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Independence Protests in West Papua



2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
1939 August 23: European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
1989 August 23: Baltic Way
1991 August 24: Ukraine Independence Day
1825 August 25: Uruguay Independence Day
2006 August 26: murder of Akbar Bugti, the father of the Baloch nation
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
1960 September 2: Tibetan Democracy Day
1945 September 2: Vietnam National Day
1968 September 6: eSwatini Independence Day
1822 September 7: Brazil Independence Day
1991 September 8: North Macedonia Independence Day
1991 September 9: Tajikistan Independence Day

Guantanamo’s ‘most tortured detainee’ still can’t leave Mauritania
Chinese aircraft use Japan ships as targets in E. China Sea drill
New allies Vietnam, Australia express concern over South China Sea tensions
Chinese ship inches closer to Vietnam coastline amid South China Sea tensions
US says China is blocking $2.5 trillion in South China Sea oil and gas
UH and American Samoa launch HoloCampus 3D learning platform
After 5 years of conflict, Ukraine’s barrier to peace is still ‘Russia’s political will’
Russian Federation Prepares the Occupied Donbas’s Banking System for Integration
Russian flags hoisted in occupied Donetsk
“Homeward”, a story of Crimean Tatars and the annexed Crimea, nominated for Best International Feature Film at Oscars
197th Assault Ship Brigade of Russian Black Sea Fleet participated in the occupation of Crimea
Under Shadow of War With Russia, Ukraine Celebrates Independence
Macron Announces Major Ukraine Peace Summit In September
Bolton Arrives in Ukraine to ‘Underscore US Support’
Armed FSB plant ‘prohibited books’ to arrest Crimean Tatar activists and terrorize their children
Gravely ill Crimean Tatar activist released after 258 days of cruel torture
Tokelau play highlights climate crisis
UK High Commissioner: Seychelles can be at forefront of global efforts to fight ocean pollution
Sweden Delivers ‘Neutral’ Fiscal Policy as Recession Fears Grow
By Pushing Out Filthy Rich Vladimir Plahotniuc, Moldova Takes the Lead in Ending the Era of the Oligarchs
Biopsy confirms that Uruguay’s president has lung cancer
Honduras Anti-Graft Body Secures Historic Conviction of Former First Lady
High expectations from Sattler, new Head of EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tajikistan: Authorities to monopolize money transfer system
US pullout from Afghanistan could deepen Russia-China competition in Central Asia
Twitter Helped Chinese Government Promote Disinformation on Repression of Uighurs
New Facebook Ads From Chinese State Media Want You To Believe Xinjiang’s Muslim Internment Camps Are Just Great
Uyghur Police Commissar Said Detained Since June 2018
China reveals new counterterrorism unit in Xinjiang
Eight Of The Ten Most-Surveilled Cities In The World Are In China
Outrage Over China’s Uyghur Crisis is Not a Western Conspiracy
US lawmakers worry World Bank is funding China’s Uighur Muslim ‘re-education’ camps
China ban on some textbooks seen as aimed at Uighur culture
Biafra: Police free 100 agitators arrested during meeting with Asari Dokubo
Indigenous communities, nat’l parks suffer as Malaysia razes its reserves
Amazon burning: Forest fires on the rise at record rate, space agency warns
Hokkaido museum holds rare exhibition on Sami culture
Cherokee Nation wants a representative in Congress, taking the US government up on a promise it made nearly 200 years ago
Wells Fargo is paying the Navajo Nation $6.5 million to settle allegations of shady sales tactics
Adivasis and the Indian State: Stereotyped as ‘primitive’ and ‘savage’, tribal communities fight for right to choose social, cultural, land-owning systems
Pregnant Adivasi woman dies after walking 20km to consult doctor in Vishakhapatanam
Early Aboriginal Site Discovered in Western Australia
8-Year-Old ‘Princess’ Mummy Finally Laid to Rest in Her Home Bolivia
In face of protest, national arts council promises more support for Inuit
Welsh Hillfort Threatened by Coastal Erosion
Canada’s Iamgold lays off 325 Suriname contractors after illegal miner’s death
German defense minister reaffirms country’s support in visit to Kurdistan Region
Evacuation of villages continues in Kurdistan as Turkish shellings intensify against PKK
Kirkuk experiencing ‘organized Arabization campaign’: official
Belgian Kurd spent 40 days in Turkish prison over Facebook posts
YPG withdraws forces from Syrian-Turkish border
Fear, disowning of children among reasons Yezidi women cannot leave Syria camp
Hazaras – Afghanistan’s oppressed minority
Vulnerable Pakistan’s Hazara community
Switzerland Has a New Way to Impose World’s Lowest Interest Rate
Octavio Dotel, Luis Castillo — ex-MLB stars — linked to Dominican Republic drug trafficking ring: reports
Turkey Affirms Its Claim On Cyprus Oil And Gas
Solomon Islands still torn between China and Taiwan
Portugal’s bright outlook offers Europe some hope
eSwatini and Namibia proposal to open up rhino trade rejected
Pakistan army major gets life term for ‘kidnapping Baloch kid’ for ransom
Balochistan: Three pro-freedom Baloch youth shot dead in Dargis
Friends of the Liberation War
Indian opposition leaders refused entry to Kashmir
Candidate’s arrest causes a stir in Tunisia’s presidential race
Share The Ride: Bringing Bikes to School Children in Botswana
Tall Tales from Ortega about Mega-Projects in Nicaragua
The Lost Tribe: The CIA’s Secret Army in Laos
Gabon Suspends Judge Who Granted Hearing on President’s Fitness
Cook Islands ratify Kigali
On Women’s Equality Day: A look back at the fight for votes in CEE
Lesbian PM Or Not, Serbia Blocks Gays’ Path To Parenthood
Liberia: Widespread Condemnation, Reactions Follow Bloody Day in District 15
Twenty years on, East Timor reaps dividends of peace and freedom
Paraguay adds Hamas, Hezbollah to terrorism list
India’s Latest Anti-Khalistan Crackdown Is Revenge For Last Week’s Global Protests
Families of Punjab’s disappeared pin hopes on Supreme Court bid
A Fire Under Ashes — Khalistan Movement
Central tribunal issues notice to Sikhs For Justice
GERS figures make the case for Scottish independence stronger
Awww! New Zealand lawmaker baby-sits colleague’s newborn while presiding over Parliament
Cameroon separatist leaders condemned to life in prison
Australia Watches Bougainvilleans Prepare for Referendum on Independence
Guam Prepares for Largest March for Self-Determination on September 2nd 2019
How a Soviet emigré tied to Miami Beach’s ‘B-girls’ scam became Grenada’s man in Moscow
Rohingya say no to repatriations around anniversary of atrocities
Benin Awakens to the Threat of Terrorism After Safari Ends in a Nightmare
Vandals attack North Macedonia statues amid debate over history
Trump cancels his state visit to Denmark over Greenland
Coincidentally, Obama is visiting Denmark in late September
In Greenland, Trump’s Unsolicited Interest Is Raising Hopes for a Tourism Boom
Czech president’s summer power play comes to an end
Indonesia Deploys Troops to Quell Independence Protests in West Papua
Dozens wounded, detained in West Papua crackdown: Witnesses
West Papua journalist faces intimidation, files appeal to UN
Indonesia Imposes Internet Blackout On West Papua
PNG Governor calls on Indonesia to free West Papua
Antigua and Barbuda ready to host Carifesta XV
Tiny Guyana could spark freedom in Latin America
Twitter deserves a follow for muting and blocking China
China ‘will not sit idly’ if US sells fighter jets to Taiwan
Cross-Strait solidarity: Hongkongers and Taiwanese know they have to help save each other
Inspired by the 1989 ‘Baltic Way,’ Hong Kong protesters form human chain to demand freedom and democracy
Hongkongers form pro-democracy human chain across city on 30th anniversary of Baltic Way
When the course of history moved toward freedom
30 years later, the human chain that ‘unshackled’ the Baltic nations still matters
Meet the pilot who defied KGB orders and scattered tonnes of flowers on Baltic Way human chain
People on Baltic Way melted totalitarian regime in their hands – Levits
Estonia’s Kaljulaid: I stood in the chain; we were no longer afraid
Baltics, Poland, Romania call on EU to investigate Stalinist crimes
Devil’s Bargain: The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact 80 Years Later
Soviet Symbols Aren’t ‘Funny,’ Lithuania Tells Amazon
Index shows Estonia as country with lowest money laundering risk globally
Lithuania top ranked CEE economy on digital quality of life index
Scottish independence: What we could learn from Baltic nations
Trump says American Jewish Democrats are disloyal, claims “king of Israel” title
Iran-Israel conflict spreads in Middle East
Berbers rally for release of political prisoners
Belarus’s Lukashenka, Weary Of Russia Union, Seeks To Buy U.S. Crude
Will Europe Ever Shake Its Dependence On Russian Energy?
Molotov-Ribbentrop What? Do Russians Know Of Key World War II Pact?
Mystery YouTuber Will Teach You More about Soviet Union Than Your Professors
Chechen activists marching from Strasbourg to Geneva to seek justice for their nation
Russia’s Chechnya inaugurates what it says is Europe’s largest mosque
Georgian national, Chechnya–Russia war veteran killed in Berlin
Ingushetia: 13 ex-police officers persecuted for refusal to disperse rally
Yemen threatens to act internationally to stop UAE support for separatists
Burundi Opposition Warns of Rising Violence Ahead of 2020 Vote
Following revolution, Armenia becomes more attractive to diaspora
EU: It is Crucial to Stop “Borderization” in Georgia
Nauru president loses seat in election
Kosovo Parliament Dissolves Itself, Opening Way to Snap Election
New ‘Social Security Card’ For Tibetans Aims at Tightened Controls by Beijing
Expect the unexpected, without surprise, in Tibet
Slovenia PM pushes for construction of new nuclear reactor
Haiti’s President Survives Impeachment Vote
Israel appears to attack Lebanon’s Hezbollah, part of its expanding anti-Iran campaign
Libya Has a Shot at Peace as Combatants Tire of War, Envoy Says
Sierra Leone’s thumbprint breakthrough to sign up unbanked
No pot of gold for locals as China mines Sierra Leone
70yo Wins Grueling 1,000km Horse Race in Mongolia
Russia, China and S.Korea vie for Bulgarian nuclear project
Russia’s murky business dealings in the Central African Republic
South Sudan makes minor oil discovery, first since independence

