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Anniversary of Soviet invasion, Kurdish arabization on hold, live fire drill in Tibet, things to come: we are still here. (anti-China forces)


1991 August 20: Day of Restoration of Independence of Estonia

1968 August 21: The End of the Prague Spring

1939 August 23: Black Ribbon Day, European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

1989 August 23: Baltic Way

1991 August 24: Independence Day of Ukraine

1825 August 25: Uruguay Independence Day

1991 August 27: Moldova Independence Day

August 30: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

1991 August 31: Kyrgyzstan Independence Day

1957 August 31: Hari Merdeka, Malaysia Independence Day

1962 August 31: Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day

1991 September 1: Uzbekistan Independence Day

1945 September 2: Vietnam National Day

1968 September 6: Swaziland Independence Day

1822 September 7: Brazil Independence Day

1991 September 8: Republic of Macedonia Independence Day

1991 September 9: Tajikistan Independence Day

8 EU countries agree to step up investigation of communist crimes

Vilnius opens square named after slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov

Missed Bond Payment in Xinjiang Stirs Chinese Debt Fears

The Mass Internment of Uyghurs: “We want to be respected as humans. Is it too much to ask?”

China’s re-education camps for a million Muslims: What everyone needs to know

Beijing blames ‘anti-China forces’ for criticism of its Xinjiang policy

Spanish King Taunted by Catalan Separatists at Ceremony for Terror Attack Victims in Barcelona

Spanish police officer caught removing yellow ribbons of solidarity with jailed Catalan independists

Unionists call on Spanish government to prepare for more direct rule of Catalonia

Catalan exports hit new record in first half of 2018 with €36.6bn

Puigdemont in Scotland to take part in diplomatic forum

Catalonia to go ahead with offices abroad despite Spain’s challenge

Spanish government takes first step to exhume Franco from mausoleum

Sikh organization in London holds declaration for establishment of Khalistan as a state

Why the ‘dead’ idea of Khalistan is being resurrected

Puntland threatens war with Somaliland over border lands

US needs to recognize Somaliland before Russia does

eSwatini stands by Taiwan despite Chinese overtures

Balochistan is not Xinjiang, Baloch leader warns China

Balochistan: Pakistani forces abducted six people from Kech and Gwadar

Serbian Police Close Paramilitary Youth Camp Run By Russian and Serbian Far Right

‘Trash is gold’ as Benin community turns waste into biogas

Russian lawyer reports mounting disillusionment with Russia in occupied Crimea

Crimean Tatar political prisoner could face life sentence for ‘organizing’ a discussion gathering

Indonesia forces West Papuan children at gunpoint to celebrate Indonesian Independence Day

Taiwanese Presidential Stop at LA Bakery Causes Massive Political Fallout in China

60% of Hong Kong’s young people support Taiwan independence – HKU survey

What it meant to be Irish a century ago and an ocean away from Ireland

Netanyahu Expands His Struggle Against EU During Baltics Visit

Israel approves plans for 1,000 settlement homes

US cuts over $200m in aid to Palestinians

Cameroon Chiefs Flee Separatist Violence in Southwest

Ambazonians appeal for world to recognize their right to independence

A plea to President Fuad Masum: Stand up for the Kurdish language

Turkey: No country for Kurdish newspapers

Baghdad freezes plan to ‘Arabize’ Kurdish, Turkmen lands in Kirkuk

Inmates at Iranian prison attack Kurdish author after hunger strike

Rebels shoot Afrin civilian in leg to blackmail family for ransom

Baghdad, Erbil sideline Turkmen when making key decisions

Nadia Murad to marry fellow Yezidi activist Abid Shamdeen

Chinese military conducts live fire drill in Tibet

Tashi Wangchuk’s Five-Year Imprisonment Upheld by Appeal Court

Palau, a small Pacific nation, one of Taiwan’s 18 remaining allies, faces China’s wrath

China ‘weaponises’ tourism: How Palau may be the model of things to come

Report Claims Manafort Promoted Russia’s Interests In Kyrgyzstan

Fake it till you make it: Slovenian former comedian Marjan Serec becomes prime minister

China writes off $ 5.5 million loan to reduce Seychelles’ debt load

Ex-Comoros president charged with graft in connection to passports scheme

Merkel Calls Ottoman-Era Killings Of Armenians ‘Heinous Crimes’

Pope under pressure to open Vatican records on child sexual abuse

Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega’s last stand?

