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Sep 10 '15 08:30

A man was shot dead while sitting in his car in the middle of a residential area in Huizen on Wednesday. The murder took place early in the evening at the Rendier.

Sep 9 '15 15:45

All parties in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, are delighted that the government has earmarked more money for childcare. The government can therefore count on broad parliamentary support for the increased child care allowance.

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Sep 9 '15 15:15

D66 leader Alexander Pechtold completely agrees with European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker's sentiment that there is not enough cooperation in the European Union. According to him Europe moves "too slow, too little, with too small steps" in solving issues like the refugee crisis and the Greek debt crisis.

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Sep 9 '15 09:27

The majority of the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, wants Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs and Employment to submit proposals for a substantial increase in the minimum wage for young people in the short term.

Sep 9 '15 08:46

Refugees in the Netherlands are currently most in need of bicycles, pajamas and underwear for men. There is currently no need for stuffed animals - a large amount has already been donated and it is difficult to wash them all properly.

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Sep 9 '15 08:34

Dutch writer, poet and essayist Joost Zwagerman has committed suicide in his home town of Haarlem after a long fight with depression. He was 51 years old.

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Sep 8 '15 14:02

Terror suspect Mohamed B. was acquitted of preparing for a terrorist attack in the Netherlands by the court in Rotterdam on Tuesday. According to the judge, B. had no intention of actually carrying out an attack

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Sep 8 '15 12:44

All patients are being evacuated from the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam-Zuid after a burst in the water main caused flooding in the area. The flooding has caused a number of problems for the hospital. The expectation is that the hospital will be closed at least a week.

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Sep 8 '15 09:23

The new system of appropriate education is not solving problems for kids with special needs in the classroom. State Secretary Sander Dekker must adjust the policy quickly.

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Sep 8 '15 08:59

The Cabinet announced on Monday night that 290 million euros has been set aside to increase childcare benefits. Industry association Kinderopvang expects that this could create some 8 thousand jobs in childcare.

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Sep 8 '15 08:38

Thousands of people who received a residency permit in the Netherlands after the general amnesty in 2007, lied about their identities. This was often done so that they can qualify for the amnesty, for example, because only a certain age group fell under the amnesty.

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Sep 7 '15 15:07

CJ de Mooi, a well-known British panelist on the BBC quiz show Eggheads, believes that he killed a drug addict in Amsterdam in 1988. In his biography My Journey From the Streets to the Screen, which was published this past week, he writes that he knocked out a man who was trying to mug him and threw him into the canal.

Sep 7 '15 09:57

An Amsterdam delegation, including Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and alderperson Kajsa Ollongren, is currently on a visit to Tel Aviv and Ramallah. The purpose of this visit is to investigate the possibilities and desirability of cooperation between Amsterdam and the two cities and to answer the question on how Amsterdam can relate to these different communities at a municipal level.

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Sep 7 '15 09:18

There is a shortage of highly trained officers in the Dutch police force, with only an average of 15 percent of officers being trained on university level. For the past 10 years, the police leadership has been trying to boost the education level in the corps, but so far without much success.

Sep 7 '15 09:03

The Dutch central agency for the reception of asylum seekers, the COA, has received so many donations of toys, clothes and food over the past few days that they are drowning in it at some locations. The agency is therefore asking citizens to stop spontaneous collections for refugees. The donations are heartening, according to the agency, but would be better if it was coordinated.

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Sep 7 '15 08:36

The European Commission has set up a new distribution formula for the redistribution of 120 asylum seekers across the European Union countries. The Netherlands will have to take in 7,214 refugees, on top of the 2,047 refugees assigned to the country before the summer.

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Sep 6 '15 20:27

Despite holding possession for over 60 percent of the match, the Dutch men’s football team could not buy a goal in Sunday’s match which saw a coordinated Turkey handily beat Orange 3-0. Turkey jumped to an early lead in the eighth minute on a goal by Oguzhan Ozyakup en route to victory in front of a raucuous home crowd at the Konya Torku Arena.

Sep 5 '15 13:29

The Ministry of Security and Justice will begin using combinations of vitamin mineral supplements in the hopes of reducing aggression in convicted criminals. The ministry says the program has not been undertaken anywhere in the world, and is based on research suggesting additional fatty acids and food supplements can lead to a drop in exhibited aggressive behaviour, according to the Volkskrant.

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Sep 4 '15 20:26

One person was killed and another wounded when an elevator fell inside a building on the TU/Eindhoven campus. The elevator fell seven stories and trapped both victims, believed to be workers taking part in the building’s renovations, according to Omroep Brabant.

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Sep 4 '15 16:02

The Golden Coach has joined Zwarte Piet as another symbol of Dutch culture that can be construed as racist. Action group De Grauwe Koets, The Sooty Coach in English, has organized a demonstration against the famous Dutch coach on the Museumplein in Amsterdam on Saturday. According to the Facebook event page for the demonstration, the coach's panels contain "racist images which glorify the colonial past".

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Sep 4 '15 15:29

It seems that Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert misinformed the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, about protective measures taken in the 80's surrounding the use of the carcinogenic weapon cleaner PX-10

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Sep 4 '15 14:17

Three men who had paid sex with a 16 year old girl in a cellar in Schiedam have been sentenced to up to nine months in prison. Two others were acquitted due to lack of evidence.

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Sep 4 '15 08:52

A school outing to Ardennes in France ended in tragedy when 14 year old pupil Sieb van Went fell to his death while abseiling on Thursday. His classmates and teachers saw it happen.

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Sep 4 '15 08:26

Yfke Sturm, the 33 year old Dutch supermodel, is in critical condition after an accident with a motorized surfboard off the shore of the Italian island of Ischia. She is in a coma in a hospital in Naples

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