Altitude Not Sickness

2017 October 1 Catalan Independence Referendum

1960 October 1: Cyprus Independence Day

1960 October 1: Nigeria Independence Day

1978 October 1: Tuvalu Independence Day

1958 October 2: Guinea Independence Day

1932 October 3: Iraq Independence Day

1966 October 4: Lesotho Independence Day

1991 October 8: Croatia Independence Day

1962 October 9: Uganda Independence Day

1970 October 10: Fiji Day

1968 October 12: Equatorial Guinea Independence Day

1492 October 12: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

1991 October 18: Azerbaijan Independence Day

‘Encouraging’ survey suggests rise in Welsh language speakers

Lloyds Bank reject Welsh cheque because it was ‘written in a foreign language’

Why Wales is known as the ‘Land of Song’

Tragedy of Crimean Tatar people repeating

Russia launches Crimean reactors with Siemens gas turbines sold in scam to avoid EU sanctions

Scottish poetry competition attracts the world

Unionists have made the Yes movement an unstoppable force

All Under One Banner Edinburgh: Tens of thousands take part in pro-independence march

A Decade After Financial Collapse, Iceland Faces a New Crisis

Iran executes four Baloch inmates in Birjand

Pakistan disappears at least 14 Baloch in the last several days

Taiwan Can Win a War With China

Palestine brings legal claim against US over Jerusalem embassy transfer

‘Referendum 2020’: Pro-Khalistan group to hold its next campaign event in Pakistan

Referendum to give Irish presidential vote to people in Northern Ireland

Brian O’Driscoll exclusive interview: How rugby in Ireland managed to transcend The Troubles

De-Sovereignization: Testing a Conflict-Resolution Model at Moldova’s Expense in Transnistria

Japan versus China in the South China Sea

South Korean warship runs afoul of China in the South China Sea as the US and its allies up the pressure on Beijing

Vietnam highlights ASEAN role in resolving South China Sea issues

Occupy protesters return to scene in their hundreds to mark fourth anniversary of Hong Kong pro-democracy movement

University students in Hong Kong ignore warning to remove pro-independence messages from campus ‘democracy wall’

Pro-independence supporters in Hong Kong could escape legal risk claiming they protest in personal capacity

Hong Kong protesters channel Catalan spirit as they march for independence while testing limits of ban that saw separatist party in the city outlawed

Banks in Estonia Handled $1 Trillion in Flows Dwarfing Danske

Prominent Uyghur Intellectual Given Two-Year Suspended Death Sentence For ‘Separatism’

Uyghur Editor of State-Run Magazine Commits Suicide ‘Out of Fear’ of Detention

Xinjiang Authorities Secretly Transferring Uyghur Detainees to Jails Throughout China

Xinjiang Authorities Shutter Popular Restaurant Seen to Promote Uyghur Cultural Identity

China mounts publicity campaign to counter criticism on Xinjiang

Indonesia: The World Bank’s Failed East Asian Miracle

Indonesia hits out at Vanuatu at the UN over West Papua

Pacific leaders call out Indonesia at UN over West Papua

West Papuan Independence Leader considered for Freedom of Oxford

Mass arrests in Papua as UN meets

Seven Papuans killed in Indonesian military operation

NATO Defence Ministers concerned by Russia’s military build-up in the Black Sea region

Georgian woman abducted by occupants has been beaten, family says

Breakaway Tskhinvali Claims Detained Georgian Woman Feels Well

Russia Advises Abkhazia to Recognize Lugansk and Donetsk

Tibetan Villagers Forced From Their Homes in Chamdo’s Gonjo County

China turning Tibet airport into military airbase, building underground bomb-proof shelters

Central Tibetan Administration President visiting Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Finland

Former Tibetan political prisoner dead due to Chinese torture and neglect in jail

“Beijing has taken a sharp U-turn toward control and oppression,” US Vice President Mike Pence

China’s ambassador to the US says altitude—not restrictions—is keeping journalists out of Tibet

