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1991 October 18: Independence Day of Azerbaijan

1953 October 22: Laos Independence Day

1964 October 24: Zambia Independence Day

1955 October 26: Austrian National Day

1979 October 27: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Independence Day

1991 October 27: Turkmenistan Independence Day

1918 October 28: Independent Czechoslovak State Day

1923 October 29: Republic Day of Turkey

1981 November 1: Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day

1978 November 3: Dominica Independence Day

1903 November 3: Panama Independence Day

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Catalan pro-independence grass-root leaders sent to prison on sedition charges

Slovenia will recognise independent Catalonia, says deputy leader of Slovenian SD party

24 Nobel Prize laureates call for “mediation and dialogue” between Catalonia and Spain

Spain to dismiss all Catalan government and limit Parliament powers

Spain to purge Catalonia police force of pro-independence officers

Catalonia’s ruling coalition committed to declaring independence this week

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Taiwan shows Southeast Asia how to resist Beijing bullying

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Five people describe what the Welsh language means to them

Development Bank of Wales launches with £440m to back ambitious growth firms

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Lithuania goes online with files local spies wrote for KGB

Ukrainian teen abducted by Russian FSB charged with school bomb plot, denied medical treatment

Russia hunts ‘organizers’ of Crimean Tatar solitary pickets against repression

Peoples Of Idel-Ural Come Together To Fight Putin’s Language And Nationality Policies

EBRD to lend $500m for Azerbaijan gas pipeline

Azerbaijan and Armenia meet over disputed territory

Frankfurt Book Fair ends, Georgia takes over as Guest of Honour

Brexit is now an ‘existential threat’ to Northern Ireland

Chechen mothers’ agony over fate of Islamic State daughters

Anti-Migrant Platform Drives Austrian Vote

Stop China Pakistan Economic Corridor, Baloch leaders to China

US should support independent Balochistan: American lawmaker

Bosnia and Herzegovina may never be clear of landmines

Israel approves settler housing in the heart of Hebron

Israel closes Palestinian media groups in West Bank

Detained Barotseland freedom fighter hospitalised

Jailed Kurdish leader keeps in touch with supporters through arts, literature

Kurdish people have won the moral argument — the world should embrace our independence

Hezbollah claims Kirkuk a victory over US, Israel

Kurdistan Regional Government offers to freeze outcome of independence referendum to begin dialogue

Finnish government pledges €200K to found conciliation committee on injustice toward Sámi people

Top int’l lawyers condemn Hong Kong’s jailing of democracy activists as ‘a serious threat to the rule of law’

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China ready to ‘defeat’ Taiwan independence: Xi

Curating the Present: The National Museum of the American Indian

Jobs and American Indian Sovereignty: The Challenge of Gaming

Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft

Australia indigenous poet subjected to student abuse

Hong Kong’s disappearing indigenous culture

Indigenous Community Judge Shot Dead as Colonial Violence Terrorizes Nicaragua

New UN envoy pays first visit to disputed Western Sahara

Duterte’s pro-China shift fractures anti-Beijing alliance in Southeast Asia

Tillerson raps China as ‘predatory’ rule breaker

Ex Kiwi calls for inclusion of Māori team in World Cup

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French name wars: Brittany tells Paris to allow the ‘foreign’ letter ‘ñ’

Uncertainty remains over New Caledonia independence referendum roll

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Spain’s stance on Catalonia causing ‘tension across the entire Spanish state,’ Basque lawmaker says

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Former military chief in Lesotho charged with murder

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Central African Republic children starve as aid workers flee fighting

War criminal or role model? It’s a thin line in Serbia

Russia pressures Serbia on status of controversial base

Mogadishu bombings kill ‘unprecedented number of civilians’

Slovenia Sets Green Vehicle Deadline of 2030

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Ethiopia’s Oromo leader requests prison visitation as trial date is set

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Ethiopia army banned from Oromia-Somali areas amid peace efforts

Mauritania cracks down on critical press after referendum

South Sudan: UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing

South Sudan commander on trial for rape, murder of aid workers found dead

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Trump blames Cuba for mysterious attacks on US diplomats

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Two Macedonian Men Accused In Wiretap Scandal Arrested In Greece

Isle of Man Christmas stamps ‘reflect Manx history’

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Paraguay will ‘burn books’ which don’t promote ‘traditional gender ideology’

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Jailed Rwandan opposition figure accuses president

Tajikistan authorities draw up list of gay and lesbian citizens

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Bulgaria Pushes for Clearer EU Membership Path for Western Balkans

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Kyrgyzstan: Presidential Election Produces First-Round Winner

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Kuwait: Court Strikes Down Draconian DNA Law

Lebanon passes first budget since 2005

Lebanon issues death sentences in 1982 killing of president

Croatia issues arrest warrant for founder of country’s biggest company

A Maltese Journalist Who Reported on the Panama Papers Has Been Killed by a Car Bomb

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Bahamas Ponders Capital Punishment in New Study

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Catalan Independence: Only Belgium breaks ranks in EU unity with Madrid

Libya six years on: No regrets over Gaddafi’s demise

World Food Day: 350,000 people in Chad face starvation

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Somaliland election campaigns kick off with first ever presidential debate

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Circassians prevented from attending jailed activist’s court hearing

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Italian Regions of Lombardy and Veneto Vote for More Autonomy

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