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Area bigger than Netherlands burned down in Indonesia over the past five years

Land bigger than Netherlands have burned in Indonesia in the past five years, Greenpeace said, attacking President Joko Widodo’s government for allowing the pulpwood and palm oil sector to act with impunity despite bearing “considerable responsibility” for the fire crisis. The environmental group said some 9.9 million acres of land have burned in Indonesia between […]

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 confirmed in Netherlands’ wild swans

A highly infectious pathogen H5N8 avian influenza was found in two dead swans in the Netherlands. Samples of two swans part of a group of six dead swans were sent to Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) found dead in the Netherlands’ Groene Hart region, near Kockengen. The Dutch agricultural ministry will consult with experts to see […]

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King of Netherlands comes under severe criticism for vacationing in Greece amid pandemic

The king of Netherlands, Willem-Alexander and his wife were forced to cut short their vacation to Greece on Friday after coming under criticism for traveling during the coronavirus pandemic. “We see the reactions by people to reports in the media,” Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima said in a statement published by the Royal House […]

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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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Residents in Dutch town come together to stop hot air balloon from crashing

A major accident was avoided in Gelderland, Netherlands when people aboard a hot air balloon were about to crash onto a cycling path after they suddenly lost altitude, residents came to the rescue and stopped the balloon carrying about 12 passengers. A video shared the revealed that around a dozen bystanders were extending their hands […]

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Thieves get away with painting from museum for the third time

For the third time Frans Hals’s painting Two Laughing Boys with a Mug of Beer was stolen from a small museum in the Dutch town of Leerdam. Security was upgraded after the previous times, but this time thieves forced open the back door and made off with the painting. One of the Old Masters of the […]

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Dutch police raid uncovers country’s biggest ever cocaine lab

Netherland police arrested 17 people after raiding a massive cocaine lab, which they claim is the biggest ever found in the country. The lab was housed inside an old riding school in Nijeveen, around 75 miles northeast of Amsterdam, and included sleeping quarters and recreation areas, according to a police statement published Tuesday. Police footage […]

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Court orders grandmother to delete pictures of grandchildren posted on Facebook

A Dutch court has ordered a woman to remove photos of her grandchildren from Facebook, after she posted the images without permission from the children’s mother. The woman had been asked by her daughter to take down the pictures from Facebook and Pinterest several times, but she did not respond — so the family dispute […]

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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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Airbus ultra-sensitive cameras will ‘smell and sniff’ coronavirus

The aeronautic giant Airbus is adding necessary changes to upgrade its explosive-detective sensor cameras. The company is planning on to use these ultra-sensitive cameras to “smell and sniff” coronavirus. The high-grade camera sensors were originally designed to detective explosives. However, it may prove to be of other uses in the post-pandemic world, especially when the […]

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Schools in Netherlands install plastic shields around students’ desks to maintain social distancing

A Netherlands school in the city of Den Bosch installed plastic shields around students’ desks and disinfectant gel dispensers at the doorways as part of preparations to reopen amid the country’s coronavirus outbreak. New infections in the Netherlands have been declining for weeks, and the government on Wednesday announced a schedule to relax some of […]

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How McDonald’s will keep its customers safe in Netherlands

Big Macs delivered on meal trolleys, hand sanitizers at the entrance and designated waiting spots to separate customers could become a feature of McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands when they are allowed to reopen. In a trial at a restaurant in the city of Arnhem, McDonald’s has been looking for ways to maintain social distancing […]