Somalia’s first FGM prosecution ‘hampered’ by victim’s parents

UN pushes Burundi to reach deal on 2020 elections

Lesotho gov’t agrees to safe return of exiled opposition politician

The First Indigenous Miss Panama

An Inter-Tribal Gathering Is Helping Scientists Fight Climate Change

Nearly every Native American woman in Seattle survey said she was raped or coerced into sex

‘We are still here’: Advocates seek support for Native languages

Gwich’in Nation calls for permanent protection of Arctic Refuge

Evo Morales, indigenous icon, loses support among Bolivia’s native people

Budget cuts threaten international Sámi language cooperation

Equatorial Guinea repatriates North Korean workers, cuts agricultural ties

Czech Republic marks 50th anniversary of Soviet invasion

Austerity hasn’t ended — Greece is in a fourth bailout program, academic says

South Sudan Claims Civil War Is Over but Skepticism Abounds

Taiwan’s Diplomatic Isolation Deepens as El Salvador Defects to Beijing

Māori suicide rate the highest its ever been. What are we missing?

Tajikistan frees journalist and comedian Khayrullo Mirsaidov

A Haitian Slave Turned Emperor Brings Celebration and Controversy to Brooklyn

US sanctions Myanmar military over Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

Mro villagers warn they will leave homes if Rohingya refugees return

U.S. Man Gets 17 Years in Prison for Traveling to Dominican Republic to Prey on Girls

Russia Signs Military Cooperation Deal With Central African Republic

Clashes erupt in Kashmir parts on Eid day, several injured

Fighters from new rebel group attack Chad soldiers at Libya border

How Russia finances war-torn Eastern Ukraine through South Ossetia

Flirting of Abkhazia and “South Ossetia” with Russia

Kyiv moves to restore pre-Soviet Ukrainian spellings, infuriating Moscow

Units from ten NATO countries and Javelins in military parade on Ukraine’s 27th Independence Day

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Paraguay Marks Publication of 1st Official Guarani Grammar



1960 August 13: Central African Republic Independence Day

August 14: Navajo Code Talkers Day

1947 August 14: Pakistan Independence Day, Youm-e-Azadi

1960 August 15: Republic of the Congo Independence Day

1947 August 15: India Independence Day

1945 August 15: National Liberation Day of Korea

1960 August 17: Gabon Independence Day

1945 August 17: Indonesian Declaration of Independence

1919 August 19: Afghan Independence Day

1991 August 20: Day of Restoration of Independence of Estonia

1968 August 21: The End of the Prague Spring

1939 August 23: Black Ribbon Day, European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

1989 August 23: Baltic Way

1991 August 24: Independence Day of Ukraine

1825 August 25: Uruguay Independence Day

1991 August 27: Moldova Independence Day

August 30: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

1991 August 31: Kyrgyzstan Independence Day

1957 August 31: Hari Merdeka, Malaysia Independence Day

1962 August 31: Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day

1991 September 1: Uzbekistan Independence Day

1945 September 2: Vietnam National Day

Unionist Ciutadans file criminal charges for allowing vote in support of Catalan independence

10 years after “Leaving Fear Behind” exposed Chinese repression, situation in Tibet has only gotten worse

China equips troops in Tibet with hi-pressure oxygen supplies to highlight military preparedness

Dalai Lama Tells Tibetans to Remain Non Violent Even After His Life

Five Fifty Youth Forum begins to deliberate on Tibet’s Political Future

Hong Kong separatist party leader Andy Chan Ho-tin calls China ‘a threat to all free peoples in the world’

UN committee accuses China of turning Uyghur-dominated region into ‘no-rights zone’

Xinjiang: The Free Expression Catastrophe You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

All Under One Banner Dundee march sees 16,000 independence supporters turnout

Freedom fighters lose compensation case in London Court

Zambia no longer legal in Barotseland, it will be forced out if need be – BTG

King David Kalākaua: The Original Most Interesting Man In The World

Media failing indigenous people

Morocco transforms Western Sahara towns into “real prison”

UN plans Western Sahara talks after decade-long deadlock

American allies wanted — why Kurdistan may be one

Three Kurdish groups in Iran are now fighting the IRGC

Yezidi ‘ex-sex slave’ trapped both in Iraq and in German exile

Is a ‘Syrian Kurdistan Region’ in the making?

