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Feb 23 '15 08:16

The Dutch Somali who committed a suicide attack on a hotel in Mogadishu last week, was also involved in previous attacks, NU reports. According to articles from Somali media, Ismail Muse Ahmed Guled was previously involved in an attempted attack on another hotel in the city as well as in the attack in Djibouti in 2014.

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Feb 23 '15 07:53

The body of the 21 year old Mariska Peters from Nijmegen was found in the Hatertse Vennen yesterday morning, the police confirmed last night. She had been missing for two weeks. The police could not yet say anything about the circumstances of her death.

Feb 22 '15 12:31

Residents in Rome are planning a sit-in protest at the Dutch embassy there on Tuesday. The protest is in response to the damage caused to the Piazza di Spagna and other historic sites after rioting took place there.

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Feb 21 '15 20:07

The public prosecutor's office in Rotterdam is leading a team of police investigators to find more people responsible for the riots that took place earlier this week in Rome. Police in Italy arrested at least 33 suspects, all of whom are supporters of Rotterdam football club Feyenoord.

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Feb 21 '15 19:48

Forensic criminal investigators looking into a large fire in Nijmegen have ruled out arson as a possible cause, police announced Saturday. Some 70 apartments were evacuated in the pre-dawn fire on Friday.

Feb 20 '15 18:51

The controversial imam gala event scheduled for March 8 in Rijswijk has been cancelled, the organizers announced on Friday.

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Feb 20 '15 14:10

Fifty people were injured in the fire that broke out in a cafeteria underneath a seniors complex on Otto C. Huismanstraat in Nijmegen this morning. Fifteen victims have been hospitalized, some of them with serious injuries, Het Parool reports. The building has been declared entirely uninhabitable, according to the Safety Region Gelderland-Zuid.

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Feb 20 '15 13:43

Parliament Members have raised questions in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) about a charity gala happening in Utrecht on March 1st, AD reports. The controversial Sheikh Assim Al-Hakeem is invited to speak there.

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Feb 20 '15 10:01

According to CDA leader Sybrand Buma, hooligans who misbehave at a football game abroad, should lose their passports so that the can't attend other matches abroad, Het Parool reports.

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Feb 20 '15 09:15

Four people were seriously injured when a fire in a ground floor snack bar led to the roof collapse of the senior center above it. First responders were still combing through rubble looking for other victims as of 8:30 a.m on Friday, the Gelderland-Zuid Safety Region announced.

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Feb 20 '15 08:28

The Netherlands-based chip maker Gemalto has been hacked by the United States secret service NSA and the British GCHQ, De Telegraaf reports. This is according to a report by The Intercept based on documents received by NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden.

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Feb 19 '15 19:51

Italian police arrested another group of allegedly rioting Feyenoord fans in Rome on Thursday afternoon.

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Feb 19 '15 19:39

Protesters who have occupied the University of Amsterdam’s Bungehuis building in the city center will have to leave the building or pay a penalty of 1,000 euros per person per day, a court in Amsterdam ruled on Thursday. The hearing took place after the university sued the protesters, hoping to fine the occupants 100,000 each, every day they remained in the building

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Feb 19 '15 14:38

The lawsuit against suspected terrorists Oussama C., Azzedine C. and Rudolph H. will only be tried in September, because many of the about 50 witnesses still need to be questioned, AD reports.

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Feb 19 '15 09:33

Bart van U., who is a suspect in the murder of former Minister Els Borst, invoked his right to remain silent and did not say anything during his police interrogation. This is according to his lawyer Noëlle Pieterse, AD reports.

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Feb 19 '15 09:03

Groningen Mayor Peter den Oudsten wants a parliamentary inquiry to find out what decisions had been made for his province.

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Feb 19 '15 07:58

Air France-KLM sufferd a loss of 198 million euro last year. This is a lot smaller than the 1.8 billion euro loss the airline suffered in 2013, NOS reports.

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Feb 18 '15 19:20

Investigators in Aruba are looking into newly-revealed claims that American teenager Natalee Holloway was seen with Joran van der Sloot at a Marriott hotel construction site the night she went missing. The former public prosecutor there had previously written off the lead, suggesting it was not credible enough to warrant use of the island's resources.

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Feb 18 '15 18:40

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan wants the city’s capability to evict extreme neighborhood bullies to extend to those who own their own homes.

Feb 18 '15 14:40

Gas extraction in Groningen failed to adequately consider the safety of the province’s residents up until 2013, a report released on Wednesday by the Dutch Safety Board (OVV) says.

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Feb 18 '15 13:46

The police have released more information regarding the fatal train accident in the station in Wijchen last night.

Feb 18 '15 10:47

Approximately one in five hospitals in the Netherlands are struggling financially. This applies in particular to smaller hospitals, whose finances are under the most pressure.

Feb 18 '15 10:10

A person was hit by an oncoming train after ending up on the tracks at the station in Wijchen just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The victim died at the scene. Three other people were arrested.

Feb 18 '15 08:33

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders has revoked the visas of three Muslim preachers who were scheduled to speak at a benefit in Rijswijk on 8 March. This was supposedly done because these imams are "hate preachers." It is not clear exactly who these imams are.

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