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“Remembering the miracle of 1989”



2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
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
1939 August 23: European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
1989 August 23: Baltic Way
1991 August 24: Ukraine Independence Day
1825 August 25: Uruguay Independence Day
2006 August 26: murder of Akbar Bugti, the father of the Baloch nation
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
1960 September 2: Tibetan Democracy Day
1945 September 2: Vietnam National Day

Climate change is exacerbating hunger in some of the world’s poorest countries. And those most at risk are the least to blame
People of Northern Ireland May Pay High Price for Johnson’s Political Negligence
Pelosi: ‘No chance’ of US trade deal if Brexit damages Northern Ireland peace
Northern Ireland conflict 50 years on: will a no-deal Brexit threaten the peace?
Northern Ireland: Veterans mark 50th anniversary of ‘Troubles’ deployment
The legacy of Jadotville for Irish veterans: Suicide, alcoholism and PTSD
Weed is going out of fashion and Māori kids are leading the way
Indigenous People of Biafra begin exhibition of Biafra genocide in London
East Timor youth leaving in droves to seek employment
Rights of Ukrainians violated in Crimea: UK envoy to UN
Silent Ethnic Cleansing Underway in Crimea
Hoffman and Soames: Stop Putin now, as Churchill would warn, or West will face the consequences
Over 25,000 residents of occupied Donbas granted Russian citizenship
EU is preparing to refuse recognition of Russian passports issued for Donbas
Russian activists hold rally in center of Moscow demanding to return Crimea to Ukraine
Ukraine launches investigation into IMAX cinemas in annexed Crimea
Kiev no more: AP Stylebook changes spelling of Ukrainian capital to Kyiv
Papua New Guinea to renegotiate terms of Papua LNG gas deal
New memorial honors Hmong legacy and history
Suicide bomber ‘kills 6’ in Chad; including soldier
To Counter China in the Pacific, America Reboots the ‘Island-Hopping’ Campaign of World War II
South China Sea alert: Fears of war surge as Vietnam confronts Beijing over ‘violations’
Making media freedom in Eswatini is more than a dream
Over 70% of eSwatini children below 17 are AIDS orphans – UN
Lao Cinema Steps Forward on International Stage at Locarno, Venice
Female garment workers in Lesotho factories are being forced into sex
Portugal wants its emigrants back – so it’s paying them to return
Marshall Islands says beer named after site of U.S. nuclear tests unacceptable
The Dam that (Almost) Brought Down Paraguay’s President
Somalia’s al Shabaab hits military base, deaths on both sides
Somaliland: Parliament Breaks Records For Longest Sitting Without Elections
Somalia – Somaliland ‘meeting’ in Saudi gets Twitter buzzing
Somaliland police arrest Eryal TV journalists filming corruption story
Elizabeth Warren releases massive plan to address issues facing Native Americans
South Asian indigenous people assert rights, cultural identity
Young Quebec voters want answers on Indigenous affairs, diversity issues this federal election
Mni Ki Wakan Summit rallies for U.N. protection from pipeline oil spills in Lakota Territory
As Amazon synod approaches, new focus given to indigenous rights
Imagination Declaration: young Indigenous Australians want to be heard – but will we listen?
Colombia: Indigenous Yukpa besieged by deforestation and armed conflict
Lender to Fund Container Pot Shops on Canadian Indigenous Lands
Peru court orders indigenous governor of mining region to six years in prison
São Tomé and Príncipe signs Lusophone Compact
Namibia Follows South Africa Rate Cut to Boost Shrinking Economy
Massive Welsh dragon appears at the side of the M4 near Newport
Guccifer Rising? Months-Long Phishing Campaign on ProtonMail Targets Dozens of Russia-Focused Journalists and NGOs
Phantom Borders With Russia That NATO Won’t Defend
Massive Arctic wildfires emitted more CO2 in June than Sweden does in an entire year
The Kalmyk Temple of Victory: Survival of Buddhism on the Volga
Security forces were “unlawful and unprofessional” at Moscow rallies, says Buryat senator and ex-head of riot police
Yabloko calls for election boycott in Ingushetia
Chechens and Dagestanis stage mass brawl on state border
Scandalous Dagestan autoblogger hit and killed man, 19
Will ‘Chernobyl’ Show Have Spin-Off Called ‘Severodvinsk-Astravets’?
The Threat Of A New Chernobyl
Gabon’s Ali Bongo makes first live public appearance after stroke
Monaco: One of Europe’s smallest nations is going green
Supermarkets still plastering Scottish food with Union Jack
Huge independence march in Aberdeen hailed as ‘boldest ever’
People will not have to work until 75 in an independent Scotland
Scottish indy movement’s favourite band to perform in Catalonia during Catalonia’s National Day
Barcelona mourns second anniversary of terror attacks
Barcelona trail both Madrid clubs by three points for first time since 2004
President Torra calls for ‘confrontation’ with Spain in bid for Catalan independence
Indonesian police arrest dozens of West Papuans
West Papua: Large Protests Erupt After Wave of Arrests by Indonesian Military
Pacific leaders push for UN rights commissioner visit to Papua
Tongan PM blasts Pacific regionalism ‘myth’ and silence over West Papua
Phantom Borders With Russia That NATO Won’t Defend
New ‘borderisation’ in South Ossetia cuts off property of two Georgian families
Enguri river courses through a troubled history
The strengths and weaknesses of the Brussels demonstration by Romani Europeans
