Sep 24 '13 02:21

In Rotterdam bystanders overpowered a robber who tried to rob a liquor store. People on the street saw the shopkeeper being attacked and decided to jump in and help.

Sep 24 '13 02:04

Parents are urged to pay closer attention to their children, so they don't accidentally eat capsules with liquid detergent. The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) warns that more and more children are being treated in the hospital after swallowing so-called liquid caps. Just by sucking on them may already release detergent.

Sep 24 '13 02:03

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, sailing under Dutch flag, is expected to arrive in the Russian Moermansk on Tuesday. This is reported by Greenpeace and the Russian press Interfax.

Sep 24 '13 02:02

Yet another case of fraud in science. Former professor Mart Bax from the Free University in Amsterdam has been guilty of serious scientific misconduct, forgery and plagiarism for about twenty years. He is not the only scientist who flouts the rules. An overview of the most famous cases of the past two years.

Sep 24 '13 02:00

Princess Beatrix was dismissed from the hospital on Monday morning and returned to castle Huis ten Bosch in The Hague.

Sep 24 '13 01:58

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and their daughter Chelsea extend condolences to the family and friends of the Dutch woman who was slain in the attack in Kenya. In the attack on the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi her Australian husband also lost his life.

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Sep 23 '13 20:03

It was remarkably crowded at the Holwerd pier last Sunday the 15th. Over a hundred and fifty people had gathered to participate in the popular Dutch mudflat hiking. Called ‘wadlooptocht’, this recreation is a walk from Holwerd to Ameland, wading in the waters of the mudflats of the Wadden Sea. Mudflat hiking is a unique activity that only can be experienced in a few parts of Europe.

Sep 23 '13 05:41

[A previous version of this story incorrectly swapped the rankings of University of Twente (228th) and Tilburg University (373rd).]

The new QS World University Rankings show no Dutch universities in the top 50. The best placed Dutch university is the UvA at place 58.

Sep 23 '13 04:16

A 33-year-old woman has died in the attack of Al-Shabaab terrorists on the Westgate shopping mall  in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The Dutch woman was living with her Australian husband in Tanzania and visited Nairobi for the weekend. The woman and her husband got both killed during the shooting on Saturday.

Seven other Dutch citizens were also in the shopping mall during the attack on Saturday. They could escape and were not shot or taken hostage.

Sep 23 '13 03:11

Princess Beatrix has broken her cheekbone through an 'unfortunate' fall. That happened in her domestic environment, let the Government Information Service (RVD) know on Sunday.

Beatrix has already been operated on Sunday and will have to stay a few days in the hospital. "The princess will then recover further at home in Huis ten Bosch," announced the RVD. In which hospital the former queen was operated and staying is unknown.

Sep 23 '13 02:58

Princess Beatrix broke her cheek bone during a fall. She had surgery this morning, announced the Government Information Service (RVD). She must remain in the hospital for a few days.

Sep 23 '13 02:57

Most of the hostages in the shopping center in the Kenyan capital Nairobi have been freed. So far one Dutch citizen was killed.

Sep 23 '13 02:56

The CDU'er Kees de Vries is the first Dutchman in the Bundestag. He campaigned with the slogan 'Kees de Vries speaks our language'.

Sep 23 '13 02:54

The test closure of the Maeslant and Hartel barriers went well.

Sep 23 '13 02:36

The Maastricht police apprehended an 18-year-old male for computer crimes. He reportedly spread viruses and made purchases, using other people's credit cards. He then sold the items on Marktplaats. 18,000 euros in cash was found in the young man's home.

Sep 23 '13 02:31

Because of the hot and stuffy weather Sunday several participants in the Dam to Dam walk were transported to a hospital with shortness of breath and exhaustion symptoms.


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