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May 26 '15 08:15

The missing 14 year old girl from Hardinxveld-Giessendam has been found. The police found Marilyn with two men in a home in Diemen on Monday night. According to the police, she is doing well under the circumstances. The two men found with the girl has been arrested.

May 25 '15 11:43

More than half of Dutch voters think that State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health should resign because of the chaos surrounding the personal payments. This is according to the latest poll by Maurice de Hond.

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May 25 '15 09:45

The police raided a coffee shop in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on Friday night as part of an Amsterdam assassination investigation. Ten suspects were arrested and a number of weapons were seized, including one machine gun. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan has decided to close down the coffee shop Gulum, which is located on Dijkgraafplein.

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May 25 '15 09:20

A 47 year old Australian man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for holding a 21 year old Dutch backpacker hostage for 6 weeks and using her as his personal sex slave. He has to spend at least 13 years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole.

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May 25 '15 08:34

The police have triggered an Amber Alert for missing 14 year old Marilyn from Hardinxveld-Giessendam. The girl never returned home after school on Friday.

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May 25 '15 08:11

A number of Buddhist monks and teachers in the Netherlands have been sexually abusing students for decades. Victims include both men and women, some of them minors. Victims are finally coming forward to tell their story.

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May 23 '15 18:48

Police hunting a husband-and-wife duo suspected of attempted murder in London, England, have set their sites on the Netherlands and Spain. Patrick and Constance Adams, aged 59 and 54 respectively, are accused of shooting a man sitting in an SUV just before Christmas in 2013, the London Metropolitan Police said last week.

May 22 '15 18:06

Six weeks after the end of the Maagdenhuis occupation, the extent of damage to the University of Amsterdam is still not clear. UvA estimates the harm caused at half a million euros, but the damage evaluation is still in progress.

May 22 '15 14:42

The Dutch government has approved the sale of the nationalized bank ABN Amro, taken over by the Netherlands in October 2008 during the global economic crisis. The cabinet gave the go ahead on Friday, according to broadcaster NOS.

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May 22 '15 13:34

The air ambulance in Amsterdam has been flying illegally since November last year. Officials forgot to renew the permit for the helipad on the roof of the VU Medical Center.

May 22 '15 13:05

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan has found a party that is interested in the premises of the brothel the municipality aims to open. The municipality announced in February that it wants to set up a brothel that is run by prostitutes themselves.

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May 22 '15 09:47

Dutch students find InHolland the most disappointing college in the Netherlands. Key issues at the college include the quality of the lecturers and the way manner in which the college deals with problems and complaints. The college De Kempel scored the best.

May 22 '15 08:41

The fathers of three Dutch jihadists who went to Iraq and Syria to join jihadist groups, are planning to sue the Dutch state because it did not do enough to stop the boys from leaving.

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May 22 '15 07:52

The Cabinet wants to introduce a limited burqa ban which would make the face covering forbidden in public transport, education, healthcare and government buildings. The council of ministers will soon discuss this proposal put forward by Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs, sources close to the proposal told RTL Nieuws.

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May 21 '15 18:51

Two elementary schools in Amsterdam Zuid, each with predominately darker-skinned students, are planning to send their pupils on the streets of Amsterdam wearing bright white t-shirts with the slogan, "Is this white enough for you?" written on them. The blunt message is meant to raise awareness for the schools, while encouraging more white parents to enroll their children at the two locations.

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May 21 '15 15:15

A 16 year old boy was chased out of the McDonald's restaurant at De Kuip in Rotterdam on Tuesday for being gay. The manager reportedly told the boy that he would rather not see "their kind of people" in the restaurant, according to Matthijs Kuijpers, who posted about the incident of Facebook.

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May 21 '15 14:50

Two former police officers from Haarle and Enschede are in the court in Zwolle today on charges that they sexually abused a drunk woman in the back seat of their police car on February 20th, 2012.

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May 21 '15 09:39

Youth Alderman Simone Kukenheim is very concerned about the revelations made by the VARA program Rambam about the Amsterdam Church of Scientology. "If the media reports are correct, I find it very disturbing", the alderman said to AT5.

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May 21 '15 08:54

Police unions are surrounding the Binnenhof on Thursday for hourly noise protests by police officers with sirens, horns and drums. With this the unions hope to put pressure on the cabinet and parliament to make more money available for a better collective bargaining agreement for the police

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May 21 '15 08:35

Swift measures should be taken to force vulnerable young people to keep receiving care after they turn 18 years old. This is according to the Children's Ombudsman, Marc Dullaert, who did an investigation into the continuing care for children after they turned 18.

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May 20 '15 23:40

The current coalition government received harsh criticism in the annual Court of Audit report for its inability to solve problems in implementing policies without causing havoc at affected ministries. At its core, the report states that the government wants to achieve much, but puts too little thought into planning and executing policy especially in cases of budget cuts.

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May 20 '15 16:13

The Public Prosecutor's office is pressing cases against at least 29 men for having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute in a Valkenburg, Limburg hotel. The men will appear in front of Maastricht Court between July 8 and 18, the public prosecutor reported.

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May 20 '15 14:45

The Netherlands often violates the rights of children, with especially vulnerable children often falling victim of child rights violations. This is the conclusion of child rights organization UNICEF Nederland and Defense for Children in their Annual Report Children's Rights 2015.

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May 20 '15 12:26

The permit granted by the municipality of Haaksbergen to the monster truck event last year made little or no contribution to the safety of the public. That is the conclusion of the Dutch Safety Board in the investigation into the monster truck accident in Haaksbergen last year that left 3 people dead and 28 others injured.

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