2017 Week 16

This includes events of Sunday April 16 through Saturday April 22, 2017.

In India, political party leaders of the BHP were accused of domestic violence. In Pakistan, there was a demand that Nawaz Sharif resign.

Sunday April 16, 2017

Monday April 17, 2017

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Tuesday April 18, 2017 Science and technology Scientists announce, through the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, that live specimens of the rare Kuphus polythalamia (giant shipworm) have been discovered for the first time in the Philippines. (BBC)

Wednesday April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Science and technologyWashington State University professor Peter Engels and his team announce they have created a fluid that displays negative mass. (BBC) 2014 JO25, a near-Earth asteroid discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey in May 2014, passes within 1.8 million kilometers of the planet, the largest such asteroid to transit close to Earth since 2004. (BBC)

Thursday April 20, 2017

Friday April 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017 Science and technologyA second parchment manuscript of the United States Declaration of Independence is discovered by Harvard University researchers, in a record office in Chichester, United Kingdom. (The Boston Globe)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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, mid 20th century, late mid 20th century, and late 20th century can be connected.

Other early 21st century including the early 2000s, late 2000s, and early 2010s can be connected.

Other late 2010s including 2016 can be connected.

Other periods of 2017 including the first quarter 2017 can be connected. The first quarter 2017 including January 2017, and February 2017 can be connected. March 2017 including 2017 week 9, 2017 week 10, 2017 week 11, 2017 week 12, and 2017 week 13 can be connected.

Other second quarter 2017 including other April 2017 can be connected. Other April 2017 including 2017 week 13, 2017 week 14, and 2017 week 15 can be connected. 2016 week 17 and 2017 week 18 can be connected. May 2017 including 2017 week 18, 2017 week 19, and 2017 week 20 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 the 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, 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, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Palestinian Territories, Croatia, and Lebanon can be connected.

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 German federal election, 2017 Alternative for Germany chairwoman Frauke Petry announces that she will not lead the party in the September federal election, citing other party leaders' insistence on remaining a "fundamental opposition party", unwilling to join a coalition. (Reuters) A Forsa Institute poll shows the lowest level of support for the Greens in nearly 15 years, weakening the chances of a left-leaning coalition taking power from the CDU/CSU. (Reuters)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Four Hellenic Army officers are killed and one is injured when their Bell UH-1 Iroquois border patrol helicopter crashes near Elassona in northern Greece. (ABC News)

Friday, April 21, 2017 Borussia Dortmund team bus bombing Germany arrests and charges a suspected perpetrator, 28-year-old Sergej W. The federal prosecutor says the suspect held put options on Borussia Dortmund shares. (BBC)

Friday, April 21, 2017 Arms trader Jacques Monsieur is to defend himself again at a Brussels court against accusations of arms trafficking to Libya, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Pakistan and Iran between 2006 and 2009. (RTL Info) (Het Nieuwsblad)

Saturday, April 22, 2017 Thousands of German riot police are deployed to control protesters opposing the Alternative for Germany at the party's conference in Cologne. (BBC)

Saturday, April 22, 2017 Dutch businessman Guus Kouwenhoven is found guilty of war crimes and arms trafficking for using his lumber business to sell weapons to Liberia's former president Charles Taylor during the country's civil war between 2000 and 2003 and is sentenced to 19 years in prison. (The Guardian)

Saturday, April 22, 2017 March for Science People around the world gather during Earth Day to bring awareness to science. (The Guardian)

Anglic peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

Sunday April 16, 2017 Nine people are injured in a shooting at the J&R Party Hall after-hours club in Columbus, Ohio. Two are in critical condition. (CNN) (Daily Mail)

Sunday April 16, 2017 Shooting of Robert Godwin Cleveland police search for a suspect identified in a Facebook video showing one man shooting an elderly man. (NPR)

Monday, April 17, 2017 Yes California The bid for California independence ends. (Business Insider)

Monday, April 17, 2017 Shooting of Robert Godwin The search for the suspect in the killing of an elderly man in Cleveland, whose murder was posted to Facebook, expands beyond Ohio, with the FBI urging residents in Indiana, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania to be on alert for the suspect. (Fox News)

