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‘Black Pete’ protests planned as Dutch children hail St Nicholas

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Anti-racism campaigners planned protests in cities across the Netherlands on Saturday as Dutch children anticipated the annual arrival of St. Nicholas and a blackface character who traditionally accompanies him. An assistant of Saint Nicholas called “Roetpiet” (Soot Pete) arrives by boat at the harbour of Scheveningen, Netherlands, …

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One killed in Iran protests against fuel price hike: ISNA

DUBAI (Reuters) – One person was killed in the Iranian city of Sirjan during protests that erupted after President Hassan Rouhani’s government imposed gasoline rationing and price hikes of at least 50 percent, Iranian ISNA news agency reported on Saturday. “One person was killed in Sirjan but … we are …

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