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Jun 10 '15 15:20

The father of the 8 year old girl who died after falling from a flat in Hoogeveen on Sunday night, is considering taking legal action against protective services. He feels that these services neglected to keep an eye on his daughter, despite repeated requests to do so.

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Jun 10 '15 14:30

Facebook has deleted the information on who posted the sex video that is currently the center of a Dutch lawsuit.

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Jun 10 '15 13:36

A number of visitors are shocked by the exhibition currently displayed in the Berg church in Deventer. The exhibition, titled "Beeldenstormers", or Iconoclasts in English, contains a series of violent paintings, including one of an ISIS-fighter executing someone.

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Jun 10 '15 11:02

Primary schools are increasingly choosing a timetable in which children spend less time at school. Almost half of the schools have stopped using the traditional timetable in the past few years.

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Jun 10 '15 08:58

Exposure to hormone disrupting substances, which can be found in everyday products such as pesticides, plastic packaging, BPA or canned goods, annually costs Dutch society 5.8 billion euros.

Jun 10 '15 08:05

The police arrested 44 year old Dennis van den B. on Tuesday. They believe that he was the intended target of the assassination that killed mental health director Rob Zweekhorst last year.

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Jun 9 '15 21:55

Police in Amsterdam Noord arrested a man there Tuesday night possibly linked to the brash, daytime murder of underworld figure Lucas Boom. The suspect was taken into custody because he matched the description of a man spotted at the scene of a burnt-out, brown Volkswagen Transporter van.

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Jun 9 '15 14:29

The man who was violently assassinated in Zaandam earlier this afternoon, has been identified as Amsterdam career criminal Lucas Boom, Het Parool reports.

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Jun 9 '15 13:53

A shooting incident on J. Kruijverstraat in Zaandam on Tuesday afternoon has left one person dead. The police are looking for a brown minivan believed to have been involved in the shooting.

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Jun 8 '15 15:43

Lithuanian DJ Ten Walls was dropped from the Pitch Festival lineup after publishing homophobic remarks on his own Facebook page. The Amsterdam festival said they were trying to determine the correct course of action just after noon on Monday, but by 1:20 p.m. festival organizers chose to cancel the 32-year-old’s performance.

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Jun 8 '15 14:35

The 22 year old Mohamed A. from Delft has been sentenced to four years in prison by the court in Rotterdam. A. wanted to support the jihadists fighting in Syria with loot gotten from robberies.

Jun 8 '15 13:57

By the end of this year the Dutch gross domestic product is expected to top the real level seen in 2008 for the first time since the financial crisis. This is according to De Nederlandsche Bank's latest half-yearly forecast, which was published on Monday.

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Jun 8 '15 11:55

Schiphol taxi drivers are striking on Monday in protest against the fact that any taxi driver is now allowed to pick up passengers at the airport. Until recently, taxi drivers needed an expensive permit to do so. The taxi drivers will not pick anyone up between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., NU reports.

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Jun 8 '15 10:26

Chaos reigned at Schiphol this weekend after the introduction of the new security checkpoints. Travelers both departing from and arriving at the airport had to deal with crowds and long lines, often turning to Twitter to voice their complaints.

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Jun 8 '15 09:55

The National Center for Psychological Trauma at UMC Utrecht has to deal with more and more young people who need treatment for mental health problems caused by being blackmailed with nude photos sent during sexting.

Jun 7 '15 11:00

After conflicting scientific reports surfaced suggesting dangerous nerve gas elements in passenger aircraft cabins, Infrastructure Secretary Wilma Mansveld now wants European cooperation in researching the situation.The Minister is also establishing a national council to approach the issue.

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Jun 5 '15 17:05

Meteorologists increased the severity of a weather warning issued for Friday afternoon, saying more severe thunderstorms are expected to hit the south of the country. A code orange warning was issued for Zeeland, Zuid-Holland and Noord-Brabant by the national weather service KNMI.

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Jun 5 '15 13:11

68 stowaways, including 15 children and two pregnant women, were found hiding inside four trucks at the Harwich International Port in Great Britain on Thursday night. The trucks were transported to England from Hoek van Holland on a Stena Line ferry.

Jun 5 '15 11:15

For the first time King Willem-Alexander has commented on the unrest that has arisen over how much it will cost to renovate palace Huis ten Bosch. During an interview with the press at the end of his visit to the United States, the King said that the palace has to be renovated, but how it is to be done is up to the State.

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Jun 5 '15 08:42

Sunny and warm with a chance of thundershowers, is what the Netherlands can expect on the weather front today. Temperatures are expected to reach up to 30 degrees during the day, but by late afternoon some severe thunderstorms will move across the country from Zeeland.

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Jun 5 '15 08:21

After an inspection at 19 safety offices, including 86 fire brigades, the Social Affairs Inspectorate found that not one fire brigade has its safety rules in order. This puts firefighters in unnecessary danger.

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Jun 4 '15 16:25

The Gelderland VVD council members must not travel in second class, said faction leader Hans de Haan. Second class is not "for our people," De Haan said to broadcaster Omroep Gelderland, adding that party members should only travel in first class.

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Jun 4 '15 14:45

Drugs waste, such as from cannabis plantations and ecstasy laboratories, are increasingly dumped into the sewers. This is according to a large European study on drugs in the sewer in 50 European cities.

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Jun 3 '15 17:35

The closure of the Zandpad red light district in Utrecht was a hasty and poorly thought-out decision that led to the victimization of hundreds of prostitutes, according to a report by the Center for Information & Research on Organized Crime released on Wednesday. The July 2013 shutdown of the houseboat-based window prostitution area caused problems for sex workers financially, mentally and physically, the report states.

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