2016 Week 21

This includes events of Sunday, May 15, 2016 through Saturday, May 21, 2016.

   

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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 20th century history including the early 20th century, early mid 20th century, and mid 20th century can be connected. The late mid 20th century including the early 1960s, late 1960s, early 1970s, and late 1970s can be connected.

Monday, May 16, 2016 Colombian conflict (1964–present) Colombian police announce the seizure of about 8 tonnes (18,000 lb) of cocaine in an operation targeting the Clan Úsuga gang. This would make it the biggest seizure of drugs in the history of Colombia. (UPI) (BBC) (NBC News)

The late 20th century including the early 1980s, late 1980s, early 1990s, and late 1990s can be connected.

Monday, May 16, 2016 Rwandan genocide A Swedish court sentences Claver Berinkindi, a 61-year-old Swedish citizen originally from Rwanda, to life in prison for participation in the Rwandan genocide in 1994. (Reuters) (THE LOCAL)

Sunday May 15, 2016 A released report from an interview with former U.S. diplomat Donald Rickard reveals that he provided intelligence that led to the arrest of Nelson Mandela. (The Telegraph)

Other periods of the early 21st century including the early 2000s can be connected. The late 2000s including 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 can be connected.

Tuesday May 17, 2016 The U.S. Senate passes a legislation that would allow victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to file lawsuits seeking damages from Saudi Arabia despite Saudi threats to pull billions of dollars from the U.S. economy. (LA Times) (Reuters) (NY Times)

The early 2010s including 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 can be connected. 2015 including the first quarter 2015, second quarter 2015, third quarter 2015, and fourth quarter 2015 can be connected.

Other years 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.

The first quarter 2016 including January 2016 and February 2016 can be connected. March 2016 including 2016 week 10, 2016 week 11, 2016 week 12, 2016 week 13, and 2016 week 14 can be connected.

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

April 2016 including 2016 week 14, 2016 week 15, 2016 week 16, 2016 week 17, and 2016 week 18 can be connected.

Other weeks of May 2016 including 2016 week 19 can be connected. 2016 week 20 can be connected.

Tuesday May 17, 2016 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire A flare up of wildfires around Fort McMurray has caused the evacuation of 8,000 workers. (Reuters/AFP via ABC News Australia)

The future can be connected.

Sociology

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

Nations such as 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, and Georgia can be connected.

Western Civilization including Anglic, Latin, Germanic, and Northeast European peoples can be connected. Ukraine can be connected.

Monday, May 16, 2016 Rwandan genocide A Swedish court sentences Claver Berinkindi, a 61-year-old Swedish citizen originally from Rwanda, to life in prison for participation in the Rwandan genocide in 1994. (Reuters) (THE LOCAL)

Thursday May 19, 2016 Accession of Montenegro to NATO Montenegro and NATO sign an accession agreement, paving the way for the country's future entry into the military alliance. All of NATO's members must now ratify the agreement, with Prime Minister Milo Ðukanovic expecting Montenegro to join by mid 2017. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Thursday May 19, 2016 German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer bids to merge with American agrochemical and agricultural firm Monsanto. (Forbes) (Bloomberg)

Friday May 20, 2016 Accession of Montenegro to NATO The Kremlin condemns NATO's membership invitation to Montenegro, warning the step risks fueling geopolitical tensions in Europe. (Reuters)

Saturday May 21, 2016 War in Afghanistan Norway Foreign Minister Børge Brende says his government is doubling humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to around 200 million kroner (US$24 million). (AP)

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

Sunday May 15, 2016 2015–16 Premier League, 2015–16 Manchester United F.C. season Tens of thousands of people are evacuated from Old Trafford shortly before kick-off between Manchester United F.C. and A.F.C. Bournemouth after a suspect package was found. A controlled explosion was then carried out within the stadium. The package is discovered to be an explosives training device left behind earlier in the week by a private company following a training exercise involving explosive search dogs. (BBC)

Friday May 20, 2016 List of earthquakes in Australia The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It is the strongest earthquake in the Northern Territory region since the Tennant Creek earthquakes on 22 January 1988. No damage or injuries are reported. (The Sydney Morning Herald) (RT)

Saturday May 21, 2016 2016 FA Cup Final Manchester United F.C. beat Crystal Palace F.C. 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in London to win the 2015–16 FA Cup. (BBC)

