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Sep 28 '14 18:10

Dozens of adults and children were injured Sunday at an automotive event when a driver lost control of his monster truck, crashing into the attendees gathered at the function in Haaksbergen, Overijssel. Local news agency JouwHaaksbergen.nl says one bystander has died, though at one witness at the scene say that at least two people are dead, and another had severe lacerations to the face.

Sep 28 '14 17:56

The Dutch government withdrew the passports of 49 people identified as suspected jihadists, Minister of Justice Ivo Opstelten said. Speaking on television show WNL, Opstelten said 41 of those were believed to be planning to fight in Syria or Iraq, while the other eight had their passports invalidated to prevent them from re-entering the Netherlands.

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Sep 25 '14 09:23

Dutch authorities have revoked the Dutch passport of jihadist Muhajiri Sháám and removed him from the census administration.

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Sep 25 '14 09:20

Two female students have stepped to the judge to plead their case against an administrator of the Islamic University of Rotterdam (IUR) of sexual intimidation. After attempting to deal with the issue at the school itself, the students were kicked out, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Sep 24 '14 11:13

On Wednesday, the Council of Ministers will meet to discuss the Dutch contribution to the international struggle against ISIS.

Sep 24 '14 10:58

After a video appeared on Facebook in which a Dutch jihadist in Syria calls on his "brothers in The Netherlands and Belgium" to take action, Dutch intelligence services sounded the alarm. Dick Schoof of the National counter-terrorism unit NCTV says that the threat level "remains substantial", the NOS reports.

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Sep 24 '14 09:22

Dutch magazine startup Prss has been taken over by Apple for an undisclosed amount. A source for Dutch iOS blog iCulture has confirmed that several Prss employees are now working for Apple.

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Sep 24 '14 08:38

Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem wants to raise wages wherever possible, telling RTL Z on Tuesday that "this also stimulates the national demand and that is good for the economy."

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Sep 23 '14 13:38

Reports on twitter claim that dozens of Dutch and Belgium jihad fighters perished during the air raids on Islamic State (ISIS) around Aleppo in Syria.

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Sep 23 '14 07:33

The Dutch investigative team in the east of Ukraine investigating the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 were not only hampered from doing their job by rebel blocks and sabotage, but probably also had their computers and phones hacked.

European Commission
Sep 22 '14 07:31

In The Hague, a couple has been arrested after authorities discovered explosives in their home. According to the Ministry of Justice, these explosives were destined for plans to attack a European Commission building in Belgium, the AD writes on the basis of sources. The fear is now that they may have trained other potential terrorists to construct bombs.

Sep 19 '14 10:24

National Ombudsman Frank van Dooren believes that there is a macho culture within the Dutch police force, and that executives within the police are too quick to turn a blind eye to any accusals of excessive force used by their officers, NU.nl reports.

Sep 19 '14 08:26

The Netherlands treasury believes that €60 million has disappeared due to mistakes and fraud in childcare subsidies. These mistakes have cost €443 million, BN De Stem writes.

Sep 19 '14 08:03

Yasmina Haifi, the Dutch project manager who was suspended from her position at the Dutch National Cyber Security Center last month over a controversial tweet in which she called ISIS a Zionist plot, is no longer a member of the PvdA.

The Hague
Sep 18 '14 09:08

The Schilderswijk in The Hague has been definitively confirmed a no-demonstration zone after the court in the city has rejected requests from the Netherlands Folk Union (NVU) and the Anti-Fascist Action (AFA) to demonstrate there on the 20th of September, De Telegraaf writes.

Sep 18 '14 08:40

Research bureau Motivaction and professor of sociology and migration Ruud Koopmans have taken distance from the manner in which PVV-leader Geert Wilders used their research data, arguing that he used his own bias to pull the data behind his argument unjustly, Trouw reports.

Sep 18 '14 08:13

In the international fight against ISIS and the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and possibly also Syria, The Netherlands will contribute with the deployment of F-16's. According to sources in the Cabinet, Kurdish resistance forces will also get Dutch weapons, Trouw reports.

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Sep 17 '14 13:23

A $30 million (€23 million) reward has been offered by an anonymous person for information to identify the people who brought down flight MH17.

Sep 17 '14 11:07

The Moroccan ambassador to The Netherlands, Abdelouahab Bellouki, has said that he will file an official complaint against the police in The Hague for their aggressive actions against Dutch Moroccans in the Schilderswijk neighborhood, the NOS reports.

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Sep 17 '14 10:38

New measures to protect The Netherlands from flooding and to secure fresh water have been taken up in the new Delta Plan, which is receiving €20 billion in investment over the next 30 years, De Volkskrant reports.

Shooting
Sep 17 '14 09:29

The police have released a video showing an incident from several months ago in which a pair of men take extreme revenge in a possible traffic argument. Two men are seen chasing and then shooting at a vehicle. Police are now looking for the victims.

Sep 16 '14 14:29

Referring to the MH17 plane crash, King Willem-Alexander began his throne speech today by saying that "Prinsjesdag is surrounded by a mourning edge of sorrow"

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Sep 16 '14 13:37

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has taken first place over Leiden University and Utrecht University as the top university in the Netherlands, breaking into the top 50 in the world in this year's QS World University Rankings. The Rankings rely upon six performance indicators to assess and compare top universities, giving UvA high marks in life sciences & medicine, social sciences & management, and arts & humanities.

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Sep 16 '14 11:11

Two people were killed and a still unknown number injured after the foggy weather in Zeeland caused various crashes in a chain of accidents. An estimated 100 to 150 cars were involved. The province of Brabant has sent around 20 ambulances to the site, and the A58 between Goes and Middelburg has been closed, Omroep Brabant reports.

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