“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

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Indigenous People of Biafra begin exhibition of Biafra genocide in London
East Timor youth leaving in droves to seek employment
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Over 25,000 residents of occupied Donbas granted Russian citizenship
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Ukraine launches investigation into IMAX cinemas in annexed Crimea
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Lao Cinema Steps Forward on International Stage at Locarno, Venice
Female garment workers in Lesotho factories are being forced into sex
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Somaliland: Parliament Breaks Records For Longest Sitting Without Elections
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Elizabeth Warren releases massive plan to address issues facing Native Americans
South Asian indigenous people assert rights, cultural identity
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Mni Ki Wakan Summit rallies for U.N. protection from pipeline oil spills in Lakota Territory
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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
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Massive Welsh dragon appears at the side of the M4 near Newport
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Yabloko calls for election boycott in Ingushetia
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Scandalous Dagestan autoblogger hit and killed man, 19
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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
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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
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Malaysian woman accused of Khalistani terror funding arrested
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Free Balochistan movement marks Independence Day of Balochistan
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Senior Baloch leader, three others shot dead
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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
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Palestinian Authority bans LGBT activities in West Bank
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Remembering the miracle of 1989
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Russia-24 accused of inciting hatred in Latvia
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Twenty-eight years since Estonia regained independence from Soviet Union
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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
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Plans for all new street names in Cardiff to be in Welsh only
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Irish-language exemption plans go against best practice
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Taiwan sharply boosts defense budget amid China tension
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Norway detects radioactive iodine days after explosion in Russia
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