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Aug 26 '14 09:24

The global rage of the Ice Bucket Challenge has made its mark in ALS donations, and ALS Nederland is feeling the generosity as well. In August alone, the foundation has received more than 14,000 donations, compared to 200 donations every month, the NOS reports.

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Aug 26 '14 08:50

Economists from the Financieele Dagblad warn that preventative measures need to be taken to avoid a possible third recession. After the credit crisis and the debt crisis, there is a fear that The Netherlands could be headed for a triple-dip recession, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Aug 26 '14 08:01

Dutch mosques are going to take to social media in an effort to counter the flood of muslim youths being recruited by terrorist organization IS. Young islamists are being encouraged to offer counter-discussions about the negatives of IS on the internet, to engage sympathizers to turn away from extremism, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Aug 25 '14 16:17

A 26-year-old man from the Belgian province of Lommel, Limburg was busted for driving nearly twice the speed limit while drag racing two police officers. The man, wrongly believing that the two officers wanted to race him while at a red light, took off when the light turned green.

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Aug 25 '14 14:58

The search for victims at the crash site of flight MH17 has been more seriously hampered by separatists than was hitherto known, according to RTL Nieuws.

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Aug 25 '14 08:52

Sunday saw thousands of interested visitors to Amsterdam's Red Light District for a behind-the-scenes look tour of the attraction on the Wallen. Mariska Majoor of the Prostitution Information Center (PIC) tells AT5 that there were between 2000 and 3000 visitors.

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Aug 25 '14 08:13

Key figures in Dutch muslim communities will be encouraged by the Cabinet to do more to prevent radicalization among youths. In a renewed effort by the Cabinet to tackle extremism, Imams breeding hate will also be reprimanded more harshly.

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Aug 22 '14 14:00

The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam is currently holding on to some cultural artifacts that form the nucleus of a dispute between Russia, Crimean authorities and Ukraine.

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Aug 22 '14 13:39

The 19-year-old Rotterdam hacker Jair M., responsible for uncovering the exam fraud at the Ibn Ghaldoun school, has spent years hacking into girls' computers to spy on them via their webcam.

Amsterdam Centraal Trams
Aug 22 '14 10:44

In Amsterdam, over-65's with low income have been able to use public transport for free since last year. This experiment has proved successful, as the municipality announces that of the 14,000 people who requested a card, 85 percent make use of it daily or weekly, the NOS reports.

Guacamole
Aug 22 '14 10:13

Top Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn's store brand Guacamole has won the shop the number one spot in a consumer election for the products with the best false advertising. With only 0.7 percent guacamole powder, the guacamole dip from AH won the 'Kletsmajoor Award'.

Aug 22 '14 08:54

Police in The Hague are launching a special team to focus solely on jihadists. In this way, Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice hopes to put a stop to Dutch sympathizers of IS and other radical groups, De Telegraaf reports.

Mosque
Aug 22 '14 08:04

The organization that calls itself the Islamic State, IS formerly ISIS, has been condemned by the Dutch Contact Institution Muslims and Government (CMO).

Malaysia
Aug 22 '14 07:40

Malaysian victims of the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine arrived home Friday morning, and were received with a mourning ceremony 10 a.m. Malaysian time. The victims received the same respectful treatment as the Dutch victims in Eindhoven.

Mayor Jozias van Aartsen
Aug 21 '14 10:20

The Hague's Mayor Jozias van Aartsen is staunchly against having any pro- or anti-ISIS demonstrations in any of the city's neighborhoods for the time being.

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Aug 21 '14 09:49

Police in Utrecht are looking for two teenagers who robbed a 36-year-old woman in a violent manner on Tuesday late afternoon. The boys threatened the victim, and subsequently threw stones at her head, causing her injury.

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Aug 21 '14 09:36

The glorification of violence on social media is something that worries the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) in The Netherlands. The OM is monitoring the internet for signs of this, as well as calls to open violence, but cannot yet take action against this, as there is no law to allow this, De Telegraaf reports.

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Aug 20 '14 15:08

Animal Welfare organization Vier Voeters is shocked over the assumed mistreatment of male calves in the production of buffalo mozzarella in Italy. Buffalo mozzarella is available in every supermarket and is especially popular with vegetarians, writes Nieuws.nl.

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Aug 20 '14 13:06

Police in The Hague report that they arrested a 16-year-old man on Wednesday morning on suspicion of his involvement in several outbursts of violence and hooliganism during the demonstration on the Hoefkade on the 10th of August.

Aug 20 '14 09:25

The rent for the two strips of land around the Greek vacation home of King Willem-Alexander and his family has already cost the Dutch state €461,000. This land was used for a security fence, and the money was paid to a neighbor, according to RTL Nieuws.

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Aug 20 '14 08:39

Police in Amsterdam warn that more street executions in the city could become a reality after Monday's violent death of notorious criminal Deriaoui van der Meijden.

Ebola
Aug 20 '14 08:22

The National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) has alerted GPs, specialists and Municipal Health Services (GGD's) to the threat of Ebola, and asks them to keep an eye on people with fevers, as this could warrant an Ebola check, the Algemeen Dagblad reports today.

Peshmerga
Aug 19 '14 10:36

The Netherlands will not send heavy weapons or ground troops to Iraq's Kurdish fighters. In their fight against IS, the Kurdish troops will at most receive bulletproof vests or other light military material from The Netherlands, De Volkskrant reports.

Aug 19 '14 09:19

The Netherlands State Council will come with a ruling on Zwarte Piet sooner than the usual nine months it would take the highest administrative court to make such a ruling. Spokesperson for the Council, Pieter-Bas Beekman says that the matter is being picked up "with haste", the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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