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

Sunday May 15, 2016 A released report from an interview with former U.S. diplomat Donald Rickard reveals that he provided intelligence that led to the arrest of Nelson Mandela. (The Telegraph)

Monday, May 16, 2016 Pfizer Inc. announces plans to buy Anacor for $5.2 billion. (Reuters)

Monday, May 16, 2016 The first penis transplant in the United States is performed successfully at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Massachusetts. Doctors call the operation "a surgical milestone". The patient, 64-year-old Thomas Manning from Halifax, Massachusetts, is the third man worldwide to have had the experimental surgery performed. (USA Today) (BBC)

Tuesday May 17, 2016 United States presidential election, 2016 Voters in the American state of Oregon have their mail-in ballots counted for a Democratic Party and Republican Party primary. Donald Trump is the projected winner on the Republican winner while Bernie Sanders is projected to win the Democratic Party race. (ABC News America), (NBC News), (AP via Chicago Tribune) Voters in the American state of Kentucky go to the polls for a Democratic Party primary with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders winning an equal number of delegates and Clinton winning the popular vote narrowly.. (AFP via Yahoo! 7) (Courier-Journal), (CNN)

Tuesday May 17, 2016 The U.S. Senate passes a legislation that would allow victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to file lawsuits seeking damages from Saudi Arabia despite Saudi threats to pull billions of dollars from the U.S. economy. (LA Times) (Reuters) (NY Times)

Tuesday May 17, 2016 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire A flare up of wildfires around Fort McMurray has caused the evacuation of 8,000 workers. (Reuters/AFP via ABC News Australia)

Wednesday May 18, 2016 Michelle Lodzinski is convicted of murdering her five-year-old son Timothy Wiltsey 25 years ago in New Jersey. (AP via Chicago Tribune), (USA Today), (The New York Times)

Wednesday May 18, 2016 Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, met with a group of prominent U.S. conservatives, over allegations that the company censors conservative content. (Reuters).

Wednesday May 18, 2016 A United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress crashes at Andersen Air Force Base on Guam. All seven aircrew members escaped. No injuries have been reported. (Pacific Daily News)

Thursday May 19, 2016 A unanimous opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court finds that the constitutional guarantee of a speedy trial does not guarantee a speedy sentencing hearing. (CNS)

Thursday May 19, 2016 San Francisco Police Department Chief Greg Suhr resigns from his position several hours after a black woman is shot by police in San Francisco. (ABC News)

Thursday May 19, 2016 Google honors Asian American civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama who held controversial views about racial harmony, terrorism and American power with a doodle. (Democracy Now) (The Washington Post)

Thursday May 19, 2016 Oppenheimer Blue, a large and rare blue diamond, is sold for $57.6 million USD, the most expensive jewel ever sold at an auction. (Reuters) (Swiss Info)

Thursday May 19, 2016 Google receives a United States patent for an adhesive for its self-driving cars, so-called human flypaper, designed to minimize injuries in a pedestrian accident by holding the person to the car rather than being thrown after impact. (The Verge) (ABC News)

Friday May 20, 2016 Efforts to impeach Barack Obama The Oklahoma Legislature files a measure asking for Congress to impeach Barack Obama over his decision to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity. (KOCO)

Friday May 20, 2016 A United States Secret Service officer shoots an armed man on a street near the White House after the man allegedly approached the officer and refused to drop his weapon. The White House is locked down. (AP via Yahoo! News) (CNN)

Friday May 20, 2016 Zika virus outbreak (2015 - present) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports at that least 270 pregnant women in the United States are infected with the Zika virus. (NBC News) (NPR)

Saturday May 21, 2016 2016 Preakness Stakes Exaggerator wins the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. (Courier-Journal via USA Today), (CBS Sports) Two horses die during a rainy Preakness Day's early races. A 9-year-old gelding apparently suffered cardiovascular collapse. A 4-year-old filly broke her left front cannon bone during her race and was euthanized, while her jockey broke his right collarbone as he was thrown to the turf. (AP)

Saturday May 21, 2016 Lake Mead in Mohave County, Arizona, the largest reservoir in the United States, drops to its lowest level in history, declining to its lowest level since it was filled in the 1930s. The reservoir serves water to the states of Arizona, Nevada and California. (WFAA)

Latin peoples including Italian, French, Hispanic, and Lusitanic peoples can be connected. Spain can be connected.

