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Apr 30 '15 18:08

Police in Maastricht arrested a 26-year-old with Iraqi heritage in an investigation into terrorism, local news site 1Limburg reported. He is suspected of contributing to training for terrorist activities, and was taken into custody late Wednesday night.

Apr 30 '15 17:44

Amsterdam presented a new initiative to improve the quality of life for sexually diverse people in the city on Thursday. The project, called Roze Agenda or Pink Agenda, is mainly aimed at increasing the feeling of security and welcome for gay people in Amsterdam.

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Apr 30 '15 13:59

Six Dutch people have been brought to safety in Nepal after the earthquake trapped them in an inhospitable area. Among them are Gelderland siblings Stef and Sofie Steffens.

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Apr 30 '15 13:35

Two Dutch arctic researchers, Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo, have gone missing in Canada during an expedition to the area called the Last Ice Field on Thursday morning.

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Apr 30 '15 12:30

From May 1st, people who cause trouble on stations will be banned from the station and its accompanying facilities, such as platforms, stairs, tunnels and elevators. State Secretary Wilma Mansveld has rushed the implementation of this exclusion order to help counteract the recent violent incidents in public transport.

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Apr 30 '15 10:16

A group of students and university staff occupied yet another University of Amsterdam building on Thursday morning, a spokesperson for the UvA confirmed to NU. According to the protesters, they occupied the building in the run up to May 1st - Labor Day.

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Apr 30 '15 09:42

A suitcase containing letters from World War II was found during the renovation of the French restaurant Walter Benedict on Denneweg in the Hague.

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Apr 30 '15 08:28

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday night that there were about 750 Dutch people in Nepal at the time of the earthquake, based on information from travelers' family and friends and travel companies involved. About 500 of them have been located, which means that there are about 250 whose whereabouts are unknown.

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Apr 30 '15 07:55

The Dutch Urban Search and Rescue team in Nepal once again searched a number of areas on Wednesday and only found deceased victims. The team also handed the overall coordination to the United Nations.

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Apr 29 '15 19:43

Dutch Mayors expressed their discontent towards the government's asylum seeker plan in the lower house of Dutch parliament on Wednesday and made it clear that they see the commitments required from the municipalities unwise and unclear, NOS reports. The Mayors had nothing good to say about the cost the government will impose on municipalities for failing to adhere to the plan.

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Apr 29 '15 19:33

The striker of football team EMK Nuenen, Ruud Bijsterveld, was probably not riding the beer bike when it was hit by a train on April 20th, contrary to earlier reports, according to AD. Bijsterveld was killed in the crash, possibly when shrapnel from the accident struck him in the back of the head, the newspaper reported.

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Apr 29 '15 14:41

The Anti Defamation League, an influential Jewish civil rights movement in America, is not happy with the fact that PVV leader Geert Wilders will be a guest speaker in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.

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Apr 29 '15 11:19

Former Dutchbat commander Thom Karremans and his two adjutants will will not be prosecuted, the court in Arnhem ruled on Wednesday morning. The relatives of three Muslim men that were killed in Srebrenica in 1995 had demanded their prosecution for complicity in war crimes and genocide.

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Apr 29 '15 09:34

A delegation from the European Parliament will be visiting the Netherlands in May for an investigation into the so-called sweetheart tax deals with multinationals like Starbucks.

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Apr 29 '15 08:49

According to the College for Human Rights, banning gay or bisexual men from donating blood is discrimination.

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Apr 29 '15 08:03

Four members of the Dutch Urban Search and Rescue Team started exploring Gorkha on Tuesday. This area is closer to the epicenter of the earthquake, northwest of Kathmandu, the team said in their latest update about the search and rescue mission in Nepal.

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Apr 28 '15 16:46

The Netherlands will coordinate the entire international search and rescue operation underway in Nepal, as the search for missing victims of the devastating earthquake continues. The decision was made at the request of the United Nations, Economics Affairs Minister Henk Kamp said in parliament today.

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Apr 28 '15 14:39

A 41 year old Rotterdam police officer has been arrested for having child pornography on his private computers. The cop is also suspected of unlawful use of police data.

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Apr 28 '15 14:05

Feyenoord could face empty stadiums and a fine of 50 thousand euros due to the bad behavior of their fans, the football club said on their website today. UEAFA is accusing Feyenoord of racist behavior and throwing objects on the field during the Europa League match against AS Roma in February.

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Apr 28 '15 13:43

A brother and sister from Winssen, Sofie and Stef Steffens, who were missing in Nepal after the massive earthquake that struck the Asian city on Saturday, are alive and awaiting rescue. The siblings' last made contact with their family on the day before the earthquake.

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Apr 28 '15 09:57

One person was wounded in a shooting incident in Amsterdam-Noord on Monday night. According to the police, the shooting was the result of a quarrel that got out of hand.

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Apr 28 '15 08:56

The 11 cooperative aid organizations behind Giro555 have launched a fundraising campaign to help the people affected by the massive earthquake in Nepal. The fundraiser is titled Netherlands helps Nepal.

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Apr 28 '15 08:38

Ten Dutch citizens left Nepal on Monday and are on their way back to he Netherlands. This is the first group to come back after the Asian country was hit by a massive earthquake on Saturday.

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Apr 28 '15 08:09

The Dutch team did not find any survivors of the massive earthquake in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Monday, the Urban Search and Rescue team announced in a press release on Tuesday morning.

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