2018 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Yazidi Activist and Congolese Doctor

Kurd burns himself to death as Erdogan visits Berlin

Kurdish dispute is as old as Turkey itself

Prominent Syrian activist says Afrin facing ‘extreme demographic changes’

Iran executes five Kurds, among them a young woman sentenced as a teenager

Iran’s border guards shoot, kill Kurdish courier

Over 100 Kurds in Iran commit suicide in 6 months, many over poverty

Iran hands extra year in prison for men who fought with Kurds in Afrin

Torra sets November deadline for Spanish president to agree on Catalan self-determination referendum

Spain’s Supreme Court again rejects releasing 9 pro-independence leaders in pre-trial jail

41 MEPs wear yellow to demand release of Catalan leaders from jail

Spanish king takes on the Catalan government and makes no call for dialogue

Catalan president asks world leaders for mediation

Catalan government leaders pledge ‘unity’ until verdict of independence case

Catalan world-class soprano Montserrat Caballé dies at 85

Captain Cook statue to be removed from hill in New Zealand after Maori protests

Colonisation, racism main drivers of Māori in prisons

Travelers to New Zealand Could Face a $3,000 Fine for Refusing ‘Digital Strip Searches’

UN Invites Western Sahara Parties for New Talks in December

Housing in Czechia least affordable in Europe

Greenland PM Kielsen forms minority government to end political crisis

Gabon holds first vote since violence-marred 2016 election

Where is the Barents cooperation, wonders former reporter with Kola Sami Radio

Mi’kmaq-Basque conference joins two communities from opposite sides of the Atlantic

Violence against indigenous Brazilians increased in 2017

For Native American Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors, Justice is Elusive

Movie shines light on power of sport to heal wounds in Inuit community

Powerful Portraits of Indigenous Women of Siberia Aging Alone

Fresh violence in Kashmir exposes the need for diplomacy

South Sudan signs the 1951 Refugee Convention

‘Stop Harassment, Detentions Of Journalists,’ EU Lawmakers Tell Belarus

Overcoming a government crackdown on social media in Laos

Timeline: Hmong

Armenia’s “Revolution” Faces Its Biggest Test Yet

Russia Is Disintegrating

China And Russia Eye Mongolian Gas Route

Comoros’ embattled opposition facing crackdown

U.S. judge blocks TPS terminations for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua

Tunisia extends state of emergency

A miracle in the Middle East

Will China’s dominant position force others out of Djibouti?

Italy to Host Libya Conference in Sicily

Amazigh movement insists on their constitutional demands

Man at centre of Nobel Literature scandal convicted of rape

‘High treason’: Hungary, Ukraine in dispute over language laws

Rwanda’s new penal code bans cartoons that ‘humiliate’ public officials

Papua New Guinea’s polio outbreak claims its first fatality

Tension Flares in Kosovo Over Possible Land Swap With Serbia

Kosovo says slim chance for Serbia deal must be seized

A Journalist Has Been Deported From Nicaragua After Being Doxxed By An Online Mob

US Urges Cuba to Free Jailed Dissident on Hunger Strike

Kanak colours dropped at New Caledonia Congress

Valls optimistic about New Caledonia’s failure

New Caledonia’s probable rejection of independence likely to trigger violent protests by indigenous youths, particularly affecting mining

Another opinion poll backs status quo in New Caledonia

French High Commission details implications of New Caledonia ‘yes’ vote

Police break blockade by Kanaks at New Caledonia nickel mine

Namibia follows SA with land reform pledge

Namibia pledges land reforms to boost black ownership

Namibia: Who owns the land?

