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2014 February 20: Heavenly Hundred Remembrance Day in Ukraine

February 21: International Mother Language Day

1979 February 22: Saint Lucia Independence Day

1944 February 23: Aardakh a.k.a. Operation Lentil: Soviet expulsion of Vainakh (Chechen and Ingush) to Central Asia

1918 February 24: Estonia Independence Day – Estonia is 100

1921 February 25: Soviet Russian Invasion in Democratic Republic of Georgia

1950 February 25: Kuwait National Day

2014 February 27: Russia’s annexation of Crimea

1844 February 27: Dominican Republic Independence Day

1976 February 27: Proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

1947 February 28: 2.28 Incident in Taiwan

1992 March 1: Bosnia and Herzegovina Independence Day

589 March 1: Saint David’s, National Day of Wales

1878 March 3: Liberation Day in Bulgaria

March 5: St Piran’s Day, the national day in Cornwall

1957 March 6: Ghana, 1st sub-Saharan African country to become independent from colonial rule

1944 March 8: Mass deportation of the Balkar people by Stalin’s Soviet Union

1959 March 10: Tibetan National Uprising Day

1990 March 11: Day of Re-Establishment of Lithuania’s Independence

Monday, February 26, 2018

Worldwide Day of Action for Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov imprisoned by Russia

Competition: Tallinn Red Terror Museum

Educational and economic value of embracing people’s mother tongues

‘Our values, beliefs and identity’ are embedded within language, UNESCO says on Mother Language Day

Kosovo marks decade of independence as Rita Ora headlines celebrations

Sturgeon furious at Scotland’s absence from key Brexit meeting

Independent publishing in Hong Kong – a once-flourishing industry annihilated by fear

Infighting Threatens Mali Peace, Creating Space for Al Qaida

NATO launches second cyber defence project with Moldova

At least 16 West Papuans killed or tortured to death by Indonesian military and police in 2017

On International Mother Language Day World Uyghur Congress Calls on China to Reverse Uyghur Language Ban

UN experts denounce criminalization of linguistic and cultural rights advocacy in China

Ukraine Is Not an Afterthought

European politicians got millions to lobby for pro-Russian government in Ukraine

Four years of occupation of Crimea: 456 detentions and 377 interrogations

Lithuania reiterates non-recognition of Crimea annexation

Siemens is not alone in helping Russia to breach sanctions over Crimea

Exiles In Their Country, Crimean Dissidents Resist Russian Rule

100 anniversary of Noman Çelebicihan’s death

Crimean Tatar prosecuted in Russian-occupied Crimea for trying to see her political prisoner husband

Khalistan: India gives Justin Trudeau list of Sikh separatists in Canada

Israel and Iran edge closer to conflict

If not now, when should Europe recognise Palestine?

Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

Palestinian killed during Israeli raid in the West Bank

Irish language community is well used to the slings and arrows

Council of Europe has told the UK to pass laws to protect the Irish language

Ifta winner John Connors spurns BBC over language issue

Vandals spray paint over Irish language portion of road sign

Ukip leader is unable to condemn those who defaced an Irish language road sign in Co Tyrone

Irish-speaking areas in north set for official status for first time

Breakthrough as President Donald Trump will appoint a special envoy to Northern Ireland

Independence is not a crime

Rapper gets over 3 years in prison for lyrics

Catalan politician Anna Gabriel defies Madrid court summons

Switzerland ‘probably wouldn’t’ extradite Anna Gabriel

Scientific research frozen and social policies delayed: consequences of Madrid’s direct rule in Catalonia

Exhibit featuring Catalan ‘political prisoners’ removed from Madrid’s art festival

Pompeu Fabra year: celebrating the father of modern Catalan

Amnesty: rights of Catalan independence supporters ‘disproportionately restricted’

