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Apr 22 '15 18:41

A Dutch cutter ship departed from Eemshaven, Groningen on Tuesday to help rescue people in danger of drowning in the Mediterranean sea. The 21-meter "Sea Watch", a privately-owned Dutch boat, has an all-volunteer international crew and working with the financial support of four German families, AD reports

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Apr 22 '15 18:01

The left-wing PvdA and right-wing VVD are near a deal on undocumented asylum seekers trying to remain in the Netherlands. The two parties form the ruling coalition, and are expected to finalize an agreement as early as Wednesday night.

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Apr 22 '15 17:31

At least ten Dutch rebel fighters in the Syrian Civil War have been killed during the first months of 2015, according to NOS. The Dutch secret service, AIVD, chief Rob Bertholee said that until this day 30 Dutch fighters had been slain in the war, when the number was only 20 late last year.

Apr 22 '15 15:41

More than half of Dutch employees would like to change their job in the next year, according to new research released Wednesday. Roughly 68 percent of people in the hospitality industry alone want a new job, the highest of any sector, the Loonwijzer and Monsterboard Wage index states.

Apr 22 '15 10:35

The Dutch Petroleum Company NAM officially apologized for the problems in Groningen caused by earthquakes in a response to the Safety Board report that came out in February.

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Apr 22 '15 10:00

Lawyer firm Prakken d'Oliveira has filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government for the AIVD eavesdropping on lawyers' conversations with clients, Volkskrant reports.

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Apr 22 '15 09:25

The 23 year old Amsterdam jihadist Omar H. was killed in northern Syria during battles with the Kurdish PKK, AD reports. A fellow fighter informed his family about his death.

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Apr 22 '15 08:49

The police have released more information, including a surveillance video, on the murder of Luana Luz Xavier in an attempt to get more information from possible witnesses. The Chief Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam is offering a reward of 20 thousand euros for the tip that leads to the solving of the case.

British Embassy fire in The Hague - 2015
Apr 21 '15 17:42

Authorities in the Netherlands visited the home of the 32-year-old Hague resident arrested as a suspect involved in the Tuesday morning fire at the British Embassy, police spokesman Loek Houtepen told NL Times. His house was searched for evidence related to the fire, but police would not reveal what, if anything, was removed.

Apr 21 '15 13:18

Train travelers are reluctant to intervene themselves if the witness a conductor being attacked. Only 10 percent of passengers are willing to intervene by addressing the offender and only 8 percent are willing to intervene physically.

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Apr 21 '15 12:19

A body believed to be missing tourist Ken Boogers has been found in New Zealand, the New Zealand Herald reports.

Apr 21 '15 10:12

A large fire raged in the British Embassy on the Lange Voorhout in The Hague on Tuesday morning. Police are holding a 32-year-old Hague resident as a person of interest in the fire.

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Apr 21 '15 08:30

Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health and her Belgian counterpart Maggie de Block are teaming up in negotiations with pharmaceutical companies on the prices of expensive drugs. This agreement was made on Monday during a European Council of Health Ministers in Riga.

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Apr 21 '15 08:02

The Albert Cuyp Market set up a stall in honor of recently deceased Oma Toni on Monday.

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Apr 21 '15 07:51

The man suspected of selling white heroin as cocaine to tourists in Amsterdam has been released from custody. He will await his trial in freedom.

Beer bike train crash - Eindhoven
Apr 20 '15 21:01

One person died Monday evening when the beer bike he was riding with several others was struck by an oncoming train, police said. The man killed in the accident was an injured football player celebrating a league championship with his teammates, according to Omroep Brabant.

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Apr 20 '15 15:00

VVD leader Halbe Zijlstra compared failed asylum seekers to organized crime boss Willem Holleeder after the crisis meeting on what to do about failed asylum seekers at the Ministry of Social Affairs on Monday, NU reports.

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Apr 20 '15 14:35

The man suspected of pimping a 16 year old girl to as many as 80 men in Limburg was remanded into custody today. The court in Maastricht called the suspect, Armin A., both a flight risk and at risk of committing the crime again, according to Hart van Nederland.

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Apr 20 '15 13:43

About 152 thousand of the 212,500 houses and apartments in Groningen are not safe if a major earthquake should strike. That is the conclusion of engineering firm Van Rossum's impact analysis commissioned by the province of Groningen, NRC reports.

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Apr 20 '15 13:08

Three people were injured in the explosion in an apartment in Heerlen on Monday morning. One of the victims was taken to the hospital in serious condition, the other two were treated by general practitioners, a spokesperson for the Limburg-Zuid fire department said.

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Apr 20 '15 09:21

Several people were injured in an explosion in a flat on Van Weerden Poelmanstraat in Heerlen on Monday morning. The top floor of the four-story apartment building was almost completely destroyed, 1Limburg reports.

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Apr 20 '15 08:43

Ludwina D., the Dutch Central Bank employee who was recently dismissed because of her second job as SM mistress, is also suspected by the municipality of Amsterdam of housing fraud. According to Het Parool, D. and her husband have been illegally renting out their apartment in the Red Light District.

Apr 20 '15 08:10

The police has formed a large scale investigation team consisting of 20 detectives to find 13 year old Sylvana van de Langenberg who went missing in Rozenburg somewhere after 22:00 on Wednesday night.

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Apr 20 '15 07:53

About 100 thousand people flocked to the center of Eindhoven to celebrate PSV's championship in a festive and friendly manner, NOS reports.

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