Austrian minister wants to ban Churchill’s ‘V for Victory’ sign

Erdoğan threatens Athens, Nicosia on Cyprus Independence Day

Madhesh: Many Hospitalised Due to Violence of Nepali Police in Nepalguni


One Year After Catalan Independence Vote Spain Still Furious

1973 September 24: Guinea-Bissau Independence Day

2017 September 25: Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum

September 26: European Day of Languages

1966 September 30: Botswana Day

2017 October 1 Catalan Independence Referendum

1960 October 1: Cyprus Independence Day

1960 October 1: Nigeria Independence Day

1978 October 1: Tuvalu Independence Day

1958 October 2: Guinea Independence Day

1932 October 3: Iraq Independence Day

1966 October 4: Lesotho Independence Day

1991 October 8: Croatia Independence Day

1962 October 9: Uganda Independence Day

1970 October 10: Fiji Day

1968 October 12: Equatorial Guinea Independence Day

1492 October 12: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

“Fake news” is fine with Facebook in Latvia

Anti-Terror Police Raid British Sikhs Over ‘Extremist Activity’

How the English Failed to Stamp Out the Scots Language

Holyrood Park ban galvanises Yes groups for Edinburgh march

The term ‘Unionist’ covers up what some of them really are

In Madrid, a Roma community prepares for relocation

‘Encouraging’ survey suggests rise in Welsh language speakers

‘Welsh is a foreign language, use English’ Caernarfon poet told by his bank

Every ludicrous claim in Katie Hopkins’ new video about education in Wales (and the actual facts behind them)

US to set up $60bn agency to counter China in developing world

Europe’s LNG Success Is U.S. Opportunity, Russia Challenge

China: Hong Kong Party Banned

Taiwan public opinion: 23% for maintaining status quo, 36% for de jure independence

At least 15 Tuaregs killed in Fulani attack on Mali village

Spain furious over Flemish letter to Catalan separatist

With Catalan politicians still in Spanish prison, dialogue stumbles

Work begins to remove Francoist symbols in Girona

Pro-independence organizations set up prison cell protest in Brussels

Tusk rules out role as mediator in Catalan crisis

Judge dismisses Puigdemont’s suit against men who threatened him from a tank

Spain yet to launch ‘systemic investigation’ into ‘excessive police force’ during referendum

New footage shows Spanish police violence on referendum day

One year on from Catalan referendum, the fight goes on

Catalonia Erupts In Renewed Protests One Year After Independence Vote

Elna, the town that made the independence referendum possible

Pope Honors Victims Of Soviet, Nazi Occupations In Lithuania

Pope Tells Latvians To Cherish Hard-Won Freedom

Pope Francis becomes an Estonian e-resident

Northern Mariana Islands legalizes marijuana

Young Uyghur Woman Dies in Detention in Xinjiang Political ‘Re-education Camp’

Xinjiang Authorities Detain Almost Every Family Member of Late Uyghur Muslim Scholar

Children latest casualty of China’s Uyghur crackdown

Uyghur Man Under Direct Threat of Deportation from United Arab Emirates

Moldova Court Again Suspends Appointment Powers of Country’s Russia-Friendly President

Georgia Ranked 7th in Economic Freedom 2018

Beyond Geopolitics: Why Does the Crimean Tatars Case Matter?

Russia carves up nature reserves in occupied Crimea to build dachas for the boys

Russia’s censor threatens Ukrainian newspaper for explaining that conscription of Crimeans is a war crime

Iran: Minorities Campaign for Right to Education in their Mother Tongue

‘Anaana’s Tent’ passes Inuit songs, legends, language to a new generation

Governor declares emergency for Alaska’s Native languages

First American Indian College Turns 50

To overcome decades of mistrust, a workshop aims to train Indigenous researchers to be their own genome experts

Cherokee Nation graduates 109 from adult education program

Young, female, Native American, scientist

Jeremy Dutcher, The Newest Light In Canada’s Indigenous Renaissance

At ImagineNative, Indigenous-Made Films Challenge Expectations

US doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women

Where are the Indigenous children who never came home?