14 arrested for protesting imprisonment of pro-independence leaders

Support for independence drops to four-year low in Catalonia

Guinea ruling party wins first local elections since 2005

Benin abolishes death penality

Unprecedented ‘fake medicines’ trial opens in Benin

Majeed Gwadari, writer of current Baloch national anthem, passes away

Balochistan: Pakistani forces abducted at least 11 people from Kech

Bosnia’s future lies with Europe and NATO, PM Denis Zvizdic

Georgia: From Independence to Freedom – 100 Years of Republic

Georgia recognised as easiest place in emerging Europe to do business

Georgian citizen dies in South Ossetian police custody, Tbilisi demands international investigation

South Ossetia hit by population crisis as birth rate drops 20% in five years

South Ossetian Police Pressure Investigative Journalist

Zuwara sees growth of students interested in Amazigh culture

Snow isolates Moroccan Amazigh villages more used to sun

Daring Plan to Save a Religious Minority from ISIS

Despite Obstacles, A Yazidi Woman Is Determined To Change Her Life

Yezidi survivor won’t return to Iraq for fear of new ‘genocide’

Three Yezidi survivors welcomed home with tears, hugs

Defeated in Iraq, ISIS still haunts dreams of Yazidi children

47 Yezidis register their candidacy for Iraqi elections

Syria pro-government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against Turkey

Kurdish YPG militia urges Syrian army to help it stop Turkey

Turkey warns that any allies of Kurdish fighters constitute ‘legitimate target’

Afrin under heavy Turkish bombardment

Will There Ever Be a Kurdish Superhero?

7-year sentence requested for whistling Kurdish song

Turkish court sentences 3 academics for criticizing ‘massacre’ of Kurds

Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame

PEN: repression of Kurdish Language and Culture must stop

US warns Iraq on purchase of Russian arms

US to send Erbil $365 million to pay Peshmerga salaries, KRG minister confirms

Azerbaijan follows Russia example in banning The Death of Stalin movie

Record-breaking Norway out of Olympic golden shoes

Sex abuse claim against Guam church brings total lawsuits to 157

Duterte: China’s South China Sea Installations Aimed at the United States, Not the Philippines

Tribal Leaders: Infrastructure Bill Should Include Indian Country Priorities

Why is a quarter of Canada’s prison population Indigenous?

Racism no match for resilience at Indigenous women’s business conference

Geographical Divisions of Colonial Nicaragua: Impacts on Development in the Indigenous Territories

Tainos, Ancient Islanders Visited by Columbus, Not Extinct

Bolivians pick their Andean god of abundance

The rise of Bolivia’s indigenous ‘cholitas’ – in pictures

Bolivia’s indigenous women cope with climate change

‘Racist’ statue of subjugated American Indian on way to removal from Civic Center

Navajo Nation Treaty of 1868 Lives On at the American Indian Museum

New curriculum prioritizes tribal sovereignty, cultural respect in scientific research of American Indian, Alaska Native communities

This Account is Reclaiming the Indigenous Names for Mountains One Geotag at a Time

At Last, We May Get Our First Native American Woman In Congress

On the Inuktut language, the Inuit may have been too welcoming

Inuit hockey team ‘keeps kids going when they’re down’

Supporting Successful Transitions to Post-Secondary Education for Indigenous Students: Lessons from an Institutional Ethnography in Ontario, Canada

Indonesia’s last frontier: indigenous peoples’ rights key to forest preservation

Indigenous Sengwer threatened by Kenya Forest Service

Indigenous Australians are tired of being spoken for, says actress Shareena Clanton

A second nod to Aboriginal tradition prompts debates over its place

Adivasi Man Lynched in Kerala, Selfie Taken Moments Before Death

Yws Gwynedd cleans up at Welsh-language music awards

Holidaymaker claims bilingual road signs are ‘dangerous’ and the responses are hilarious

International Mother Language Day: watch Welsh weatherman smash nine languages in one broadcast

The devolution of broadcasting is essential to creating a functioning Welsh democracy

#WhenWalesIsIndependent: Building the Wales of the future

Theatr Clwyd Announce Applications Are Open For The Writer In Residence Scheme For Welsh Language Writers

Welsh-language initiative prepares for St David’s Day

Greek opposition leader demands hard concessions for Macedonia deal

Mental health awareness in the Hmong community

Iceland: The Most Corrupt Nordic Country

Western Sahara in 2017: Moroccan authorities use “unnecessary excessive force”

