’s satirical poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (RT)

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

Monday April 18, 2016 War in Donbass, Russia–Ukraine relations A Ukrainian court sentences two Russian nationals to 14 years in prison each on charges of fighting alongside Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Moscow contends that the two Russians were no longer employed by the state when they were captured. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 Ukraine–European Union relations The European Union proposes offering Ukraine visa-free travel to its members. However, it is still unclear how fast the liberalization process will be dealt with in the European Parliament and European Council, where some EU member states might want to slow down the process. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 NATO–Russia relations NATO reopens informal talks with Russia for the first time in nearly two years. According to the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg "NATO and Russia have profound and persistent disagreements, today’s meeting did not change that." (Euronews)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 War in Donbass A Ukrainian military spokesman says three of its soldiers were killed by a mortar attack in the country's east, the heaviest toll reported in the region in nearly two months. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Russia–Ukraine relations Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signs legislation banning all Russian films made after January 1, 2014. The legislation also bans movies produced by Russia after 1991 if they "glorify the work of government bodies" of Russia, citing such movies to be a threat to national security. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Saturday April 23, 2016 A Russian oil tanker catches fire in the Caspian Sea, killing at least one crew member. A total of 10 crew members were evacuated from the ship, which was in the territorial waters of Turkmenistan when the fire broke out. It was unclear what caused the blaze. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Asiatic peoples including South Asian peoples, Oriental peoples,and Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples can be connected. Burma can be connected. Cities such as Seoul can be connected.

Middle Eastern peoples including Egyptian peoples and Persian peoples can be connected. Turkey can be connected.

Sunday April 17, 2016 Members of OPEC meet in Doha, Qatar, amid uncertainty in the markets and the outcome of the meeting. Since 2014, the price of oil has dropped dramatically. Analysts hope that an agreement to freeze output will reassure global energy markets that the recent recovery in prices is sustainable. (Al Jazeera)

Sunday April 17, 2016 Israel–Syria relations The Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu vows that the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, recognized as part of Syria, will forever stay in the country's hands and called on the international community to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the area. (BBC)

Sunday April 17, 2016 The Syrian Foreign Ministry condemns the Israeli cabinet meeting held on occupied Syrian-territory and, in letters to both the Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, calls on the U.N. to condemn Israel's action. (The Daily Star)

Monday April 18, 2016 Syrian Civil War Syrian rebels launch new offensives against government forces in the country's Latakia Governorate and Hama Governorate. Several rebel groups earlier announced they were launching a new battle against government forces in response to claimed violations of the cease-fire agreement, further putting a strain on the Syrian peace process. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) Rockets fired by ISIL from northern Syria hit the Turkish town of Kilis killing four people, most of them children. (BBC)

Monday April 18, 2016 Israeli–Palestinian conflict (2015–present) 2016 Jerusalem bombing A bomb explosion in Jerusalem set two buses on fire and injured 21 people with ball bearing and nails. Israeli police say they believe the incident was a suicide bombing but no group has claimed responsibility. (Euronews) (Ynetnews)

Monday April 18, 2016 The meeting in Doha, Qatar, of the world's top oil producers, from both OPEC and non-OPEC countries, fails to agree on an output freeze. Oil analysts say the failure was due to Iran's non-participation, and Saudi Arabia linking its cooperation to Iran's inclusion. Oil prices drop in early Asian trading and on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (AFP via Bangkok Post) (CNBC) (Oilprice.com)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 The European Union offers to help the fledgling new UN-backed Libyan unity government with assistance in its security sector, managing migration, border management and police capacity building. This comes after Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj appealed to foreign governments for help in fighting ISIL and aid to rebuild the country. (The Guardian)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 Iraqi Civil War Iraqi officials, following arrested IS militants' directions, uncover two mass graves with bodies of about 40 people in Ramadi. (AP via Fox News)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 Syrian Civil War Airstrikes that were likely carried out by Syrian government forces kill around 40 people in a crowded market in rebel territory in Syria's Idlib Governorate. (Reuters)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 Kidnapping and murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir A Jerusalem district court rejects an insanity plea and convicts Yosef Chaim Ben-David as the ringleader of the terrorist kidnapping and murder of the 16-year-old Palestinian. In November, the court convicted Ben-David's two accomplices, both minors, of murder. (Haaretz) (Al Bawaba)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 Yemeni Crisis The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the United States agree to carry out joint naval patrols to prevent Iranian arms shipments reaching Yemen, the Gulf bloc's secretary general Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani said on Wednesday, following a meeting with United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Iran denies it supplies weapons to the Houthis in Yemen. (Reuters)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 The Kuwait Oil Workers Union ends their three-day strike that had cut Kuwait's crude production by nearly half. (Gulf News) (CNBC)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Gulf Cooperation Council Summit United States President Barack Obama, at the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Saudi Arabia, says the United States will continue to deter and confront aggression against Gulf Arab states; joins others in warning the fragile cease-fire in Syria is on the verge of collapse; pledges vigilance about Iran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East; wants Gulf allies to offer more democratic reforms and improve human rights; and, says the U.S. and its Gulf partners should wait to see whether Iraq can resolve its political crisis before committing more financial aid which is impeding the fight against ISIL. (AP) (Reuters)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Syrian peace process Staffan de Mistura, U.N. envoy to Syria, says there has been "real but modest" progress in the country's humanitarian situation, despite the shaken ceasefire. Aid convoys have reached 560,000 people in hard-to-reach and besieged areas; six areas still remain off limits. Yesterday, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent medically evacuated 515 people from four communities—Zabadani, Madaya, Kfarya, and Foua—besieged by government and rebel groups. (AP)