North Macedonia battles youth ‘brain drain’
My Turn: Unsettling truths about the 1959 Statehood vote in Hawaii
60 years after statehood, Hawaii activists continue to question legality of the process
Kashmir remains paralyzed by lockdown as resentment simmers
UN Security Council has its first meeting on Kashmir in decades — and fails to agree on a statement
Twitter suspends Indian rapper Hard Kaur promising to hoist the flag of Khalistan
Pro-Khalistan Sikhs and Pakistanis hold protest outside UN over Kashmir
Malaysian woman accused of Khalistani terror funding arrested
#BalochistanSolidarityDay and #14AugustBlackDay trend on Pak’s Independence Day
Free Balochistan movement marks Independence Day of Balochistan
Detained, tortured, and murdered in Pakistan: Balochistan’s lost generation
Activist Naela Quadri appeals UN to support Baloch freedom struggle
Senior Baloch leader, three others shot dead
Hazaras in Balochistan Live in Fear of More Violence, Feel Ignored by the State
‘It’s inhumane’: Hazara react after 63 killed in targeted ISIS attack
Iran arrests British-Kurdish academic in Tehran
United States and Turkey Agree to a Syrian “Safe Zone,” Betraying the Kurds
Syrian opposition calls for deploying Rojava Peshmerga in buffer zone
Tensions spike as Turkish convoy enters northwest Syria
SDF calls on international community to stop ‘holocaust’ in Idlib
PKK leader jailed in Turkey sends message to Arab tribes in northeast Syria
Turkish airstrikes burn orchards, farms of villagers in Kurdistan Region
Turkey sacks top Kurdish cities’ mayors, arrests over 400
PKK to ‘modernize, professionalize’ its fighters: top commander
KRG urges Turkey, PKK not to let their fight cause harm to people of Kurdistan
Liechtenstein celebrates 300th birthday
Sanders proposes leveraging US aid for Israel
Encouraged by Trump Israeli PM Netanyahu blocked 2 US Muslim Democratic members of Congress from visiting Israel
Palestinian Authority bans LGBT activities in West Bank
Bolivia Coca Growers Fight for Control of Legal Production
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales Seeks An Unprecedented Fourth Term
China Boosts Turkey’s Foreign Reserves; Erdogan Drops Criticism of Beijing’s Treatment of Uighurs
As China Cracks Down on Uighurs, a Uighur American Joins the White House
This Uighur Journalist Is Bravely Fighting a Homegrown Cultural Genocide
Uyghurs in the Netherlands call on Dutch gov to defend their rights
Kazakh advocate of Muslim rights in China set free in plea bargain
‘Nightmare’ as Egypt aids China to detain Uighurs
#NoRightsNoGames2022: Campaign to End Uyghur Human Rights Violations Ahead of the 2022 Olympics in China
Botswana Battles Influx of Zimbabwean Illegal Immigrants
Nauru backs Taiwan as allies consider switching allegiance to China
Who will be Tunisia’s next president? Here’s the shortlist
Bank Records Link President of Cyprus to ‘Troika Laundromat’
Yemen separatists say ready for talks in Saudi Arabia over Aden crisis
Tonga’s prime minister reduced to tears over climate change inaction
Will China’s Next Crisis Be in Tibet?
Tibetan Monk Sentenced, Two Others Missing in Detention
Tibetan Horse-Race Festival Draws Large Crowds, Undercover Police
A trip to Tibet: Whose country is it anyway?
Myanmar and Bangladesh Say They Will Try Again to Repatriate Rohingya Refugees
Hungarians celebrate fall of one border and erection of new one
With reservoirs at risk, Sierra Leone capital confronts water crisis
Remembering the miracle of 1989
Hungary Gripens Alerted over 40 Times during Baltic Mission
Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact: A bad deal, 80 years ago
4 NATO Countries Could Be Targets of a Russian Invasion by Sea (Due to 1 Weakness)
Time to Shed More Light on Russian Harassment of Spouses of Dutch Fighter Pilots Deployed in the Baltic States
Estonia expresses doubts about €15bn Baltic tunnel plan
Lithuanian intelligence names Russian-led Orthodox forum a foreign policy tool
Russia-24 accused of inciting hatred in Latvia
Aug. 18, 1989: Kremlin admits Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
Lithuania Buys $1 Million Worth Of Iodine Pills As Belarus Prepares To Launch Nuclear Power Plant
Twenty-eight years since Estonia regained independence from Soviet Union
Cuba prevents LGBTI activist from traveling to US
Rwanda: Disappearances Require Credible Investigations
Bahrain to join US-led naval coalition in the Persian Gulf
Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change
At-Risk Indigenous Languages Spotlighted on New Google Earth Platform
How Twitter is helping the Scots language thrive in the 21st century
Guarani Opera ‘Ñomongeta’ Set To Make Its Paraguayan Premiere
‘Dora And The Lost City Of Gold’ Did The Right Thing And Hired A Quecha Professor
Plans for all new street names in Cardiff to be in Welsh only
Is the Irish language hard to learn?
Irish-language exemption plans go against best practice
What’s behind the Equatoguinean-Cameroonian border wall plan?
Taiwan sharply boosts defense budget amid China tension
Panama Risks Becoming a Broken Link in an Intercontinental Wildlife Route
Norway detects radioactive iodine days after explosion in Russia
Australia ‘worse than China’ on climate change says Kiribati’s former president
Luxembourg Becoming First EU State To Fully Legalize Cannabis
Hong Kong Protest Leader Willing to Meet with ‘Emperor Xi’
‘A Reset:’ Hong Kong Protesters Find New Momentum With Largest Rally in Weeks
Protesters call for pro-democracy ‘human chain’ across Hong Kong on 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way

