Bougainville Referendum Commission Chairman Bertie Ahern has announced that more than 98 percent of valid ballots favoured independence.
As part of a series, TRT World explores fascinating stories of African figures whose contribution to humanity has been largely neglected.
The people of Indian-administered Kashmir share the horrors of torture and pain at the hand of troops following India's decision to strip the Muslim-majority region of its autonomous status.
The construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in Indonesia’s Papua province, marking the region’s deadliest bout of violence in years.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Catalan President Quim Torra met in Madrid on Monday to discuss Catalonia's future in a cordial atmosphere for more than two hours.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called the December 21 vote in the hope of returning Catalonia to "normality" after sacking its previous government for holding a banned referendum and declaring independence.
Two soldiers and three suspected rebels were killed in an overnight gunbattle in the disputed Himalayan region, officials say.
There were no official festivities for the second year in a row to mark the independence anniversary for the world's newest nation due to the ongoing civil war that has claimed thousands of lives and displaced the third of its population.
Iraq's Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani says he expects a "yes vote" in favour of independence in the referendum on September 25.
The US territory heads to the polls for the fifth time to decide whether to become America's 51st state. The voters have two choices: statehood or independence/free association.
Markets remained closed in the secessionist state with residents staying at home to either commemorate the anniversary or avoid possible violence.
Kashmir has been in a state of military lockdown for over 100 days. Despite scores killed and wounded, many Kashmiris see resistance and independence as the only end in sight.
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