Friday April 22, 2016 Syrian Civil War The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that airstrikes have killed at least seven people in Aleppo. (AP)

Friday April 22, 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–present) A suicide bomber kills at least nine people at a Shi'ite mosque in southwestern Baghdad. A second attacker was shot dead by security forces before he could detonate his explosives. (Reuters)

Friday April 22, 2016 The United States admits it has killed 20 civilians and wounded 11 others in airstrikes in Syria and Iraq between September 10, 2015, and February 2, 2016. (UPI)

Friday April 22, 2016 2022 FIFA World Cup President of FIFA Gianni Infantino says a new independent committee will be set up to monitor working conditions at Qatar's 2022 World Cup venues. The move is an attempt by the world football's governing body to ease fears of human rights abuses in the state, where organizations like Amnesty International documented multiple cases of poor working conditions and abuses against migrant workers. (BBC)

Saturday April 23, 2016 Syrian peace process Reuters reports the Friday afternoon truce between Kurdish Asayish forces and pro-Syrian government forces, declared following a three-day outbreak of violence that killed at least 26 people, is holding. (Reuters)

Saturday April 23, 2016 Syrian Civil War ISIL claims to have shot down a Syrian Arab Air Force MiG-23, southeast of Damascus, and captured its pilot. Amaq News Agency, which supports ISIL, gave the pilot’s name as Azzam Eid, from Hama. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it was not clear whether the plane had been shot down or crashed because of mechanical failure. (Daily Mail) (Times of Israel)

Saturday April 23, 2016 Syrian government airstrikes kill 25 people, mostly civilians, in attacks on rebel-held areas near the capital Damascus. (NY Times)

Saturday April 23, 2016 Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen Yemeni government forces along with Popular Resistance militia kill dozens of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in clashes in southern Yemen. A drone strike kills two others further north, near Ma'rib. (Reuters)

Saturday April 23, 2016 Iraqi Civil War Two separate car bombs kill at least 12 people in Iraq's capital, Baghdad. The Islamic State claims responsibility for the blast at the security checkpoint in a northern district that killed nine and injured 28 others. Three people are killed and 11 injured at the second bombing in southern Baghdad that targeted an army convoy; no group has claimed responsibility. (Reuters)

Egypt can be connected.

Persian peoples such as those of Iran can be connected.

Sunday April 17, 2016 War in Afghanistan (2015–present) Heavy fighting continues in the north of Afghanistan as Taliban fighters intensify their attacks in several districts around Kunduz in their bid to retake the city. According to a police chief, militants overnight attacked several police checkpoints in the southwest outskirts of the city while government forces repelled a major attack to the east of Kunduz. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 War in Afghanistan April 2016 Kabul attack A large explosion is reported in the Afghan capital Kabul a week after the Taliban declared the start of their annual spring offensive. The target was an Afghan government security compound with at least 28 people reported killed and more than 200 others injured. (Times of India), (AP via Fox News) The United Nations Security Council condemns today's attack in Kabul by the Taliban. (AP via The Washington Post)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 War in Afghanistan (2015–present) April 2016 Kabul attack The death toll from yesterday's Taliban attack on the National Directorate of Security in Kabul rises to 64, with 347 others wounded, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry. (Reuters)

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

Saturday April 23, 2016 Attacks on secularists in Bangladesh Professor Rezaul Karim Siddique is killed in the Bangladeshi city of Rajshahi in an ISIL attack. (Hindustan Times) (AFP via Yahoo!)

India can be connected.

