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2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
1956 October 23 – November 10: Hungarian Uprising
1964 October 24: Zambia Independence Day
1955 October 26: Austrian National Day
2014 October 26: Hong Kong Umbrella Movement begins
2017 October 27: Catalan Declaration of Independence
1979 October 27: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Independence Day
1918 October 28: Independent Czechoslovak State Day
1923 October 29: Turkey Republic Day
1981 November 1: Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day
November is National Native American Heritage Month in the US
1984 November 1: Anti-Sikh Riots
1978 November 3: Dominica Independence Day
1903 November 3: Panama Independence Day
2018 November 4: New Caledonian independence referendum
November 5: International Romani Language Day
November 7: International Inuit Day
1938 November 9: Kristallnacht
1989 November 9: Fall of the Berlin Wall
1953 November 9: Cambodia Independence Day
2014 November 9: Catalan self-determination referendum
2001 November 10: Indonesian Military assassinate West Papuan Independence Leader Theys Eluay
1975 November 11: Angola Independence Day
1918 November 11: National Independence Day in Poland

Russia’s LUKOIL signs exploration MOU with Equatorial Guinea
State of Emergency Continues in Jamaica
Kiribati Government will not relocate its people to Fiji
Papua New Guinea shuts Chinese Ramu nickel mine after spill: reports
Another vote for independence: New Caledonia’s second referendum on self-determination
Murder case that helped spark Hong Kong political crisis is now an election issue for Taiwan
Q&A: China Tibetan Cultural Exchange Delegation
Swiss raise Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang during Chinese envoy’s visit
‘Art for Tibet’ Auction Expands Into an Exhibition, With Work by Shepard Fairey
US senator Rick Scott says 2022 Winter Olympics should not be held in China
China Sharpens Hacking to Hound Its Minorities, Far and Wide
Chinese loans pose ‘clear risks’ to stability of Pacific nations
Footage of alleged prison abuse in South Ossetia leaked online
Blogger Beaten Up In Georgia’s Breakaway Abkhazia Over Comments About Lavish Wedding
Gagauzia – object lesson for Ukraine on how a ‘reintegrated’ region gives Moscow leverage
Is Europe giving up on Ukraine?
Human rights activists report on 126 arrests in occupied Crimea this year
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Crimean Tatar language to be registered in UN
Donetsk radio tower blown up in protest at Russian-controlled ‘republic’s’ torture & illegal prisons
NATO ambassadors, Stoltenberg to visit Ukraine
EU-mediated Russia-Ukraine gas talks in deadlock
Tuvalu’s former PM would ‘never accept communist China’ in Pacific
China rejects pollution report in French Polynesia
Kais Saied: Who is Tunisia’s new president?
Will Barotseland independence bring war to peaceful Zambia? The case of Singapore and Malaysia – The Malaysia Agreement of 1963
Remains of Trinidad and Tobago’s First Peoples returned to resting place
The real cost of Russian gas
Kadyrov devises way to watch young Chechnya leavers
Authorities raid homes of Ingush anti–land deal activists
Daghestani Supreme Court ‘concealed’ ruling on Chechen border dispute
Relatives Fear Missing Chechen Man Has Joined Thousands Of ‘Disappeared’
Journalist comes out to police chief in Chechnya who oversees the ‘gay purge’
FSB detains two supporters of shaman who was heading for Moscow to “exorcise Putin”
Europe via the Indian Ocean? New wave of illegal immigration hits France’s Mayotte
StarKist’s departure would leave a $200m hole in American Samoa’s economy
Nicola Sturgeon: #indyref2020 will be focus of Scottish National Party election campaign
Denmark passes legislation to strip ISIL fighters of citizenship
Former Premier Kuupik Kleist: The Cold War is Re-Introduced in Greenland
Ninety-two percent of Greenland’s residents believe climate change is happening
Tokelau, a tiny island nation with nearly 17,000 domain names per resident
New Zealand’s future is Pacific and languages must be part of it
Innocent until proven guilty? Not if you’re Māori, poor or homeless
Bolivia close to striking deal on election audit as protests intensify
Tourism Arrivals Are Up In Belize, Good News Amid A Volatile Year For Caribbean Tourism
Seychelles upping MPAs, moving towards closed-access fishery
The ‘Glass Man’: How a former CIA worker helped bring the Hmong to America
Nnamdi Kanu’s mother died of torture, MASSOB alleges
How Russia helped Nigeria defeat Biafra during Civil War
‘We don’t need another war to actualise Biafra’, Emmanuel Kanu
Uruguay faces second-round election with candidates neck-and-neck
Two Sons Of Banned Islamic Group’s Late Founder Jailed In Tajikistan
Tajikistan: Another Chinese company gets tax exemptions
Tajikistan says it will amnesty 20,000 prisoners
India Is Slowly Easing Its Lockdown in Kashmir. But Life Isn’t Returning to Normal
Who is Laos’ first special economic zone benefitting?