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Clearing the Confusion



2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

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

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

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

1989 August 23: Baltic Way

1991 August 24: Ukraine Independence Day

1825 August 25: Uruguay Independence Day

2006 August 26: murder of Akbar Bugti, the father of the Baloch nation

Muslims In Kosovo Celebrate End Of Hajj

Seminars, protests to mark August 11 as Baloch National Day

Scots Tory chief Ruth Davidson’s fragile truce with Boris Johnson fractured over Brexit

Labour at war over indyref2 as John McDonnell opens door to vote

BBC ‘losing relevance’ in Scotland as viewership plunges

SNP to ramp up preparations for Scottish independence referendum

Equatorial Guinea’s Border Wall Plans Provoke Anger in Cameroon

Even after acknowledging the Namibia genocide of WWI, Germany still hasn’t learned the key lesson

Dozens dead in new bout of intercommunal fighting in Chad

Russia says it’s going to arm a submarine with 6 nuclear ‘doomsday’ devices

‘Low chance’ Siberia wildfires will be brought under control: Greenpeace fire expert

‘Traditional music is a living organism’ Circassian record label is building a local indie music scene with a global online audience

Kadyrov Statement About 19th-Century Resistance Leader Imam Shamil Sparks Controversy

A Chechen refugee Poland wants to give up to Russia

Two Decades On, Smoldering Questions About The Russian President’s Vault To Power

