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Jun 15 '15 15:05

The police have arrested two suspects in connection with a brutal mugging in December last year, in which an elderly couple was robbed of tens of thousands of euros.

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Jun 15 '15 14:40

A couple in Zaandam were fined 230 euros each for boarding the train after the departure whistle. The authorities accused them of "impeding the movement of public transport," they told broadcaster AT5.

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Jun 15 '15 14:15

The number of Japanese restaurants in the Netherlands is increasing, while the number of Chinese restaurants is on the decline. However, a large proportion of Japanese cafes actually have Chinese ownership, according to a report by AD.

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Jun 15 '15 13:50

This year's Pinkpop was a success despite the fact that top act Foo Fighters had to cancel, the organizer said. The band's headliner slot was taken over by Pharrell Williams after Foo Fighter lead singer Dave Grohl broke his leg in Sweden.

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Jun 15 '15 13:25

The NPO 3FM Serious Request performance is going to attract attention to children and young adults in the war torn areas of greatest conflicts, the show's DJ Paul Rabbering announced on Sunday. Fundraising to assist those children will be the focus of this year's Glass House marathon radio broadcast, taking place later this year in Heerlen.

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Jun 15 '15 12:59

Photographs purportedly showing victims of the massacre in Srebrenica are circulating on the private Dutchbat Facebook page.

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Jun 15 '15 11:50

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will be receiving the parliamentary chairman of Belgium and Luxembourg, Siegfried Bracke and Mars Di Bartolomeo, on Monday.

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Jun 15 '15 11:23

According to CDA leader Sybrand Buma, Prime Minister Mark Rutte is spreading a "disturbing perspective on democracy" because he does not want to disclose the plan for the tax reform to parliament.

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Jun 15 '15 11:08

Banks are relaunching the IBAN assistant. From today, people who want to convert their old bank account numbers to the longer IBAN numbers, can do so on www.OveropIBAN.nl, the Telegraaf reports.

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Jun 15 '15 10:38

The majority of Dutch people has an alarming lack of knowledge when it comes to how to perform CPR and most would rather not be the one to do it. The Red Cross calls this lack of knowledge life threatening, precisely because acting quickly can be the difference between life and death.

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Jun 15 '15 10:17

Catering analyst Wouter Verkerk believes that terraces will be the next target for a smoking ban. According to him, it is only a matter of time before the outdoor area will also be a smoke-free zone.

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Jun 15 '15 09:53

There is a good chance that Danny Blind will present the Dutch team selection for the the important European Championship qualifying double against Iceland and Turkey on August 28th. In the next evaluation in a few weeks from now, Guus Hiddink will let the KNVB know whether he will be taking a step back as coach of Oranje, the Telegraaf reports.

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