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British Formula 1 fan arrested in Netherlands after being mistaken for Italian mafia boss

A Formula 1 fan from Liverpool was arrested at gunpoint in the Netherlands after being mistaken for a mafia boss. Police believed the 54-year-old, known as Mark L, was Sicilian crime lord Matteo Messina Denaro and he was blindfolded and led away by officers in The Hague on Wednesday. Prosecutors said the man, who was […]

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Dutch man dies after mistakenly swallowing car keys as Spanish officials couldn’t understand his plea for help

A Dutch tourist has died after mistakenly swallowing his car key. The tourist swallowed his key and choked to death because the Spanish authorities who he was asking to help him could not understand him. The 37-year-old from the Netherlands was on holiday with his family in Barcelona when the tragic incident happened. He allegedly […]

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Turkish influencer prosecuted for posting photos from inside Amsterdam sex museum

A Turkish social media influencer is being prosecuted for posting photos from inside the world-famous Sex Museum in Amsterdam. Merve Taskin, 23, shared pictures of sex toys she bought at the museum during a birthday trip to the Netherlands in January last year. A few months later she says she was arrested in Turkey, where […]

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Noah Gesser: 16-year-old Ajax youth player dies in tragic car accident

16-year-old Noah Gesser playing for AFC Ajax, a Dutch professional football club has died in a car accident. In a statement released on Saturday, Ajax said Gesser and his brother had been killed in the accident. “This afternoon, at the exhibition matches of Ajax 1 and Young Ajax, there will be special attention for this […]

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Europe Floods: Death toll nears 130, hundreds still missing

The death toll from the devastating floods triggered by torrential rainfall in western and southern Germany has increased to more than 100, with thousands others missing, according to police and local authorities. The federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate were hit particularly hard, with 43 people and 60 people dead, respectively. “It is a […]

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Coronavirus transmission common in pet cats and dogs whose owners have disease, research finds

Coronavirus is common in pet cats and dogs whose owners have the disease, research suggests. Swabs were taken from 310 pets in 196 households where a human infection had been detected. Six cats and seven dogs returned a positive PCR result, while 54 animals tested positive for virus antibodies. “If you have Covid, you should […]

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Netherlands stops administering Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine amid blood clot scare

The Netherlands has stopped administering Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations until April 7. On Friday, the Dutch health ministry said it would temporarily stop inoculations for people below the age of 60. But after talks on Saturday, health departments decided to suspend all AstraZeneca jabs to avoid waste. Some 700 people above the age of 60 were […]

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Google Maps: Man pictured pooping in the grassy lands of Netherlands

A Google Map user accidentally pictured a man answering nature’s call in the open in the Netherlands. The defecating man was photographed when an eagle-eyed person was perusing Google Maps near to the Dutch city of Roosendaal. The image was shared on Reddit with title: “I found someone pooping in the grass.” The photo shows […]

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Netherlands, Germany and Belgium seize more than 23,000 kilograms of cocaine worth billions

Custom officials on Wednesday in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium seized more than 23,000 kilograms of cocaine, worth billions of dollars, in an international operation that resulted in one arrest. Officials were calling the seize one of the largest amounts of cocaine ever seized in all of Europe. The operation lasted more than a week […]

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Cargo plane catches fire after take-off; debris fall over Dutch town, 2 injured

Two people were injured after pieces of cargo plane broke off and fell from the sky on the Netherlands town of Meerssen, authorities said. Pieces fell after the Boeing 747 cargo plane experienced an engine fire shortly after taking off from Maastricht, according to the Dutch regional safety inspector (Veiligheidsregio) and Maastricht Aachen Airport (MAA). […]

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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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Coronavirus curfew protests spark clashes in Netherlands

Protesters in Netherlands defied curfew and clashed with riot police after a weekend of unrest. Police arrested more than 180 people in a third night of unrest in at least 10 cities across the nation. Groups of rioters set fires, threw rocks and looted stores. Riot police clashed with protesters in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, as […]