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Feb 25 '15 13:49

The so-called horror owl of Purmerend has claimed another two victims. Last night the owl attacked a trainer and athlete from the Purmerend athletics association, NOS reports. Both victims had to be treated in hospital.

Feb 20 '15 14:28

The police have put out a warning of an unknown man calling people in The Hague and telling them that their loved ones have died. The man poses as a police officer.

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Feb 20 '15 08:40

The accident in Ter Apel on Saturday in which a woman died was caused by a handling error of the 81 year old motorist, NOS reports.

Feb 19 '15 19:07

Marketingfacts.nl conducted a marketing stunt on Thursday in which users without Android devices only saw a grim message "you can not use this service because you do not have the right gear." The stunt was at first thought to be a new, legitimate policy of the company, before it was revealed as a marketing trick.

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Feb 19 '15 13:35

Police officers arrested a 42 year old man on Tuesday. He is suspected of stealing mailbags to get credit cards.

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Feb 18 '15 18:17

The owl that sowed fear in Purmerend and Kwadijk last year, is asserting itself again this year, as several new reports of attacks by the aggressive owl were filed last week.

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Feb 17 '15 17:19

An area resident returning home early Tuesday morning could not enter his Valkenswaard house after discovering his friends had created a "impregnable fortress," according to police and Omroep Brabant.

Feb 17 '15 10:51

Late last week Manon Hogenboom from Vaesrade had to leave the carnival festivities because of a sever stomach ache. She went to the hospital, thinking that she might have appendicitis, only to find out that she was about to give birth. To twins!

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Feb 16 '15 17:34

A large whale was spotted swimming at the height of Zeeland bridge in Oosterschelde estuary on Saturday. Experts say it is probably a humpback whale.

Feb 16 '15 17:00

Architect Fons Verheijen is planning legal action against the Naturalis Museum in Leiden, whose exhibition space building he designed. He argues that the museum is violating Dutch copyright laws by transforming the exhibition space into a storage facility and office space.

Feb 13 '15 17:36

A family was shocked when their home was raided on Thursday by at least five men dressed up as a police SWAT team. The family was still inside their home on Loenhoutstraat in Breda, Noord-Brabant, when the incident happened, police said in a statement.

Feb 12 '15 16:15

Groningen citizens sang their provincial national anthem in protest against gas extraction in their region during Thursday's Tweede Kamer (Lower House) parliamentary debate on the issue on Thursday.

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Feb 12 '15 14:03

There was a lot of commotion on Piusstraat in Tilburg last night when what police and local residents thought was an armed robbery and hostage situation, turned out to be a recording for a movie.

Feb 11 '15 14:58

American Graduate student Jeff Nichols uncovered lost footage of the SS Eastland disaster in the archives of Amsterdam film institute EYE. Nichols found the film clips Thursday on an EU-funded website. The clips from the incident were lodged between other news items on a digitized Dutch newsreel.

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Feb 10 '15 17:36

After Twente University mathematics student Loes Knoben took on a traineeship to design a computerized rapid course covering Berlin's S-Bahn public transit system, she decided to take a challenge and put her programming skills to the test. Her skills were vindicated when she rode the entire rail system in just 15 hours and four minutes, faster than anyone else by nearly two hours.

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Feb 9 '15 17:40

Two suspected robbers from Tilburg did something surprising on Monday in the village of Galder, North Brabant. They expressed their regret for committing a burglary of the Bijl Groentechniek garden center, and brought the stolen garden tools back with a bouquet of flowers.

Feb 8 '15 18:36

Pastor Edward van der Kaaij is preaching that Jesus did not exist and that his story is a myth. The proclamation has got him banned from guest lecturing at a nearby Reformed Church.

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Feb 8 '15 18:03

Police in the U.K. are looking for two men accused of threatening underage Army cadets outside a reserve base in Gateshead, England, Northumbria police said in a statement on Friday. The threats, including those of beheading, were shouted from a car apparently with Dutch license plates, local newspaper Chronicle reported.

Feb 4 '15 12:37

A woman was callously thrown down stairs by a skateboarder at the Spui in The Hague on Tuesday, a video making rounds on the internet suggests. The video shows the woman being pushed before falling down a set of stairs, and lying motionless for several moments at the bottom.

Feb 2 '15 15:21

Sniffer dogs will be used to detect network failures In North Brabant and Limburg for Netherlands energy provider Enexis by the end of 2015, the company announced last week.

Jan 30 '15 17:05

IKEA is adding vegan meatballs to the menu at their in-store restaurants throughout the Netherlands in the springtime, and in other markets worldwide.

Jan 28 '15 20:24

In an incident both police and the rail service are calling a “misunderstanding,” police have called off their investigation into a “suspicious package” found on a Leiden Centraal train platform. The package turned out to be a small camera installed by an advertising agency that does regular business with the national train firm NS.

Jan 28 '15 16:35

A man is being held by the city of Dordrecht for harassing the municipality with too many letters demanding information, taxing city resources.

Jan 27 '15 15:44

An almost disaster became an internet sensation when Zwier Spanjer's quad-copter captured its own heroic rescue by the 26-year-old Amsterdammer.

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