Italian peoples such as those of Italy can be connected.

French peoples such as those of France can be connected.

Friday May 20, 2016 At least four National Gendarmerie officers are killed in a helicopter crash in Hautes-Pyrénées, in southwestern France. (THE LOCAL)

Hispanic peoples including Hispanic Mexican American peoples can be connected. Colombia can be connected.

Monday, May 16, 2016 Colombian conflict (1964–present) Colombian police announce the seizure of about 8 tonnes (18,000 lb) of cocaine in an operation targeting the Clan Úsuga gang. This would make it the biggest seizure of drugs in the history of Colombia. (UPI) (BBC) (NBC News)

Wednesday May 18, 2016 2014–16 Venezuelan protests Amid a state of emergency, Venezuelan police clash and fire tear gas at protesters calling for the downfall of socialist president Nicolás Maduro in central Caracas. The protests come a day after Maduro warned that the opposition-controlled National Assembly may soon "disappear". (The Guardian)

Wednesday May 18, 2016 A powerful 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador near the town of Muisne, one person is killed. (Reuters) (AP)

Friday May 20, 2016 Shortages in Venezuela Coca-Cola FEMSA suspends all production in Venezuela due to a sugar shortage. (Fortune) (Sputnik)

Saturday May 21, 2016 2014–16 Venezuelan protests The Venezuelan Army holds the biggest military exercise in its history, citing threats to national security, amidst opposition demands of a recall referendum on President Nicolás Maduro. (Bloomberg) (Stratis Times)

Saturday May 21, 2016 At least one person is dead in protests that have turned violent in Chile. (FOX News)

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

Sunday May 15, 2016 Dominican Republic general election, 2016 Voters in the Dominican Republic go to the polls for a general election. (AP)

Friday May 20, 2016 The Mexican government approves the extradition of drug boss Joaquín Guzmán to the United States following assurances that he will not face the death penalty. (Reuters)

Lusitanic peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

Germanic peoples such as those of Germany can be connected.

Sunday May 15, 2016 2016 Formula One season 18-year old Max Verstappen becomes the youngest ever driver and the first Dutchman to win a Formula One race by winning the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix. (The Guardian)

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

Thursday May 19, 2016 Decommunization in Ukraine: Ukraine's Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, decides that the country's third largest city, Dnipropetrovsk, be renamed Dnipro as part of the decommunization drive. (Kyiv Post), (Radio Free Europe)

Asiatic peoples including Middle Eastern, South Asian, Oriental, and Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples can be connected. Burma can be connected.

Thursday May 19, 2016 2016 Silk Way Airlines Antonov An-12 crash An Azerbaijani cargo airplane crashes during landing in southern Afghanistan, killing seven out of its nine crew members. (Washington Post) (Daily Sabah)

Friday May 20, 2016 Abkhaz–Georgian conflict Georgia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses "shock and deep concern" after a Georgian citizen, 31-year-old Giga Otkhozoria, was shot dead by Russian Armed Forces troops patrolling areas near the administrative boundary with Abkhazia. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Saturday May 21, 2016 Kazakhstan police detain dozens of protesters during rallies against proposed land reforms in the former Central Asian Soviet Republic. (AP) (Al Jazeera)

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

Sunday May 15, 2016 Iraqi civil war (2014–present) Suicide bomb attacks in a state owned cooking gas plant in Taji, north of Baghdad, kill at least 18 people, while 11 others die in attacks across the country. (Al-Jazeera) (Reuters via Daily Mail)

Sunday May 15, 2016 Yemeni civil war (2015–present) A suicide bombing kills at least 30 and injures 70 others in the southern city of Mukalla, Yemen. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for attack. (Xinhua) (Reuters) (Canadian Press via Chronicle-Herald)

Tuesday May 17, 2016 Iraqi civil war (2014–present) At least 69 people are killed and 230 injured in a series of bomb attacks targeting Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, Iraq. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claims responsibility for some of the attacks. (NY Times) (Reuters) (Press TV)

Wednesday May 18, 2016 Use of chemical weapons in the Iraqi civil war Iraqi police claim ISIL militants fired chemical weapons, suspected to be mustard gas or chlorine, in the May 8 attacks on Bashir near Kirkuk, Iraq. (Time)

