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Feb 3 '16 10:28

Despite the stereotypical image of an unknown child sex abuser, only seven percent of perpetrators in such cases are complete strangers to their victims. The vast majority of child sex abuse victims' abusers are someone they know, like a family member, friend or acquaintance, according to a study released by the National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence against Children on Monday.

Artis Big Cat renovation
Oct 9 '15 12:37

With a thumbs up from Artis Zoo Director Haig Balian, demolition of one of the oldest structures at the Amsterdam institution began. The old animal cages that houses the big cats stood since the zoo's creation in 1838.

Falcon
Aug 28 '14 11:38

Birdwatchers may do a bit of crossing out on their sightings list in the coming years, as a new technology has been developed that chases nuisance birds from airports and fields. Robot falcons and eagles - or Robobirds - which can be manually controlled, can offer new solutions to the excessive nuisance and danger that wild birds pose to the industrial landscape, De Volkskrant reports.

Aug 8 '13 04:49

The dead wolf on July 4 which was found in Luttelgeest, Noordoostpolder, was probably of Eastern European descent. The beast came almost certainly to the Netherlands from Eastern Czech Republic, Southern Poland or Slovakia. It is also likely that the wolf has lived for a while in the Netherlands.

The DNA of the animal corresponds for 96.5 percent to wolves from the Carpathians, in addition to 3 percent Italian DNA and 0.5 percent DNA of a dog.

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