Violent protests seek removal of Honduras president
Cyprus to probe how Cambodian elite obtained EU passports
Innocent Sikh students forced to perform “Aarti of Lakshmi Mata” in Delhi
Russia sends S-400 missile defense systems to Serbia for military drill
Botswana elections: Mokgweetsi Masisi retains presidency
Chad: No Redress for Ex-Dictator’s Victims
Greece moves more migrants to mainland, warns others to stay away
Togo, Nigeria Big Winners in Ease of Doing Business in Africa
Welsh justice review calls for Scottish-style devolution of powers
Hundreds gathered for memorial service for Wisconsin prosecutor killed in Micronesia
Namibia’s Herero take Germany to US court over ‘forgotten genocide’
Football helps Romani youngsters succeed in life
How Climate Change Is Pushing This Desert State to Fish
What Happens When You Kill the Messenger in Nicaragua
Balochistan: armed men shot dead a Baloch youth in Pahra
How the Sindhi community is fighting to keep its rich cross-border culture alive
The Vietnam-China Standoff at Vanguard Bank And The International Community
A new Yale exhibition takes a closer look at Indigenous peoples in art history
NCCA hosts ‘Kalkali’ forum on indigenous peoples’ knowledge
Reclaiming Inuit culture, one tattoo at a time
Native Hawaiian heiress faces court test to control millions
4 out of 5 Native American women are survivors of domestic or sexual violence. A Colorado Springs garden is helping them recover
Sacred Aboriginal scar tree illegally cut down at Gawler, removing education opportunity
Illinois museum returns items to Aboriginal Australians
What Aboriginal survivors of child sexual abuse told researchers they need
Navajo Nation is getting addresses, thanks to an open-source mapping program used in urban India
Indigenous communities ‘robbed’ as land grabbers lay waste to Brazilian rainforest
Indigenous Voters Need a Reason to Care About Canada
Ecuador’s indigenous group says government talks on hold due to ‘persecution’
Indigenous communities ripe for wave of capital for good
Japan builds “Ethnic Harmony” tribute to indigenous Ainu
Dandari enlivens Adivasi land in Telangana
Anguilla Gets Ready for Busiest Winter Season Ever
‘Armenia is Sole Guarantor of Artsakh’s Security,’ Mnatsakanyan Tells BBC
Solomon government says Chinese company’s lease of island ‘unlawful’
Ecotourism Can Save Both Gabon’s Forests and Its Gorillas
Kyrgyzstan: Political oddball’s stunts rile testy government
From Guyana to Rome, the Synod has proved to be a rich place of encounter
Resurgent Bloc Quebecois rattles Canada election, helps strip Trudeau of majority
Trudeau’s victory sparks ‘Wexit’ talk in Canada’s west
Nearly Half of Residents of Uyghur-Majority Village in Xinjiang Held in Internment Camps
Imprisoned Uyghur Advocate Ilham Tohti Awarded EU’s Top Human Rights Prize
Uyghur man taken into custody in Egypt, may be sent back to China, friends fear
He was a Communist Party member and model Uyghur. It didn’t save him from Beijing
Police Officer Beat Uyghur Internment Camp Detainee to Death in Drunken Rage
An Advocate For Kazakhs Persecuted In China Is Banned From Activism In Kazakhstan
Maldives: Fighting corruption and construction in a tropical paradise
EU approves new budget support for Moldova
Russia Tightens Quotas on Imports From Moldova
Protester killed as police block Guinea Bissau rally
Bhutan, Morocco and Aruba listed among top destinations for 2020
Nikki Haley applauds Hong Kong protests, criticizes China in SC visit
Israel Plans to Go Back to the Moon … And Stick the Landing This Time
33% of Palestine youth fear sharing political views online
‘Multi-generational tragedy’ in Israel and Palestine demands political will for two-State solution
Turkey-Russia Deal On Syria Is A ‘Pure Disaster’ For The Kurds, Bernard-Henri Lévy Says
U.S. Sudden Syria Exit Leaves Angry Iraqi Kurds Looking To Iran: ‘Oil Thicker than Innocent Blood’
Trump suggests Kurds relocate as US considers deploying armored vehicles to protect oil fields
10,000 Syrians cross into Kurdistan Region fleeing Turkish offensive
Turkey illegally deports refugees into conflict zones in northern Syria: Amnesty
Trump thanks Kurds for role in U.S. operation that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Turkish offensive is a second hit to Ezidis and minorities living in northern Syria
Nearly 80 dead as gov. buildings, political party offices torched in ongoing Iraq protests
Rioting migrants demanding freedom torch cars in Malta
Two-year jail term sought for Amazigh flag bearers in Algeria
One of Europe’s last wild rivers is in danger of being tamed
China’s Bankers denies abusing dominant oil position in Albania
Austria’s early ski slope sparks row among environmentalists
Nigeria border closure hits Benin hard
How The Basques Became An Autonomous Community Within Spain
Thousands protest sentences in Basque bar brawl trial
10 years of Belarus’ participating in Eastern Partnership: What is to come?
