Week in review: January 18-24

The round-up of some of this week's most noteworthy events and news stories features tiny bats crossing the sea from the United Kingdom to Europe, Badr Hari's attempted murder case continues and the kick box-champion is up for a four-year prison term, the body of a St. Maarten man found floating in Schiehaven in Rotterdam, the European Space Agency sending a wake-up call to its comet-chasing spacecraft, and a 14-year-old Reigersbos student accidentally shooting and killing himself.

A tiny British bat was discovered in the Netherlands. The bat was ringed in the United Kingdom and made the 600km trip to the north coast of the Netherlands.


Bat / Flickr

The find possibly solves a migration mystery.

Badr Hari heard a four-year sentence against him, of which one year probation, on the first day after the case was resumed. The case had been temporarily suspended to give the prosecution an opportunity to investigate the leaking of (part of) the report to the media. The investigation showed it was Koen Everink, the victim in the main case, who gave information to a reporter.

The body of St. Maarten native Jahbal Flanders was found floating in the Rotterdam harbor, leaving his family back on St. Maarten devastated.

The European Space Agency is sending their comet-chasing spacecraft, Rosetta, on a mission. Rosetta has been "asleep" since June, 2011, awaiting her next assignment.

A 14-year-old Reigersbos student accidentally shot and killed himself with an alarm pistol he bought on the internet. He was already beyond help when his mother found him.

Check out NL Times for the rest of the news and stories this week.

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