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Netherlands Riots: Police fire shots in clashes with protesters over new Covid-19 measures

Dutch police fired warning shots and used water cannon after rioting erupted in Rotterdam over new Covid-19 measures. Protesters threw rocks and fireworks at them and set police cars ablaze. Hundreds of protesters had gathered to show their anger at government plans for a Covid vaccine pass, and a ban on fireworks on New Year’s […]

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Walrus leaves polar region to snooze on Dutch submarine at naval base in North Holland

A female walrus was discovered sleeping on a Dutch submarine in a naval base in North Holland.Walruses normally live in the polar regions – several hundred miles north. This particular animal is one of at least two of the species that have been seen far from their Arctic habitat.Freya, as the animal has been named, […]

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Man suffers bite from cobra snake while sitting on toilet, undergoes reconstructive surgery

A man from the Netherlands had to have reconstructive surgery on his penis after suffering a bite from a cobra while sitting on the toilet. The otherwise healthy 47-year-old was on vacation in South Africa at a nature reserve when the cobra struck from the toilet and clamped on to his genitals, reports said. The […]

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ATM bomb criminal gang members ‘accidentally’ blow themselves during test run

Dutch and German police busted a criminal gang who made video tutorials on how to bomb cash machines, only to blow themselves up in the process, officials said Thursday. One suspect was killed and another badly hurt in the Dutch city of Utrecht when a trial run went wrong at an illegal “training centre” for […]

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Netherlands: The world’s tallest nation is getting shorter, study finds

The Netherlands has long been the world’s tallest nation, but its people are getting shorter, according to Dutch researchers. Although height has increased over the last 100 years, the study showed Dutch men born in 2001 were 1 cm shorter than their 1980 counterparts. For women, the difference was more pronounced with a difference of […]

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Netherlands suspends adoptions from abroad over abuses and corruption

The Netherlands suspended all adoptions from abroad with immediate effect, after an inquiry found several abuses. The inquiry focused on the adoption from Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka between 1967 to 1998. Minister for Local Protection Sander Dekker said Dutch governments had failed for years to intervene. The abuses included coercing or paying […]

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Shell employees orchestrated oil spills in Nigeria for PROFIT: Dutch documentary

The employees of the Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell ordered the deliberate vandalisation of oil pipelines for personal gain, a documentary in the Netherlands has reported. Dutch television documentary programme Zembla, together with Dutch environmentalist organisation Milieudefensie, reported in a programme to be aired on Thursday that “multiple witnesses declared that SPDC, a subsidiary of Shell, […]

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Dutch police investigate security researcher who claims to have hacked Trump’s twitter account

Dutch police have launched an investigation against a security researcher who logged into the US president’s Twitter account by guessing his password. Last month, well-known cyber investigator Victor Gevers said he had gained access to Donald Trump’s Twitter account with the password ‘MAGA2020!’. The White House denied it had happened and Twitter said it had […]

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Woman dies after catching Covid-19 twice, the world’s first known reinfection death

A Dutch woman became the first known person to die from catching Covid-19 twice, according to experts, raising serious questions about how long immunity and antibodies can last. The woman, 89, suffered from a rare type of bone marrow cancer called Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia. Her immune system was compromised due to the cell-depleting therapy she received, […]

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Minks may have infected humans novel coronavirus: Dutch government

Dutch authorities believe a mink may have infected a human with Covid-19, and are instituting mandatory testing at all mink farms in the Netherlands. “On the basis of new research results from the ongoing research into Covid-19 infections at mink farms, it is plausible that an infection took place from mink to human,” the Dutch […]

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Dutch people are queuing up to buy weed as Netherlands goes into lockdown

Cannabis smokers aiming to keep calm and carry on despite coronavirus queued up outside Dutch “coffee shops” on Sunday after the government ordered their closure to beat the outbreak. Customers lined up in their dozens as they tried to beat a deadline for the closure of the marijuana cafes and stockpile weed supplies for what […]