Minsk seeks closer defence ties with Beijing as China expands presence in Belarus
Clashes Between Burundi Forces and Congo Militia Leaves 14 Dead
4 Burundi reporters charged with undermining state security
Indonesian General Accused of Kidnapping Is Named Defense Minister
Indonesia’s Attempts to Quell Papua Unrest Likely to Backfire: Experts
Veronica Koman wins prize for West Papua work
Anti-gay law ‘like a gun pointing at us’ says eSwatini activist
4 suspects indicted in case of slain Slovak journalist
CARAT Exercise Puts US-Brunei Defense Relations into Focus
Work begins on Nauru’s first international cargo terminal
Libya in chaos as endless war rumbles on
Guinea court jails opposition leaders for organising protests
New rally in Guinea capital against Conde’s possible 3rd term bid
As Protests Again Sweep Haiti, How Can the Nation Move Forward?
Rohingya crisis redraws fault lines in Myanmar politics
Lebanon PM Saad Hariri to submit resignation after mass protests
Iraq returns 200,000 books seized during 1990 invasion of Kuwait
LGBT In Turkmenistan: Go To Jail Or Live A Lie
Why Turkmenistan’s rosy economic reports are unreliable
If You’re A 14-Year-Old Girl In Turkmenistan, Get Ready For A Gynecological Exam
Inside Turkmenistan, secretive Asian dictatorship stricter than North Korea, where the streets are paved with marble and gold
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, in Sierra Leone, is under threat
Bulgaria expels Russian diplomat that it accused of spying
Central African Republic asks Russia to ‘intervene’ on UN arms embargo
How a college dropout became Europe’s youngest founder of a billion-dollar company
US moves troops, tanks into Lithuania in message to Russia
Baltics have to do more to strengthen defence, American think tank says
Japan is getting involved in Baltic synchronization project
One of our main challenges after regaining independence has been countering Russia’s propaganda efforts against us
Russia moves to pardon Norwegian involved in spy swap with Lithuania
Lithuania gives proper burial to last anti-Soviet resistance leader Kraujelis
A meeting of minds: Nordic & Baltic states visit Ireland to plan for future
Ott Tänak becomes the 1st Estonian World Rally Champion
Denmark approves Baltic Pipe, but not Nord Stream 2
Lithuania marks 80 years since bittersweet victory of regaining Vilnius
China’s first Free Trade Agreement with an African nation with Mauritius
Belgium names first female prime minister
Step Toward Parole of Child Rapist and Murderer Sparks Outrage in Belgium
U.S. bans flights to all Cuban cities except Havana
“A better life somewhere else”: Europe-bound African migrants wait in Rwanda
Catalan Independence Movement Has Proven Its Strength. Now Spain’s Government Must Talk to Us
Artur Mas wants Guardiola to become the Government of Catalonia’s president
Almost 200 arrests in Catalonia independence protests
CoE Human Rights Commissioner ‘worried’ about excessive use of force by police in Catalonia
UN official expresses ‘concern’ about ‘alleged attacks’ on Puigdemont’s lawyer
EU parliament refuses to debate Catalonia
Journalists denounce ‘avalanche’ of attacks, most from police, during Catalan protests
Spanish state repression in Catalonia may be shocking – but it’s nothing new
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: El Clasico rescheduled for December after Catalonia protests
Catalan parliament speaker Roger Torrent warns of ‘criminalization’ of fundamental rights in letter to world leaders
Pro-independence protest in Barcelona in front of Chinese consulate in solidarity with Hong Kong
Hong Kong protesters rally in support of Catalonia independence movement
Parties from across Spain call for release of Catalan leaders
‘Freedom’ – Mass rally against imprisonment of Catalan leaders
Glasgow holds protest in support of Catalan political prisoners
The two sides of the Civil War legacy
Carles Puigdemont Accuses EU of Ignoring Catalonia Protests
Europe must open its eyes to help Catalonia amid Spanish brutality
Catalan independence parties give Sánchez cold shoulder
Spain warns Belgium if it fails to hand over Puigdemont
Major poll predicts big wins for Socialists in Spain and pro-independence ERC in Catalonia
Catalan police face ‘biggest internal inquiry ever’ over protest crackdown
Catalonia’s university students start indefinite strike
Croatia Gets Green Light to Join EU’s Visa-Free Schengen Zone
How Jack O’Lanterns Originated in Irish Myth
Vanuatu reviews ‘passports for sale’ scheme after EU warning
Language of a people
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Crimean Tatar language to be registered in UN
Indigenous languages week at UPenn highlights Quechua, Zapotec
Student Defends Thesis In Ancient Andean Quechua Language
Staying positive to keep Ainu in present tens
Treat linguistic minorities equally
App-Learning Boosts Interest in the Welsh Language
Foster insists resolution to impasse over Irish language can be found
Weeklong focus on indigenous languages
The 30 most well-loved Scottish words from glaikit to smoorikin
Iceland Is the Most LGBT-Accepting Country
All modern humans originated in northern Botswana
If ‘pagan’ rites are part of Amazon synod, they’re still ‘worship of God’: synod working doc writer
U.N. Climate Scientists Think They Can Halt Global Warming for $300 Billion
ISIS’s Leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi—the World’s Most Wanted Man—Is Dead
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