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Apr 20 '18 08:27

A man was found dead on Uliker in Opsel, Limburg on Friday morning. The police are looking for a person wearing one shoe, according to a description spread on Burgernet.

The man has not yet been identified, according to De Limburger. The cause of his death is also unclear.

A car was found further up the road. It had slipped into a ditch, the newspaper writes. The police closed the road and started an investigation.

The towers that house the Ministries of Home Affairs and Justice and Security on Turfmarkt in The Hague
Apr 20 '18 08:00

Civil servants in the Ministries of Home Affairs and Justice and Security are no longer allowed to meet in large groups in some places in the office building due to unreliable floor construction. The employees working in the two towers on Turfmarkt in The Hague were informed that 'floor walkers' will supervise this ban on assembly, NRC reports.

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Apr 20 '18 07:21

A gas explosion on a motorboat in Terherne, Friesland on Thursday left a man and a woman seriously injured. They were rushed to hospital, NU.nl reports.

The man is in critical condition. The woman suffered severe burns, according to the Friesland fire department. The force of the explosion knocked the woman off the boat and into the water. Bystanders brought her to shore.

The boat was on Sneekermeer, near the town of Terherne when a gas bottle exploded. There were more gas bottles on board. Firefighters quickly removed them from the boat.

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Apr 19 '18 08:32

Vlogger Sven van der Meulen from Meppel unmasked four men trying to make appointments to have sex with animals in a new episode on his YouTube channel. According to him, one of the men was until recently a faction leader in a municipal council for a national party in the Netherlands. 

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Apr 19 '18 07:48

Children's Ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer is calling on the government to bring Dutch kids stuck in camps in Syria back to the Netherlands. "Doing nothing is unacceptable and in violation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child", she said on Thursday. "The Netherlands must to everything in its power to bring these children back." ANP reports.

Apr 19 '18 07:18

A large fire is raging in beach tent restaurant Blue Lagoon on the boulevard in Scheveningen. No one was injured.

The fire was discovered around 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, according to De Scheveninger. The fire  was under control around 7:05 a.m., but firefighters are still working on extinguishing it, the fire department said on Twitter.

Apr 18 '18 15:50

Albanian criminals are increasingly playing leading roles in organized crime in Amsterdam, according to a so-called trend analysis by the Amsterdam police. They are mainly engaged in cocaine trafficking, but also in human trafficking and property fraud, NU.nl reports.

According to the police, these Albanian criminals lead the cocaine import from South America, the transhipment via the port of Rotterdam, and the further distribution to other European countries from Amsterdam. In addition to the Netherlands, Albanians are also very active in the drug trade in Great Britain.

A tour bush crashed through a guardrail and into a tree on Gooiseweg in Amsterdam, 18 April 2018
Apr 18 '18 11:10

Multiple people were hurt when a tour bush crashed through a guardrail and into a tree on Gooiseweg in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

Three people were taken to hospital, none of the other passengers were hurt, the fire department reports. All passengers were removed from the bus. No one got stuck. The unharmed passengers were taken to a nearby hotel.

According to RTL Nieuws, the tour bus came from Sweden and had 42 passengers on board. Het Parool reports that there are several people with broken bones.

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Apr 18 '18 07:59

State Secretary Menno Snel of Finance will attend the commemoration of the Armenian genocide in Armenia next week. This is the first time a member of the Dutch government will be present at the commemoration. From now on a Dutch Minister or State Secretary will attend the commemoration every five years, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Apr 18 '18 07:37

The Netherlands' anonymous tip line Meld Misdaad Anoniem does not only pass tips on to the police, but also sells them to other parties. This makes the foundation around half a million euros per year, De Groene Amsterdammer reports based on its own research.

The tips are mostly sold to municipalities, but also to insurers, energy companies and even the Tax Authority, according to the weekly magazine. These customers pay the tip line a fixed monthly amount, and an amount per tip.

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Apr 17 '18 13:03

All locations of school community Lek en Linge in Culemborg were evacuated on Tuesday morning due to a bomb threat. Because it was initially unclear which location was threatened, the police ordered all locations evacuated. No bomb was found, AD reports.

The bomb threat turned out to be aimed at VMBO location on Ina Boudier-Bakkerstraat in Culemborg. The bomb would go off at 11:00 a.m., according to a threat. The police carefully searched the school. Nothing was found and pupils were allowed to return to their classes.

