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Apr 1 '19 08:31

The Dutch government must do more against child asylum seekers disappearing from asylum centers. Over the past five years, 60 minor Vietnamese asylum seekers disappeared from Dutch asylum centers under dubious circumstances, and nothing seems to be done about it, National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking Herman Bolhaar said to Nieuwsuur.

Chemical Marketer in the port of Antwerp
Apr 1 '19 07:53

A tanker and a cruise ship collided on the Westerschelde near Terneuzen during the early hours of Monday morning. Multiple people sustained minor injuries. One was taken to hospital by ambulance, the others were treated at the scene, local safety office Veiligheidsregio Zeeland said on Twitter.

Cruise ship Viking Indun and tanker Chemical Marketer collided around midnight. Both ships were damaged, but as the damage happened above the water line, neither of them took on water. 

Apr 1 '19 07:30

One person sustained minor injuries when a fire broke out in a container home for students on Odeonstraat in Almere on Monday morning. 36 container homes were evacuated. Initial reports said that someone was trapped inside the burning container home, but that turned out not to be the case, NOS reports.

Ambulance on Grote Markt in Den Haag
Mar 31 '19 23:34

Bystanders on the Grote Markt in Den Haag made it difficult for police to help a man who had stabbed himself with a knife, authorities said. Paramedics and officers were trying to reach a victim who had stabbed himself with a knife around 4:40 p.m.

"In the crowd, kids and various people were shooting video of someone who was bleeding profusely," police said. "We had to turn on our sirens at the scene to get the public to move to the side."

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Mar 31 '19 23:05

Two men were arrested on suspicion of assaulting an elderly man out for a walk Sunday morning. The victim, 80, was kicked and beaten, and he wound up in the hospital with a broken nose.

He went out for a walk near his home in Maassluis, Zuid Holland, when he exchanged words with two men in a parked car. The conversation quickly turned into an argument, leading to the attack.

Handcuffs
Mar 31 '19 18:22

A football linesman was arrested on Saturday after he knocked a goalkeeper unconscious during a match. The 34-year-old man from Haarlem was one of the officials during a match between Hoofddorp club VV UNO and S.V. Geel-Wit, a team from Haarlem. He was also a player for one of the Haarlem team's squads.

Arrest
Mar 29 '19 16:00

The police arrested a 32-year-old man from Winkel in the investigation into a 17-year-old girl's fatal MDMA overdose. The man is suspected of selling the drugs to the minor girl, the police said in a statement.

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Mar 29 '19 15:10

Some 600 people participated in a silent march in Rotterdam on Thursday evening for an 8-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in the Maasstad Hospital on March 15th, the Telegraaf reports.

The march started at the Zalmplaatschool in Hoogvliet, the school the girl attended. Many of her classmates and their parents spoke a few words. Participants carried lanterns and white flowers with them.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Mar 29 '19 14:20

A woman was injured in a stabbing incident at the gas station on the Velperbroekcircuit in Velp on Friday morning. The police arrested a man a short time after the stabbing.

The incident happened at around 9:45 a.m., according to De Gelderlander. Emergency services responded to the scene en masse. The victim was treated by paramedics at the scene and then went to hospital on her own. The victim is said to be a middle-aged woman, the newspaper writes.

Sander Dekker
Mar 29 '19 13:30

Minister Sander Dekker for Legal Protection is taking measures after a damaging report from the Dutch Safety Board on the case surrounding the rape and murder of 25-year-old Anne Faber. The first step he took was to withdraw certain freedoms from 21 prisoners after an initial screening, NU.nl reports.

Facebook
Mar 29 '19 12:40

On Friday Facebook launched its library of political advertisements for the Netherlands and the other European Union member states. In this ad library, users can find advertisements from political parties and on political topics. The library is Facebook's response to pressure from EU policy makers to be more transparent about political advertisements on social media, NU.nl reports.

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Mar 29 '19 11:50

Erasmus MC warns women who are undergoing breast cancer treatment to be careful with the use of turmeric tablets, which are considered an alternative medicine or supplement. Research by the Rotterdam hospital showed that turmeric can decrease the active substance of tamoxifen, the medicine used to treat breast cancer with hormone therapy, the hospital said on its website.

Bananas
Mar 29 '19 11:00

On Monday customs officers found a "large batch" of cocaine at the office building of a Rotterdam fruit company on Keilestraat, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement.

The drugs were hidden in a banana shipment from Ecuador, according to the Prosecutor. In a number of pallets full of banana boxes, the fruit was replaced by packages of cocaine. The drugs were confiscated and destroyed.

Customs, the Tax Authority's investigative department FIOD, the seaport police and the Public Prosecutor are investigating. As far as is known, no arrests were made. 

Dutch police car
Mar 29 '19 10:10

Multiple people opened fire on a group of people from a car in Weert on Thursday afternoon. The gunmen fled the scene in the car. No one was hurt, the Telegraaf reports.

The shooting happened at around 5:50 p.m. on Sint Jozefslaan. 

The police are looking for witnesses. 

Police guard in a detention center
Mar 29 '19 09:22

The police arrested a 23-year-old man in Breda on suspicion of involvement in terrorism. According to information from intelligence service AIVD, he joined Islamic terrorist movement al-Shabaab in Somalia in 2017 and was also trained by the Al-Qaeda affiliated group, the Public Prosecutor said.

It is believed that the man returned to the Netherlands late last year, according to the Prosecutor. The authorities recently determined that he was staying in Breda and arrested him.

Hugo de Jonge
Mar 29 '19 09:03

Minister Hugo de Jonge of Public Health thinks it is a "good idea" for municipalities to keep pro-life protesters at an appropriate distance from abortion clinics. He supports municipalities who want to protect the women going to these clinics by creating buffer zones around the clinics. "I am in contact with the municipalities and the clinics about that", the Minister said, AD reports.

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