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Jan 28 '15 13:55

A suspicious package found taped to a support beam at Leiden Centraal was determined to be a false alarm early Wednesday afternoon. The investigation is still ongoing, as police try to track down the man who hung the mysterious black garbage bag.

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Jan 28 '15 10:07

The rail traffic around Leiden Central Station has come to a standstill after the discovery of a suspicious package. The police are investigating, ANP reports.

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Jan 28 '15 09:01

A man was shot dead on the street in Amsterdam's Osdorp neighborhood early Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the Amsterdam police confirmed. No trace of a perpetrator has been found yet. It is not yet known whether this was another execution.

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Jan 28 '15 08:02

The police suspect that the murder of Rob Zweekhorst on January 1st, 2014 is connected to a drug bust on Monday, December 9th, 2013.

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Jan 28 '15 07:12

The police have released footage from security cameras in the area around the Amsterdam Arena of the night that the Ajax clubhouse burnt down. The police have determined that the fire was caused by arson and two probable perpetrators were caught on the cameras.

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Jan 27 '15 18:22

Dutch King, Willem-Alexander, his wife, Queen Máxima and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte are taking part of the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.

Jan 27 '15 09:56

Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher (Social Affairs and Employment announced during a visit to IBM Amsterdam that 14 million euro will be made available for the employment plan Amsterdam "Making work of talent".

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Jan 27 '15 09:15

The Public Prosecutor in Rotterdam has found that a number of issues in Bart van U.'s file raise questions. No DNA material was taken from Van U. after a previous conviction in 2012. Van U. also never received treatment for delusions and fears of an Islamic terrorist attack.

Jan 27 '15 08:45

The news that Bart van U. (38), who was arrested in connection with the murder of his sister Lois, is also connected with the murder of former Health Minister Els Borst, has caused quite a stir. The hashtag #ElsBorst is trending on Twitter in the Netherlands.

Jan 26 '15 17:31

A suspect has emerged in the murder of former Health Minister Els Borst, police have announced. The breakthrough in the year-old mystery appears closely linked to a “disturbed” man held for killing his sister earlier this month, but police remain mum for now.

Jan 26 '15 16:45

Police investigating the murder of mental clinic director Rob Zeekhorst believe the case is linked to another homicide three months later. Zeekhorst was shot on January 1st 2014 while out walking dogs in his neighborhood.

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Jan 26 '15 08:41

The police will soon be at the door of about 50 men for having sex with a 16-year-old girl. The police tracked the men using the mobile phone of a so-called "lover boy" in Valkenburg and used condoms.

Jan 26 '15 08:23

A Dutchman was shot in Panama on Saturday. He was shot in the head in a restaurant by an unknown gunman. The victim was taken to the hospital in serious condition. According to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the man is still alive. The gunman and his helper were able to escap

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Jan 26 '15 08:01

The police fired on a man who was waving two large meat knives near the Groningen Museum in Groningen on Sunday. According to a police spokesperson, the man tried to stab bystanders. The man fled when officers approached him.

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Jan 25 '15 16:41

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb again repeated his call for religious extremists in the Netherlands to "fuck off," while speaking at a service in a mosque. The mayor visited the Essalam Mosque Saturday night and made his remarks in front of 250 people gathered there.

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Jan 25 '15 12:39

The fire that burnt down the supporters clubhouse for fans of Amsterdam Ajax was intentionally set, police said Saturday. The fire raged from Thursday night into Friday morning, before firefighters could finally cancel the alarm.

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Jan 25 '15 12:23

Civic leaders in the Netherlands met in Amsterdam Sunday to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. An estimated 1.1 million people died at the site in Poland, ground which the Red Army took control of on January 27, 1945.

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Jan 23 '15 16:54

The Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD are not the whipping boys of the American intelligence community, in particular the NSA, states the Dutch Minister of Interior, Ronald Plasterk. The statement is a response to an accusation made by former NSA employee and US whistleblower Edward Snowden, who said Dutch intelligence services walk on an American leash and are "extremely docile."

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Jan 23 '15 09:25

The Dutchman Siegfried Mets, who has been sentenced to death in Indonesia, is going to submit a revision request in February. This is according to his lawyer, Bart Stapert. Mets is convicted of involvement in importing ecstasy.

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Jan 23 '15 08:34

According to Police Chief Pieter Jaap Aalbersberg, the Amsterdam police seized 33 Kalashnikov rifles in the past four months. "And that is significantly more than in previous years." The Amsterdam police have found 300 weapons in the last six months, the police chief said on the AT5 program Het Verhoor.

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Jan 23 '15 08:20

A 26-year-old Albanian has been arrested in connection with the shooting incident in Bovenstraat in Rotterdam last week in which two men were killed. The suspect was found wounded on Kasteelweg after the shooting.

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Jan 22 '15 18:24

A fifteen-year-old schoolgirl has been arrested for stabbing a fellow female student in the back, police confirmed. The attack was allegedly caused by an argument that got out of hand, and ended with one of the girls brandishing a weapon.

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Jan 22 '15 14:03

The number of unemployed in the Netherlands rose by 12 thousand in December and amounted to 642 thousand people, Netherlands Statistics announced today.

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Jan 22 '15 13:41

Rail traffic around Utrecht Central came to a standstill for a short time on Thursday, the NS reports. The cause was a power outage, which has since been restored.

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