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May 22 '18 09:54

This year the Dutch Rescue Brigade will at busy beaches and lakes. Parents can write their phone numbers on the wristbands, making it easier to reunite a lost child with his or her responsible adult, the Telegraaf reports.

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May 22 '18 09:23

The procurement process for a machine used to treat brainstem cancer in children has been started. Six year old Tijn, who died of this cancer last year, to help pay for this device.

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May 22 '18 08:57

A young Dutch woman's call for help for her boyfriend, who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia, resulted in some 20 thousand people registering to be stem cell donors with Matchis, the Dutch center for stem cell donors.

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May 22 '18 08:11

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will discuss the fate of at 'high level' during his visit to India. The Dutch Prime Minister is leaving for a working visit to India on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.

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May 22 '18 07:52

A 63-year-old police officer from the district Friesland was suspended for having chat contact with a girl that is believed to be underage, the police said in a statement.

According to the police, the chats with the girl happened while the officer was off duty and via a dating site. 

The Safety, Integrity and Complaints department of the police is investigating. While the investigation is ongoing, the officer was suspended and his access to the police buildings and -systems was revoked. 

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May 22 '18 07:41

Last week the police arrested over 100 people in a nationwide campaign against so-called 'mobile banditry' - gangs of criminals that travel from place to place to commit crimes. The detainees include shoplifters, baby formula thieves, pickpockets, drug traffickers, identity thieves and even a fake cop, the police said in a statement on Monday night.

The nationwide action was held between Tuesday and Friday last week. Multiple people were arrested at Amsterdam Central Station for pickpocketing, or attempts thereto. 

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May 21 '18 16:40

A special Dutch radio receiver went into space with a Chinese rocket on Sunday night. The receiver - actually three antennas made of fiberglass - will be used to capture signals that may say something about the origin of the earth, NOS reports.

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May 21 '18 16:00

Foundation raised over 500 thousand euros in a week of actions to draw attention to child prostitution world wide. The entire amount will go towards removing girls from child prostitution, RTL Nieuws reports. 

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May 21 '18 15:20

The police in Spain arrested three Dutch people. They were caught with drugs on a boat sailing under the Dutch flag off the coast of Alicante, ANP reports.

A fourth person was also arrested on the boat. This person does not have Dutch nationality. All four suspects are in custody in Alicante. 

The police in the Netherlands searched the suspects' homes in Tholen and Harlingen. Whether anything was found, is not clear. 

May 21 '18 14:40

A large swastika and a German flag were found spray painted on a windmill next to the A6 highway, between Emmeloord and Lelystad, on Sunday morning. The authorities believe the vandalism happened very recently, though who the perpetrators are is unclear, De Stentor reports.

A police spokesperson told the newspaper that they are investigating the case and have informed the owner of the windmill, energy company Innogy. "We certainly take this seriously."

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May 21 '18 14:40

A 56-year-old man passed away after being seriously injured in a shooting in The Hague on Sunday. Two suspects were arrested, NOS reports.

The shooting happened around 8:50 p.m. in a home on Mijtensstraat. Responding officers found the seriously injured man inside the home. He was rushed to hospital, where he passed away.

The suspects are a 52-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man, according to Omroep West. They were arrested in the home. How they were involved, was not revealed. 

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May 21 '18 14:00

Foresters shot and killed three red deer on the A6 highway between Lelystad and Almere on Sunday afternoon. The animals escaped from Oostvaardersplassen after activists cut the nature reserve's fences in 21 places on Saturday night, NU.nl reports. 

According to the foresters, the animals endangered traffic safety. They were shot after permission from the authorities. A spokesperson for forestry association Staatsbosbeheer told NU.nl that all three killed animals were pregnant females.

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May 21 '18 13:20

No Dutch people were killed or hurt in plane crash in Cuba on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed based on information from the Cuban authorities, ANP reports.

The plane crashed shortly after taking off in the Cuban capital of Havana. 110 people were killed and three of the injured are in critical condition. 

The cause of the crash is not yet known. The team investigating the crash found one of the plane's black boxes on Saturday.

The plane involved is a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200. It was flying from Havana to Holguin. 

May 21 '18 12:40

The police responded to mosque Nour on Witte de Withstraat in Amsterdam West on Sunday night to deal with a man waving a knife at the mosque, the police said on Facebook.

At the scene the police arrested the man and confiscated his knife. He seemed to be in a disturbed state and he was transferred to a health care institution.

No one was injured. 

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May 21 '18 12:00

The police fired shots while raiding a squatted building in the Oude Noorden district of Rotterdam during the early hours of Monday morning. One man was shot in the leg by the police and arrested, NOS reports.

Police officers raided the squatted building on Bergweg based on a report of firearm use in or around the building.

At the scene officers saw a man leaving the building and ordered him to stop. But when the man saw the cops, he ran off. Warning shots did not make him stop, and the police eventually shot him in the leg. He was arrested.

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May 21 '18 11:20

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on European Turks, including Dutch-Turks, to become more politically active in their second home. "Take the nationality of the country where you live and take an active part in politics. Become a member of parliament", Erdogan called during an election meeting in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, NU.nl reports.

Erdogan also called on his supporters to not betray Turkey or deny their origin. "Protect your religion and language well. If you lose that, you are lost", he said. 

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