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Jun 28 '17 07:52

The Dutch police implemented "precautionary measures against a possible cyber attack" which left some functionalities on the police website party or completely unavailable, the police said in a statement.

"Forms that are completed and sent may not arrive or only much later", the police said, apologizing for the inconvenience. It is not clear how long these measures will be in place.

The police can still easily be reached via the telephone.

MH17
Jun 28 '17 07:29

The team doing the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17 will start spreading videos in the Ukraine in an effort to convince witnesses to come forward. The videos consist of the relatives of MH17 victims talking about their loved ones, how they are missed and their sorrow, ANP reports.

According to the police, these videos' primary intent is to again draw attention to the investigation into the disaster. "As the years pass, people can still have important information", a police spokesperson said, according to the news wire. 

Royal military Police Vehicle
Jun 27 '17 16:55

The Koninklijke Marechaussee arrested six Dutch persons in May and June after taking down an online shop for drugs. The six are suspected of running the online store, the Marechaussee said on Facebook on Tuesday.

The suspects ran the drug shop on the dark web. Drugs were sent to customers through regular parcel services, disguised as packages from other online stores. 

The suspects come from Haarlem, Lelystad and Hilversum. They are between the ages of 21 and 55 years, according to the Koninklijke Marechaussee - a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military.

Jun 27 '17 16:20

Dutch insurer Nationale-Nederlanden (NN) teamed up with Vodafone to launch a new service called Bundelz - a prepaid car insurance. Bundelz provides car insurance for 1,000 kilometers at a time. After that distance, a new bundle is automatically purchased, AD reports.

Bundelz is intended for motorists who don't drive much - on average less than 100 kilometers per week and less than 7,500 kilometers per year. A bundle covering only liability insurance wil cost around 50 euros, and an all-risk bundle 70 euros. They remain valid for a year. 

Lion cubs born at Beekse Bergen on 12 June 2017
Jun 27 '17 15:45

Safari park Beekse Bergen released the first footage of its newest residents - triplets born to mother lion Mariska on June 12th. Mother and cubs are doing well, but as lion cubs are very vulnerable in their first months, they will stay behind the scene for the time being, according to the park.

Caretakers haven't yet been able to determine the gender of the new lion cubs, but did manage to snap some adorable pictures of them.

Srebrenica
Jun 27 '17 15:10

The relatives of men killed in the Srebrenica massacre in 1995 made their disappointment in the very clear. The court ruled that the Dutch state is responsible for the death of some 350 men, but only accountable for 30 percent of the damages claimed. After the ruling, one of the women started screaming at the judge, RTL Nieuws reports.

Wallaby
Jun 27 '17 14:35

An escaped wallaby caused quite a commotion in the Dutch town of Staphorst on Saturday. A train driver spotted the animal next to the train tracks between Zwolle and Meppel, and train traffic had to be brought to a halt before it was caught. The wallaby is still stressed, but medically fine, Edwin Budel of Animal Protection Noord-Overijssel said to De Stentor.

Eusebius church in Arnhem
Jun 27 '17 13:55

Construction workers found 45 skeletons during excavation work next to the Eeusebius church in the heart of Arnhem. A cemetery connected to the Minnebroeders monastery, dating from 1487, is believed to be located in the area, according to archeologists. The monastery itself has never been found, NOS reports.

According to archeologists, these 45 skeletons are just the "tip of the iceberg". So far a skeleton was found per square meter excavated. Another 400 meters must still be dug up. 

Sabrina Oosterbeek, missing in Amsterdam since 8 March 2017
Jun 27 '17 13:20

The police arrested a 44-year-old man from Amsterdam on suspicion of involvement in the disappearance of 30-year-old Sabrina Oosterbeek. The Amsterdam woman disappeared after leaving her apartment in Amsterdam Zuidoost on March 8th. The police fear she fell victim to a crime.

The Amsterdam man's home was searched. He is in restricted custody, which means that he is only allowed contact with his lawyer.

Mitch Henriquez
Jun 27 '17 12:45

The identities of the five police officers involved in the death in custody of 42-year-old , will not be disclosed to the Aruban man's relatives, the appeals court in The Hague ruled. This same request was also rejected by a court in March, NU.nl reports.

Jun 27 '17 12:10

The Dutch state is responsible for the death of at least 300 Muslim men at the in July 1995, the court in The Hague ruled on Tuesday. The court ordered the State to pay 30 percent of damages claimed by the relatives of the killed men, ANP reports.

The court previously ruled tha the Dutch state can be held responsible, but both the state and the victims' relatives appealed.

Rijksmuseum
Jun 27 '17 11:30

Amsterdam made it to fourth place in a ranking of Europe's most dynamic cities by Savills Investment Management. The ranking shows which cities are most suitable for commercial real estate investments. London, Paris and Cambridge are the top three most dynamic cities on the continent, Het Parool reports.

Rotterdam
Jun 27 '17 10:50

The Rotterdam coalition of Leefbaar Rotterdam, CDA and D66 no longer has the support of a majority of city councilors as councilor Mohammed Anfal switched from Leefbaar to Islam inspired party NIDA. Party leader Nourdin el Ouali announced the switch to NRC on Monday evening. The city council will discuss the consequences of the switch in an emergency debate on Thursday. Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb is meeting party leaders to talk about it today, according to AD.

Crime scene tape
Jun 27 '17 10:04

The police responded to Scheldestraat in Breda on Monday afternoon after local residents reported a shooting outside the community center. Witnesses told BN De Stem that a man was shot in the leg and taken to hospital by ambulance, but so far the police could not confirm this.

The area around the community center was closed down for investigation. Police officers in bulletproof vests searched the area, according to the newspaper.

On Monday night the police still had no information about any victims. They call for witnesses to come forward on Twitter.

Jun 27 '17 09:45

André S., sentenced to four years in prison two weeks ago for raping a Den Bosch woman in 1995, committed suicide in his cell in the prison in Grave, his lawyer Jori Schadd said to Omroep Brabant. The 41-year-old man hung himself on Friday night. "The man leaves a family with wife and children", the lawyer said.

Narendra Modi
Jun 27 '17 09:26

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is paying a short work-visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday. He will spend half the day in The Hague, where he will meet members of the cabinet, the Dutch King and Queen and the Indian community in the Netherlands. The goal for this visit is to strengthen ties between the two countries, the Telegraaf reports.

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