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Apr 17 '18 11:40

Mitchel van der K., a local VVD politician from Almere and former editor for men's website Manners, hacked over 100 women, including vlogger Laura Ponticorvo and some of his colleagues, RTL Nieuws reports based on anonymous sources.

Several women filed charges with the police. According to the broadcaster, Van der K. looked for passwords on leaked databases and used them to try and break into the women's accounts. 

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Apr 17 '18 08:19

Dutch petroleum company NAM wants Minister Eric Wiebes of Economic Affairs to adjust the proposals for the new Mining and Gas Act so that the company is less responsible for the consequences of gas extraction in Groningen, such as damage caused by earthquakes, Trouw reports.

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Apr 17 '18 07:42

An explosion caused major damage to an apartment on Amsterdamstraat in Den Bosch during the early hours of Tuesday morning. The police believe someone left an explosive in front of the apartment's door, Omroep Brabant reports.

The explosion could be heard in large parts of Den Bosch around 2:00 a.m. It shattered the apartment's window, destroyed a rain pipe, and damaged the door.

No one was injured. The resident was watching TV on the other side of the apartment when the explosion happened. His dog was lying near the door, but also escaped unharmed.

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Apr 17 '18 07:28

On Monday the police arrested four Dutch-Moroccan men on suspicion of involvement in terrorism. The men discussed an attack on the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement.

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Apr 16 '18 08:14

The number of complaints about discrimination against people with disabilities reached a record high last year. The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights received a total of 810 such complaints, compared to 579 in 2016 and 342 in 2015, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Apr 16 '18 07:38

An angry motorist forced an ambulance off the road on Westzeedijk in Rotterdam on Sunday morning. The ambulance was on its way to provide medical assistance on Marconiplein, but without flashing lights or sirens. The motorist blocked its way, AD reports.

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Apr 16 '18 07:17

The police fired warning shots during a confrontation with an unknown number of suspects on the parking lot of a retirement home on  Nigtevechthof in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Sunday night. Four suspects were arrested after a chase. No one was injured, the police said on Twitter.

Local residents called the police to report shots fired around 10:00 p.m. Witnesses told AT5 that a total of eight shots were fired, six of which happened in quick succession. The police can not yet say whether there was an actual shooting.

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Apr 13 '18 09:00

Schiphol is implementing a number of measures to help manage crowds at the airport during the upcoming May holidays. For example, the airport is deploying 20 percent more personnel than it did last year, NU.nl reports.

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Apr 13 '18 08:22

Over 2 thousand young men and boys are sharing revenge porn of hundreds of Dutch girls on a private network. The network contains over 30 thousand photos and videos, which are sorted by the victims' full name and address, and with links to their social media profiles, RTL Nieuws reports based on its own research.

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Apr 13 '18 07:39

The prosecution of those responsible for the MH17 disaster is the first subject Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs will discuss with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov during his visit to Moscow on Friday. The Dutch Minister will also ask Russia to contribute to stopping the conflict in Syria, first of all by making a cease fire possible so that humanitarian aid can get to the people in the war-torn country, NOS reports.

Ank Bjleveld
Apr 12 '18 08:05

Minister Ank Bijleveld of Defense understands why the United States is threatening military action in Syria following what is believed to be a poison gas attack in Douma. "If diplomatic, economical and political measures are insufficient, the Netherlands understands a proportional military action in Syria", she said to Nieuwsuur. 

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Apr 12 '18 07:34

After a long chase through the forest in the border area near Goirle, the police shot a suspect. The chase crossed the border between Belgium and the Netherlands twice. The suspect was arrested and is in hospital to be treated, NOS reports.

Around 1:00 a.m. on Thursday the police noticed a suspicious van in a business park in Tilburg. When officers wanted to arrest the two people in the van, they sped away towards the border in Goirle. The police gave chase. During the chase, the suspects crossed the border into Belgium and then back into the Netherlands.

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Apr 12 '18 07:15

The body of a man was found on Kroonstraat in Utrecht just after midnight on Thursday. The police are investigating.

Passersby found the body and called the police, AD reports. Part of the street was closed down as a crime scene for forensic investigation. The police left the area just after 6:00 a.m.

Exactly what happened to the man is not yet clear.

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