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Jun 2 '15 16:53

At least four, and possibly five people were killed Tuesday afternoon when a helicopter crashed in the Sindhupalchok district of Nepal, the Army there said. One of the four who died was a Dutch medical professional, but her identity was not released.

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Jun 2 '15 14:20

Five first year students from the Academy of Pop Culture have launched a Facebook page where people can post selfies taken while shaking the hand of a conductor with the hashtag #TreinRespect. With this they hope to get more respect for conductors after the resent series of violence against them.

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Jun 2 '15 13:55

A blown overhead contact line between Geldermalsen and Den Bosch has resulted in no trains traveling that route until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. The ANWB expects that this may make the evening rush hour even worse

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Jun 2 '15 13:30

The number of CT scans performed on children increased by roughly 80 percent compared to 2005, according to a study done by the RIVM. A 2013 study by the institute into the risk to children when exposed to ionizing radiation, showed that children who have undergone a CT scan have a greater risk of getting cancer than previously thought.

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Jun 2 '15 09:11

ING Bank will announce hundreds of layoffs at the Dutch headquarters in Amsterdam on Tuesday. These layoffs form part of the reorganization program which was announced in November last year. A total of more than 2,700 jobs will disappear - 1,700 permanent jobs and 1,075 flexible jobs.

Jun 2 '15 08:51

The National Police are dealing with financial problems that are even bigger than has been recognized up until now. The force management are therefore planning to drastically change course, with measures including giving mayors more power in the police.

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Jun 2 '15 08:17

American President Barrack Obama asked has asked the Netherlands to take in prisoners from Guantanamo. He did so during his meeting with King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs in Washington D.C. on Monday.

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Jun 1 '15 18:10

The Dutch taxpayers will probably not recover any of the money used for Greece's financial rescue, said Kees Vendrik, chairman of the Court of Audit in the Netherlands. Dutch people should be realistic about repayment given the current situation, Vendrik told on a television program Radar Extra.

Jun 1 '15 13:23

A 21 year old woman from Werkendam has filed a lawsuit against Facebook in order to get information on who shared a sex tape of her on the social media site. The case will appear in the court in Amsterdam on June 11th Omroep Brabant reports.

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Jun 1 '15 09:52

The PvdA has reached an all-time low in Maurice de Hond's latest poll. If an election was to be held today, the PvdA would only have 9 seats, with only 6 percent of Dutch voters voting for the Labour party. Only 20 percent of the people who voted for the PvdA in 2012 would still vote for the party today.

Minister Lodewijk Asscher
Jun 1 '15 09:12

More than 25 percent of people in the Netherlands are bullied by colleagues or supervisors. A total of 500 thousand people were harassed in the workplace last year. On Sunday Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs launched a campaign to address this problem.

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Jun 1 '15 08:26

The satellite images that Russia released days after the disaster with flight MH17, were falsified. This is according to British journalist Elliot Hggins' research collective Bellingcat.

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Jun 1 '15 07:42

Two men entered the police station in Nieuwendijk with an explosive at around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. The men had found the explosive and took it to the police station so that they could make it safe.

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May 29 '15 12:20

Amsterdam is further tightening its approach to radicalization in the city. In the coming years the city will pay even more attention to making connections between Amsterdam residents, protecting vulnerable groups and individuals and addressing those in the city that pose the greatest risks, the municipality announced in a press release today.

May 29 '15 10:06

The majority of the Almere city council wants Mayor Annemarie Jorritsma to make every effort to prevent "the arrival of bigoted, Salafist preachers", ANP reports.

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May 29 '15 08:07

A group of failed asylum seekers will be leaving the so-called "Vluchtgebouw" in Amsterdam at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, action group We Are Here announced. The asylum seekers have been squatting in the building since August.

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May 28 '15 17:21

Police arrested five men suspected of smuggling a 381-kilogram heroin shipment into the Netherlands, authorities said on Thursday. The men were apprehended when they were inspecting the heroin packages in a shed in Amstelveen, just south of Amsterdam, newspaper AD reported.

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May 28 '15 17:17

Anil Sayar, a 23-year old man from Amsterdam, has been stuck in a Turkish prison for a month after being arrested during Labour Day demonstration on Taksim Square in Istanbul, AD said quoting his sister. She raised the issue at the Dutch Embassy on May 11th, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported in The Hague on Thursday.

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May 28 '15 17:12

The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam has decided not to prosecute the 26-year old man suspected of insulting the King and the Queen during Zwarte Piet demonstrations by saying "fuck the king, fuck the queen and fuck the royal palace," the Public Prosecutor (OM) declared on Thursday. The Prosecution determined the statement was made "within the context of public debate," which means that relevant statements are not punishable.

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May 28 '15 12:42

Illegal prostitution is on the rise in Utrecht after the municipality closed the prostitution zones in Zanpad and Hardebollenstraat in 2013.

May 28 '15 09:59

According to Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan, it is currently legally impossible to start with an experiment on regulated cannabis cultivation. But he promises to continue to work hard in The Hague for permission to perform such an experiment.

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May 28 '15 08:52

A Dutch jihadist may be involved in the possible merger of terrorist organizations Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

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May 28 '15 08:29

Toni Heeremans-de Jong, better known as Oma Toni, made the decision herself to stop her treatment after being stabbed sent her to the hospital. That is the coroner's conclusion after an autopsy on her body, AD reports.

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May 28 '15 08:02

Mayor Hans Gerritsen of Haaksbergen resigned on Wednesday night, acknowledging that the city council no longer has enough confidence in him after the drama surrounding the monster truck accident. "The confidence of the council is crucial for a mayor", Gerritsen said.

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