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May 23 '17 14:33

A large part of the Ceintuurbaan in Amsterdam was closed down and evacuated after two unattended suitcases were found in tram 24, near Ferdinand Bolstraat on Tuesday. The police are investigating.

GVB employees noticed a suspicious looking person placing the suitcases in the tram around 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday and called the police. After some deliberation, the authorities decided to evacuate the area, AT5 reports. Shopkeepers were instructed to close their stores, local residents were instructed to stay inside and pedestrians were escorted out of the area.

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May 23 '17 14:00

The Ajax team departed from Schiphol airport on Tuesday morning and is on their way to Stockholm, where the Amsterdam team is playing against Manchester United in the Europa League finals on Wednesday. Manchester United is also scheduled to travel to Stockholm today.

Tonight both teams will train in the Friends Arena, where the match will be played on Wednesday, NU.nl reports. After training coaches Peter Bosz and Jose Mourinho and a player for each team will give a press conference. 

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May 23 '17 13:25

A woman gave birth on an Arriva Bus in Breda on Sunday evening. The baby boy was born on line 115 on Markendaalseweg, with the help of bus driver and passengers, Omroep Brabant reports.

Bus driver Frans Videler saw in his mirror that something was up with the woman. He heard a shout and saw her water break. He pulled the bus over, let traffic control know via the emergency button and called the emergency services. He was still on the line when the baby was born 

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May 23 '17 12:50

The Public Prosecutor demanded 120 hours of community services against three swim coaches and two teachers suspected of death through negligence in the . The Syrian girl drowned after a swimming lesson in t' Gastland swimming pool in September, just months after she and her family arrived in the Netherlands, AD reports.

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May 23 '17 12:15

Esther Paul, the woman whose , was in hiding at a campsite in Biddinghuizen a few days before her death.

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May 23 '17 11:40

King Willem-Alexander is deeply affected by a "terrifying" that left at least 22 people dead, including children. Over 50 others were injured in the explosion at Manchester Arena, just after a concert by teenage pop star Ariana Grande.

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May 23 '17 11:05

Primary education teachers get significantly less respect and lower wages than their high school counterparts and other university graduates, according to a study by the research center for education and labor market ROA and Ecorys, NU.nl reports.

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May 23 '17 10:30

Gay couple Stefano Franke and Arnout Janssen had toafter a DNA test proved that the woman's husband, and not Stefano, was the baby's father. The surrogate mother still can't believe that her husband is the little girl's father, the 27-year-old woman said to AD. "This was not premeditated", she said.

May 23 '17 09:51

A massive 62 percent of employers in the Netherlands have to deal with staff facing financial problems, according to a report by national budget information office Nibud. A worker with a full time job and a modal salary that has debt problems, could cost an employer up to 13 thousand euros per year, the report states, according to NU.nl.

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May 23 '17 09:27

Dutch employers take too few steps to prevent recurrence of burnout in their employees, according to a study by Kantar Public on behalf of Zilveren Kruis. 56 percent of employees who return to work after recovering from a burnout, find that their manager did not make any changes, NU.nl reports.

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May 23 '17 09:09

A 47-year-old man from Amsterdam also fell victim to assault by members of Amsterdam student association A.S.C./A.V.S.V., the victim told AT5 following reports of another victim being  The police dropped the case due to lack of evidence, but victim Jan wants justice, the Amsterdam broadcaster reports.

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May 23 '17 08:36

The body of a man was found in the Wilhelmina canal in Oirschot on Tuesday morning. So far the police can not say whether the man was killed in a crime, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter.

The victim was found around 7:00 a.m. at the height of Parallelweg in Oirschot, according to Omroep Brabant. 

The police are working on identifying the man. A forensic team is at the scene investigating the cause of the man's death. 

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May 23 '17 08:18

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and counterterrorism coordinator Dick Schoof both called an apparent attack in Manchester on Monday "terrible". At least 22 people were killed and over 50 were wounded in an explosion shortly after an Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester Arena. The English authorities are "treating it as a terrorist attack until we know something else", the police said, RTL Nieuws reports.

The victims include children. The police currently believe it was a suicide bombing. 

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May 23 '17 07:47

A coalition of VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie is the only majority variant with which the government formation talks can continue, mediator Edith Schippers said on Monday afternoon after again speaking to party leaders, NOS reports.

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May 22 '17 17:30

Residents of Amsterdam's Deltastraat were shocked to be confronted with a coffin on their street when leaving for work this morning. The coffin was left with the garbage, along with a couch, pieces of wood and some wallpaper, AT5 reports.

The story behind the, luckily empty, coffin is unclear. It was taken away with the garbage truck around 11:15 a.m.

According to AT5, a coffin can cost anything between 300 and 2 thousand euros. 

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May 22 '17 16:55

Henk K., a father of 19 kids from Bunschoten, denies all. According to him, his "unscrupulous, lying and labile" children made up the abuse claims to get back at him for charging them with theft from their parental home, the 58-year-old man said in a pro-forma hearing in the court of Utrecht on Monday, according to AD reporter Marco Willemse tweeting from the courtroom.

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