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1997 February 5: Gulja massacre, East Turkistan/Xinjiang
February 5: Dydd Miwsig Cymru, Welsh Language Music Day
February 5: Kashmir Solidarity Day

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February 4

1945 February 4: Yalta Conference establishing post-WW2 world geopolitical boundaries
1948 February 4: Sri Lanka Independence Day

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Eritrean forces ‘looting, killing young men’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray
Russian Court Fines RFE/RL Russian-Language Projects For Violating ‘Foreign Agent’ Law
Silence in Kashmir on India’s Republic Day
Blinken says in U.S. interest to cooperate with China on issues like climate change
India to Host Indian Ocean Defense Ministers Meeting
Shaman Who Sought To ‘Drive Putin From Kremlin’ Forced Into Psychiatric Clinic Again
Matraimov Corruption Trial to Begin February 3
Spain urged to return papers stolen by Franco to Catalonia
Beijing’s Crackdown Runs Into Hong Kong’s Rule of Law
Tsikhanouskaya Calls On West For ‘Braver And Stronger’ Response To Lukashenka
Philippines Protests China’s New Coast Guard Law as ‘Verbal Threat of War’
Kyrgyzstan Seeks To Stop Wives From Staying In Abusive Marriages At All Costs
Musingku: Bougainville’s ‘Royal’ Pyramid Scheme Problem
Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online amid pandemic
China sidelined for Czech nuclear tender, Russia still in play
Amid crisis, Hezbollah ‘bank’ a lifeline for some Lebanese
NATO chief calls for greater global outlook, readiness for any challenge
Bosnia to war, to Dayton, and to its slow peace
Nicaraguan Immigration Threatens Foreign Residents
Another Soviet Win-Win? Shots fired at Reykjavík mayor’s car?
China sharpens language, warns Taiwan that independence ‘means war’
Armenian Police Arrest 21 Protesters At Anti-Pashinian Rally
UK’s Johnson faces criticism over Scotland trip in lockdown
Guinea: Another President Conde critic is imprisoned
Portugal scrambles for virus beds; health system threatened
Tajik Opposition Politician Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison
Framing the Khmer Rouge
‘Serbia’s Harvey Weinstein’: Rape Accusations Against Director Force Country To Confront Its Failures
Australia to Boost its Naval Arsenal to Counter China
Jailed Catalan leaders recover day-release privileges ahead of election campaign
Japarov Sworn in as Kyrgyz President, Promising Prosperity and a ‘Dictatorship of Law’
Turkish Opposition Challenge Erdogan Over Uighur Silence
UN court rules UK has no sovereignty over Chagos islands
Lithuania moves to block Chinese scanners at airports over security fears
Bangladesh sends 3rd group of Rohingya refugees to island
Equipment Defects at BelNPP May Release a Quarter of Accumulated Radioactivity
By Sea of Galilee, archaeologists find ruins of early mosque
Kremlin media in Baltics take plea deal in EU sanctions breach case
Court orders Shell to pay Nigeria farmers for oil pollution
Estonian parliament group urges China to stop interfering in Taiwan
30,000 C.A.R. refugees flee rebel attacks to D.R Congo
First public photos of Russian-run Donetsk concentration camp leaked online
Rwanda ranked first in Africa, sixth globally in Covid-19 management
Catalan pro-independence parties set to take 50% of vote and keep majority
15 members of Ethiopia’s TPLF party arraigned in court
EU warns Hungary to change migrant policy as Frontex departs
Central African Republic rebel commander appears before ICC
Turkmen Buy Foreign Currency On Black Market As Manat Falls Sharply
Rising Shipping Costs in China Add Weight to Decoupling Calls
In Exile, an Icon of the West Papuan Independence Struggle Fades
UK offers Hong Kong residents route to citizenship, angering China
Philippines Cancels Massive Chinese-Led Airport Project
Boris Johnson met with fury as visit to Scotland to save the Union backfires
Tibetan Who Spoke Out for Language Rights Is Freed From Chinese Prison
West Papua Liberation Movement condemns racist slurs
Catalan rapper Pablo Hasél given 10 days to enter jail for lyrics and tweets
Iran executes Javid Dehghan despite calls from UN, organizations to end killing spree
Lithaunian president nominates Belarus opposition leader for Nobel Peace Prize
Thousands flee Hong Kong for UK, fearing China crackdown
Wrangle Over Valuable Art Uncovered in Cypriot Ghost Town
Northern territories, home to many of Canada’s indigenous people, lead COVID-19 vaccine rollout
Fugitive ex-leader of Ethiopia’s Tigray region vows ‘extended resistance’
Iranian Dissidents Hounded Beyond Grave
Qatar pledges $360 million in aid to Hamas-ruled Gaza
Swedish nurse wins a week of isolation, films amid pandemic
Israel to give some coronavirus vaccines to Palestinians
Afro-Libyan Thousand-Year Old Traditional Basketry in Tuareg Lives On
Misleading Scottish history on TV lets ‘colony’ myth live on, expert says
‘Replace Scotland with Wales on the Union Jack’, says Mail columnist
Pro-Kremlins engaged in Sputnik V offensive in Eastern Partnership countries
Baltics preparing for the day after in Minsk and Moscow
UN Human Rights Experts Call For Release Of Captives From Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Kosovo Formally Establishes Ties With Israel, To Open Embassy In Jerusalem
Tajik Mosques Reopen As Government Claims No New Coronavirus Cases
Curfew Imposed in Tibetan Areas of Qinghai Ahead of Lunar New Year
These books allow Aboriginal children in Tasmania to read stories in their reclaimed language
Deadliest virus month piles strain on Portugal’s government
HBO’s first show in Catalan features drama of Covid-19 in hospital
US trains Estonian emergency services to deal with novichok attack
Border checks stopped at N Ireland ports after threats
Belarusian Ambassador Summoned to Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs
Rohingya refugees fear returning to Myanmar after coup
Bringing the Barricades to the big screen
Tigray opposition parties assert 50,000-plus civilian deaths
US Air Force bombers deploy to Norway
Haiti leader speaks of more power for diaspora amid strife
U.S. urges Beijing to cease military, diplomatic, economic pressure against Taiwan
China strips license from second lawyer for pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong
Microsoft Has Somehow Found 30 More Languages to Add to SwiftKey
New Caledonia’s Government collapses after resignation of pro-independence politicians