Repression in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Kashmir, Khalistan, Balochistan, West Papua, Catalonia; the day in Scotland; Bolton visits Belarus

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
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
1714 September 11: National Day of Catalonia
1997 September 11: Scottish devolution referendum
1997 September 11: Welsh devolution referendum
2001 September 11: 9/11
1821 September 15: Costa Rica Independence Day
1821 September 15: El Salvador Independence Day
1821 September 15: Guatemala Independence Day
1821 September 15: Honduras Independence Day
1821 September 15: Nicaragua Independence Day
1810 September 16: Grito de Dolores, Mexico
1975 September 16: Papua New Guinea Independence Day
1939 September 17: Soviet Invasion of Poland

6 famous people you did not know are from Trinidad and Tobago
Niue: Aladdin and the genie appear on latest silver coin featuring One Thousand and One Nights series
The islands of the Indian Ocean aren’t known for their food. A new cookbook aims to change that.
Village by village, the quest to stop female genital cutting in Somaliland
Militants tighten grip on Somalia with tax racket
Malaysia, Vietnam voice ‘serious concern’ about South China Sea
Beijing to Duterte: South China Sea position not up for talks
Eswatini: Hundreds of people still at risk of forced evictions one year on from Amnesty exposé
Don’t Name Your Beer For Nuking Somebody’s Home
Rugby World Cup 2019: Tonga ‘fixated’ on playoffs dream, says coach Toutai Kefu
Magnitsky wins Russian rights battle 10 years after his death
Tatarstan brings in skills and investors
Kalmykian Archaic And Soviet Folk on Sub Rosa
Videoblogging shaman walks to Moscow to ‘exorcise’ Putin
Circassian activist Martin Kochesoko released on bail as defence claims rigged witness testimonies
Brochure Issued In Ingushetia Instructs Women To ‘Defer’ To Men
ECHR orders Russia to pay €1.9 million over Chechnya and Ingushetia disappearances
Chechen exile slain ‘execution-style’ in Berlin park, Russia denies involvement
Hundreds march for CHamoru self-determination
Curacao team puts Caribbean island on the map despite loss
Māori reversing rural-urban drift
Under the curtain: Kashmir residents contend with pellet guns and restrictions
Gilgit-Baltistan: Pakistan-Run Kashmir Faces Human Rights Crisis
Pakistan brought to a standstill for ‘Kashmir hour’ demonstrations
Kashmiri militant calls for Pakistan military intervention in disputed region
Pakistan backs India’s Sikh separatists as Kashmir tensions rise
No country for minorities: In Imran Khan’s ‘Naya Pakistan’, another Sikh girl abducted and converted
Sikh loaders being forced to work without a turban and trim hairs at Amritsar airport
Book penned on 100 Sikh freedom fighters released at Sri Akal Takht Sahib
Supreme Court of India refuses to hear petition seeking justice in extra-judicial killings of more than 8000 youths
Baloch hold anti-Pakistan protest in London to demand release of disappeared activists
Balochistan: Senior sub-editor wounded in firing by unknown assailants
Pakistani forces abduct Baloch student from Karachi airport
Balochistan: Pakistani forces abduct three Baloch youth from Panjgur and Kech
Balochistan: Pakistani forces disappeared six Baloch youth from Kharan
Hundreds of Baloch Rights Activists Detained, Tortured and Murdered as Part of the State’s Kill and Dump Policy
Nicola Sturgeon: This was the day independence became inevitable
Resignation of Scottish Tory leader Is a Sign the U.K. Could Break Apart Over Brexit
Remain alliance: Corbyn admits Labour would ‘not block’ Sturgeons independence referendum
Ruth Davidson’s departure could be the moment of independence for the Scottish Tories
Sky News fail to include pro-indy voice during ‘nonsense’ debate
Scottish Independence Is Back, and So Are the Financial Hurdles
Forward As One brings thousands to Dunfermline march for Scottish independence
Second War of Independence: Scots endure defeats to fight off Edward
Barotseland independence only a matter of time – Saleya Kwalombota
Nothing good can come out of Barotseland – PF official
Solomon Islands ‘clearly leaning’ toward shifting ties from Taiwan to China
Seychelles first in African Region to adapt WHO Diseases Surveillance and Response Guidelines
Indonesian govt gets YouTube to block satirical West Papua ‘advertisement’
West Papuans rally for independence poll
Indigenous peoples protest in West Papua
Why are protestors dying in West Papua?