Monday, April 17, 2017 A United States Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashes on a golf course in Leonardtown, Maryland. At least one crew member is injured and taken to hospital. (Fox News)

Monday, April 17, 2017 A BP Alaskan North Slope oil well near Deadhorse Airport, that was leaking oil and natural gas since it was discovered on Friday, is successfully plugged, according to private and government reports. (AP via ABC News)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 United Kingdom general election, 2017 British Prime Minster Theresa May proposes that a snap election for the House of Commons will be held on the 8th of June. A two-thirds majority of the House of Commons is needed to approve this, eventually tomorrow. The Labour and Liberal Democrats party leaders have expressed their support. (BBC) (The New York Times)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 Georgia's 6th congressional district special election, 2017 Democratic candidates face off with Republican candidates in a primary for a U.S. House seat vacated by Tom Price, now Health and Human Services Secretary, in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. (Atlanta Journal Constitution) (The New York Times) No candidate reaches a majority vote, so the first- and second-place finishers, Jon Ossoff (48.1%) and Karen Handel (19.8%), will face off in a runoff election on June 20, 2017. (CNN) (NBC News)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 President Trump's Executive Orders As expected, during a visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, President Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring U.S. federal agencies to take measures aimed at protecting U.S. workers, boost protections for some U.S. products, and examine the H-1B visa program which affords foreign workers opportunities for employment in U.S. specialty fields. (CNN)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 The Supreme Court of the United States refuses to vacate a stay of execution issued by the Arkansas Supreme Court. Arkansas's highest court has also put on hold the execution of another inmate, Bruce Ward. The state had planned to execute eight inmates in eleven days. That schedule, as well as the use of the drug midazolam, sparked a broad range of legal challenges and humanitarian concerns about the executions. Today's planned execution of Don W. Davis would have been the state's first since 2005. (CNN) (The New York Times)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 Shooting of Robert Godwin Steve Stephens, the suspected "Facebook killer" accused of killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin, kills himself after a brief pursuit with the Pennsylvania State Police. (CNN)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 2017 Fresno shootings Three people die in a shooting spree in downtown Fresno, California. The suspected gunman, who was already wanted for another murder four days earlier, and who expressed hatred of whites and the government, is arrested. (Los Angeles Times)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Georgia's 6th congressional district special election, 2017 Local Republican candidate Karen Handel says she wants Donald Trump to campaign for her in the district. (U.S. News and World Report)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 United Kingdom general election, 2017 The United Kingdom House of Commons approves by 522 votes to 13 a snap general election to be held on June 8. (BBC)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 United States House of Representatives elections, 2018 Utah representative Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announces that he will not run for re-election next year. (The Washington Post)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, announces the firing of Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly. (CNN) (BBC)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, acquitted last week of a 2012 double murder but serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, is found hanged in his prison cell, and is pronounced dead an hour later. (Fox News)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Pedro Hernandez, convicted in February 2017 for the May 25, 1979 death of Etan Patz in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, was sentenced yesterday to 25 years to life imprisonment.(The New York Times)

Thursday April 20, 2017 United Kingdom general election, 2017 Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, positions himself as an "anti-establishment" candidate as he vows to end the "rigged" system. (BBC)

Thursday April 20, 2017 Georgia's 6th congressional district special election, 2017 Both Paul Ryan and Tom Perez plan to campaign for the local candidates Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff respectively. (The Hill),(CNN)

Thursday April 20, 2017 Capital punishment in the United States Arkansas executes Ledell Lee, the first inmate executed in the state since 2005. (Fox News)

Thursday April 20, 2017 Australian nationality law Australia adds stricter requirements to its citizenship application process, including harder tests on English language skills and the requirement that a migrant be able to demonstrate "Australian values". (BBC)

Thursday April 20, 2017 A ten-year-old boy from Florida with autism is arrested at school, and spends the night in a juvenile facility. Unknown to the family, the boy had an outstanding warrant for his arrest after kicking and scratching one of his educators. The Autism Society of America is looking into legal options. (The Washington Post)