Nicaraguan opposition announce strike plans

Cuban Agents Advise Nicaraguan Military

Guatemala conservative romps to landslide win, faces big migration test

UN experts urge decade of action to aid survival of indigenous languages

Cook Islanders celebrate culture and language

Welsh Wikipedia Gives Me Hope

More Welsh language online content ‘as key as Bible translation’

Yukon First Nation harnesses power of social media to teach local language

Uganda Government to Take Inventory of Indigenous Minority Tribes

Mni ki wakan: Water is Sacred

World Tribal Day 2019: Facts About Indigenous Tribes That Will Leave You Astonished

Clearing The Confusion On ‘Minority’ and ‘Indigeneity’: What Makes A Population Indigenous

The first Europeans weren’t who you might think

In New Zealand, young Māori women lead the battle for indigenous rights

Mass starvation of reindeer linked to climate change and habitat loss

Who are Europe’s indigenous peoples and what are their struggles?

Kalimantan film festival to speak up on behalf of indigenous people

Tribals dish out traditional delicacies on World Adivasi Day

Adivasi Organisations Put Forth Their Demands On International Day Of Indigenous Peoples

Cherokee National History Museum opens

The Nightingale’s Baykali Ganambarr Wants to Bring More Aboriginal Culture to the Big Screen

U.S. seeks to renew Pacific islands security pact to foil China

Citizenship Question To Be Removed From 2020 Census In U.S. Territories

Sorain takes over as new French High Commissioner to French Polynesia

New French High Commissioner installed in New Caledonia

Pacific Awakening maintains neutrality on New Caledonia

Condemning ‘Grossly Irresponsible’ Inaction of World Powers, Fiji Unveils Ambitious Plan to Fight Climate Crisis

Solar-storage combo makes waves in Caribbean

Lebanon resident begins Peace Corps service in Tonga

Brockton woman celebrates her heritage at home & in Cape Verde

Haitian influx create hysteria in Guyana, Brazil and Suriname

Tuvalu’s children, submerged in water, welcome Pacific Island Forum leaders with a climate plea

Pacific islands stand ground on West Papua

Papua New Guinea governor wants West Papua referendum

Lesotho Seeks to Export Power, Renewables to Drive Development

Amazon deforestation causes Dominican Republic beaches to be covered in stinky seaweed

Citizenship by Investment to Make Up Half of Dominica’s Total Revenue

East Timor: Over 87pct of children target of ‘endemic’ violence at home

Solomon Islands speaker leads delegation for regional meet in Taiwan

Documents expose widespread clerical sex abuse in Guam

Comoros President Azali Assoumani pardons four jailed opponents

Papua New Guinea Local Church Opens Domestic Violence Shelter

Papua New Guinea turns toward China, seeks help with tuna processing investment

Marshalls restricts domestic travel in wake of dengue outbreak

Wallis and Futuna: the Pacific’s newest tourist destination

Landlocked eSwatini report says ministers must tighten belts to help lift economy

Taiwan and Nauru sign cooperation pact to fight crime

Over 80% of Taiwanese believe Taiwan to be sovereign state

China bans movies, actors from Taiwan Golden Horse Awards

Portugal prepares to ration fuel before tanker drivers strike

In Greece’s Aegean Sea, Divers Find ‘Gulf of Plastic Corals’

Norway Mosque Shooting Investigated as Attempted Terrorist Attack

The battle to secure adequate support for autistic children in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Barotseland: Litunga rejects PF’s latest manoeuvres to tamper with constitution

Somali-Oromo second round “people to people” engagement forum organized in three towns

Out of the horrors of Liberia’s Ebola crisis, comes a story of hope and revival

Ex-President of Panama Is Cleared of Political Espionage

India’s efforts to save its tigers have turned some Adivasi communities into conservation refugees

Ambazonia: The Plight of Internally Displaced People from Cameroun’s Anglophone Regions

Somaliland: Hundreds of Thousands Climate Refugees Forced to Abandon Way of Life

How schools are kept afloat in Somaliland

New head of AFRICOM visits Somalia as pressure on al-Shabab increases

Renewed Interest in Decades-Old Western Sahara Conflict

Why Everyone In Gambia Is Tuning Into A Broadcast About ‘Truth’

Gambia drops ex-president Jammeh from bank notes

A Green Economy Grows in Denmark

LNG market established in Benin

Prague Pride features Romani float again, award given to LGBT and Romani activist David Tišer

11 years since Russia-Georgia war Georgia calls on Russia to respect sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia

Georgians in Abkhazia: A Choice Between Assimilation and Emigration

De facto president Anatoly Bibilov: South Ossetia Must Become Part of Russia

Algeria court seeks 10-year sentence for protester who flew Berber flag

Chinguetti in Mauritania is an incredible jewel of Berber culture

Belarus helps Ukraine overcome Russian diesel blockade

A Long Legal Battle Over Hitler’s Birth Home In Austria Ends

1,800 dead as malaria ‘epidemic’ rages in Burundi

On the eve of presidential elections in Bolivia, two fact-checking initiatives put a magnifying glass on political discourse

Israel kills 4 Palestinian militants carrying RPG launchers and assault rifles, Hamas denies involvement

Iraq joins Iran in rejecting Israel’s participation in US-led naval mission in Gulf

High-Level Cyber Intrusions Hit Bahrain Amid Tensions With Iran

Cyprus’ rival leaders ready to meet UN chief to seek peace again

A hermit nation ruled by an egomaniac: Is Turkmenistan on the brink of collapse?

