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Aug 17 '17 10:32

The police arrested a man at the NPO 3FM building in the Hilversum Media Park premises around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday after he held a woman hostage there for an hour and a half. The woman is unharmed and is receiving victim assistance, the police said, NU.nl reports.

The police have thus far refused comment about the suspect's identity and motives. According to the police, he threatened a woman in the parking lot in front of the building with a knife. He then forced her into the building and held her captive, authorities allege.

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Aug 17 '17 10:20

There are significantly more serious incidents on Schiphol airport's runways than at other airports of similar size, AD reports after comparing Schiphol's figures with that of six other airports. All seven airports handle between 400 thousand and 500 thousand flight movements per year.

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Aug 17 '17 09:37

The VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie - the four parties currently - want to take several measures to strengthen the position of LGBTI people in the Netherlands, AD reports based on a draft government agreement the newspaper managed to get hold of. 

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Aug 17 '17 08:49

A about the use of toxic fipronil on Dutch poultry farms in November last year, specifically mentioned Barneveld pest control company ChickFriend, Public Health Minister Edith Schippers confirmed in a letter to parliament, ANP reports.

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Aug 17 '17 08:30

One person was killed in a shooting in a home on Bosscherweg in Maastricht on Wednesday night, the police said on Twitter. The victim's identity is not yet known.

Local residents reported hearing bangs fro the home around 11:00 p.m., according to ANP. Responding officers found a wounded person in the home, who died despite first responders' aid.

The police closed down the area for investigation. No arrests were made as yet, a spokesperson said to the news wire. 

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Aug 17 '17 07:55

A SWAT team fired several shots while arresting a disturbed and aggressive man who barricaded himself in a home on Frederiklaan in Eindhoven on Wednesday. The suspect was injured and was taken to hospital for treatment, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.

The suspect did some damage to a neighbor's home and threatened the neighbors with an axe and knife on Wednesday afternoon. He then fled into his own home, threw dozens of boxes through the window and locked himself in. 

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Aug 17 '17 07:35

A pedagogical assistant of childcare organization Patrou in De Bilt is suspected of sexually abusing two girls. The 27-year-old man from Utrecht is currently in custody, the Public Prosecutor confirmed on Wednesday. Parents are appalled. "We are very shocked", one father said to the Telegraaf. "You trust them with your children after all. In addition, I've never had a bad feeling at Patrou."

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Aug 16 '17 17:00

The diocese of Roermond is advising parishes, municipalities and individuals to replace their Jesus on the cross statues with plastic copies to prevent them from being stolen. According to diocese spokesperson Matheu Bemelmans, the number of thefts and vandalism on these statues or statues of Maria increased over the past year, ANP reports.

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Aug 16 '17 16:20

A group of Amsterdam students collected 10 thousand signatures for a referendum on a . That is the first milestone on organizing an advisory referendum on the new Intelligence and Security Services Act, RTL Z reports. 

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Aug 16 '17 15:40

The Public Prosecutor and the Zeeland West-Brabant police's Cold Case team reopened the investigation into the murder of Robert Sengers in Esbeek in 2004. A reward of 15 thousand euros is offered for the tip that leads to the perpetrator, AD reports.

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Aug 16 '17 15:00

Two men who were night are father and son. The 60-year-old father was killed, and his 29-year-old son was injured and rushed to the hospital, NU.nl reports. 

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Aug 16 '17 14:20

The Public Prosecutor demanded six years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment against 21-year-old Thomas B. in the court in Arnhem on Wednesday. He is suspected of in November last year.

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Aug 16 '17 13:40

The number of electric cars in the Randstad area will grow massively in the coming years, according to a study on the purchase of electric cars done by grid manager Stedin, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and ElaadNL. This is partly thanks to the fact that electric cars are becoming more affordable, ANP reports. 

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Aug 16 '17 13:00

Safe traffic association VVN would like to reduce the number of men's bicycles on Dutch roads. According to the association, the high top tube on men's bicycles is more dangerous than the lower tube on women's bikes, ANP reports.

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Aug 16 '17 12:20

Dozens of flights from Schiphol airport were canceled on Wednesday morning due to . The airport expects that all affected passengers will be transferred to other flights during the course of the day, NU.nl reports.

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Aug 16 '17 11:40

The Dutch economy continues to grow steadily and its growth is expected to reach 3.3 percent this year, according to planning office CPB's estimate in its Macro Economic Exploration, which was published on Wednesday. If this estimate holds true, this will be the first time the Dutch economy grows by more than 3 percent since the outbreak of the economic crisis in 2007. In 2018 the gross domestic product is expected to grow by 2.5 percent, NU.nl reports.

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