Week in review: September 21-27, 2013

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The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: The vicious attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Oad's bankruptcy and the consequences for thousands of travelers, and the developments around Greenpeace' Arctic Sunrise.

Thousands of travelers saw their vacation turn into something of a nightmare, shortly after the announcement that travel agent Oad went bankrupt. Read all about it

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Most hostages Kenya freed: Most of the hostages in the shopping center in the Kenyan capital Nairobi have been freed. So far one Dutch citizen was killed. Read the full story

After the initial news of the attack shocked the world, more horror filled days followed, while security officers tried to rescue hostages and capture terrorists. Also read the follow-up:

Recently the heavily pregnant Elif Yafuz met Bill Clinton - Facebook of Sinan Yafuz


Surfnet also fears NSA: The plan of Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX, the main internet hub in the Netherlands) to start a branch in the United States, is not supported by SURFnet, one of its main users. Read the full story

Netherlands and Bolivia together in Lithium batteries: Minister Lilianne Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation announced on Thursday that the Netherlands and Bolivia will start a coöperation to make use of, and make money from, the gigantic amounts of Lithium that can be found in Bolivia. Read the full story









Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in Vries (2008)
Photo by Emiel Ketelaar, FrozenImage/Wikimedia Commons





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