Kyrgyzstan: With tensions still simmering, exiled big-hitter makes homecoming

Kashmir’s main city a maze of razor wire and steel barriers

In seeking to control Kashmir, Modi may look to China’s actions in Xinjiang and Tibet

Xinjiang: What China shows world vs. what former detainee describes

An ‘Orwellian nightmare’ in Xinjiang – how China concocted an Islamic terror threat of its own

The Land Drenched in Tears: In Xinjiang, It’s the Cultural Revolution—Again

Hong Kong protests continue for a 10th week in face of Beijing’s threats

China’s worst fears: Hong Kong, Taiwan and any other democracy

China Raises Reward for Informants in Tibet

Taiwan, Tibet and Uygur expats join Hongkongers in New York to show support for protests

India A Priority For China, Tibet To Play Key Role, Sun Xiaobo, Deputy Director-General of Foreign Affairs Office in Tibet Autonomous Region

India’s ban of Sikhs For Justice exposes limits of ‘world’s largest democracy’

Govrenment sets up tribunal to adjudicate ban on pro-Khalistan group ‘Sikhs For Justice’

Centre reaches out to ‘blacklisted’ Sikhs

ISIS, Assad, and Turkey Are Waging a Shadow War on U.S. Allies in Syria

Jailed PKK leader Ocalan ‘ready for a solution’ with Turkey

Kirkuk official alleges ‘Arabization’ as province gains new Arab voters in 2019

KRG trying to halt Turkish strikes, Iranian shelling: Masoud Barzani

5 Years After The U.S. Tried To Protect Yazidis In Iraq, The Minority Still Suffers

Blast hits Hazara community’s shoe market in Quetta

Tunisian lawyer is hoping to be the country’s first openly gay president

Video Adds Weight to North Macedonia ‘Extortion Scandal’

Bilbao, Athletic Club and the tricky world of Basque politics

‘The forest is our life’: Hope for change in Guyana’s forests

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Macedonian Court Rejects Extradition Of Kosovar War Crimes Suspect To Serbia

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Trump may get involved in Donbas negotiations

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Zelensky promises Crimean Tatars to simplify procedure for visiting Crimea

Zelensky ready to create Crimean Tatar autonomy – Dzhemilev

Ukrainian flag hoisted in occupied Crimea

Russia reverts to Stalin-era ‘confessions’ and insane charges in occupied Crimea

New type of Russian equipment Spotted in Donbas: IMR-3 with nuclear-grade crew protection

Haiti adrift as president faces impeachment hearing, prime minister in Twitter scandal

Jamaica Joins a Growing Number of Nations Calling on the British Museum to Repatriate Its Cultural Artifacts

More than half a million Rohingya refugees receive identity documents, most for the first time

Coca-Cola featured gay couples kissing in a Hungarian ad. People are furious

Sierra Leone Reviews Mining Licenses in Industry-Wide Clean-Up

Pentagon chief in Mongolia to strengthen military bonds

Singapore slashes 2019 growth forecast stoking recession fears

Eritrea high schools at the center of repression

South Sudan Activists Ramp Up Pressure for Unity Government

EU disinformation watchdog debunks over 6,000 cases of pro-Kremlin disinformation

Russia Rehearses Multi-Platform Warfare in the Baltic Sea

Russia suspected of using civilian ships for intelligence gathering and influence operations

Freedom fighters v. Wikipedia. Is it a tool to distort history?

“Russians” threatening Dutch F-16 pilots’ family

Irish PM says Brexit talks will go on for years, deal or no deal

Irish minister predicts Britain will crash out of EU in October

Ignorance of Irish history fuels Britain’s Brexit debate, says Victoria writer

EU funds for new climate change collaboration between Wales and Ireland

Irish newspaper calls for union between Ireland, Wales and Scotland

CARACCIO: Operation Ballot Box, Catalonia

Is democracy going digital? Why the Twitter debate on Catalonia’s independence matters

Guy Verhofstadt a Trappist monk about Spain in Catalonia

Catalan government spokesperson does not forsee anything positive coming out of Spain

Spain’s secret dossier on Nicola Sturgeon’s speech

Spain investigating family of former Catalan president Jordi Pujol in respect of ‘hiding’ funds for acquaintances in Andorra

Spanish Socialists won’t ‘depend’ on pro-independence parties but will ‘talk’ to them

Spain keeps close eye on Catalan activities in Switzerland

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2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

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

1944 August 2: Roma Genocide Remembrance Day

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

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

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

As U.S. pivots to China, nuclear non-proliferation fades into the rearview

Europe experienced a surge in government restrictions on religious activity over the last decade

Honduran President Is Accused of Drug Conspiracy

Lesotho cashes in on medicinal cannabis boom as British firm opens CBD factory

New Zealand’s Māori standoff against child separations and encroachment of preserved lands

Garma Festival emerges as Australia’s most influential forum on Indigenous affairs

Long ignored, Native Americans will get their first presidential candidate forum

Chittagong Hill Tracts: ‘Indigenous not tribal’

The indigenous Guna: Living with albinism in Panama

English newspapers are worse than Hindi on representing Dalit, Adivasi writers: Oxfam India report

After tribe leader Emyra Wajãpi’s death, Bolsonaro repeats call to mine the Amazon

Indigenous Communities Are Better at Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows

Aniwa Gathering Connected Me to My Indigenous Ancestors

Police attack Kinikinawa indigenous community in Brazil

Pristine Arctic reserves will benefit wildlife and Inuit communities

Planned Cherokee Heritage Center exhibit would show today’s communities

Brighton’s Amine brothers wrestling internationally for San Marino

More Than a Third of Guam Coral Reefs Died in Four Years Due to Warmer Ocean Temperatures

Oz accepts East Timor border deal unlocking vast gas reserves

The ‘Gandhi of Western Sahara’ Confronts a Deadly Generation Gap

Paraguay lawmakers back down on impeachment threat after hydropower deal annulled

Kosovo’s Oldest Party Searches for Election Winner

Seychelles Beats Zurich With First Blockchain-Based Equity Token

More and more children suffering from severe malnutrition in Chad

Mauritania blogger Mkhaitir once given death penalty for ‘blasphemy’ freed

UK Prime Minister runs chicken from Welsh media

Brexit uncertainty boosts support for Welsh independence from the UK

BBC is letting Wales down by not covering the Eisteddfod in English

Namibia inaugurates Chinese-built port terminal

Turkey Jails Another Professor Deported from Moldova

Kashmir leaders under house arrest as unrest grows

India revokes Jammu and Kashmir’s special status

Historic Greenland Melt Is a “Glimpse of the Future”

How Nigeria’s Jews Are Getting Caught in a New Separatist War

Zambia discontinues trial of 9 Livingstone Barotseland activists as Munyinda gets new criminal charge!

