Jun 19 '15 14:40

A police officer who specializes in tracking town British fugitives arrested one such British fugitive on Dam square on Tuesday morning after spotting him on the street. The police filmed the arrest.

Jun 19 '15 14:14

The Public Prosecutor demanded a 4 year prison sentence against Tarkk Z. - the 20 year old responsible for the hostage situation at the NOS Journaal earlier this year - in the court in Lelystad on Friday. According two the two psychiatrists who examined Z., he does not need psychological treatment - he suffers from "delusional ideas", but does not have an actual disorder.

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Jun 19 '15 13:20

Six of the 32 Dutch jihadists who have been killed in the war in Syria and Iraq came from Amsterdam. One of them was a minor and two have been convicted of crimes with terrorist intent.

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Jun 19 '15 12:48

The individual expense claims made by the University of Amsterdam's Executive Board will from now on be published on the university's website every 6 months.

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Jun 19 '15 12:05

The bus accident in Portugal on Wednesday night has claimed its fourth fatality. A 64 year old Dutch tourist, who was admitted to a hospital in Faro after the accident, passed away on Friday.

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Jun 19 '15 11:47

The UWV benefits agency expects chaos once the new unemployment scheme takes effect on July 1st. People who become unemployed after July 1st will have to declare the money they make before receiving unemployment benefits. According to the UWV, reporting his income is so complicated that everyone who has do deal with it will make mistakes, Trouw reports.

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Jun 19 '15 11:10

This summer the Leiden University Medical Center is starting a large scale study on a new revolutionary drug that may reduce the number of migraines by 50 percent, AD reports.

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Jun 19 '15 10:44

The city of Amsterdam plans to increase the number of charging points for electric cars in the city from the current 1,300 to 4 thousand in 2018, the municipality announced in a press release on Friday.

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Jun 19 '15 10:21

From Friday Amber Alerts will show up on Dutch Facebook users' timelines immediately after the alert has been issued. This means that the Alert, which is usually issued to find missing children, will reach millions of extra people, NOS reports.

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Jun 19 '15 10:05

The VVD, PvdA and D66 think that the current rules on alimony are outdated and should be changed. Divorcees may soon pay alimony for a much shorter period of time, or even not at all.

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Jun 19 '15 09:45

A second victim of the Zeeland flood disaster, which happened 62 years ago, has been identified based on a DNA match. The victim is 38 year old Maartje Verhelst from Nieuwerkerk. The announcement was made at a meeting for survivors in Ouwerkerk on Thursday night, Omroep Zeeland reports.

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Jun 19 '15 09:20

After 17 years of research and hard work, researchers from the Amsterdam Academic Medical Center and the Cornell University in New York have take a major step in the process of developing a vaccine against the AIDS virus. They have managed to create a vaccine that work against two variants of the AIDS virus in animals.

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