Sunday April 17, 2016 A bus carrying members of the Bharati Gananatya opera troupe crashes into a gorge in India's Odisha state resulting in 25 people killed and 11 injured. (AFP via ABC News Australia)

Thursday April 21, 2016 More than 100 are feared dead in an early summer heatwave in India which has forced the closure of schools. (Reuters)

Friday April 22, 2016 Former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Rajendra K. Pachauri is to face a court in Delhi, India on charges of sexual harassment. Pachauri is accused of stalking, intimidation and sexual assault of a former employee. (The Guardian)

Friday April 22, 2016 At least 15 people have been killed in a landslide in the Tawang District in India's Arunachal Pradesh state. (Times of India)

Pakistan can be connected.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 War in North-West Pakistan A suicide bomber explodes his vest next to a government building in Mardan, Pakistan, killing one person and critically wounding three more. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Wednesday April 20, 2016 War in North-West Pakistan Pakistani Taliban militants, in two attacks, kill seven police officers who were guarding medical workers administering polio vaccinations in Karachi. (The Guardian)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Six high ranking Pakistan Army officers, including a lieutenant-general and major-general, are sacked by Chief of Army Staff Raheel Sharif amid corruption allegations within the army. Sharif said corruption had to be uprooted to fight terrorism. (BBC)

Saturday April 23, 2016 War in North-West Pakistan The Pakistani Taliban claims the killing of a Sikh lawmaker, Soran Singh. (The New York Times)

Saturday April 23, 2016 Panama Papers Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif bows to opposition demands that he ask Pakistan's chief justice to set up an independent commission to investigate offshore accounts linked to his family. Sharif said he would accept the commission's findings and even resign if called upon. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

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

Tuesday April 19, 2016 1988 Summer Olympics While South Korea prepares for the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Associated Press reports the country has covered up widespread human rights violations, including rapes and murders, when it swept so-called vagrants off the streets in the years prior to the 1988 Games in Seoul. Thousands of victims have received no compensation, nor public recognition nor an apology. The AP says two early attempts to investigate were suppressed by senior officials and the current government refuses to revisit the case and is blocking a push by an opposition lawmaker. (AP)

Friday April 22, 2016 A passenger train derails near the South Korean city of Yeosu resulting in the death of a railroad engineer and eight people being injured. (Reuters)

Saturday April 23, 2016 North Korea and weapons of mass destruction North Korea is reported to have launched a submarine-launched ballistic missile for the first time. (Reuters)

Saturday April 23, 2016 North Korea-United States relations Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong says North Korea is ready to halt nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea. (AP via Time)

China can be connected.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 Cross-Strait relations Under pressure from the Chinese delegation, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Kris Peeters ejects the Taiwanese delegation from a symposium of the OECD Steel Committee; it was the first such incident since Taiwan joined the OECD Steel Committee in 2005. (Focus Taiwan) (AP via Daily Mail) (AFP via The Daily Star)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 Authorities in China sentence Huang Yu, a computer technician from Sichuan who worked for a government department which handled state secrets, to death for leaking more than 150,000 classified documents to an unidentified foreign power. The documents in question covered secrets ranging from the ruling Communist Party to military and financial issues. (The Guardian)

Friday April 22, 2016 A warehouse storing chemicals and fuel catches fire in the Chinese city of Jingjiang resulting in an unknown number of casualties. (AFP via Channel News Asia)

Friday April 22, 2016 China's National Space Administration says it is working on a program to land a rover on Mars by 2020. (AP)

Japan can be connected.

Monday April 18, 2016 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes The Japanese Red Cross says that 250,000 people have been asked to leave their homes due to further tremors. (BBC)

Wedneday April 20, 2016 Mitsubishi admits that its fuel efficiency tests broke Japanese rules for about 625,000 "ultrasmall" vehicles sold in Japan. (BBC) (UPI)

Southeast Asian and Oeanic peoples including Mainland Southeast Asian peoples and Southeast Asian Island peoples can be connected. Thailand can be connected.