Iranian border guards continue to kill Kurdish couriers

Iran’s Kurdistan Province: Nearly 1,000 underage girls married in four months

Kirkuk governor to appear before Iraq Supreme Court over ousting of Kurdish mayor

Kirkuk – Erbil road officially reopens after months of closure

Turkish warplanes conduct strikes on Shingal

Hundreds of Sikhs rally in London for referendum

Baloch fighter dares China before blowing himself in a fidayeen attack

US defence budget law calls for change to Baltic Air Policing mandate

Over 52,000 people join together in virtual choir celebrating Estonia’s independence

West Papua will not celebrate Indonesian Independence Day

Indonesian militia terrorize West Papuans for not raising Indonesian flag on Indonesian Indepdencence Day

Libya court sentences 45 to death over 2011 killings

Classrooms Reopen in a Somaliland School for 1st Time since Civil War

A year after big protests, Faure Gnassingbé hangs on in Togo

Right of return? — The struggles of the Circassian diaspora to settle in Adygea

Beyond skyscrapers and parks, little has changed in Chechnya

Gay singer Zelim Bakaev went missing a year ago in Chechnya—what happened to him remains a mystery

The death of Temirkhanov again raises the ‘mistreatment’ of Chechens in Russian prisons

Tatar Activist Detained In Kazan, Questioned In Financial Fraud Probe

Why the Vatican continues to struggle with sex abuse scandals

Chile asks Vatican for information on sex abuse cases

Pennsylvania sex abuse report presents crucial test for Pope Francis

In Haiti, Slight Progress for LGBT Rights Seen as Victory

Relief for women facing treacherous journey to medical care in Guinea-Bissau

Lukashenko slams Russia for “barbarian” behaviour towards Belarus as Moscow mulls suspension of subsidies

One year after deadly Sierra Leone mudslides, survivors say they can barely afford to eat

In Kashmir, Security Searches Lead to Sexual Abuse

IPOB calls for panel to investigate killing of 38 pro-Biafra agitators

Nigerian Army begins operation ‘Python Dance lll’, warns Biafra agitators

Taiwan president visits Belize looking to shore up support

More Than 100 Cars Burned in Mass Arson Attack in Sweden

Comoros prosecutor accuses arrested opponents of planning a coup

How long can Bulgaria keep facing both East and West?

Viktor Orban moves to ban gender studies

Putin dances at Austrian minister’s wedding, setting off alarm bells across Europe

Catalogue of abuse: Seeking justice for the Rohingya

Nicaragua is on the verge of civil war

Survivors Remember Horror of Laos Dam Collapse

New Caledonia restricts tourism and bans fishing to protect huge swathe of coral reefs

Amnesty reminds Senegal, Mauritania over detention of dissidents ahead of Sept. polls

Paraguay Marks Publication of 1st Official Guarani Grammar

EU court agrees to hear case of families impacted by climate change

Adivasi man lynched

Sea turns red with blood after whale hunt in Faroe Islands

Moscow’s ‘little green men’ stage provocation in Moldova

Many Russians oblivious of Soviet Union’s invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

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1825 August 6: Bolivia Independence Day

1962 August 6: Jamaica Independence Day

1960 August 7: Ivory Coast Independence Day

August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

1965 August 9: Singapore National Day

1809 August 10: Ecuador Independence Day

1960 August 11: Chad Independence Day

1960 August 13: Central African Republic Independence Day

1947 August 14: Pakistan Independence Day, Youm-e-Azadi

1960 August 15: Republic of the Congo Independence Day

1947 August 15: India Independence Day

1945 August 15: National Liberation Day of Korea

1960 August 17: Gabon Independence Day

1945 August 17: Indonesian Declaration of Independence

1919 August 19: Afghan Independence Day

1991 August 20: Day of Restoration of Independence of Estonia

1939 August 23: Black Ribbon Day, European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

1989 August 23: Baltic Way

1991 August 24: Independence Day of Ukraine

1825 August 25: Uruguay Independence Day

Sahrawi Republic and Botswana establish diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level

Vanuatu seeks support for West Papua at Pacific Islands Forum

Value of public support for West Papua

‘Blacklisted’ Australian researcher detained in Indonesian airport

We can help Kurdistan bridge the gap

Kurdish-Iranian Refugee Wins Fields Prize For Mathematics

Is this the end of Syrian-Kurdish aspirations?

