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Ambulance
Jul 17 '17 08:09

Another two people drowned in the Netherlands on Sunday night. A 3-year-old girl died in a hospital shortly after she was found in a watery ditch in Leerdam. And a man drowned in the Oosterschelde after disappearing underwater while swimming.

Bird's eye view of the MH17 monument in Vijfhuizen near Schiphol - artist's impression
Jul 17 '17 07:50

The MH17 National Monument in Vijfhuizen will be unveiled at the memorial of the disaster on Monday afternoon. Exactly three years ago today Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people aboard, including 196 Dutch.

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Jul 14 '17 09:28

The special forces training for the Corps Commando troops was halted to a large extend due to concerns for their safety, according to a mail from the highest leader of the commandos that RTL Nieuws has in its possession. Commander Groen wrote the mail to his immediate superior, Commander of the armed forces Leo Beulen. In it he wrote that he has no confidence that the security procedures of the trainings are in order, according to the broadcaster.

Abdelhak Nouri
Jul 14 '17 08:18

All football matches must have a mandatory defibrillator available in future, according Michel D'Hooghe, physician and chairman of world football union FIFA's medical committee. If a defibrillator is handy, situations like Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri sustaining brain damage may be prevented, he believes, according to NOS.

Traffic
Jul 14 '17 07:32

With the region Zuid starting summer holiday this afternoon, the ANWB expects the roads to be extremely busy on Friday and Saturday, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Be ready to spend time in traffic jams, according to the service, AD reports.

Jul 13 '17 15:20

Two people were killed in a workplace accident at Almere public transit company Connexxion on Thursday, the Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate confirmed, RTL Nieuws reports.

The accident happened at a workshop. The two employees were working on a bus that was on a lifting bridge. The bus fell and crushed the employees. How this happened is still unclear.

The Inspectorate is investigating what happened.

According to Omroep Flevoland, the investigation is expected to take three months. Until the report is complete, no further announcements will be made. 

Abdelhak Nouri
Jul 13 '17 14:40

Abdelhak Nouri sustained severe and lasting brain damage when he suffered from heart arrhythmias during an Ajax practice match against Werder Bremem on Saturday, the Amsterdam team revealed in a statement on Thursday.

"In the intensive care unit of the hospital in Innsbruck, Nouri's brain functions were further tested over the past few days", Ajax reports. "The diagnosis that was made is that a large part of his brain no longer functions and that the chance of recovery of these crucial brain functions is nil."

Ambulance and fire department stands by as the police's EOD team safely disposes of explosives found in an apartment on Edward Jennerstraat in Haarlem, 12 Jul 2017
Jul 13 '17 08:26

An apartment building on Edward Jennerstraat in Haarlem was evacuated and the surrounding streets closed for several hours on Wednesday after the police found explosives in one of the flats in the building, the police said in a statement.

Man wanted for beating a woman in the face with a glass in a bar on Zeedijk in Amsterdam, 14 May 2017
Jul 13 '17 07:54

The Amsterdam police released footage of a fight in a bar on Zeedijk in which a young woman was brutally beaten in the face with a glass. The police hope that information from the public will help identify the man responsible.

The assault happened during the early morning hours of Sunday, May 14th. According to the police, the victim tried to calm down an argument between the man and another woman, but it escalated for unknown reason. 

Warning sign at Maho Beach near the Princess Juliana Airport on Sint Maarten
Jul 13 '17 07:35

A tourist was killed on Maho Beach on Sint Maarten, the beach located next to the runway of the Princess Juliana airport in Philipsburg. She stood by the fence that separate the beach and runway and was blown away by a departing plane, NOS reports.

The woman hit her head against a concrete block. She was rushed to the hospital, but died of her injuries.

According to 721 News, the victim is a 57-year-old woman from New Zealand. The accident happened around 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday. 

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Jul 12 '17 14:40

Terrorist group ISIS called for a terrorist attack during the European Women's Championship football match in Galgenwaard Stadium in Utrecht on July 19th. The call was placed on a pro-ISIS telegram channel according to RTL Nieuws.

England and Scotland will be playing in the affected match. 