Thursday May 19, 2016 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asks Yisrael Beiteinu party leader and former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to be Defense Minister. Current defense minister and former army chief of staff Moshe Ya'alon's role in the future government is unclear. Leiberman is known for his hawkish and uncompromising views. (The Guardian) (Israel Hayom)

Thursday May 19, 2016 Syrian civil war Syrian government forces and allies, including Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, retake a large area southeast of Damascus, including the key town of Deir al-Asafir. (BBC) (Al Arabiya) Fighting between Jaysh al-Islam and rival factions led by al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front in Ghouta, near Damascus, leaves more than 50 people dead. (Swiss Info) (Ara News)

Thursday May 19, 2016 Iraqi civil war (2014–present) At least three civilians are killed and 10 others wounded in a bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq. (Rudaw)

Friday May 20, 2016 Israeli Defense minister Moshe Ya'alon announces his resignation. (NY Times) (BBC) (FOX News) The Oklahoma legislature passes a bill that would make it a felony for doctors to perform abortions and revokes the medical license of assisting physicians. The governor then vetoes the bill. (NY Times) (Washington Post)(CNN)

Friday May 20, 2016 2015–16 Iraqi protests Iraqi security forces fire tear gas and water cannon on protesters attempting to storm the Green Zone in Baghdad, injuring at least 33. (Bloomberg) (WSJ) The Iraqi government imposes a curfew in Baghdad. (Reuters)

Friday May 20, 2016 Iraqi civil war (2014–present) Ar-Rutbah offensive (2016) Iraqi Army forces helped by U.S. airstrikes recapture the southwestern city of Ar-Rutbah from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group. The victory will allow for the re-opening of the Baghdad-Amman highway. (Al Jazeera)

Saturday May 21, 2016 Syrian Civil War, War on Terrorism The Pentagon rejects a Russian proposal to stage joint airstrikes against Al-Qaeda linked groups in Syria. (VOA News) (Reuters) (Huffington Post)

Saturday May 21, 2016 2015–16 Iraqi protests At least four are killed and 90 injured among protesters who stormed the Green Zone in Baghdad. (Reuters)

Egypt can be connected.

Thursday May 19, 2016 EgyptAir Flight 804 EgyptAir Flight 804 between Paris and Cairo disappears with 56 passengers and 10 crew onboard. The plane was at 37,000 feet when it disappeared ten minutes before entering Egyptian airspace over the Mediterranean Sea. It is later reported to have crashed off the Greek island of Karpathos. Locals reported seeing a fireball. (Reuters) (The Telegraph) (The Guardian)

Friday May 20, 2016 EgyptAir Flight 804 Egyptian Armed Forces claim that passenger luggage and part of the aircraft have been found in the Mediterranean Sea 290 kilometers north of Alexandria. (CNN)

Persian peoples such as those of Iran can be connected.

Monday, May 16, 2016 The Afghan capital Kabul is locked down as members of the Hazara community protest the proposed route of a power line. (AP)

Friday May 20, 2016 War in Afghanistan (2015–present) NATO foreign ministers, meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, agree to extend the alliance's Resolute Support Mission, that trains, advises and assists Afghanistan's military beyond 2016. (AP via Daily Mail) (NATO)

Saturday May 21, 2016 War in Afghanistan Six police officers are killed in an insider attack in Uruzgan province. (NY Times) A suicide bomber attacks a NATO convoy in Parwan province, wounding two civilians. (Stripes) (VOA News) The United States kills Taliban leader Akhtar Mansour in an air strike along the Afghan Pakistan border near the town of Ahmad Wal. (Fox News) (CNN), (The Guardian)

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

Tuesday May 17, 2016 Heavy rainfall leads to threats of flooding in Sri Lanka and southern India. (AccuWeather)

Tuesday May 17, 2016 Nepal–United Kingdom relations British national Martin Travers is detained in Nepal for allegedly taking part in protests against the Nepalese government. (AP via The Telegraph)

Wednesday May 18, 2016 More than 150 people are feared dead by two landslides triggered by more than three days of heavy rain in central Sri Lanka. (Reuters) (The New York Times)

Friday May 20, 2016 2016 Sri Lankan floods Two hundred thousand people flee the Sri Lankan capital Colombo as floods caused by several days of heavy rain worsen. (AFP via Yahoo)