Austrian Kurd arrested at Turkish airport for critical Facebook posts

Struggle for Khalistan & 40 Years of Dal Khalsa: WSN Editor’s Interview with Kanwarpal Singh

UK Refuses India’s Request to Stop Referendum 2020 by Pro-Khalistan Groups in London

Cameroon’s anglophone war, part 2: Inside the separatist conflict

Happy Jamaica Independence Day! Here’s how long the Caribbean nation has been independent

So, why is Somaliland Africa’s most successful non-country?

Health and self-determination on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

States must act now to protect indigenous peoples during migration

Protecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as They are Forced to Move into Cities

Get talking – are we losing indigenous languages?

New prime minister announced in Haiti weeks after deadly protests

Three Million, Mostly Uyghurs, in Some Form of Political ‘Re-Education’ in Xinjiang

‘More violence in taxi strike than whole independence process,’ says Catalonia’s Jordi Sànchez

Intellects condemn distortion of Sindhi, Baloch history

Russian sympathiser breaks into Georgian Embassy in UK on 10th anniversary of Russia-Georgia war

South Ossetia: Russia pushes roots deeper into Georgian land

Algerian court convicts Berber activist for 2014 remarks

PM’s baby will speak Māori and English

How Maori-owned small businesses are reshaping New Zealand

‘I speak Tatar and change the future!’:Tatar youth forum delegates believe they’ll save Tukay’s language

Buddhism flourishes in Siberia, opening window on its pre-Soviet past

Kanaks have already lost New Caledonia referendum, says PCC

South Sudan government and rebels reach peace deal

Latvia leads Europe on deaths by assault

For Hondurans, staying home more perilous than taking the migrant path

Navajo robotics team heads to international competition

Rally to seek national holiday on World Adivasi Day

Welsh teacher for refugees wins award at Eisteddfod

Tibetan Protest Singer Freed After Serving More Than Three Years in Prison

Illegal in Tibet: Middle Way, Mother Tongue, Welfare Groups

Tibet’s Lithang Horse Race Festival Reopens After 10-Year Ban

A Visit to the Dalai Lama’s Birthplace: poverty, Han nationalism, persecuted minorities

Buddhist Leaders to Meet in November to Discuss Future Dalai Lama

Tibetan Nuns Face Sexual Abuse in China’s Re-education Centers

Alternative Narratives – Diversity Within the Sami Community

“The end is near”: Grave Fears for the Life of Kremlin hostage Oleg Sentsov

How the Russo-Georgian War of 2008 Started

Disinfo News: Moldova ‘Most Exposed’ to Russian Propaganda in Eastern Europe

The Forgotten Story Behind Crimea’s Only Displaced University

Russia imprisons Crimean Tatar philanthropist on an openly absurd pretext

Russia brings criminal charges against Crimean Tatar human rights activist over Facebook repost

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1980 July 30: Vanuatu Independence Day

1960 August 1: Benin Independence Day

1291 August 1: Swiss National Day

1969 August 2: Act of Free Choice/Act of No Choice, West Papua

1960 August 3: Niger Independence Day

1960 August 5: Burkina Faso Independence Day

1825 August 6: Bolivia Independence Day

1962 August 6: Jamaica Independence Day

1960 August 7: Ivory Coast Independence Day

1965 August 9: Singapore National Day

1809 August 10: Ecuador Independence Day

1960 August 11: Chad Independence Day

1960 August 13: Central African Republic Independence Day

1947 August 14: Pakistan Independence Day, Youm-e-Azadi

1960 August 15: Republic of the Congo Independence Day

1947 August 15: India Independence Day

1945 August 15: National Liberation Day of Korea

1960 August 17: Gabon Independence Day

1945 August 17: Indonesian Declaration of Independence

1919 August 19: Afghan Independence Day