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Apr 28 '15 10:43

A fight over a parking space got out of hand in Waalwijk on Monday night and ended with a man hitting a woman with a baseball bat.

Apr 28 '15 10:30

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and the American UN Ambassador Samantha Power called on the international community to contribute more to UN peacekeeping missions. Koenders think that Europe in particular should be contributing more peacekeepers.

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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 09:41

By 18:00 on Monday NS transported more than 250 thousand people to Amsterdam to celebrate King's Day. According to the railway company, this number is about the same as previous King's Days.

The festivities in Amsterdam went on until 20:00 on Monday night. According to RTL, the day went relatively quiet and peaceful, with few incidents. There was a fight and thrown glass on Nieuwendijk towards the end of the day and the street had to be swept clean. Amsterdam celebrated King's Day with flea markets and about 160 events.

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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.

Apr 27 '15 15:31

A group of students from Talent Valley in Venlo posted a video on their Facebook page of them performing a song with a train conductor on the train to Eindhoven.

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Apr 27 '15 15:06

A group of young Muslims decided to celebrate King's Day by handing out 15 thousand free Korans in 13 Dutch cities. With this action they hope to counterbalance the negative image of Islam formed by actions by terrorist organization ISIS and extremists attacks, Het Parool reports.

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Apr 27 '15 14:55

From May 1st, drivers entering the center of Utrecht in a diesel vehicle made before 2001 will be issued a fine of 90 euros, BN De Stem reports. Utrecht is the first city in the Netherlands to have a environmental zone for all old diesel vehicles.

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Apr 27 '15 14:35

Pieter Litjens, the Amsterdam alderman of Traffic, is considering banning pollutant tourist buses from the capital. He is looking at possibilities to move the buses to the edge of the city, he said in the AT5 political program Park Politiek.

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Apr 27 '15 14:10

A total of 291,717 people visited AutoRAI 2015, the largest auto show in the Netherlands, which took place between April 17th and 26th. That is an increase of more than 21 thousand compared to the number of people that visited the 2011 edition, the event organizers announced on their website on Sunday.

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