Leiden

Jul 26 '16 12:10

A 40-year-old man from Leiden was injured when the police fired shots while arresting him on Monday night. He was taken to a hospital for treatment, the police said in a statement.

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Jul 1 '16 15:30

Two 18-year-old men from Lisse and Boskoop were arrested in Leiden during the early hours of Friday morning for vandalism, the police said in a statement on their website.

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Jun 17 '16 08:04

A man who was seriously injured in a shooting in Leiden on Tuesday, passed away from his injuries, the police said on Thursday

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Jun 15 '16 14:35

A 50-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting incident at the intersection of Rooseveltsraat and Gieterijstraat in Leiden on Tuesday evening. The victim was the same man who was shot in the second shooting at an office building in Derkinderenstraat in Amsterdam last year

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Jun 2 '16 16:20

Biodiversity museum Naturalis in Leiden have chosen a name for their Tyrannosaurus Rex, which will be displayed in their Plague House from September 10th. The dinosaur is a female and can thus be seen as the Queen of the Dinosaurs. Naturalis therefore decided to name her Trix, in honor of former Dutch Queen Beatrix, the museum announced on Thursday.

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May 9 '16 14:50

Many municipalities in the Netherlands spent way more on providing emergency shelter for asylum seekers than they received in compensation from the COA, the central agency for the reception of asylum seekers. Though a small number of municipalities actually managed to spend less than the compensation and have money left over, according to a study done by Reporter Radio

Apr 13 '16 16:15

Police in the Netherlands evacuated part of the Leiden Centraal train station Tuesday night after a passenger on a train approaching the station overheard a suspicious telephone conversation about weapons. The passenger, praised by police for being attentive, called emergency services line 1-1-2, with authorities then ordering the train halted at a Leiden platform, police said.

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Apr 13 '16 08:07

A train from Schiphol was stopped at Leiden Central Station on Tuesday night due to reports of a suspicious situation. It turned out to be a false alarm, but one person was arrested for questioning

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Mar 1 '16 14:20

A team of researchers from Leiden and Delft believe they solved the mystery of weird scraped off stones sometimes found in Neanderthal camps. The little stones, about the size of dice and consisting of manganese or manganese dioxide, were used as firelighters, the team led by Leiden archaeologists Marie Soressi and Peter Heyes believe

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Jan 15 '16 10:45

The Leiden University Medical Center is temporarily not performing any liver and complex kidney transplant operations because of a conflict between doctors "about their mutual work method", the hospital announced on Thursday

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Dec 16 '15 09:14

Post-World War II Dutch artworks are disappearing into trashcans with the buildings of the era being demolished, often without any, according to heritage society Heemschut. The society wrote a letter to the Amsterdam city council asking that the art in existing buildings be protected or relocated as soon as possible

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Nov 11 '15 17:12

Researchers from the Leiden University and Erasmus medical centers were awarded a grant to further develop their 3D-printing technique to correct gaps in the backs of fetuses afflicted with by spina bifida. Professor Dick Oepkes of the LUMC and Alex Eggink of Erasmus created propose a minimally invasive procedure during early stages of pregnancy to print a watertight seal directly upon the unborn child, closing off the spine and nerves.

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Oct 7 '15 11:12

Police arrested a 21-year-old man early Wednesday morning for publishing a mass shooting threat against Leiden University on internet bulletin board 4Chan. The suspect, a student at the university from Valkenburg, Zuid-Holland, was apprehended at about 12:30 a.m.

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Aug 31 '15 17:56

Network problems continue to plague Dutch telecom Ziggo, as thousands of people took to social media Monday afternoon to complain about a loss of landline telephone service from the provider. Hospitals were among those most harshly hit by the outage, including the AMC, AVL and Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis medical centers in Amsterdam, and the Alrijne and LUMC hospitals in Leiden.

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Aug 25 '15 09:50

The police fired shots at an armed robber in Voorschoten, Leiden on Monday morning. The robber was hit in his leg and taken to the hospital. A total of three robbers were arrested.

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Aug 25 '15 09:21

A 17 year old boy from Voorschoten was killed after being hit by a train in Leiden on Monday night. According to the police, the boy tried to pick something up from the tracks as the train approached the station. He was unable to get off the tracks in time.

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Aug 6 '15 12:02

An international team of astronomers, including some scientists from Leiden, has detected the most distant and oldest galaxy so far discovered.

Jul 23 '15 16:03

The moving train restaurant Panorama Rail Restaurant will be riding through the Randstad once a week from late August, the restaurant announced on its website on Wednesday.

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Jun 5 '15 09:05

Dutch scientists are working on a method that could cure type 1 diabetes through restoring insulin production.

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Jun 1 '15 12:54

A total of 570 bars, restaurants and clubs raised more than 37 thousand euros in tips on Saturday night, which will be donated to 5 small-scale sustainable development projects. Support organization Impulsis doubled the amount, which means that the 5 projects will be receiving more than 75 thousand euros.

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Apr 29 '15 19:22

Heineken's biggest brewery turned 40 years old this month. The brewery is responsible for production of Heineken and Amstel for domestic and international consumption. The current production capacity of the factory is 1.35 billion liters per year, according to a feature in AD.

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Apr 24 '15 08:56

King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima will be opening the King's Games at 09:30 a.m. in Leiden on Friday. The Games are preceded by a breakfast and the King and Queen will dine with kids in Leiden.

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Apr 22 '15 06:30

A rare ceremonial coin has been donated to Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and is visible to the public from April 22nd onwards, Dutch Central Bank (DNB) reports. The coin was initially bought with the support of the Rembrandt Association at Sotheby's auction for Koninklijk Penningkabinet in Leiden, from where it was transferred to Money Museum (GeldMuseum) and is now part of the National Numismatic Collection managed by DNB.

Apr 20 '15 11:48

A 24 year old man died in an apartment on Jan Pieterszoon Coenhof in Leiden on Sunday morning after a shooting incident.

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