Gdeim Izik Group: Saharawi political prisoner Mohamed El Ayoubi passes away

One family can’t stop winning medals for Liechtenstein

Tibetan Writer Handed Three-Year Prison Term For ‘Inciting Separatism’

Tibetan singer Shawo Tashi released after serving 5 years in prison

China Expels 3 Tibetans with Valid Visas After 8 Hours Detainment at Airport

Chinese Student Who Called Xi Jinping ‘Xitler’, Wrote ‘Free Tibet’ May Face Prison Time

Two US Mayors Called Upon Dalai Lama in India

UN Experts Call On China to release Tashi Wangchuk

Draft US Congress resolutions declare Mar 10 ‘Tibetan Rights Day’

Photo Story: Life in the Exile Tibetan Community

Tibet is a catalyst to transform China: CTA President in Japan

Is China Hiding Information About Tibet’s Jokhang Temple Fire?

New Caledonia town shuts in protest at crime

Dengue epidemic declared in New Caledonia

Former French PM upsets pro-independence side in New Caledonia

Seawater is infiltrating a nuclear waste dump on a remote Pacific atoll

Nigerian court orders separate trial for pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu

Pro-Biafra groups seek restructuring on 1963 constitution

Brunei, a success story from the beginning

Libya: UNHCR increasingly concerned over long-time stranded Tawergha people

Has the Arab Spring failed Libya and Bahrain?

Bahrain: Five years in jail for Nabeel Rajab’s tweets

Djibouti’s Main Opposition Party Boycotts Legislative Elections

Djibouti seizes control of Dubai-run Doraleh port

Case against activists threatens Kuwait’s political openness

Greenland is melting

A Top-Secret US Military Base Will Melt Out of the Greenland Ice Sheet

The Internet Won’t Give Up on the Jamaica’s First Women’s Bobsled Team

Gambia President Announces Moratorium on Death Penalty

Worldview: East Timor’s path to restoration and renovation

East Timor’s latest attempt to find the body of its first prime minister Nicolau dos Reis Lobato

Gabon government terminates Veolia concession

As China concerns grow, India looks to build military presence in Seychelles

US raps Albania’s Rama for ‘careless’ words on Kosovo

Bhutan Faces Challenges As it Sits Between Asia’s Biggest Powers

Serb Who Attacked U.S. Embassy In Montenegro Was Pro-Russian, Ex-Yugoslav ‘Soldier’

UN identifies South Sudan military officers accused of war crimes

Media, rights activists threatened in South Sudan – U.N. report

Over 5 million seek to vote in controversial Burundi poll: election chief

Third of Burundi population needs humanitarian aid: UN

Bulgaria is at the Last Places in the European Union in People Working in the Field of Culture

Bulgaria and Spain are Leaders in the Decline in Construction in the EU

Bulgaria and Romania push to join EU’s Schengen Area

Bulgaria’s Demographic Challenge

Journalist or Terrorist? Kashmir Photographer Is Jailed, Pending Answer

Kashmir’s #MeToo: where both women and men are victims

45 candidates nominated to contest upcoming general election in Grenada

Somalia-Somaliland Talks: Crossroads or Dead-End

The Latest: Al-Shabab Claims Somalia Blasts That Kill 18

Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions

Swaziland: President ‘Banned’ From Swazi Senate

Corruption Perception in Croatia Among Highest in EU

Concerns over Laos dam’s environmental impact

Why Laos’ reliance on Chinese money could bankrupt the country

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

‘Sorcery’ attacks in Papua New Guinea’s highlands – in pictures

Striking Photos of the Past and Present of Papua New Guinea

Pressure mounts on Catholic-run family planning clinics in Papua New Guinea

Central African Republic: Half the population needs aid

Lone warriors rescue sex slaves, rape survivors in Central African Republic

Russian Demographic Collapse Driving Ethnic Shifts In Non-Russian Republics

Nenets author’s book to be nominated for Nobel Prize

Circassia: divide and rule: the ‘clans’ of Kabardino-Balkaria

Ingushetia Remembers 1944 Deportation Victims

One Chechen man’s quest for a real education

Chechen residents pay tribute to victims of deportation, despite authorities’ ban

