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Aug 3 '17 14:50

The Dutch police arrested five persons suspected of sexually exploiting at least two minor girls by inciting them into prostitution, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday. 

The arrests were made late in May. Three people aged 32 and a 17-year-old girl are still in custody. A 57-year-old man was released, but is still a suspect.

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Aug 3 '17 14:10

A plastic bag containing remains was found in some bushes near the Luxor Theater in Rotterdam. Whether the remains are human has not been confirmed, but NOS reporter Robert Bas told the broadcaster he saw "something like a human skull".

A passerby reported the plastic bag to the police on Thursday morning. It is lying among some plants on the Antoine Platekade in Rotterdam-Zuid, close to the theater and the court. 

A local resident told NOS that he noticed the bag on Tuesday already, but had no idea what was in it. 

Aug 3 '17 13:30

The supermarket sector suffered "fairly substantial" damages that can amount to millions of euros as a result of, René Roorda, director of the central bureau of foodstuffs trading CBL said to ANP.

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Aug 3 '17 13:30

The rapid rent increases in the free sector seems to be slowing down in most of the big cities in the Netherlands, according to figures from rental site Pararius for the second quarter. Only Utrecht is still seeing large rent increases. Outside the Randstad, however, rental prices are skyrocketing, NOS reports.

Outside the Randstad areas, rental prices increased on average by 10 percent in the second quarter. The average increase in the Randstad was 4.7 percent. Flevoland and Groningen even saw increases of 23 and 17 percent respectively. 

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Aug 3 '17 12:10

The Dutch weather services expect strong winds along the coast this afternoon. Campers and water sporters, like surfers or sailors, are warned to be careful.

The KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning, taking effect from 2:00 p.m. Gusts of up to 80 kilometers per hour are expected along the coast. Further inland will also be windy, but Weerplaza doesn't expect it to cause problems there. 

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Aug 3 '17 11:30

All Dutch courts should get a special "cybercrime chamber" with judges specially trained to handle technically complex cases, according to senior counselor Christiaan Baardman and Leendert Verheij, president of the court of law in The Hague, NU.nl reports.

The Hague already has a Cybercrime Knowledge Center, where judges are trained on technical developments. But Verheij and Baardman believe a special chamber for really specialized cases will be more effective.

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Aug 3 '17 10:50

Two Dutch men still haven't been allowed to see their lawyers. The Court of Justice in Suriname rejected the lawyers' request that their clients' restrictions be lifted on Wednesday, lawyer Raoul Lobo said to ANP.

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Aug 3 '17 10:10

A woman was found dead in a burning house on Oslofjord in Delfzijl, Groningen on Thursday morning. The police believe she is the resident of the home. The cause of the fire is being investigated, RTL Nieuws reports.

A trauma helicopter was dispatched with the fire department because the authorities believed that someone was in the home, according to RTL. But the woman was already dead when firefighters found her. As far as is known, the woman died in the fire. 

The cause of the fire is still unknown. 

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Aug 3 '17 09:28

Amsterdam alderman Jan-Bert Vroege (D66) accused entrepreneurs and hotel owners in the city of profiteering from Gay Pride, without giving anything back, in a letter to Het Parool. Supermarket chain Albert Heijn and clubs Paradiso and Westerunie are astonished by this accusation, according to the newspaper. 

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Aug 3 '17 08:51

Goose bumps and tears filled the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam on Tuesday night as tribute was paid to Ajax footballer Abdelhak Nouri during the Championship League match between Ajax and Nice. Nouri sustained serious and permanent brain damage after he collapsed during a practice match a few weeks ago. 

Joey Hoffmann
Aug 3 '17 08:14

The police belief that Haaksbergen man Joey Hoffmann (21), who disappeared in Turkey early in July, fell victim to a crime. "It is absolutely suspicious", Ilker Centikaya, police chief in Tarsus, southern Turkey, said to newspaper AD. 

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Aug 3 '17 07:32

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs added another nine Dutch to the , bringing the total number of names on the list up to 121. Their assets were frozen and they can no longer access their Dutch bank accounts or credit cards, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Aug 2 '17 16:30

The police arrested two men suspected of involvement in the death of 52-year-old Melvin Arduin. He died a few days after being attacked in De Vaag bar on Straatweg in Rotterdam in February, AD reports.

The suspects were arrested separately. They are 31 and 35 years old, both from Rotterdam. They are facing charges of public violence. A 19-year-old was previously arrested in Spain and extradited to the Netherlands. He is still in custody. 

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Aug 2 '17 15:50

The Terneuzen police found five stowaways, three men and two women, in the back of a truck on Tuessday. One man is from Ethiopia, the rest are from Eritrea, NOS reports.

The truck, with a Spanish driver, was traveling to Vlissingen. While it was driving through th Sluiskil tunnel, one of the stowaways poked his head through the sail on top of the truck and was spotted by a special detection system.

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Aug 2 '17 15:10

Enormous budget cuts to elderly care done by the Rutte II cabinet saved no money, according to a study by newspaper AD, De Groene Amsterdammer and Investico. The Rutte II cabinet thought to save 1.88 billion euros by being less quick to send elderly people to nursing home, but eventually not a cent was left of that amount, according to the study.

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Aug 2 '17 14:30

Agricultural organization LTO Nederland is furious that the Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA advised consumers to show restraint in eating eggs until the results of an investigation into are in. "That is a terrible and unnecessary statement", Eric Huber, chairman of the poultry farm department, said to Radio 1 Journaal on Wednesday. "It leads to unnecessary unrest among consumers."

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