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Monday, December 17, 2018
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"Zwarte Piet" (Black Pete), who is a Saint Nicholas' assistant is seen during a traditional parade in Amsterdam

Festive Fun or Racism? Dutch ‘Black Pete’ Row Gets Violent

AMSTERDAM (Reuters)  An annual pre-Christmas festival in the Netherlands this weekend was marred by scuffles and arrests as rival groups demonstrated their views on a...
Jockeys compete in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province

Fast and Furious in The Mud as Thai Buffalo Racers Mark...

CHONBURI, Thailand (Reuters)  Scores of Thais took to their water buffaloes for muddy annual races on Tuesday, marking the end of the monsoon season and...
A farmer carries a pumpkin through a field at Pumpkin Moon in Maidstone

After Searing Summer, UK Pumpkin Farm Ready for Halloween

MAIDSTONE, England (Reuters)  A pick-your-own pumpkin patch boasting over 70 varieties in Kent, southeast England, is getting British families into the Halloween spirit Pumpkin farmer Charlie...
Frozen tuna are displayed before the first tuna auctions on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market in Tokyo

Bells, Bids and Traffic Jam as World’s Largest Fish Market Reopens...

TOYOSU, Japan (Reuters)  The world's largest fish market resumed operations at a new location in Tokyo on Thursday, after final auctions last week at the...
Members of group "Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls" form a human tower called "castell" during a biannual human tower competition in Tarragona

Human Tower Builders in Catalonia Kick Off with Pro-Independence Protest

By Albert Gea and Pilar Suarez TARRAGONA, Spain (Reuters) Protesters calling for Catalan independence kicked off Spain's bi-annual human towers building competition on Sunday which...
Josephine Xuereb scoops salt into buckets at the salt pans at Xwejni, outside the village of Zebbug on the island of Gozo

Maltese Family Keeps Ancient Salt-Harvesting Tradition Alive

By Darrin Zammit Lupi ZEBBUG, Malta (Reuters) Under the scorching Maltese sun, Josephine Xuereb carefully sweeps salt originating from the Mediterranean Sea into small piles,...
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