Thursday April 20, 2017 Terrorism in the United States ISIL supporter, Terrence J. McNeil, of Akron, Ohio, pleads guilty to five counts of soliciting to commit criminal violence and communicating interstate threats in calls to kill U.S. military personnel. He is scheduled to be sentenced in August and faces up to 20 years in prison.(The Washington Post)

Friday, April 21, 2017 Presidency of Donald Trump The White House dismisses U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy in its continuing transition from the prior presidential administration. The current Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, will serve as the acting SG. (USA Today via MSN)

Friday, April 21, 2017 Arts and cultureQueen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday. (BBC)

Friday, April 21, 2017 A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet crashes in the Celebes Sea off the Philippines during an attempted landing on the USS Carl Vinson. The pilot ejected and was recovered safely. (Navy Times)

Saturday, April 22, 2017 American Airlines announces it is investigating a viral video of an incident on a San Francisco to Dallas flight which shows a male flight attendant upsetting a female passenger, who he had allegedly forcefully taken a baby buggy from, and threatening to fight a male passenger. The American Airlines employee has been suspended. (The Washington Post) (Reuters)

Saturday, April 22, 2017 The United Kingdom, on Friday, did not derive energy from any coal-fired source, the first continuous 24-hour, coal-free period for the UK since use of the fossil fuel began. Coal accounted for just 9 percent of the electricity generated last year. (Sky News)

Latin peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

Monday, April 17, 2017 Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes says he will not be a candidate in next year's presidential election regardless of Congress's action on a constitutional amendment that would allow second terms. Cartes adds his decision was informed by Pope Francis's call for peace and dialogue in Paraguay following protests against this change that turned violent two weeks ago. (Reuters) (Vatican Radio)

Monday, April 17, 2017 A Brazilian federal judge orders Petrobras to suspend the sale to Norway's Statoil of its stake in an offshore prospect, in response to the National Federation of Oil Workers petition there should have been an open bidding process for this transaction. (Reuters)

Monday, April 17, 2017 A small Swiss-owned plane crashes in the Portuguese village of Tires, west of Lisbon, killing at least five people. (BBC)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 French presidential election, 2017 With polls showing a close race with Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Marine Le Pen of the National Front pledges to temporarily suspend all immigration, "legal and illegal", to France. (BBC), (CNN)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl announces that police have foiled an "imminent and violent" attack in Marseille, arresting two suspects and confiscating weapons and bomb material. (The Guardian)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 French presidential election, 2017 The closely-watched CEVIPOF poll shows Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen clinging to a narrow lead heading into the first stage of the election, with Le Pen recently becoming embroiled in a spat with the European Commission after refusing to appear on TF1 while there remained a Flag of Europe in the background. (Reuters)

Thursday April 20, 2017 The Supreme Court of Russia labels Jehovah's Witnesses as "extremists", effectively banning the religion. (The Independent)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2014–17 Venezuelan protests Venezuelan security forces clash with opposition demonstrators in the so-called "Mother of All Marches" against President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas. Two students and a National Guard sergeant are shot dead. (Reuters) (Reuters²)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 At least 17 people are killed after an Andean landslide strikes the Colombian city of Manizales. (Reuters), (Reuters via The Telegraph)

Thursday April 20, 2017 French presidential election, 2017 New polls show François Fillon and Jean-Luc Mélenchon neck and neck behind the frontrunners Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen ahead of the upcoming first round of the election. (Reuters) Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announces he is backing Emmanuel Macron in the election. (Reuters)

Thursday April 20, 2017 2014–17 Venezuelan protests Venezuelans continue their march against President Nicolás Maduro with thousands flocking into the streets of Caracas for a second day. (The Miami Herald), (The Guardian)

Thursday April 20, 2017 2017 shooting of Paris police officers One policeman has been killed and another has been critically injured after a man opened fire at police officers at the Champs-Élysées in central Paris. The gunman was killed while attempting to escape, and a bystander has been injured. ISIL claims responsibility for the attack although the claim is doubted. The President of France Francois Hollande says that all leads indicate that the attack was of a "terrorist nature". (ABC News America via Yahoo!) (BBC), (The New York Times) (Le Parisien)