Kadyrov shares his thoughts about Stalin

Kadyrov’s investment: The concerning relationship between soldiers and athletes in Chechnya

Chechen Warlord Ramzan Kadyrov’s MMA Fight Clubs And Influence Are Moving West

HRW asks FIFA to scrap Chechnya as World Cup training base

5 Killed In Church Shooting In Russia’s Dagestan

‘I inherited a broke country’, says new Liberian president

Ebola effects on Liberia health system ‘killed more than virus’

Chad and Qatar Restore Ties Cut in Wake of Arab States Rift

Millions of people in the Lake Chad Basin region remain in desperate need of aid

Kyrgyzstan: Arrested MP Found to Have Kazakh Citizenship

Cyprus accuses Turkey of blocking ship again in gas exploration standoff

Hungary slides deeper down corruption index

Chileans lose faith as Vatican scrambles to contain sex abuse scandal

Building starts on Afghan leg of Turkmenistan gas pipeline

How Palau’s archipelago forms a democratic whole

Belarus: Still at War with Press and “Parasites”

Generations of Peasants Have Occupied Land in Paraguay’s Neglected Countryside to Survive

Dominica in final negotiations on power price for its planned geothermal plant

Dominica – An Island Reborn

‘Exodus’ from Puerto Rico: A visual guide

Tiffany Haddish on Returning to Eritrea: ‘I Feel Like I’m Finally Home’

Eritrea’s first Winter Olympian calls Canada home

Eritrean finds home in Italy after trauma in Libya

Congo refugees in Rwanda say soldiers shoot and wound at least two during food protest

Kosovo calls for historic deal with Serbia amid independence celebrations

Serbia: Concerted efforts needed to address the legacy of the past, protect media freedoms and ensure inclusive education

Lavrov Vows Close Russia-Serbia Ties Despite EU Ambitions

‘You’re an idiot’: Hungary’s foreign minister blasts Luxembourg counterpart

More Chinese banks eye up Lux

Japan, Mongolia agree to boost pressure on N.Korea

Mongolia’s air pollution causes child health crisis

In Cuba, There Isn’t a Movement for Black Thought, or Black Pride. It Doesn’t Exist.

Sierra Leone elects new president: Profiles of top six contenders

Testing our resolve for peaceful elections in Sierra Leone

Singapore is hiking its sales tax, but not until 2021 or later

Singapore won’t cane suspected bank robber sought from UK

Singapore City Harvest megachurch leader Chew Eng Han ‘tries to flee by sea’

Tajikistan: Grandson of Opposition Leader Denied Medical Treatment

Tajikistan: Activist Forcibly Returned From Turkey

Is adoption in Switzerland on its way out?

Switzerland imposes sanctions on allies of Congo’s Kabila

Dutch parliament recognises 1915 Armenian massacre as genocide

Sex-Selective Abortions: ‘We lose 1,400 girls a year. Who will our boys marry?’: Armenia’s quandary

Belize Protests as Guat Soldiers Nab Fellow Citizen in our Territory

Wanted: An economic revolution in Tunisia

In Tunisia, preserving tradition in the last underground homes

Ethiopia’s state of emergency 2.0

Oromo People Democratic Organization picks new chairman in bid to produce Ethiopia’s next Prime Minister

Ethiopia: Mass protests ‘rooted in country’s history’

Panama and money laundering: the long road from paper to practice

Panama seeks to grow ship finance with new law

Task Force Points Out Gaps in Panama Money Laundering Laws

Suriname banned from voting at UN

Slovakia Rejects Treaty Combating Violence Against Women

Czech President Wants Hacking Suspect Sent To Russia, Not U.S.

New Zealand is a school choice utopia. But do students perform better?

Law giving special rights to Litunga and Lozi people of Barotseland was ‘revoked’ – Zambian Government position on the BA‘64

SOMALILAND should inspire BAROTSELAND – Linyungandambo Philosophy