Reports of Racism by Indonesian Police Spark Riots in West Papua
Several Reasons why West Papua should get its Freedom: Immediately!
Indonesia deports Australians for participating in Papua protests
West Papua: Indonesian Security Forces Fire on Peaceful Demonstrators
Islamization of the Chittagong Hill Tracts and West Papua: Endless power concentration
Bangladesh govt failed to protect ethnic minorities
Myanmar’s Lucrative Drug Trade Is Increasingly Fueling The Country’s Conflict
China’s Czech advance hampered by Huawei jitters, Tibetan flags
WWII: A memory battleground on the 80th anniversary
World War II Teaches Us How World War III Could Happen (And Would Be Hell)
Why tourism policy needs to use more imagination
Eastern Europe Woos International Filmmakers Like Never Before
Gabon: Journalists unhappy with media regulator
Malta: paving the way for cannabis research and development
Greece to increase border patrols and deportations to curb migrant influx
‘Mafia State’ Slovakia Struggles to Root Out Corruption
US ‘Marijuana Don’ Startles North Macedonia with Visit
Is Greenland the New Iceland?
Statue honors Dane credited as Nanjing Massacre lifesaver
Can Denmark sink Nord Stream 2 traversing the Baltic Sea?
UN Tells Bosnia to Apologise to Wartime Rape Victim
Bosnia Publishes Database of 27,000 Wartime Missing Persons
Human Rights Activists Mark International Day of the Disappeared Remembering 1600 Persons Still Missing from Kosovo War
Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam
Kyrgyzstan: Risk of a third revolution?
‘You’re Not a Person if You Don’t Drink.’ How This Tiny European Country Developed the World’s Worst Drinking Problem
Juncker Commission still hopes to finalise agreement with Azerbaijan
Russia strips Azeri blogger of citizenship and moves to deport him
Athletic overpower Sociedad to win Basque derby
Missing Yezidi victims continue to be freed from ISIS in Syrian refugee camp
Duhok orphanage shelters Yezidi children orphaned by ISIS
Kurds in Turkey’s southeast defiant after mayoral dismissals
US-backed Syrian Kurds begin pullout near Turkish border as part of ‘safe zone’ deal
What Kurds hoped for from Trump
US-led coalition praises SDF’s anti-ISIS efforts amid Turkish threats
My Turn: Theodore L. Gatchel: Betraying the Kurds
US-backed forces in Syria capture top ISIS financial officer
KRG tells villagers near Turkish border to leave as Turkey-PKK conflict escalates
Turkish court rules for release of Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas
With Unrest Next Door in Venezuela, US Air Force Hopes to Make Strides in Guyana
Islamic State claims suicide bomb attack on separatist fighters in Yemen’s Aden
UAE carries out air strikes against Yemen government forces to support separatists
In Thailand, It’s Guilty Until Proven Innocent – After Death
Satellite data shows hunger looming in Senegal, Mauritania
My children won’t know about forests: fight for Adivasi rights in Bandipur
Adivasis and the Indian State: How onset of industrialism, modernisation wreaked cultural, social and economic havoc among tribals
NEIP seeks 10 member representation from Nagaland
US 1st Indigenous Presidential Candidate Forum Draws 10 Democrats
Norway Sami community fights for survival as temperatures rise
Inuit in solidarity with Indigenous Amazonians as thousands of forest fires blaze worsening international climate crisis
New Inuit mural brightens downtown Ottawa
Aboriginal actor brings freshness to Nightingale
Aboriginal Australians Lose Land Rights to Coal Mine
‘Surrounded, afraid’: The indigenous guardians of Brazil’s Amazon
This Indigenous Tribe In The Amazon Survived Forced Labor And Epidemics. Now Their Land Is On Fire.
