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May 15 '17 08:47

The Netherlands fell in the KidsRights Index for the second year in a row. Last year the , and this year the country dropped another two spots to 15th place. Less prosperous countries like Thailand and Tunisia are now ahead of the Netherlands in the Children's Rights Rankings, NOS reports.

Feyenoord fans hold up replicas of the Eredivisie cup in De Kuip after their team won the title for the first time in 18 years, 14 May 2017
May 15 '17 08:09

Rotterdam will celebrate Feyenoord's with an official congratulations ceremony on the Coolsingel today. The party officially starts at 11:30 a.m., with the team expected around noon. But fans started showing up at the Coolsingel from 6:30 a.m. this morning, according to the Volkskrant.

Feyenoord wins the Eredivisie title for the first time in 18 years, 14 May 2017
May 15 '17 07:44

A total of 76 people were arrested in Rotterdam after Feyenoord beat Heracles Almelo 3-1 on Sunday and thereby became the national champions for the first time in 18 years. According to the police, there were "no major incidents'' during the celebrations. Feyenoord will be officially congratulated and honored in a ceremony on Coolsingel around noon on Monday.

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May 12 '17 16:05

Ajax fans unable to go watch the the on May 24th, can watch it from the comfort of their own city. Amsterdam is holding a public viewing of the match, broadcast on big screens, on the Museumplein, the city announced in a press release on Friday. 

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May 12 '17 15:30

For the first time ever in the Netherlands, a woman will lead the Islamic Friday Prayers. This will happen during a meeting in Paradiso in Amsterdam, Het Parool reports.

The woman in question is Amina Wadud, an Islamic theologian from the United States. She is known for her fight for women's rights. Wadud is visiting the Netherlands at the invitation of Hasna El Maroudi. 

Wadud is leading the Friday Prayers from the Paradiso because no mosque in the country would allow a woman to do so, three mosque dome organizations said to newspaper Trouw. 

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May 12 '17 14:55

Before the end of the year Shell plans to equip 20 of its petrol stations in the Netherlands with rapid car charging points. In this way the Dutch oil and gas giant wants to provide for a growing need - the number of electric cars in the Netherlands is increasing rapidly, ANP reports.

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May 12 '17 14:30

In a city center that is filled with co-working spaces, it is not particularly surprising that a new hub for sex workers in Amsterdam's famed Red Light District is using ideas like flexible room rental agreements, a website showing who is working at any given time and what their skills are, and a sort-of networking lounge like those seen in many of the city's shared working environments. My Red Light was unveiled to journalists on Friday, over two years after the city's mayor first floated the idea of a brothel completely managed and run by sex workers.

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May 12 '17 14:20

Organizations Claimingo and Reisrecht are officially filing damage claims against Schiphol and a number of airlines for delays passengers suffered in the May holiday due to .

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May 12 '17 13:45

The Curacao court convicted Burney F. and sentenced him to 25 years in prison for ordering the assassination of politician Helmin Wiels. The court considers it proven that F. gave the gunman the order to kill Wiels, NOS reports. 

F. is currently imprisoned in the Netherlands for drug trafficking and money laundering. He 'attended' his trial on Curacao via a video stream. The court convicted F. based largely on statements by gunman Elvis K., who is currently serving life in prison in the Netherlands for his role in the assassination. 

Riot police clash with football fans in Rotterdam after Feyenoord lost to Excelsior, 7 May 2017
May 12 '17 13:10

The police released suspected of violence duringon Sunday after Feyenoord lost to Excelsior.

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May 12 '17 12:31

One person was buried under rubble when part of the former Woerden town hall collapsed during demolition work on Friday morning. The person's condition is unclear. So far the fire department couldn't make contact, a spokesperson for the local safety office Veiligheidsregio Urecht said to NU.nl.

Rescuers can't start searching for the victim, due to the risk of collapse. Specialists are on their way to assess the situation. 

According to ANP, the second floor collapsed during sawing work and it took the first floor with it. 

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May 12 '17 12:20

Hans V., former principal of Amsterdam school 4e Gymnasium, is in court on Friday facing charges of possession of large amounts of child pornography. According to the Public Prosecutor, V. photoshopped footage of his students onto existing pornography, thereby creating new material. The footage of his students he got by secretly making recordings in the school corridors and classrooms, Het Parool reports.

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May 12 '17 11:45

Tesla clients can now start pre-ordering Tesla Solar Roof materials for their homes. Made of solar charging shingles, the rooftops will launch in the Netherlands during the course of next year.

The price of a Solar Roof depends on which portion of the building top will be equipped with solar cells. For pre-order in the Netherlands, a 930 euro deposit is required. The exact date of the Netherlands launch is still unclear.

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May 12 '17 11:10

Twelve year old David from Noord-Holland does not have to undergo chemotherapy treatment for his brain tumor if he does not want to, the court in Alkmaar ruled on Friday. David's in an effort to force his son to get treatment. With chemotherapy, the boy has 80 percent chance of survival, without his chances are 50 percent, the Telegraaf reports.

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May 12 '17 10:39

Amsterdam was ranked 5th in real estate advisor in the world. The Dutch capital is praised for how well it is connected to other cities, largely thanks to international airport Schiphol, its skilled workers, its attractive living environment and the fact that most everyone in the city can speak English.

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May 12 '17 10:00

The Ocean Cleanup Project in the Pacific Ocean will start sooner and work faster, than initially planned founder Boyan Slat announced on Thursday. "We will start the cleanup early next year", the 22-year-old inventor and environmental activist said. "Within five years we will have cleaned up 50 percent of the plastic waste.", ANP reports.

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