Friday April 22, 2016 2015–16 South Pacific cyclone season The Samoan Islands and Wallis and Futuna brace for the impact of Cyclone Amos as Samoa's Meteorological Service upgrades the cyclone to a category three storm, with sustained winds as high as 140 km/h at its centre. (Radio New Zealand)

Saturday April 23, 2016 2015–16 South Pacific cyclone season Samoan authorities prepared for Severe Tropical Cyclone Amos which is forecast to make landfall later tonight. (Weather Zone)

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

Sunday April 17, 2016 Human rights in Myanmar The President of Myanmar Htin Kyaw pardons 83 political prisoners. A total of 282 people accused of political crimes have been released or had charges dropped since the new National League for Democracy government gained power on April 1. (Reuters) (Deutsche Welle,)

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

Sunday April 17, 2016 Philippine presidential election, 2016 Presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte jokes about an Australian woman being raped and murdered in Davao City. (Rappler) (ABC News Australia) (Sydney Morning Herald) (BBC News)

Monday April 18, 2016 Philippine general election, 2016 Bongbong Marcos, the son of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and top vice presidential candidate, defends Duterte's remarks about rape. (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Tuesday April 19, 2016 Philippine presidential election, 2016 Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for making remarks about rape. (Rappler)

Wednesday April 20, 2016 Philippine presidential election, 2016 Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte reneges on his apology and denies a statement by his party, PDP-Laban, which said he was sorry for his rape comments. (The Manila Bulletin)

Wednesday April 20, 2016 A women's rights group files a lawsuit in the Philippine Commission on Human Rights against Rodrigo Duterte for his rape remarks. (The New York Times)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Philippine general election, 2016 Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte says he shot a fellow law student at San Beda College. The victim, Octavio Goco, who was also a Lex Talionis fraternity brother of Duterte, survived the assault. Duerte was not allowed to participate in his graduation ceremony. (Rappler) (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Bongbong Marcos admits that his family is blocking the release of their alleged ill-gotten wealth, which included masterpiece paintings accumulated during the reign of his father, Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. (ABS-CBN News)

Friday April 22, 2016 Philippine general election, 2016 The Commission on Election announced that the May 9 elections shall push through despite a massive breach on its database by hackers which puts 55 million registered Filipino voters at risk.

Friday April 22, 2016 Moro conflict The U.K. Foreign Office and the U.S. State Department issue travel advisories regarding the Philippine island of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago after a recent kidnapping near Davao City. (Sun Star Cebu),(Rappler)

Saturday April 23, 2016 Philippine presidential election, 2016 Human rights activists, lawyers, labor rights groups and other advocates endorse Leni Robredo for vice president. (Rappler)

Indonesia can be connected.

African peoples including East African, West African, and Central African peoples can be connected. South Africa can be connected.

Wednesday April 20, 2016 Two people are burned alive amid xenophobic riots in Lusaka, Zambia. The riots started after rumours spread that Rwandans were behind recent ritual killings in the city. More than 250 people have been arrested after more than 60 Rwandan-owned shops were looted in two days of violence. (BBC)

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

Monday April 18, 2016 Ethnic violence in South Sudan, Sudanese nomadic conflicts According to the government of Ethiopia, the death toll from a raid carried out by attackers from South Sudan has risen to 208 from a figure of 140 a day earlier, with 108 children being kidnapped in the process. Ethiopian forces killed 60 of the attackers and says it would cross the border into South Sudan to pursue the assailants if necessary. (Al Jazeera)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Chadian presidential election, 2016 The incumbent President of Chad Idriss Deby is reelected for a fifth term amid allegations of fraud. (Voice of America)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Sudanese nomadic conflicts, Ethnic violence in South Sudan The Ethiopian Army crosses the border into South Sudan with the latter's approval in search of more than 100 children who were kidnapped and spirited across the border in a surprise attack by unknown assailants that also killed 208 people a few days ago. (Al Jazeera)

Friday April 22, 2016 Thousands of Sudanese students take to the streets around the University of Kordofan in Khartoum and other parts of the country to protest the recent killing of students last Monday. Security forces opened fire on a peaceful protest, killing many students after they attempted to nominate pro-opposition candidates for their campus elections. (The Guardian)

Saturday April 23, 2016 Darfurian status referendum, 2016 According to the Sudanese electoral commission, more than 97% of voters in Darfur choose to remain as five states rather than form a single region. However, The vote was held amid ongoing insecurity and many of Sudan's 2.5 million displaced people were not registered to vote, with the U.S. State Department warning that the referendum could not be considered credible "under current rules and conditions". (BBC)

Saturday April 23, 2016 South Sudanese Civil War Rebel leader Riek Machar misses an international deadline to return to the capital Juba to take the post of Vice President. Machar was offered the position by President Salva Kiir Mayardit in the hopes of putting an end to the civil war but has repeatedly delayed his return. (Al Jazeera)

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

Thursday April 21, 2016 Northern Mali conflict Ansar Dine, an Islamic extremist group claims responsibility for kidnapping three International Committee of the Red Cross staffers this weekend in Abeïbara in northeastern Mali. (AP)

Thursday April 21, 2016 Amnesty International says the Nigerian Army killed 350 members of the Islamic Movement and secretly buried them in mass graves in the city of Zaria in Kaduna State. (The Guardian)

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

Saturday April 23, 2016 Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso names former opposition leader Clément Mouamba as prime minister. (Reuters)

American Indian peoples

American Indian peoples including Middle American Indian peoples, South American Indian peoples, and North American Indian peoples can be connected. Mexico can be connected.