Saturday May 21, 2016 Attacks on secularists in Bangladesh A homeopathic doctor is hacked to death in Bangladesh. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claim responsibility. (Reuters) (CNN)

Saturday May 21, 2016 Cyclone Roanu At least 21 are killed and more than 500,000 are displaced by cyclone Roanu in Bangladesh. (Reuters) (Al Jazeera), (The Daily Star)

Saturday May 21, 2016 The toll from landslides and heavy flooding in Sri Lanka rises to at least 73. (The Guardian) (bd24new.com) (Washington Post) (Press Trust of India via Business Standard)

India can be connected.

Sunday May 15, 2016 A truck collides with a motorised rickshaw in the Adilabad district of India's Telangana state resulting in 16 deaths. (AP via Washington Post)

Friday May 20, 2016 Temperatures soar to a record 51 °C (124 °F) in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The heatwave has claimed 300 lives since April 2016. (BBC)

Pakistan can be connected.

Wednesday May 18, 2016 War in North-West Pakistan Twin bombings kill a police officer and wound nine people in Peshawar, Pakistan. (FOX News)

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

Tuesday May 17, 2016 North Korea and weapons of mass destruction Amid growing concern about North Korea's ballistic missile capability, South Korea, Japan and the U.S. are to hold their first ever joint anti-missile exercise next month, according to South Korea's Ministry of National Defense. The three countries will practice "detecting and tracing a hypothetical North Korean missile," said a ministry official. (CNN)

Friday May 20, 2016 Tsai Ing-wen is sworn in as the first female President of Taiwan. (BBC)

China can be connected.

Wednesday May 18, 2016 Cross-Strait relations China stages joint war games featuring mock beach landing, helicopter assaults and tank battles along its east coast, just days before the inauguration of Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen. (AP via Daily Mail)

Japan can be connected.

Wednesday May 18, 2016 Suzuki says it used improper fuel economy tests for Japan in a widening of a scandal that hit Mitsubishi Motors. (Reuters)

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

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

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

Sunday May 15, 2016 Capital punishment in the Philippines President-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, vows to reintroduce capital punishment and give security forces permission to shoot to kill for organized crime figures and people resisting arrest. Duterte is due to take office on June 30, 2016. (BBC)

Thursday May 19, 2016 Philippine general election, 2016 In the Philippine general election, the Liberal Party emerges as the party with a plurality of seats in the Philippine Senate election, 2016 and Philippine House of Representatives elections, 2016. (Xinhua)

Indonesia can be connected.

Monday, May 16, 2016 At least 15 students are killed and 6 are missing after heavy rains and flash flooding trigger a landslide at a popular tourist resort in Deli Serdang Regency, Indonesia. (The Star Online)

African peoples including Western African, Eastern African, Central African, and Southern African peoples can be connected. Tanzania can be connected.

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

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

Wednesday May 18, 2016 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping One of the girls kidnapped in 2014 by Boko Haram in Nigeria is found and reunited with her family. (BBC) (CNN)

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

Saturday May 21, 2016 At least 37 people have been killed and 22 injured in a bus crash in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (ABC News)

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

American Indian peoples

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

Middle American Indian peoples including Southwestern American Indian peoples can be connected. Mexico can be conected. Southwestern American Indian peoples such 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.

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

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

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

Monday, May 16, 2016 The Vegetarian, written by Han Kang and translated by Deborah Smith, wins the Man Booker International Prize. (BBC News), (The Independent), (The Telegraph)

Wednesday May 18, 2016 Sport 2016 UEFA Europa League Final Spanish side Sevilla FC beats English opponent Liverpool F.C., 3-1, at St. Jakob-Park in Basel, Switzerland, to win the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League. It is their third straight UEFA Europa League title win. (Radio New Zealand)

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

Saturday May 21, 2016 2015-16 Zika virus epidemic The World Health Organization confirms that the Zika virus strain spreading in Cape Verde is the same as the one in the Americas. (Daily Mail) (CIDRAP)

Thursday May 19, 2016 A new species of horned dinosaur, Machairoceratops cronusi, thought to have lived about 77 million years ago, is discovered in southern Utah. (Huffington Post) (FOX News) (PLOS One)


Created 16 May 2016 Last updated 1 Jun 2016