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Jun 24 '19 16:45

For immediate emergency attention call 088-6628240, police said.

Police at the scene of a mass shooting on 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht, 18 March 2019
Jun 24 '19 16:45

There is a very real concern in the Netherlands regarding potential terror attacks, particularly from ISIS recruits and jihadists, right-wing extremists, and radical activists, according to Dutch counter-terror office NCTV. Because of this, the terror threat level in the country remains high, with holding at 4 out of a maximum of 5 in the terrorism threat assessment published by the NCTV on Monday.

Screenshot of surveillance footage released by the police showing an ATM bombing at the Ganzenhoef subway station in Amsterdam, 21 March 2019
Jun 24 '19 15:50

Police released frightful security camera footage showing the explosion and aftermath at an Amsterdam subway station in March. The blast was part of a robbery attempt at an ATM inside the Ganzenhoef subway station in Amsterdam Zuidoost.

Some 300 thousand euros in damage was caused to the station on March 21, though the robbers made off with very little cash, police told broadcaster AT5. The suspects were unable to steal the cash cassettes used to store money inside the ATM.

Lost ringed seal swimming near a sliding gate in De Kwakel, 23 June 2019
Jun 24 '19 15:00

A new search effort was planned for Monday to find a seal that was apparently lost in inland waters, and trying to make its way back to the North Sea. Experts said it appeared to be a ringed seal native to the arctic waters near Norway.

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Jun 24 '19 14:10

After four months of re-design and repairs, the plastic collecting boom fo the Ocean Cleanup project is back on the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. A tugboat with the 600 meter long boom departed from the port of Vancouver in Canada late last week, NOS reports.

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Jun 24 '19 13:17

Two people were injured in a stabbing incident on Albert Cuypstraat in Amsterdam just before noon on Monday. One of the victims sustained serious injuries, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

That victim was working as a food courier on the Uber Eats platform, according to the Telegraaf. Both victims were taken to hospital. The perpetrator or perpetrators fled on foot.

Police said an argument occurred before the stabbing. One witness thought the food delivery person was stabbed in the stomach before losing consciousness on the street, the newspaper reported.

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Jun 24 '19 12:50

The Koninklijke Marechaussee found 18 stowaways in the back of a truck at the Europoort in the port of Rotterdam on Saturday night. Seven of the stowaways were children between the ages of 1 and 15 years, the Marechassee said on Facebook.

The Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border security, found the people hiding behind a double wall in the truck's cargo hold. According to the Marechaussee, it involves several families, believed to be from India.

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Jun 24 '19 12:00

A stabbing incident in the former hotel De Herberg in Hellevoetsluis left a man in critical condition on Saturday night. He was stabbed in the chest. A 36-year-old man from Hellevoetsluis was arrested as a suspect, the police said in a statement.

Police officers responded to the former hotel at around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday after receiving a report of a stabbing. At the scene, officers found a man with a stab wound in his chest. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

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Jun 24 '19 11:10

Schiphol airport is in the process of buying dozens of new security scanners in order to get passengers though security checks faster. The new full-body scanners are expected to be used from late next year, the Telegraaf reports.

The Amsterdam airport already took multiple measures to better handle the flow of people during the busy holiday seasons. This is important to do, because long queues can result in delays at the increasingly busy airport.

Families enjoying the summer weather at the Oosterpark in Amsterdam, 23 June 2019
Jun 24 '19 10:20

Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for persistent heat, due to hot weather expected this week. The high temperatures are expected to last until at least Wednesday, and the weather warning therefore remains in effect until then.

The warning applies to the entire country, except for the coastal provinces. Maximums above 30 degrees are expected for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with lots of sunshine, little wind and no rain. Make sure you stay hydrated, keep your home and yourself cool, and avoid strenuous exercise during the heat of the day, the KNMI warns.

Wallet
Jun 24 '19 09:27

The disposable income of Dutch households increased by 2.4 percent in the first quarter of this year, mainly thanks to an increase in jobs and hours worked, Statistics Netherlands reported on Monday. 

Adjusted for price increases, Dutch workers received 1.8 percent more salary in the first quarter than in the same quarter last year. The number of employee jobs increased by 2.5 percent and the number of hours worked increased by 1.6 percent. 

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Jun 24 '19 08:49

Almost all products on special offer in Dutch supermarkets are unhealthy for the consumer or fall outside the recommended guideline for healthy eating by the Dutch Nutrition Center, supermarket comparator Stichting Questionmark found in a study, the Volkskrant reports.

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Jun 24 '19 08:22

A man was found stabbed at a gas station on Kanaalweg in Capelle aan den IJssel on Sunday night. According to the police, a road rage incident may have preceded the stabbing.

The victim was found at the Dijktank gas station at around 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, according to newspaper AD. Whether the stabbing also happened at the gas station, is not yet clear. The victim had a stab wound in his leg. He was taken to hospital in a stable condition, a police spokesperson said to the newspaper.

The perpetrator is still at large. The police are looking for him.. 

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Jun 24 '19 08:00

The naked body of a woman was found in a meadow near Westdorpe in Zeeland on Saturday. Given the injuries on the body, the police believe the victim was murdered. Investigators call on the public's help to identify the victim.

A passerby found the remains in a meadow on Sint Anthoniekade, near the border with Belgium, at around noon on Saturday. Forensic investigation was conducted at the scene on Saturday. A helicopter was used to take aerial photographs of the scene. 

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Jun 24 '19 07:43

Monday will be hot in the Netherlands, with maximum temperatures ranging from 28 degrees on the coast to 33 degrees inland. Some places may even see afternoon temperatures climb to 36 degrees. Public health institute RIVM implemented the 'Heat Plan' in a number of provinces, RTL Nieuws reports.

Sunday night was a so-called tropical night, with minimums not falling below 20 degrees. Monday will get hot quickly. Thermometers in the southeast of the country can reach 30 degrees before noon. Monday night is also expected to be a tropical night.

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Jun 21 '19 16:00

Two people were killed in a sport plane accident in Willemstad in Noord-Brabant on Friday. Their aircraft collided with another sport plane in the air, NOS reports

Both planes had to make an emergency landing. One aircraft landed safely, the other one crashed. The two people in the plane that landed safely were unharmed.

The two sport planes took off from Breda International Airport at 10:00 a.m. on Friday morning. The plane that crashed, a Cessna 172R was on its way to Rotterdam, according Flightradar.

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