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Oct 30 '15 12:06

The teenager that was wounded in the shooting on Marga Klompelaan in Amsterdam on Thursday night, is 19 year old Semih K. He one of several suspect in the 2013 murder of 35 year old Omar Kourrich

Oct 23 '15 14:42

The appearance of Zwarte Piet will only be adjusted in the city of Rotterdam itself, the rest of the Rotterdam area will be keeping Sinterklaas' helper in his traditional outfit and blackface makeup. Other Dutch municipalities are also sticking to the tradition.

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Oct 17 '15 19:15

The leader of the motorcycle gang No Surrender's Amsterdam branch, Brian Dalfour, was found killed in a small house in the remote Noord-Brabant village of Wagenberg, the gang announced on Facebook. Police arrested a 39-year-old Belgian man and an unidentified 46-year-old man with no fixed address in connection with the murders of Dalfour and Muljaim Nadzak, 34, from Macedonia.

Oct 5 '15 08:06

People in the Netherlands who use the roadways to get to work can expect a more challenging commute than normal, as dense fog is expected to blanket a good portion of the country. The provinces of Noord- and Zuid-Holland, Friesland and Gelderland are all covered by a code yellow weather warning issued by the Dutch meteorological agency KNMI.

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Sep 21 '15 16:40

Roughly 630 of the 2,400 municipalities across the Netherlands no longer have their own school, as a rapid decline in the number of pupils has led many small-town schools to shut their doors for good. The northern province of Friesland is seeing the most contraction, with 185 villages having no schools there, according to newspaper AD.

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Aug 25 '15 15:22

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in a sandcastle, it is time to visit Oss in Noord-Brabant. The second sand castle hotel in the world has just opened at the Sand Sculpture Festival Brabant. The first sand hotel opened in Sneek, Friesland, where a sand sculpture festival is also taking place.

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Aug 18 '15 13:44

Home sales increased across all types of properties and in all provinces in the Netherlands in July. A total of 18,442 homes were registered as sold in July this year, an increase of 32.7 percent compared to July 2014 and an increase of 21.6 percent compared to June 2015.

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Jul 6 '15 13:52

The police arrested a total of 39 people, most of them young people, in Holwerd, Friesland this weekend for trying to travel to Ameland with drugs.

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Jun 4 '15 16:05

There are 152 directors of care facilities for the elderly who have a higher salary than the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, reports labor union FNV. The highest-paid care center executive is Wander Blaauw from Zorgpartners Friesland, whose annual income last year was almost 400,000 euros, more than double the 178,000 euros earned by Rutte.

Jun 4 '15 15:45

There is discord in the PVV-faction in the Friesland Provincial Council. PVV Council Member Jitske Eizema told the Leeuwarder Courant that she fears the party may be on the verge of collapse.

Jun 2 '15 17:28

A new video shot from a Dutch F-16 fighter jet shows the Netherlands pilot engaged in a combat simulation dogfight with an American F-15 fighter. The video was published by the Netherlands Ministry of Defense earlier on Tuesday, and takes place in the skies above the North Sea.

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May 25 '15 08:11

A number of Buddhist monks and teachers in the Netherlands have been sexually abusing students for decades. Victims include both men and women, some of them minors. Victims are finally coming forward to tell their story.

May 14 '15 08:08

A motorist hit a group of pedestrians in Hoornsterzwaag, Friesland on Wednesday night. One person was killed, one seriously injured and three people slightly injured.

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May 13 '15 14:56

The government on Tuesday launched an 800 million euro project to rebuild the Afsluitdijk, a dam that connects Noord Holland with Friesland. The Afsluitdijk is both a highway and a crucial structure protecting the Netherlands against floods, forming the barrier between the Wadden Sea and the IJsselmeer lake.

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May 11 '15 13:27

A wild police car chase through Friesland led to the arrest of three suspects on Sunday night. The suspects were driving a car that was stolen in Heerenveen the night before.

Apr 23 '15 15:27

The economy grew in 10 of the 12 Dutch provinces last year, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Friesland and Groningen were the exceptions.

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Mar 29 '15 11:22

A code yellow weather warning is in effect across much of the Netherlands due to high winds. The warning covers the entire country, except the Frisian islands, until 9 p.m. Sunday, the government’s meteorological agency KNMI reported.

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Mar 27 '15 16:47

A new case of avian influenza was discovered on a 22,000-hen poultry farm in Tzummarum, Friesland. The influenza is most likely a mild H7 variant, the Dutch government says.

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Mar 23 '15 16:49

More than 16,000 people signed a petition against the exploration and extraction of gas close to the West Frisian island of Terschelling, the action group GasTvrij Terschelling announced on Sunday.

Mar 20 '15 12:08

The police arrested a 63 year old man and a 39 year old woman in Franeker on Wednesday. The man is suspected of money laundering, force prostitution and exploitation. Three people laid charges against him.

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Mar 20 '15 09:17

The fog and cloud cover may break enough in some areas of the Netherlands to make this morning's solar eclipse visible. The eclipse will start at 09:30 a.m and reach its' peak at 10:37 a.m. The eclipse will be over by 11:48 a.m.

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Mar 19 '15 09:16

Most of the votes from the 2015 Provincial Elections have been counted. The following results, projected per province, are based on information from Dutch public broadcaster NOS and newswire ANP.

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Mar 6 '15 18:25

Police were notified this week of an online advertisement for the sale of soap produced during World War II, possibly made from human remains collected at concentration camps. After consulting the Public Prosecutor, officers opened an investigation into the sale, police said on Friday.

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Mar 6 '15 11:29

Bookstores are becoming a rare sight in the Netherlands. Last year the Netherlands had a total of about 800 bookstores, compared to almost 1,000 in 2007 - a decrease of 20 percent.

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