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Nov 24 '14 18:56

Private Detective Josef Resch has announced that a €38 million reward has been offered for any information that may lead to the conclusion of the investigation into Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The original €23 million reward, offered by an anonymous person, has been raised to €38 million, he said Monday.

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Nov 24 '14 08:50

Belgium is not accessible by rail today due to strikes.

Nov 24 '14 08:37

The closing session of the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO in the Hague today, will start with a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine.

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Nov 24 '14 08:20

In Barneveld on Saturday 8 thousand ducks were culled on a farm as a precaution, reports the Ministry of Economic Affairs. An investigation showed that the farm was visited by a truck that also visited the bird flu infected farm in Kamperveen.

Nov 21 '14 21:49

The Minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem (PvdA), revealed today during his address to the Senate that the investigation into the disappearance of MH17, conducted by JIT (Joined Investigation Team), has cost the government a total of thirty six million Euros to date.

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Nov 21 '14 12:54

A third case of bird flu has been detected on a poultry farm in Kamperveen, Overjissel. The farm has a fixed total of around 10 thousand animals, which will be culled according to European rules.

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Nov 21 '14 10:01

31 percent of teachers are being bullied. Mostly by students, but parents, colleagues and the school board also participate in bullying.

Afghanistan construction center graduates third class
Nov 21 '14 09:27

The arrival of migrant workers from Central and Eastern Europe has caused the displacement of Dutch employees in a number of industries. It is cheaper for employers to hire staff through foreign companies as they often don't have to pay social insurance or make pension contributions.

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Nov 21 '14 08:29

Sex workers who work without a contract with the government will soon have the tax authorities after them. State Secretary Eric Wiebes of Finance made this promise in a letter to the Second Chamber.

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Nov 20 '14 17:31

A taxi firm in Amsterdam is refusing to drive people dressed as Sinterklaas or Zwarte Piet in protest of human rights violations widely believed to be perpetrated by the chocolate industry. Taxi Electric says that four of every ten chocolate bars are made by children, and one in ten is produced by slave labour.

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Nov 20 '14 16:38

Another case of avian influenza detected on a poultry farm in Ter Aar, Zuid Holland will lead to another three-day nationwide poultry transportation ban. All of the roughly 43,000 egg-laying hens on the farm will be culled, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said in a statement Thursday.

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Nov 20 '14 11:41

Randstad and Adecco, two of the largest Dutch temporary employment agencies, violate the privacy laws of their workers at different points.

Nov 20 '14 10:47

Comedian Guido Weijers meant no harm when he shared a controversial joke, a edited photo of a 5 year old boy, on Facebook last week.

Nov 20 '14 10:08

The 19 year old Aicha is back in the Netherlands. Earlier this year the girl traveled to the ISIS area in Syria, where she planned to marry a jihadist. Her mother Monique, who also traveled to Syria to rescue her daughter, has also returned.

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Nov 20 '14 09:27

The initial results of the municipal elections are in. The elections took place on Wednesday in 16 municipalities. Six new municipalities were formed. As expected it appears that local parties scored well.

Nov 19 '14 12:13

Members of the motorcycle gang No Surrender were involved in the wild shooing on Médoclaan in Eindhoven in early October.

Nov 19 '14 08:54

A 14 year old boy was arrested in Rotterdam last night on suspicion of shooting his mother.

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Nov 19 '14 08:37

On Tuesday afternoon the two expelled PvdA Parliament Members, Tunahan Kuzu and Selcuk Ozturk, carried out theri first independent political action in the Second Chamber. This left everyone wondering whether it is the start of a serious new political movement.

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Nov 18 '14 14:52

The Ukrainian chief of security Valentyn Nalyvaichenko has reported that they have arrested a terrorist group that was planning an attack on the Dutch investigation team in Kharkov.

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Nov 18 '14 11:06

A mother from Maastricht has single-handedly rescued her daughter from the Syrian city of Raqqa. Raqqa is regarded as the capital city of the caliphate of the terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS).

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Nov 18 '14 10:03

The five major energy companies, which import coal from Colombia in South America, has promised to investigate any abuses and human rights violations around the coal mining.

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Nov 18 '14 09:22

A 31 year old man was arrested in Almelo during the Sinterklaasintocht for assaulting a 15 year old girl dressed as Zwarte Piet.

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Nov 18 '14 09:10

"This does me an awful lot of pain." said Leroy Fer on RTL Late Night last night in response to the racist comments on the selfie he posted on Twitter of him and eight other players in the Dutch national team.

Nov 17 '14 17:45

Following exceedingly racist reactions to a selfie posted by footballer Leroy Fer, the Dutch national football association, KNVB, confirmed they contacted the public prosecutor to investigate the response for possible crimes. The football association waited until after Sunday’s European Championship qualifier against Latvia before making their decision, to prevent any unnecessary distractions amongst teammates.

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