Cherokee Nation aims to send first delegate to Congress, citing past treaties
Suku Anak Dalam protest march staged against land dispute with palm oil company
Indigenous people under threat from Indonesia’s plan to move capital
Police In Hong Kong Are Caught Between Protesters And The Government
How Hong Kong’s pro-democracy human chain has redefined the Lion Rock Spirit
I Witnessed the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Here’s Why China Wouldn’t Dare Do the Same in Hong Kong
Joshua Wong and Alex Chow: The People of Hong Kong Will Not Be Cowed by China
More Than 1,000 Arrested So Far in Hong Kong’s Protests
Trees help refugees in Armenia take root
Significance of Hidden Armenians for Armenia and Project Rebirth Objectives
Russia to Help Breakaway Abkhazia Modernize Its Armed Forces
What are the Russians up to in South Ossetia?
Biafra Nations Youth League To Hold National Congress
Massive Dam Complex Threatens Bhutan’s Philosophy
How Albania Became the World’s First Atheist Country
Targeted: The journalists reporting politics and crime in Albania
Russia enjoys “special status” in Guinea in effort to rekindle Soviet-era relationships
Ebola death toll in east Congo outbreak climbs above 2,000
Missing Maldives journalist killed by al-Qaeda affiliate
John Bolton’s Belarus trip stirs threat to Putin
PEN America Condemns Brutal Homophobic Attack on Belarusian Filmmaker
Journalist Aleh Bebenin Passed Away Nine Years Ago
Economist: Surge Of Inflation And Slumping Devaluation Awaiting Belarus
Nigeria partially closes border with Benin to curb rice smuggling
UNPO Denounces Chinese Attacks on its Vice-President
China’s missing million: the search for disappeared Uyghurs
Skeptical Scholar Says Visit to Xinjiang Internment Camps Confirms Western Media Reports
China’s Cross-Border Campaign to Terrorize Uyghur Americans
Chinese Authorities Detain Highest-Ranking Uyghur Police Officer in Xinjiang Capital Urumqi
China’s Ban on Some Textbooks Seen as Aimed at Uyghur Culture
Sources say China used iPhone hacks to target Uyghur Muslims
Switzerland to become climate neutral by 2050, says government
Bolton: US concerned about situation in Black Sea
Crimean Tatar sentenced to 10 years for fictitious involvement in a legal Ukrainian organization
Ukraine looks at U.S. LNG as part of diversification plan
U.S. to help Poland, Ukraine disconnect from Russian gas
Anger over acquittal of ex-Berkut officer charged with torturing Maidan activists
Zelensky slams Nord Stream 2 as Ukraine seeks US gas
Russia brings tanks, weapons and its very own censorship to occupied Luhansk
Russia uses primitive fake to imprison Crimean Tatar human rights activist Emir-Usein Kuku
Pence, Zelensky discuss future visit of Ukrainian president to USA
Time for Europe to Do More to Help Ukraine, Pence Says
Donbas militant responsible for secret Donetsk ‘concentration camp’ goes on trial in Ukraine
A Palestinian Freshman Arrived in the U.S. to Study at Harvard. Immigration Officials Revoked His Visa and Deported Him.
Palestinians condemn Honduras, Nauru moves on Jerusalem status
Israel will soon have to choose between China and the US
Where The U.S. Sees Threats In China, Israel Sees Opportunity
Israel is making the case for war, in public, against Lebanon
Israel and Hezbollah exchange border fire for first time in years
U.S. Sanctions Iran-Linked Entities, Individuals In Lebanon, Oman
Bahrain instructs citizens to leave Lebanon over security incidents
Will Qatar let Israelis, Egyptians and LGBTQ people attend 2022 World Cup?