A President empowered through Bill 10 can dismantle Barotseland – Canada based Zambian lawyer

India offers $ 170 million line of credit to Guinea during Prez Kovind’s visit

Bosnia and Herzegovina nears completion of main transport corridor

Sikhs in India under surveillance to suppress Khalistan movement

Benin court bans presidential rival Zinsou from polls for 5 years

182 dead in Papuan displacement camps, says aid group

West Papua and climate to top agenda at Pacific Islands Forum

Hungary helps Russia deliver military vehicles to Serbia

Chinese police to help Serbia cope with its workers, tourists

Nicaragua: A Media Crackdown in Four Parts

‘My father said I should be looking after the cows’: the first female Tuareg guitarist

Cameroon separatist leader Ayuk Tabe launches hunger strike

Two Suspected IS Supporters Arrested In Russia’s Tatarstan

Smoke from Siberian forest fires reached U.S., Canada

Songs and stories from Eastern Steppe coming to Boundary Museum

Russia Now Split Into Three Parts Only One Of Which Moscow Reliably Controls

Burundi’s mineral exports overtake tea, coffee in hard currency earnings

A literary snapshot of Somaliland

Venezuela government, opposition hold talks in Barbados

Trump imposes Cuban-like embargo on Venezuela

Iran’s invisible Baloch children

Baloch And Pashtun Nationalist Movements In Pakistan: Colonial Legacy And The Failure Of State Policy

Baloch activists stage protest in Seoul against illegal detention of activist

Bolivia Forestry Officials Profit from Harvest of Illegal Wood

The Biased Scales Of Justice In Tajikistan

Kyrgyzstan court upholds Uzbek rights activist Azimjon Askarov’s life sentence

Russian PM To Travel To Turkmenistan Amid President Death Rumors

Witch Hunt for “Two-Faced Persons” in Xinjiang Universities

China’s top Uyghur official claims most detainees have left Xinjiang camps

Sign of the times: China’s capital orders Arabic, Muslim symbols taken down

China is building a global coalition of human rights violators to defend its record in Xinjiang

Retired Uyghur Finance Bureaucrat, 75, ‘Graduates’ from Xinjiang Internment Camp

Despite China’s denials, its treatment of the Uyghurs should be called what it is: cultural genocide

European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day: Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová

Canada marks Romani genocide during WWII

Italy’s Matteo Salvini accused of racism after ‘dirty gypsy’ comments

What is Roma Holocaust Memorial Day?

A South Korean cult leader who held 400 followers captive in Fiji has been jailed for six years

Kurdistan discusses designating Aug. 3 as Yezidi Genocide Remembrance Day

Five years after ISIS massacre, UN Iraq envoy pushes to restore stability to Sinjar

Political conflicts between Erbil and Baghdad prevent thousands of Yazidis from returning to home

Kurdistan Region president calls for joint-fundraising effort to rebuild Sinjar

Kurdish Struggle for Autonomy from the 1970s to the Present

Kurdistan Region marks 36th anniversary of Barzani genocide

Barzan genocide remembered, 36 years on

Iran flogs Kurdish singer 100 times for drinking, ‘insulting Islamic sanctities’

Why Syria’s Kurds are reluctant to be America’s proxy

Turkey, Russia and Iran’s joint statement rejects Kurds’ ‘separatist’ agenda in Syria

Turkey starts filling dam that Iraq says will cause major water shortages

Turkey says it ‘neutralized’ 5 PKK fighters in latest air raids in Kurdistan Region

171 remains of Kurds unearthed in first mass grave in Iraq’s Samawah desert

Christians evacuating their villages due to Turkish bombardments

Erdogan threatens attack on Kurdish forces in Syria

Esper says US would prevent ‘unilateral’ Turkish action against SDF in northern Syria

Costa Rica: Attack on television station is deeply concerning

Defense Policy Exchange Spotlights Vietnam-Laos Military Cooperation

One Year After Laos Dam Disaster 10,000 Survivors Have Returned Home But Still Struggle to Rebuild

France wants to extend its shelf off French Polynesia

Gabon Signs Offshore Oil-Production Sharing Deal With Petronas

In Azerbaijan, trolls keep us at each other’s throats

Samoa makes history with the first green Pacific Games

Sweden’s march towards a cashless economy went into reverse

How President Béji Caid Essebsi Helped Build Tunisia’s Democracy

Belize Is Offering Free Trips To Some Nevada Residents Fleeing The ‘Area 51 Raid’

Boris Johnson ‘feart’ to debate Nicola Sturgeon on independence

Scottish independence: Jeremy Vine Show misrepresents facts AGAIN

Is Brexit Worth Scotland’s Independence?