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


Cities such as 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, Essen, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Wuhan, Ahmedabad, Chongqing, Baghdad, Hangzhou, Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Santiago, Dallas, San Francisco, Quanzhou, Miami, Shenyang, Belo Horizonte, Philadelphia, Nanjing, Madrid, Houston, Xian, Milan can be connected.

World cities such as Tokyo, Seoul, Mexico City, New York City, and Mumbai can be connected.

Social mechanics

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

Social change

Social change including particular changes and movements, social change factors, and social change processes can be connected.

Particular changes and movements including stone age developments and the agricultural revolution can be connected. Agrarian developments including bronze age developments, American civilization, early iron age developments, late iron age developments, and modernization can be connected. The industrial revolution including the early industrial revolution, middle industrial revolution, and late industrial revolution can be connected.

Social change factors including cultural change, demographic change, and natural change can be connected. Institutional change can be connected.

Social change processes including innovation, transmission, adaptation, and extinction can be connected.

Social types including hunting and gathering societies can be connected. Industrial societies can be connected. Agrarian societies can be connected. Horticultural societies can be connected.

Social structure including class structure, institutional structure, cultural structure, and anthropological structure can be connected. Community and regional structure can be connected.


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


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

Particular religions

Particular religions including Abrahamic religon, Asiatic religions, secularism, and pagan pagan can be connected. Abrahamic religion including Christianity, Islam, and Judaism can be connected. Asiatic religions including Indian religion, East Asian religion, and Persian religion can be connected. Secularism can be connected. Pagan religion including European pagan religion, Asian pagan religion, African pagan religion, American Indian religion, and neopagan religion can be connected.

Religous organization can be connected. Religious practice can be connected. Religous belief can be connected.

Thursday April 21, 2016 The Vatican suspends PricewaterhouseCoopers' audit of its finances over questions whether proper procedures were followed when the December 2015 contract, reportedly worth $3 million, was enacted. Analysts say this move exposes the rift between the church’s old guard and supporters of financial reform, and raises questions about the Catholic Church’s commitment to cleaning up its finances. (Reuters) (The Guardian) (BBC)


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

Particular governments including national government, and local government can be connected. International government including modern compacts, colonial empires, and traditional empires can be connected.

Friday April 22, 2016 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference A record 175 states sign the United Nations climate agreement in New York on opening day. The agreement will enter into force once 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of global emissions formally join it. (ABC News Australia) (AP)

Government activity including state relations, administration, and succession can be connected. Government structure including government forms, executive systems, legislative systems, judicial systems, and political parties and interest groups can be connected. Law including international law, Western law, Asian law, and tribal law can be connected.

Economics including economic activity can be connected. Economic systems including economic system behavior, economic system types, networks, and firms can be connected. Industries including social and medical services, commercial and financial industries, communications industries, transportation industries, building related industries, manufacturing and extraction industries, and food and agricultural industries can be connected.

Education including school systems, educational organization, cultural institutions, teaching, and research can be connected. Family studies including particular families, kinship, parenting, and marriage can be connected.


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

Behavioral culture including cultural events, recreation and entertainment, occupations, and customs can be connected. Conceptual culture including philosophy, applied science, mathematics, literature, graphic arts, and language can be connected. Material culture including miscellaneous artifacts, communications technology, transportation technology, clothing and dress, foodstuffs, building technology, and industrial technology can be connected.


Anthropology including particular groups, human geography, human ecology, physical anthropology, demography, an social foundations can be connected.

Particular groups can be connected. Human geography including Asian geography, European geography, African geography, North American geography, South American geography, and Oceanic geography can be connected. Human ecology including human effects on the environment, relations with other life forms, and environmental effects on people can be connected. Physical anthropology including human dispersion, racial variation, and human origins can be connected. Demography including population change, population size and structure, migration, death, and birth and fertility can be connected. Social foundations including social group behavior, social group types, social control, social interaction, and social presentation can be connected.

Personal studies including the human body can be connected. Biography can be connected. Psychology including social psychology, personality, mental disorders, developmental psychology, behavior patterns, mind, and behavioral elements can be connected.

Science including biology, earth science, astronomy, chemistry, and physics can be connected.

Created 18 Apr 2016 Last updated 20 May 2016