Maj 2022


May 28, 2022

May 27

The magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred in the morning off the coast of East Timor. The tremors took place at a depth of 51.4 km, near the coast of the easternmost part of the island of Timor, in the Malay Archipelago. The International Booker Prize went to Geetanjali Shree and her translator Daisy Rockwell.

May 26

Turkish authorities said that Islamic State Caliph Abu al-Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was detained as a result of the police operation in Istanbul. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded in the Tirapata District in southern Peru. The hypocenter was more than 217 km deep and the epicenter about 13 km southeast of the city of Azángaro, the capital of the province of the same name. The shocks were felt, among others, in Cuzco. There were no reports of casualties or damage.

May 25

COVID-19 pandemic: As of May 25, the number of confirmed infections worldwide exceeded 529 million and deaths exceeded 6.3 million.

May 24

Russia's invasion of Ukraine: Ukrainian authorities said about 200 people were found dead in the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast. The governor of the region, Pavlo Kyrylenko, announced that the Russian Land Forces took control of Svitlodarsk in the Donetsk region. Hungary declared a state of emergency over the war in Ukraine and the problems in the Hungarian economy, partly caused by the conflict, 19 children and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, in the United States. The attacker, a local 18-year-old high school student, was killed by police. 21 people were killed in a shootout between Brazilian police and the Comando Vermelho gang in a favela in Rio de Janeiro. 16 people died as a result of the sinking of boats off the coast of Burma. At least 11 people died during a shootout at a hotel in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico. The Orthodox Metropolitan of Warsaw and all of Poland, Sawa (Hrycuniak), in a letter addressed to the President of the Polish Ecumenical Council, Superintendent Andrzej Malicki, informed on behalf of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church (PAKP) that in connection with the ordination of women to priests in the Evangelical-Augsburg Church in Poland, he suspends the participation of his representatives in various ecumenical meetings in which the "priestesses" will be present.

May 23

Islamic State launched two attacks in the Iraqi muhafases of Dijala and Kirkuk, killing 12 civilians and injuring another six. 14 people were killed and dozens were injured in the collapse of a building in Abadan, Iran. Seven people were killed and 23 injured when a ship carrying 134 people caught fire off the coast of Real, Quezon, Philippines. Russia's invasion of Ukraine: In the first war crimes trial of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, 21-year-old Vadim Shishimarin, a Russian soldier, was sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting a 62-year-old civilian.

May 22

More than 50 people were massacred by Boko Haram fighters in Rann, Nigeria. 11 civilians were killed in an attack by rebels in the Séno province of Burkina Faso. The strong earthquake with magnitude 6.0 occurred at 5:24 CEST near Fukushima, Japan. The epicenter was near Ibaraki Prefecture and the tremors occurred at a depth of 30 km. In turn, the aftershocks were felt in the Miyagi, Yamagata, Niigata and Tochigi prefectures. There were no reports of damage or casualties. Polish writer Maja Lidia Kossakowska died in a fire of the allotment house.

May 21

At least 57 people died as a result of the floods in eastern India and Bangladesh. At least nine people have been killed after the derecho moved across central Canada. Russia's invasion of Ukraine: President Stan