Friday, April 21, 2017 French presidential election, 2017 Yesterday's terrorist attack in Paris disrupts campaigning for the elections. (CNN), (The Telegraph) The first polls since April 20's attack indicate a slight bump for Marine Le Pen over Jean-Luc Mélenchon and François Fillon, though they still show her losing to Emmanuel Macron in the first and second rounds of the election. (Reuters)

Friday, April 21, 2017 2014–17 Venezuelan protests Venezuelan authorities report 12 people were killed overnight in the capital Caracas, mostly in the El Valle working class neighborhood where 54 people, including newborn babies, were forced to evacuate a maternity hospital. Others have fled to Colombia. This death toll during the three weeks of anti-government protests is 20. (AP via The Washington Post) (Yahoo! News) (The Telegraph)

Saturday, April 22, 2017 2017 French presidential election The campaign period officially ends. French citizens living overseas begin voting a day ahead of when the polls open in France. Final opinion polling gives Emmanuel Macron a slight lead over Marine Le Pen. François Fillon and Jean-Luc Mélenchon are close behind. (Deutsche Welle) (UPI) French voters are protected from a barrage of last minute campaign pushes, including those via tweets and/or other social media, by rules that prohibit such communications for 44 hours during elections, from Friday midnight until Sunday 8:00 p.m. CEST. (AP)

Saturday, April 22, 2017 Venezuelan protests Dressed in white, the Venezuela opposition march, in silence, to the headquarters of the country's Catholic archdiocese to honor the more than a dozen people killed in three weeks of protests. For the first time, protesters were able to cross from the east to the western side of Caracas without being confronted by state security. (AP via U.S. News & World Report) (AFP via The Straits Times)

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

Friday, April 21, 2017 Two people are killed in an attack in a Federal Security Service office in the Russian city of Khabarovsk. The gunman is also killed. The US-Israeli SITE Intelligence Group says Amaq News Agency claims the attack for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The Russian Federal Security Service says the native 18-year-old perpetrator was a known member of a neo-nazi group. (Reuters) (Siberian Times)

Asiatic peoples including South Asian peoples, Oriental peoples, and Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples can be connected. Japan can be connected.

Sunday April 16, 2017 Turkish constitutional referendum, 2017 Voters in Turkey go to the polls for a referendum that seeks to replace the country's parliamentary system with an executive presidency, thereby giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers. Erdogan's AK Party has claimed victory while the opposition CHP has said that it will challenge the result. (The Washington Post), (AP via Yahoo!)

Sunday April 16, 2017 Fatah–Hamas conflict The Gaza Strip's sole power plant is shut down due to running out of fuel, amid unpaid bills and a dispute over tax bills on fuel imports to the blockaded Palestinian territory. (Deutsche Welle)

Monday, April 17, 2017 Palestinian prisoners of Israel Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails — activists say up to 1,500 are participating — begin an open-ended hunger strike to protest poor conditions and the Israeli policy of detention without trial. (Reuters)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announces the discovery of eight mummies, 10 colorful sarcophagi, and numerous figurines in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the near the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. (CNN) (Radio New Zealand)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 Turkish constitutional referendum, 2017 The European Commission, based on the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe report, calls on Turkey to launch an investigation into allegations of referendum voting irregularities. (UPI)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 Twelve Saudi Arabian military officers die after their Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk crashes in Yemen's Ma'rib Governorate. (Reuters)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 A police Sikorsky S-70 helicopter crashes in Tunceli Province, Turkey, killing 12 people. (Daily Star)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 Libyan fisherman discover the bodies of 28 migrants in a broken-down boat off the coast of Sabratha. (Reuters)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Citing a drop in demand, the Dubai-based, United Arab Emirates-owned airline Emirates Air announces a cut in flights to five of its 12 U.S. destinations. The airline’s Dubai hub, third-busiest in the world, is a major stop for travelers in countries affected by President Donald Trump’s travel ban, and is also one of several Middle East airports affected by a U.S. ban on tablets, laptops, and similar devices in the passenger cabin. (Los Angeles Times)