Breaking a Sacred Trust: On the Exploitation of Traditional Native Knowledge

Activists say Indonesia dragging its heels on indigenous rights

Guatemala: Indigenous survivors await genocide trial verdict

Chile announces aid plan for indigenous Mapuche region

Adivasis join hands to highlight their cause

Adivasi Community Remains Invisible And Unheard In The Hindi Movie Industry

Adivasi kids choose education over Naxalism

Irish President signs law repealing abortion ban

The Baloch deserve better treatment

Polish globe-trotter blunders into Indonesia-Papua conflict

Indonesia arrests 67 Papuan students backing Vanuatu’s bid to take West Papua issue before UN

Vanuatu championing self-determination for New Caledonia and West Papua

Heads of State of Tuvalu and Marshall Islands include West Papua in their UN address

Pacific leaders call out Indonesia at UN over West Papua

A Boiling Pot: The CCP’s Increasingly Intrusive Surveillance in Tibet

Three Tibetan Monks Detained After Launching Solo Protests in Ngaba

Reciprocal Access to Tibet: US To Deny Entry To Chinese Officials If Americans Not Allowed In Tibet

China Destroying Tibet’s Environment

Europe’s fastest growing tourist economies include Moldova, Bosnia, and… San Marino?

Iraq’s Nineveh picks Yezidi as head of provincial council

Yazidis in Turkey are still awaiting their fate

Kurdish activist sentenced to death in Iran

Kurdistan Region marks referendum on independence anniversary in ‘new Iraq’

Dutch Kurd who joined YPG now faces trial

Turkey bans even more books about Kurds and Kurdistan

US: Syrian Kurdistan could be like Iraqi Kurdistan after 1991, Kurds to participate in UN Political Process

Kurdish member of Iran’s Guards sentenced to death on espionage charges

More journalists entering politics in Kurdistan Region

New state of emergency declared in Jamaica

Puerto Ricans celebrate anniversary of revolt for independence

‘Ka pai’: New Zealand’s Maori language back from brink

Spain’s Basque region woos professional exiles as Brexit nears

Basque Audiovisual in Focus at San Sebastian

Basque music, Eta and Spain: ‘There is a need to forget the terrible trauma’

“We Are the Face of Civic Struggle” in Nicaragua

Nicaragua issues arrest warrant for opposition leader

Low Turnout Kills Key Macedonian Name-Change Referendum

Macedonia PM ‘determined’ to change name despite referendum failure

Kalinouski In Brest: Rush Liar And Traitor And Defend Your Country!

Four charged with Slovak reporter’s murder

Untamed and not a tourist in sight – is Greenland the new Iceland?

Putin Gives Chechnya An Oil Company

Fourteen men convicted in ‘secret terror trial’ in Chechnya

Chechnya and Ingushetia trade borderlands, prompting protests from Ingush against the ‘surrender’ of historically contested territory

Dispute over history ignites ethnic clashes in Kabardino-Balkaria

‘A quintessential disease of poverty’: The push to free Papua New Guinea from the chokehold of TB

Austria accused of muzzling press after police told to withold information from critics

Honduras president laments U.S. aid cuts, eyes role for China

S. Sudan Government Forces, Rebels Clash Within Weeks of Peace Deal

A new report estimates that more than 380,000 people have died in South Sudan’s civil war

Azerbaijan Warns Armenians Over Karabakh Military Drills

Eritrea: jailed at 15 she dreamed of being a fashion designer. No trial and six years later, she’s still missing

The once-troubled Horn of Africa is now a positive note on the UN’s busy agenda

Marshall Islands Marches Toward Zero Greenhouse Emissions by 2050

Cuba’s president will continue Castro brothers’ project

Montenegro: Can EU integration process improve media freedom?

No child soldiers: The next steps in Central African Republic

Why El Salvador turned its back on the left

Burundi suspends some NGOs

Bahrain charges 169 for forming another ‘Hezbollah’

World Bank approves first grants to Somalia in 30 years

Gloom in the newsroom as Hungary’s independent media recedes

New Caledonia marks day France took possession of the islands

Valls quits just weeks from New Caledonia vote

Dispatch: Russia’s murky ‘humanitarian’ foray into Serbia