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Dec 31 '14 12:13

There has already been problems with fireworks in the run-up to New Year's Eve. A man from Zwolle was seriously injured on his hands and face when he was making fireworks. Eleven other people have also been hurt by fireworks. The complaint site Vuurwerkoverlast.nl has already received more than 44 thousand complaints.

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Dec 31 '14 11:54

About 70 Fiat 500's, one Ferrari and a dozen other cars drove through Alphen aan den Rijn yesterday to honor Pierre Weymans. Pierre died last week after he was stabbed during a fight on the street.

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Dec 31 '14 11:28

A psychiatric prisoner from the Van Mesdag clinic in Groningen is suspected of kidnapping and raping a prostitute. The 45 year old man was on unsupervised leave at the time.

Dec 31 '14 11:18

A video testament by the 19 year old Sultan Berzel from Maastricht has confirmed that he was indeed the jihadist Abu Abdulla al-Hollandi who performed the suicide bombing in Baghdad on November 12th. Terrorist organisation Islamic State (ISIS) posted the video online yesterday. The video has since been suspended from the site.

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Dec 31 '14 10:31

According to researcher Gerard Kerkhof, Dutch people sleep too little, especially young women. "We have a problem of epidemic proportions." he says. Poor sleepers have more chance of being overweight, have a shorter lifespan and poorer performance. Kerkhof's urgent advice is to stop using smartphones after 21:00 at night.

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Dec 31 '14 09:44

KPN has sued Samsung in the United States because of the unauthorized use of a patented technology of the Dutch telecom company. A spokesperson for KPN confirmed this to ABM Financial News after seeing reports in the media.

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Dec 31 '14 09:29

The fire departments of The Hague, Amsterdam and Rotterdam are calling on citizens to first try extinguishing fires themselves over New Year's before calling the fire department. This is because they are too busy during the turning of the year to help everywhere, De Telegraaf reports.

Dec 31 '14 09:10

Next month the authorities in Panama will make one final attempt to find the remains of Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers. Justice in Panama announced this to the relatives of the two Amersfoort women, RTV Utrecht reports.

Dec 31 '14 08:56

A fire broke out in a thatched farmhouse in Zwaag last night. The farmhouse belongs to top criminal Nico V. Neighbors had to be evacuated as a precaution because of the smoke. They were collected in a local cafe and eventually had to spend the night elsewhere.

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Dec 31 '14 08:23

The man who threw a votive at the Golden Carriage on Prinsjesdag 2010 has received a prison sentence for stalking a woman.

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Dec 31 '14 08:06

A man and his dog was rescued from an oncoming train in the nick of time yesterday in Veenendaal.

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Dec 31 '14 07:56

Fireworks enthusiasts have to be patient and remember that fireworks may only be lit from 18:00 tonight. In previous years it was allowed from 10:00 a.m.

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