Thursday April 20, 2017 Iranian presidential election, 2017 Guardian Council announces names of six final candidates. Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, chairman of Astan Quds Razavi Ebrahim Raisi and Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf is among the list. More than 1,600 nominees were disqualified, including all 137 female candidates and former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (The Guardian) (Reuters)

Friday, April 21, 2017 War in Afghanistan 2017 Camp Shaheen attack Taliban insurgents attack an Afghan military base in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh Province, killing more than 140 soldiers. It is said to be the deadliest attack of its kind (BBC) , (AP) (Reuters)

Friday, April 21, 2017 Iranian presidential election, 2017 The six approved candidates, including the incumbent Hassan Rouhani, begin campaigning. (Reuters)

Saturday, April 22, 2017 Saudi Arabia's King Salman issues a number of royal decrees, one which restores financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut seven months ago in response to the drop in oil prices. (Reuters) (Yahoo! Finance)

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

India can be connected.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Three senior figures in the Bharatiya Janata Party, L.K. Advani, Uma Bharati and Murli Manohar Joshi, will be tried for their alleged role in the destruction of the Babri Masjid Mosque in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya. (CNN)

Thursday April 20, 2017 The Government of India revokes the Public Health Foundation of India's registration, allegedly for foreign-funded lobbying practices. (Times of India)

Pakistan can be connected.

Friday, April 21, 2017 Pakistan's opposition interrupts Parliament's scheduled session demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign during the investigation of his finances, per Thursday's Supreme Court ruling. (Reuters)

Oriental peoples such as those of China can be connected.

Sunday April 16, 2017 North Korea and weapons of mass destruction The U.S. Pacific Command and South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff report that a North Korean missile, tested near the city of Sinpo on the country's east coast, blew up almost immediately after the launch, just hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was due in South Korea for talks about the North's arms program. (ABC News) (Reuters)

Monday, April 17, 2017 China–Nepal relations In a move likely to cause concern in India, China and Nepal commenced last Sunday the first ever combined military exercises, focusing on counter-terror operations. (South China Morning Post)

Monday, April 17, 2017 North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol threatens to test missiles on a "weekly" basis, as United States Vice President Mike Pence warns the DPRK that the United States' "era of strategic patience" with the country was over. (BBC)

Monday, April 17, 2017 Ten people have died, five are injured and four missing after a bus plunges into a river in China's Guizhou province. (AP via Ynetnews)

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

Monday, April 17, 2017 Philippine presidential election, 2016 Bongbong Marcos pays ?36 million, half of the required amount to hold a recount against Philippine vice president Leni Robredo.(Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Monday, April 17, 2017 A 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes 250 kilometers (155 miles) northwest of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. No immediate report of damages or injuries; no tsunami warning has been issued. (The New Daily) (USGS)

Monday, April 17, 2017 The death toll from flooding in the Philippine province of Cebu rises to nine with ten missing. (GMA Network)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 At least 24 people are dead after a Leomarick Trans bus falls into a ravine in the Philippines province of Nueva Ecija. (Rappler)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election, 2017 Indonesian voters in Jakarta return to the polls for the second round of a gubernatorial election between incumbent Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, whose alleged blasphemy sparked mass protests in November, and Anies Baswedan. Opinion polls give Baswedan a narrow lead. (ABC News) Jakarta's current governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, concedes to Muslim former government minister Anies Baswedan. (BBC)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 South Thailand insurgency Joint bomb and gun attacks kill at least two in Narathiwat, Pattani, and Songkhla Provinces of Thailand, the latest in a long string of such attacks. (Reuters)

Thursday April 20, 2017 Philippine presidential election, 2016 Bongbong Marcos asks the Philippine Supreme Court to dismiss a counter-protest by current vice president Leni Robredo regarding her narrow victory in last year's national elections. (Rappler)

African peoples such as those of Nigeria can be connected.