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Jul 12 '17 11:16

The Dutch police arrested two men for harassing at least eight families in very random ways. The victims were saddled with large pizza deliveries they didn't order, magazine subscriptions they never signed up for and in some cases even had sex workers and hearses showing up at their doors, AD reports.

jail
Jul 12 '17 09:13

An increasing number of Dutch prisons are taking part in an experiment in which certain prisoners are given more freedom of movement and responsibility. The idea is to prod prisoners into becoming more self-sufficient. But the prison guards are worried that the experiment is only giving the detainees more freedom to conduct their criminal business within the prison walls, they said to newspaper AD.

The aftermath of riots during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 8 Jul 2017
Jul 12 '17 08:05

At least two Dutch people were arrested in Germany in connection with riots around the G20 summit in Hamburg over the weekend, the Hamburg police confirmed, according to RTL Nieuws.

One of the Dutch detainees is a 33-year-old man from Nijmegen. He was still in custody by Tuesday night. The man asked for assistance from the Netherlands and is receiving that from the Dutch consulate in Dusseldorf, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said to the broadcaster.

Taxi
Jul 12 '17 07:48

Three Almelo children spent two and a half hours terrified in a taxi on Monday. The taxi driver picked them up to take them to school in Enschede, but instead drove them to Germany. 12-year-old Kiki Kuitert managed to let her mom know what was happening and begged the driver to drive more carefully and pull over after he hit at least two guardrails, mother Hilleke Kuitert writes on Facebook.

Jul 11 '17 14:30

Bad news for sun lovers - the Netherlands will be cloudy and wet in the coming days. According to Weerplaza, up to 50 millimeters of rain can fall between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon - about the amount usual for two weeks in July.

"That's five large buckets of water per square meter, over 2 thousand baths in one football field or 70 garden swimming pools in one football field", meteorologist Wilfred Janssen put it in perspective for newspaper AD. 

Police
Jul 11 '17 08:06

The Dutch police service responsible for international information exchange is facing serious staff shortages and a failing computer system, sources within the international legal aid center LIRC said to newspaper AD. The officers working in the service fear that they are missing critical tips on terrorism, according to AD.

22 teens rescued from a burning boat in the Biesbosch, 10 Jul 2017
Jul 11 '17 07:38

A fire on a pleasure boat in the Biesbosch gave around 20 teenagers quite a fright on Monday evening. An alert scouting boat were able to rescue the youngsters, pulling most of them out of the water after they jumped overboard. No one sustained serious injuries, AD reports. 

Police
Jul 10 '17 08:29

A body was found in a meadow in the Friesland village of De Westereen on Sunday morning. The victim was identified as 37-year-old Tjeerd van Seggeren from Kollumerzwaag. The police are still investigating, but the initial conclusion is that the man was killed in a crime.

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Jul 10 '17 07:49

A young tourist was inured in Amsterdam on Saturday after getting into an argument with her Airbnb host. A video of the incident shows the young woman being pushed down a flight of stairs by a man. The man, 47-years-old from Amsterdam, was arrested, a police spokesperson confirmed to the Telegraaf.

Crime scene
Jul 10 '17 07:25

A 5-year-old girl drowned in the Sloterplas in Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon, the police said in a statement.

Emergency services and bystanders launched a search for the little girl around 5:05 p.m., when her mother lost sight of her. After a short search, firefighters and divers pulled the girl out of the water. Attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful.

The police believe this was a fatal accident.

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Jul 7 '17 16:50

The Dutch government is contributing another 15 million euros to the family planning fund, Development Minister Lilianne Ploumen announced at a music festival in Hamburg on Thursday.

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Jul 7 '17 08:57

The Dutch government decided that Turkish deputy prime minister Tugrul Türkes is not welcome in the Netherlands next week. He was planning to speak in the Orpheus congress center in Apeldoorn on Tuesday during a commemoration of the , NOS reports.

Long lines at Schiphol airport, 23 Apr 2017
Jul 7 '17 08:36

Schiphol Airport is getting help from various government services as well as citizens this busy summer period, State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure announced on Friday. "We are doing everything to prevent repetition", she said to the Telegraaf, referring to massive crowds, delays and long lines

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