National Galleries’ exhibition on Scots migration omits Clearances

Lana Del Rey tour map suggests Scotland is independent

Scottish independence soars ahead as Ashcroft poll predicts Yes win

First Eastern Mediterranean Energy Leadership Summit Slated for This October in Athens

Pioneering migrants visit Australia’s Basque heartland to trace family history

‘Revolution of Our Times:’ Hong Kong Protests Not Just About Extradition Bill Anymore

The leader of Hong Kong’s leaderless protest movement is a philosophy student behind bars

Hong Kong charges 44 protesters with rioting

Founder of banned Hong Kong independence party ‘arrested’

Amid protests, defiance against Kremlin and Beijing rises

Taiwan says a Chinese warship slammed into one of its cargo ships and then sailed off into the night

China warns outsiders not to ‘sow distrust’ in South China Sea

Japan, ASEAN share concerns about South China Sea

South China Sea: Worries about bloodbath intensifies as Malaysia confronts Beijing

Philippines Could Put Hotels on South China Sea Island

Vietnam takes a stand in the South China Sea

Liechtenstein stamps showing bird’s eyes capture Asiago international art award

US Non-Recognition Policy Regarding Crimea One Year On

Russia preparing for large-scale military campaign in Ukraine – intel veteran

Mejlis reports on 73 searches, 69 detentions and 200 arrests in Crimea over past six months

‘Homeward’ shows Crimean Tatars’ struggle through one family’s tragedy

Crimean Tatar political prisoner prefers imminent death from hunger strike to the slow torture Russia proposes

Over 250 persons gone missing in Donbas over years of hostilities

Volker: US President Trump may join efforts to settle situation in Donbas

Mass graves of victims of communist regime found in Zhytomyr region

Ukraine rehabilitates first living victim of Communist regime

Russia issues ‘international’ arrest warrant against Crimean Tatar TV ATR journalist

‘What we saw in Israel was apartheid’: Icelandic Eurovision protesters Hatari collaborate with Palestinian artist

Canadian Court Rules West Bank Wines Are Not A ‘Product Of Israel’

Israel approves 6,000 new homes for Israeli settlers in West Bank

Montenegro: Israeli political consultant is suspect in pro-Kremlin coup attempt

Take a number: Guyana oil push drawing newcomers

Report: Belarus firm involved in North Korea ICBM mobile launcher

The Independence of Belarus is a Matter of International Security

Inside Europe: Mass graves spark protests in Belarus

Unflagging Protest: Belarus’s Opposition Inspired By A Pensioner And Her Outlawed Banner

Belarus ‘Elections’ Appointed: November 7 – To ‘Council Of Republic’, November 17 – To “Chamber’

US: Resolved Extortion Case Key to N. Macedonian EU Accession Talks

Gambia, Senegal & Guinea Bissau Sign Agreement to Combat Drug Trafficking

Disney cruises put Bahamas to test: Environment or economy?

‘Consequences’ Review: Slovenia’s First LGBTQ Film Is a Sexy Study of Male Rage

Creating an oasis of hope in one of Haiti’s most dangerous neighborhoods

Little Tibet Welcomes a Little Bauhaus

Jailed Tibetan Language Rights Advocate is Refused Visits From His Lawyers

Computational linguistics resources for Sindhi language

Wales wants to make the Welsh language part of every lesson under new curriculum

Reimagined Communities: An Introduction to Welsh Writing

Woman ‘told to leave shop in Pwllheli’ after speaking Welsh

Latvia’s Tilde beats internet giants in machine translation battle

Malaysia’s Rohingya Refugees Forced to Work in Shadows

Mashrou’ Leila Performance Canceled At Lebanon Music Festival

Airstrike by Libya Strongman Kills 43 in Growing Proxy War

At least 5 dead in flash flooding in Sierra Leone’s capital

Mongolia’s Capital Banned Coal To Fix Its Pollution Problem. Will It Work?

Maldives police arrest ex-vice president after India denies entry

South Sudan Sees Foreign Direct Investment Rising to $1 Billion

The Gathering Storm: As the Baltic States Prepare to Disconnect from the Russian Power Grid, the Kremlin is Ready to ‘Help’

The Rise of Right-Wing Populists in Estonia

Inside Europe: Latvia’s shrinking population

New tours, painful reminders in Lithuania after hit Chernobyl show

Estonia will not recognise Russian passports in Donbass, Lithuania calls for EU action

China’s Investments in Rwanda Raise Familiar Questions About Debt

Eritrea: our nuanced silence in the face of brutal dictatorship

“Only country in the world that can have a retroactive carbon footprint”

Iceland cuts teen drinking with curfews, youth centers

With Boris Johnson in Office, a Brexit Standoff With Ireland Solidifies

Boris Johnson saves trickiest Brexit challenge, Northern Ireland, for last

The Fruitcake Prison Break That Reshaped Irish History

Support for a united Ireland is surging – and for the first time, it’s backed by moderates

Tyneside’s forgotten fight for Irish freedom

“Spain?” – “You are close, it’s Catalan Fish Stew”

Tension, broken talks, trial, rising hegemony – Catalan political year at a glance

Catalan government delegate in Germany sues Spain over spying allegations

Catalan economy grew 2% in second quarter of 2019

These death-defying human towers build on Catalan tradition

Oriol Junqueras immunity hearing set for October 14 in EU court

Catalonia’s tourist industry looking forward to a good August

Government greenlights F1 grand prix at Circuit de Catalunya for another year

Girona rises in Game of Thrones

Jobless total in July down to lowest since 2008

Catalan ‘men in skirts’ establishing annual kilt day

Rright to self-determination “does not exist” in the Spanish magna carta

Cuba caps prices for food, beverages to cut inflation risk

£5.6k boost for ‘lifeline’ Isle of Man mobile library

Equatorial Guinea: 40 years of repression and rule of fear highlights human rights crisis

Outrage in Gambia over release of three hitmen who took orders from ex-president Yahya Jammeh

Finland, the new enemy of Hungary

Can a new U.S.-funded park help make El Salvador safe again?

China looking at opening consulate in New Caledonia

Progress and preservation: Dayaks in palm oil country hold on to traditions