Monday, April 17, 2017 Five people drowned while eleven are still missing after a boat capsized off the coast of Rumphi District on Lake Malawi. (BBC)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 Zambian opposition leader and presidential election runner-up Hakainde Hichilema is charged with treason and "trying to overthrow the government". (Reuters)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Kamwina Nsapu rebellion At least 17 new mass graves are discovered by United Nations investigators in Kasaï-Central, Democratic Republic of the Congo, mostly around the town of Tshimbulu. (Al Jazeera)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Nigerian spy chief Ayo Oke has been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari after anti-corruption agents uncovered more than $43 million in cash at his flat in Lagos. (BBC)

Friday, April 21, 2017 At least 20 schoolchildren are killed after their minibus collides with a truck in Mpumalanga, South Africa. (Sky News)

American Indian peoples including Middle American Indian, South American Indian, 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 people 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, Xian, Milan, Luanda, Pune; Singapore, Riyadh, Khartoum, St. Petersburg; Atlanta, Surat, Washington, Bandung, Surabaya, Yangon, Alexandria, Guadalajara, Harbin, Boston, Zhengzhou, Qingdao, Abidjan, Bogota, Taipei, Suzhou, Nairobi, Barcelona, Kabul, Ankara, Xiamen, Kuwait City, Dar es Salaam, Phoenix, Dalian, Accra, Monterrey, Berlin, Sydney, Fuzhou, Medan, Dubai, Melbourne, Rome, Busan, Cape Town, Jinan, Ningbo, Hanoi, and Naples can be connected. Social mechanics including social change, social types, and social structure can be connected.


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

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017 Pope Francis, while honoring Christians killed under Nazism, communism, dictatorships, and terrorism at Rome's Basilica of St. Bartholomew, adds to those named the wife of a Muslim he met in Lesbos, Greece, who was killed by terrorists because she wouldn't throw down her crucifix. Francis referred to the Lesbos camp as a 'concentration camp' noting, despite the good will of local communities, many refugee camps are overcrowded and little more than prisons. (Reuters) (Catholic News Service)

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

Economics including economic systems, industries, and economic activity can be connected.

Monday, April 17, 2017 American pipeline operator Williams Partners has agreed to sell an olefins plant in Louisiana to Canadian chemical company Nova Chemicals for $2.1 billion. (Reuters)

Tuesday April 18, 2017 American consumer goods company Post Holdings agrees to acquire British cereal maker Weetabix Limited from China's Bright Food for $1.8 billion. (Reuters)

Thursday April 20, 2017 Business and economyGeneral Motors halts production in Venezuela after the government seizes its plants. (CNN) American high-speed electronic trading company Virtu Financial agrees to buy its rival KCG Holdings for $1.4 billion. (Reuters) The United Kingdom government agrees to sell the UK Green Investment Bank to a group led chiefly by Australian financial firm Macquarie Group for $3 billion, in a deal criticized as not securing the future of the bank. (Reuters) Tesla Motors announces the recall of 50,000 Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X cars for a "brake issue". (Reuters)

Friday, April 21, 2017 BusinessBritish sports retailer Sports Direct agreed to acquire the American retail chains Bob's Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports for $101 million out of bankruptcy. (Reuters)

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

Culture including 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.

Sunday April 16, 2017 In ice hockey, SKA St. Petersburg wins the Gagarin Cup, the championship of the Kontinental Hockey League, with a 5–3 win over Metallurg Magnitogorsk in Game 5 to win the championship series 4–1. (ESPN) in rugby union, RGC 1404 win the Welsh SWALEC National Cup for the first time in their short history (BBC News)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 SportsA spokeswoman for tennis star Serena Williams confirms rumors that Williams is pregnant. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, who was apparently pregnant when she won this year's Australian Open, is expected to give birth in September, and will not play again until 2018. (ESPN)

Thursday April 20, 2017 Science and technologyChina launches its first cargo spacecraft, the Tianzhou 1, carried by a Long March 7 rocket. (Xinhuanet)

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

Personal studies including biography, psychology, and the human body can be connected.

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

Created 17 Apr 2017 Last updated 30 Aug 2017