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Jan 21 '19 17:00

A toddler and a teenager were injured in a Monday afternoon shooting in the Noord-Brabant city of Helmond. The girls, 2 and 15, were struck by stray bullets, police said, and one person was taken into custody.

The toddler was sitting on the back of her mother's bicycle when at least one shooter fired at a car on the Molenstraat at about 3:22 p.m. The little girl was struck in the leg, and the teenager was hit in the arm.

The rear window of the targeted car was shattered, and the occupants of the vehicle took off running. Police said they are searching for those people.

Primary school classroom
Jan 21 '19 16:30

A total of 79 schools in the Netherlands were awarded the predicate 'excellent school' on Monday, bringing the total number of excellent schools in the country up to 191. The predicate is awarded to schools who distinguish themselves in a specific area, like being very innovative or helping children who need extra attention in a special way, NOS reports.

Vaccination
Jan 21 '19 15:40

The Netherlands' national vaccination program works - some 450 children's lives are saved through it every year - but it is too limited. The Dutch government must include more infectious diseases in the national vaccination program, multiple vaccination experts said in advise to the Tweede Kamer, AD reports.

Drugs hidden in champagne
Jan 21 '19 14:50

The Australian border police in Sydney discovered a number of champagne bottles that didn't contain champagne, but liquid ecstasy. Most of these bottles were shipped to Australia from Belgium, but a number also came from the Netherlands, France and Germany, the Australian Border Force [ABF] said in a statement. 

Child and airplane
Jan 21 '19 13:14

The deportation of an Armenian family, including three kids aged 8, 5 and 3 years, will happen as scheduled on Monday, despite political talks about easing the children's pardon for asylum kids who are rooted in the Netherlands. Emergency procedures to keep the family in the Netherlands were all rejected, the family's lawyer confirmed to RTL Nieuws.

Mark Rutte
Jan 21 '19 13:10

With the Senate elections in the Netherlands less than 60 days away, the Rutte III coalition is losing favor among voters. According to the latest poll by Maurice de Hond, three of the four coalition parties would lose a significant number of seats if the parliamentary elections were held today. All in all, the coalition would lose about a third of their parliamentary seats.

Clear skies made the Super Blood Wolf Moon visible across most of The Netherlands, 21 Jan 2019
Jan 21 '19 12:20

Clear skies meant that those who managed to get up early enough got a in most of the Netherlands early on Monday morning. The moonlight started changing color around 3:36 a.m., and the total eclipse started around 5:41 a.m., reaching its peak at 6:12 a.m.

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Jan 21 '19 11:30

The Netherlands is expected to get its first proper snowfall of this winter on Tuesday. This could cause cancellations for flights from, to or through Amsterdam, KLM warns. Heavy traffic is also expected during rush hour on Tuesday morning and evening, NU.nl reports.

Skaters take to the ice in the Onlanden nature reserve in Drenthe, at the Groningen border. 20 January 2019
Jan 21 '19 10:40

This winter's first skating marathon on natural ice will happen in Haaksbergen on Monday night. The ice on skating club IJSCH's rink was between 4 and 5 centimeters thick on Monday morning, thick enough for a marathon, national skating union KNSB announced on Twitter.

The marathon will start at 7:00 p.m. for women and 8:00 p.m. for men. Last year Simon Schouten and Manon Kamminga won the season's first skating marathon on natural ice, NU.nl reports.

Protest against the deportation of Armenian kids Howick and Lili, 12 Aug 2017
Jan 21 '19 09:51

On Saturday coalition party CDA announced that the party wants to extend the children's pardon, joining the D66 and ChristenUnie who have been calling for this for some time. The VVD is now the only one of the four coalition parties who wants to stick to the agreement made in the Rutte III coalition agreement, which states that the previous government's children's pardon will remain unchanged, the Volkskrant reports.

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Jan 21 '19 08:52

Emergency services responded en masse to the marina at the Nederrijn in Wageningen on Sunday after two reports of a rowboat capsizing. Rescue workers searched for possibly missing rowers in the water for hours, but found nothing, De Gelderlander reports.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Jan 21 '19 08:20

A 14-year-old boy was injured in a stabbing incident in the asylum center on Kievitsblekweg in Oisterwijk, Noord-Brabant, on Sunday. He was taken to hospital. The perpetrator, another boy, can't be found and has therefore not been arrested yet, NU.nl reports.

