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Feb 5 '15 17:21

A large development featuring a 1,500-person capacity mosque has been provisionally approved for construction in Gouda. The letter of intent brings together Islamic center El Wahda, child daycare facility Gemiva and De Ark, a school for children with special needs, the city of Gouda revealed Thursday.

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Feb 5 '15 16:46

The Dutch jihadist who committed a suicide attack in Fallujah, Iraq yesterday, has been recognized as Lotfi S., also known as Abu Hanief, sources confirm to NOS and RTVNH. He was one of the two speakers at the ISIS support rally in The Hague in September that caused disorganization.

Feb 5 '15 15:57

The cabinet submitted a letter to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, in late January outlining the Netherlands priorities for its turn as President of the Council of the European Union in 2016. The three main priorities are a Union that focuses on the essentials, creates jobs and growth through innovation and actively involves citizens and civil society organizations in policymaking.

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Feb 5 '15 14:29

The Dutch designer Koos van den Akker passed away last night in New York at the age of 75. He was suffering from cancer.

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Feb 5 '15 14:05

The foundation Privacy First is calling on citizens to no longer enter their license plate numbers in the parking meters in Amsterdam. The massive protest should ensure that the administrative costs and are too high for Cition and that the controversial registration parking is abolished, De Telegraaf reports.

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Feb 5 '15 13:44

Europe Container Terminals (ECT), the largest container company in the Rotterdam harbor, is suspected of market manipulation, the Financieele Dagblad (FD) reports based on sources that remained anonymous.

Feb 5 '15 13:03

Justice and the police warn in EenVandaag about a new way of scamming using popular dating sites such as Tinder and Badoo. The targets seem to be especially young women who are looking for a date on the internet. They get trapped by smooth talking and are then threatened and financially extorted.

Feb 5 '15 12:46

The Public Prosecution has confirmed that one of the dozens of men suspected of having sex with a 16 year old girl in a hotel in Valkenburg, has recently committed suicide, 1Limburg reports.

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Feb 5 '15 12:25

Amsterdam and Rotterdam got 4th and 5th place in a global study into the most sustainable cities. This is according to the Duuzame Steden Index (Sustainable Cities Index) that ARCADIS published today.

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Feb 5 '15 12:02

According to Statistics Netherlands, the average retirement age increased further in 2014 to 64.1 years. That is 0.2 years higher than in 2013 and 0.5 years higher than in 2012.

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Feb 5 '15 11:57

A massive fire broke out after an (suspected) explosion near the Leiden University Medical Center today, the Safety Region Hollands-Midden reports.

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Feb 5 '15 11:29

GroenLinks thinks that the gas price should increase, RTL Nieuws reports. According to the party, that is the only way to compensate for the cost of reducing the gas production.

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