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Oct 26 '15 08:39

The families of three Srebrenica victims have asked the European Court of Human rights to prosecute three Dutchbat commanders for the deaths of their relatives. In April the appeals court in Arnhem ruled that the three officers will not be prosecuted.

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Oct 26 '15 07:56

Mark M., the police officer accused of leaking information on ongoing criminal cases to criminals, had access to sensitive police information, even after he failed the AIVD screening. The police had forgotten to retract his log-in authorization.

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Oct 23 '15 21:49

An outbreak of scabies at a temporary asylum reception center in Reuver, Limburg has emergency services quickly trying to contain the infection. Fire department personnel working in the region say 48 people from Eritrea are suffering from the skin condition, newswire ANP reported.

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Oct 23 '15 15:22

The news that football legend Johan Cruijff has been diagnosed with lung cancer had all of the Netherlands in stunned disbelief on Thursday, but none more so than former teammate Willem van Hanegem. "This is incomprehensible. You just hope that it isn't so. It's part of life. Anyone can get sick. But with some you think: no, it can not be true!" Van Hanegem said

Oct 23 '15 14:42

The appearance of Zwarte Piet will only be adjusted in the city of Rotterdam itself, the rest of the Rotterdam area will be keeping Sinterklaas' helper in his traditional outfit and blackface makeup. Other Dutch municipalities are also sticking to the tradition.

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Oct 23 '15 10:50

Several bullets hit a coffee shop on Gerard Doustraat in Amsterdam in a drive-by shooting early on Friday morning. Several people were in the coffee shop at the time of the shooting, but no one was injured.

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Oct 23 '15 09:27

Rotterdam football club Feyenoord and fans are annoyed that the club has been linked with the aggressive debate on a possible asylum center in the West-Brabant town of Steenbergen. They feel that there is no reason to do so and it puts the club in a bad light.

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Oct 23 '15 08:57

The psychiatric clinic that treated 38 year old Udo D., the man arrested on Monday for murdering one woman and attacking another three in Leeuwarden that same day, had legal means to hold him for longer.

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Oct 23 '15 08:33

The court in Morocco sentenced Hamza B. to 20 years in prison on appeal for his involvement in the double assassination in Staatsliedenbuurt, Amsterdam in 2012. This is the same sentence he received in the first trial.

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Oct 22 '15 17:10

The judgement made by the European Commission over the Starbucks tax agreement could have far reaching consequence across the country, with nearly 15,000 such deals having already been made. Tax authorities have seen the period between 1991 and 2014 as the main problem era, with billions at stake.

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Oct 22 '15 16:10

A 13-year-old girl from Vakcollege in Helmond is still at home after bullies gave her a concussion, bruises on her neck, and bruised ribs. This girl's story hit the news after a video of the bullying incident was passed around Facebook and WhatsApp. The two abusers in the video have been expelled.

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Oct 22 '15 16:09

Long-time Dutch politician Willem Aantjes died peacefully at his home on Thursday at the age of 92, his partner, Ineke Ludikhuize, 57, told media outlets in the Netherlands.

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Oct 22 '15 14:24

Football legend Johan Cruijff has lung cancer. His management has released a statement that confirms the diagnosis.

Oct 22 '15 10:47

Former football star Johan Cruijff has been diagnosed with lung cancer, according to various media in Spain. Cruijff's "immediate environment" confirmed this to Radio Catalunya, saying that he was diagnosed in a Barcelona hospital on Tuesday and has to undergo a number of tests to determine the extent of the tumors.

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Oct 22 '15 10:02

An experiment done by TU Delft supports the quantum theory that the observation of an object instantaneously has an affect on another object, even if it is very far away. In 1935 Einstein refused to accept the latter part of the theory - the distance - calling it a "spooky influence at a distance".

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Oct 22 '15 09:19

The meeting in Steenbergen on Wednesday evening to discuss the possible opening of an asylum center in the municipality, devolved to the point where it was mostly about Islam bashing. Most of the twenty or so speakers were firmly opposed to the idea of a refugee center.

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Oct 22 '15 08:38

A group of Dutch municipal officials from Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Arnhem were attacked in Paris on Wednesday night. The officials are in Paris on a three-day trip to look at how the French counter radicalization in young people.

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Oct 21 '15 14:21

The European Commission has ruled that the sweetheart tax deal between Starbucks and the Dutch tax authorities amounts to illegal State aid. The government now has to recover between 20 and 30 million euros in back taxes from the multinational. The Dutch government has responded that they are "somewhat surprised" by the ruling and remain convinced that actual international standards were applied in crafting the law.

Oct 21 '15 11:23

The about 240 thousand Turkish-Dutch people in the Netherlands will be casting their votes for the Turkish parliamentary elections between Wednesday and Sunday.

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Oct 21 '15 10:06

People spitting on public transit workers in Amsterdam, are now at greater risk of being caught and punished. Transporter GVB has equipped its employees with spit kits to collect DNA from the saliva

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Oct 21 '15 09:38

The 38-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of one woman and the aggravated assault of another in Leeuwarden on Monday, should never have been released from the psychiatric institution. The mental health system "left him to his fate".

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Oct 21 '15 08:23

A record number of refugees applied for asylum in the Netherlands in September. A total of 8.4 thousand asylum seekers and people joining family members were registered, an increase of 21 percent compared to August.

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Oct 20 '15 16:49

A Eritrean man has been found and arrested in a Dutch azc for the alleged murder of his 23-year-old Eritrean girlfriend in German on August 12 last year, reported the OM website. The man was arrested in Deventer last Thursday.

Oct 20 '15 15:19

Albert Heijn is concerned about the security of their staff after the supermarket refused to ban Zwarte Piet. A strict Zwarte Piet manual has therefore been sent to all 850 Albert Heijn branches in the country with instructions on how to deal with difficult situations regarding the controversial character.

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