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May 29 '15 10:42

A code yellow weather warning has been issued for strong gusts of wind in the coastal areas for Friday night. The warning will take effect at 7:00 p.m on Friday night and will remain in place until 2:00 a.m on Saturday.

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May 29 '15 10:32

Transporters are refusing to drive to England. According to them, the increasing flow of refugees trying to reach England by truck via Calais has made the situation too dangerous, the Telegraaf reports.

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May 29 '15 10:06

The majority of the Almere city council wants Mayor Annemarie Jorritsma to make every effort to prevent "the arrival of bigoted, Salafist preachers", ANP reports.

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May 29 '15 09:49

Despite the fact that the number of primary school pupils is declining in the Netherlands, enrollment at Islamic schools is on the rise. The number of pupils attending Islamic schools has increased by 22 percent over the past 5 years.

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May 29 '15 09:29

Three Dutch parliamentarians appear on a Russian list of people from the European Union that are no longer allowed to enter the country.

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May 29 '15 09:07

The Dutch drug trafficker Maikel S. has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a United States court. He was found guilty of selling drugs on a large scale via the now closed website Silk Road.

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May 29 '15 08:37

Dutchbat never stood a chance in Srebrenica, because the Netherlands blocked the requested airstrike at the crucial moment, former Air Force officer Bart Wagenaar told the Telegraaf.

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May 29 '15 08:07

A group of failed asylum seekers will be leaving the so-called "Vluchtgebouw" in Amsterdam at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, action group We Are Here announced. The asylum seekers have been squatting in the building since August.

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May 28 '15 17:27

Transavia airline recently began testing Oculus Rift glasses as a form of entertainment onboard its flights, even giving the chance to fly through the air to their destination in virtual reality. Last week, passengers on a flight from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to Barcelona were given the opportunity to test the virtual reality experience.

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May 28 '15 17:21

Police arrested five men suspected of smuggling a 381-kilogram heroin shipment into the Netherlands, authorities said on Thursday. The men were apprehended when they were inspecting the heroin packages in a shed in Amstelveen, just south of Amsterdam, newspaper AD reported.

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May 28 '15 17:17

Anil Sayar, a 23-year old man from Amsterdam, has been stuck in a Turkish prison for a month after being arrested during Labour Day demonstration on Taksim Square in Istanbul, AD said quoting his sister. She raised the issue at the Dutch Embassy on May 11th, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported in The Hague on Thursday.

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May 28 '15 17:12

The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam has decided not to prosecute the 26-year old man suspected of insulting the King and the Queen during Zwarte Piet demonstrations by saying "fuck the king, fuck the queen and fuck the royal palace," the Public Prosecutor (OM) declared on Thursday. The Prosecution determined the statement was made "within the context of public debate," which means that relevant statements are not punishable.

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