The two boys got into a fight at around 2:30 p.m. The victim was stabbed in the face. The police are investigating and already spoke to multiple witnesses.

Slick roads in Amsterdam Oost before the morning rush hour, 21 Jan 2019
Jan 21 '19 07:57

Motorists in the Netherlands are warned to be careful of slick roads when commuting to work on Monday morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the entire country. "All traffic participants can be hindered. Adjust your driving behavior. Follow weather reports and warnings", KNMI warns.

Temperatures dropped to between -5 degrees along the coast and -10 degrees inland overnight, freezing wet areas on the roads. The iciness should melt away by 11:00 a.m., according to the meteorological institute.

Police searching the Zuider IJdijk after a body was found there in a suitcase on 19 Jan 2019
Jan 21 '19 07:42

Human remains were found in a suitcase along the banks of the Zuider IJdijk in Amsterdam on Saturday morning. The victim has not yet been identified. On Sunday the police searched in and around the canal. "It's a crime scene. We want to investigate if we find something that is interesting to our investigation", a police spokesperson said to Het Parool.

Grocery shopping
Jan 19 '19 08:00

Most Dutch households will have a bit more to spend this year than in 2018, despite higher energy bills, higher health insurance premiums and higher VAT, according to budget institute Nibud's latest purchasing power calculations. Most households will have between a few euros and 131 euros extra left over each month, NU.nl reports.

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Jan 18 '19 16:40

ING employees can look forward to "significantly" lower bonuses this year, even though the bank is doing well with more clients and turnover. The bonuses will be lower due to a settlement o for failing to monitor money laundering, NOS reports.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Jan 18 '19 16:00

Gilermo I., the prime suspect of a in July 2017, expressed regret for what happened at the start of his trial on Friday. "I find it horrible what happened. But I can not turn back time", he said, RTL Nieuws reports.

Bikes pared on an Amsterdam bridge
Jan 18 '19 15:10

The municipality of Amsterdam aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 55 percent in 2030 and 95 percent in 2050, when compared to the emission levels in 1990. The city also aims to be completely off natural gas by 2040. To help achieve this goal, Amsterdam is pushing 150 million euros into a Climate Fund for the period 2019 to 2025, the city announced in a press release.

Lunar eclipse
Jan 18 '19 14:29

As Earth’s orbit crosses directly between the Sun and Moon on Monday morning, a total lunar eclipse should be fully visible in The Netherlands. Clear skies are predicted for most of the country from midday Sunday all the way up to about noon on Monday.

If the clouds cooperate, the full eclipse will begin at 5:41 a.m. and maximum coverage will occur at 6:12 a.m. The full eclipse will end about a half-hour later.

Roadworks
Jan 18 '19 13:30

Next month Rijkswaterstaat will start widening the A1 highway between Apeldoorn and the Azelo junction near Almelo. The 65 kilometer stretch of highway will be widened almost everywhere. This major job is expected to take 10 years to complete and cost around 400 million euros, NU.nl reports.

The A1 is one of the two main road links from the Randstad to the North and East European hinterland.

Arriva train truck crash
Jan 18 '19 12:40

ProRail is pressing charges against a man who parked his semi-trailer truck on a level crossing in Leeuwarden last week Friday, after which , NOS reports.

Six people sustained minor injuries in the accident, including the train driver and the truck driver. The accident also disrupted train traffic and resulted in the entire level crossing installation needing to be replaced. 

Jan 18 '19 11:50

Emergency services found the body of an as yet unidentified person after on Thursday. The police are working on identifying the victim, NU.nl reports.

Ambulance
Jan 18 '19 11:00

A 50-year-old man after he crashed into the wall of his own farmhouse while trying to flee from the police. The police responded to the farm after a report of someone trying to take their own life, NOS reports.

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Jan 18 '19 10:10

A taxi driver who in Amsterdam on Thursday morning, turned himself in to the police later that day. .He was arrested, Het Parool reports.

The accident happened at the intersection of Admiraal de Ruijterweg and Jan van Galenstraat. Shorty before this hit-and-run, the taxi driver also hit a cyclist. The cyclist wasn't injured.

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