Haiti childhood cancer victim Djooly Jeune is dead
Worsening fuel shortage in impoverished Haiti
How the Real Pirates of the Caribbean Ran Wild in Jamaica’s Port Royal, the ‘Wickedest City on Earth’
Rohingya Camps in Cox’s Bazar: Activities of 41 NGOs halted for ‘misdeeds’
Stolen son: child traffickers preying on the Rohingya
Libya’s civil war could provide ‘oxygen’ to terrorist offshoots, says US Africa Command
Russia To Sign Landmark Permanent Treaty With Mongolia
Iraq returns 42,000 books seized during 1990 invasion of Kuwait
Trump to host Kuwait’s leader at White House in September
Kuwait: Jailed Bidun Activists on Hunger Strike
Djibouti has ‘no choice’ but China for infrastructure development
Have You Heard of the Hill of Crosses? Landmark Features 200,000 Declarations of Freedom
President: World War Two only ended 25 years ago, for Estonia
Latvian locates uncle’s grave in uncharted Siberian gulag
Eritrea: 150 Christians arrested on account of their faith
Bangsamoro adopts official flag as region’s first law
The battle for Barcelona: How one of Europe’s most peaceful cities descended into chaos
Rosalía makes history after winning two MTV awards
Final Catalan survivor of Ravensbrück concentration camp dies
Political conflict with Spain ‘implies confrontation,’ says exiled Catalan leader Rovira
Formula 1: Spanish Grand Prix to return to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in 2020
Two Catalan teams in European football competitions for first time in 12 years
Speaker Torrent calls for ‘national unity government’ if Catalan leaders are found guilty
Catalan president Torra to be judged for disobedience on September 25 and 26
52 French MPs call for end of ‘repression’ against Catalan independence leaders
‘Political debate cannot be decided by repression’: French parliamentarians unite in support of Catalan political prisoners
Catalonia independence trial: what a guilty verdict for jailed leaders might bring
Government and parliament to dedicate Catalonia’s National Day event to ‘political prisoners and exiles’
European parliament gets involved in jailed former Catalan vice president Junqueras immunity case
Isidre Sala, new interim Catalan delegate in US
Spain’s political deadlock continues as Socialist head rejects referendum again
Tesla Unplugged: In Singapore, It’s Just Another Unwelcome Car
First Estonian-Mandarin dictionary completed
Istanbul municipality to offer free Kurdish courses
‘Scots language should be part of everyday teaching’
At 98, Navajo Code Talker John Kinsel Sr. remembers the making of a life-saving code
This ‘king’ jolted a tiny Welsh town to life with 6 bookshops and a horse for prime minister
Welsh school children create poem for Wales Squad
‘Keeping Faith’ Is a Hit in Two Languages
How Welsh language and culture play a crucial role in dementia care at this home
Brexit is a chance for Ireland to end its reliance on English
A short walk through Ireland’s long history
U.S. wants Brexit that encourages stability in Ireland: Vice President Pence
Mike Pence has a deep affection for Ireland. It’s not completely reciprocated
Internet a distant dream for many in oil-rich E. Guinea
Gambia observes national funeral for first president, Dawda Jawara
Cuba unveils tighter rules on cooperatives in clampdown on non-state sector
Tibet lawsuit to approach European Court of Human Rights after Spain buries the case
China demolishes nearly half of Yachen Gar Buddhist complex in Tibet
Tibetan College Grads Struggle to Find Jobs Amid Chinese Claims of Progress
Unveiling of giant Buddha Thangka kicks off Sho Dun Festival in Tibet
Tibetans in Dharamshala commemorate the 59th Anniversary of Tibetan Democracy Day
Tibetan Democracy Day marked in the London Borough of Waltham Forest Council with the raising of Tibetan national flag for 2nd consecutive year
Finland named best wildlife travel destination in 2019
Norway unveils energy-positive building showcasing smart city potential
El Salvador, U.S. Reach Deal On Out-Migration
Good weather mitigates king tide damage in Kiribati