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Sep 5 '15 13:29

The Ministry of Security and Justice will begin using combinations of vitamin mineral supplements in the hopes of reducing aggression in convicted criminals. The ministry says the program has not been undertaken anywhere in the world, and is based on research suggesting additional fatty acids and food supplements can lead to a drop in exhibited aggressive behaviour, according to the Volkskrant.

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Sep 4 '15 20:26

One person was killed and another wounded when an elevator fell inside a building on the TU/Eindhoven campus. The elevator fell seven stories and trapped both victims, believed to be workers taking part in the building’s renovations, according to Omroep Brabant.

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Sep 4 '15 16:02

The Golden Coach has joined Zwarte Piet as another symbol of Dutch culture that can be construed as racist. Action group De Grauwe Koets, The Sooty Coach in English, has organized a demonstration against the famous Dutch coach on the Museumplein in Amsterdam on Saturday. According to the Facebook event page for the demonstration, the coach's panels contain "racist images which glorify the colonial past".

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Sep 4 '15 15:29

It seems that Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert misinformed the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, about protective measures taken in the 80's surrounding the use of the carcinogenic weapon cleaner PX-10

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Sep 4 '15 14:17

Three men who had paid sex with a 16 year old girl in a cellar in Schiedam have been sentenced to up to nine months in prison. Two others were acquitted due to lack of evidence.

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Sep 4 '15 08:52

A school outing to Ardennes in France ended in tragedy when 14 year old pupil Sieb van Went fell to his death while abseiling on Thursday. His classmates and teachers saw it happen.

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Sep 4 '15 08:26

Yfke Sturm, the 33 year old Dutch supermodel, is in critical condition after an accident with a motorized surfboard off the shore of the Italian island of Ischia. She is in a coma in a hospital in Naples

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Sep 3 '15 13:54

More and more Dutch people are opening their hearts to refugees and offering help where they can. The central agency for asylum seekers in the Netherlands, the COA, have so many volunteers reporting that they can hardly keep up.

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Sep 3 '15 12:20

The Ministry of Defense has reason to believe that an actively serving soldier - a 26 year old sergeant at the Royal Air Force - has left for Syria to join terrorist organization Islamic State.

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Sep 3 '15 10:05

The terrorist threat level in the Netherlands is "at the top of the range" of substantial threat, and nearing critical level, according to Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice. This is because of "what happened with the Thalys and some other things". Belgium has placed extra security at the Dutch embassy in Brussels, as well as at the embassies of other countries part of the coalition fighting against terrorist organization Islamic State.

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Sep 3 '15 09:19

Since the responsibility of naturalization and integration shifted from the municipality to newcomers in the Netherlands themselves in 2013, both the number of people taking the integration exam and the pass rate has declined.

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Sep 3 '15 08:25

Airline KLM is preparing for its first forced layoffs. Up to 20 percent of the 30 thousand KLM employees will lose their jobs in the coming years - up to 6 thousand jobs.

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Sep 2 '15 15:31

The police have confirmed that the suspect arrested in connection with the three bodies found in Veghel on Tuesday is a 17 year old boy, the family's son. He is suspected of killing his mother, sister and grandmother.

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Sep 2 '15 12:10

Dutch gas firm NAM has to compensate residents of the earthquake area in Groningen for the decline in the house prices, even if the homes do not yet show any physical sings of damage or have not been sold yet.

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Sep 2 '15 10:01

The police launched a major investigation after three bodies were discovered in a house on Fazantendonk in Veghel on Tuesday afternoon. One man has been arrested.

Sep 2 '15 08:59

NS has been using paint containing the carcinogenic substance chromium 6 on many trains for about 20 years. Concerned employees are turning to trade union FNV Spoor for help.

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Sep 2 '15 08:42

Coalition parties PvdA and VVD can not agree on how to address the growing demand for rental housing caused by the ever increasing number of refugees. They do, however, agree that Dutch residents should get priority when it comes to rental housing, and not refugees.

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Sep 1 '15 16:45

The power given to Dutch intelligence agencies to spy on the people of the Netherlands is dangerously imbalanced, The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights stated on Tuesday. The watchdog commented on the proposed new Intelligence and Security Law currently making its way through Dutch parliament.

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Sep 1 '15 15:50

Using two complementary imaging techniques and new mobile scanners, researchers from Los Angeles, Antwerp and Delft has been able to reveal a painting hidden underneath Rembrandt's famous painting An Old Man in Military Costume, which is currently in The Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The hidden underlying painting shows a young man wrapped in a cloak.

Sep 1 '15 15:19

The first group of Norwegian prisoners arrived in the Netherlands in an armored bus around noon on Tuesday. They are on their way to their new home in Veenhuizen, where they will serve their sentences

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Sep 1 '15 10:07

Dutch intelligence service AIVD has once again been intercepting confidential conversations between lawyers and their clients, this time with law firm Seebregts & Saey in Rotterdam.

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Sep 1 '15 09:10

A body was discovered along the A73 in Roermond on Thursday last week. The victim is believed to be Italian criminal S.H.

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Sep 1 '15 08:52

Budget airline Ryanair will be opening a base at Schiphol airport this winter. The airline's initial plan is for about 10 flights per day.

Sep 1 '15 08:36

The government will be appealing against the court ruling that stated that they should be doing more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but is willing to take additional environmental measures to achieve this.

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