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Nov 8 '17 17:15

A police training session has prompted an internal investigation after live ammunition suddenly exploded when a bullet cartridge was removed from a weapon. The incident sent shrapnel from the cartridge into a police officer's protective equipment, though there were no injuries.

The accident happened last week as an Amsterdam tactical unit was training in Ossendrecht, Noord-Brabant. The explosion took place when a clip fell to the ground, police confirmed to both nu.nl and newspaper AD.

Oct 14 '16 11:05

Schiphol airport is building a temporary terminal in an effort to cope with a recent jump in the number of passengers traveling to European countries

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Oct 11 '16 07:34

A man was killed in a shooting near AMC in Amsterdam on Monday night. This is the fifth fatal shooting in Amsterdam this past week.

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Oct 4 '16 16:30

The Public Prosecutor in Noord-Holland launched a criminal investigation into an incident at Groningen student association Vindicat. A prospective member was injured during hazing to such an extent that he was hospitalized with a brain injury.

Oct 4 '16 10:02

The Don Bosco College in Volendam is open as usual after a gun threat was aimed at it on Snapchat on Sunday. A police investigation led to a boy living outside the Noord-Holland province and concluded that the high school is safe

Sep 22 '16 07:32

No trains are currently stopping at the station in Weesp due to a "suspicious situation". The police are investigating, according to the Gooi en Vechstreek Police on Twitter.

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Sep 14 '16 12:50

The average rental price per square meter for a home in the private sector increased by 5.9 percent in the second quarter, compared the same period last year, according to a report on the housing market by estate agents' association NVM and property management group VGM

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Sep 13 '16 08:30

The Dutch authority for nuclear safety and radiation protection ANVS will conduct a number of interviews with the directors, management and employees of NRG - the company that operates the nuclear reactor in Petten. The interviews will concern the possible impact financial problems are having on safety at the reactor, Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen wrote to parliament.

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Aug 17 '16 11:15

In July 19,723 homes were sold in the Netherlands, a 7.1 percent increase compared to the 18,442 homes sold in the country in July 2015, the Land Registry announced on Wednesday. Compared to June 2016, there was a 10.4 percent increase in the number of homes sold

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Aug 15 '16 09:30

A dead porpoise was found in the Nauernasche Vaart in Krommenie, Noord-Holland on Sunday. Foundation SOS Dolfijn believes that it is the same animal spotted in the Noord-Holland canals for the first time two weeks ago

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Aug 8 '16 14:05

A massive fire is raging in the dunes on Schrool on Monday afternoon, the local safety office announced on Twitter. The office advises people to stay out of the area due to large amounts of smoke.

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Aug 2 '16 12:00

The Wadden Sea islands are a very popular holiday destination, especially among the Dutch themselves. Last year 1.3 million tourists found their way to the islands, 80 percent of whom were from the Netherlands, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday.

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Jul 18 '16 12:45

A group of Amsterdam residents are going to court on Tuesday over disturbances, nuisance and inconvenience they expect will be caused by EuroPride 2016, which starts in the Dutch capital on Saturday

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Jul 18 '16 09:31

Last year the number of events and festivals in Noord-Holland increased by 10 percent, compared to 2014. While the number of such events in Amsterdam decreased by one, according to the annual Festival Monitor. This is because many Amsterdam festivals moved to surrounding municipalities in the province

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Jul 14 '16 14:50

The police arrested six young men in an investigation into a series of muggings in the Noord-Holland cities of Bussum and Hilversum. They are suspected of involvement in five muggings and one attempted mugging in Bussum and one mugging in Hilversum, the police said on their website.

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Jun 27 '16 12:10

Amsterdam's mayor, prosecutor and police decided to give dance festival Sensation, happening in the Amsterdam Arena this Saturday, extra security after getting a "signal" that relates to the event. "The goal is to have the event happen as festively and safely as possible", the Amsterdam municipality writes in a statement on Monday.

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Jun 23 '16 13:45

Storms that started in the Randstad during the early morning hours of Thursday caused around 20 million euros worth of damage, according to the first estimation by the Dutch Association of Insurers. Damage includes for example water damage due to flooding and fallen trees, ANP reports.

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Jun 23 '16 10:14

Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code orange weather warning for heavy rain and flooding for the western parts of the Netherlands. This code orange comes on top of the code yellow warning of thunder storms already in effect for the entire country.

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Jun 22 '16 07:29

A fault in a switching station left about 25 thousand homes and businesses in Amsterdam and Diemen without power on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. About 14 thousand addresses still don't have power. Grid operator hopes to have the electricity restored by 8:00 a.m.

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Jun 21 '16 14:50

The court in Haarlem imposed a 400 euro fine on Pole Radoslaw S. on Tuesday. S. caused hours of havoc at Schiphol airport two months ago by claiming to have a bomb.

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Jun 17 '16 10:05

The municipality of Amsterdam announced a regulation to financially help low income households in the city who pay a relatively high rent. Amsterdam is the first city in the Netherlands to do so

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Jun 14 '16 08:23

Hundreds of people gathered at the Homo-monument in Amsterdam on Monday night to honor the victims and show solidarity and support for the people of Orlando following a mass shooting at a gay club in the American city over the weekend. At least 50 people were killed and 53 others injured.

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Jun 13 '16 15:15

Three Amsterdam residents were injured when three armed men broke into their home on Bilderdijkkade during the early hours of Saturday morning. The residents were threatened, tied up and assaulted, the police said in a statement. Two of the three robbers were arrested.

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Jun 13 '16 14:45

An autopsy will be performed on the body of an elderly woman who was found dead in Amsterdam-Oost on Sunday. An investigation was launched as the body was found under "suspicious circumstances", the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

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