Fewer murders in the Netherlands but gangland killings rise

Police cordon at the Haaksbergen crash site In total, 110 people were murdered in the Netherlands last year, a drop of 10 on 2015 and less than half the number unlawfully killed in 200, national statistics office CBS said on Friday.

Of the dead last year, 76 were men. The CBS figures also show that 25% of the men murdered over the past five years – 109 out of459 – died in gang-related

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Hilversum hostage taker wanted air time, remanded in custory

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The 33-year-old man who took a woman hostage at the offices of public broadcaster NOS in Hilversum on Thursday has said he wanted air time, the public prosecution department said on Friday.

The man, who comes from The Hague, has psychiatric problems. He apparently wanted airtime to share a message about his delusions, the

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Top 10 Disturbing Facts About Los Zetas

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Top 10 Disturbing Facts About Los ZetasTop 10 Disturbing Facts About Los Zetas

Los Zetas is a Mexican drug cartel known for its sophisticated crime machine and brutality. What’s distressing about the criminal organization is not only the atrocities they have committed in the past but the potential they possess to increase their scale of operations and perpetuate more horrors in the future. The following facts also

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Man arrested for abusing sisters at after-school club in De Bilt

Man arrested for abusing sisters at after-school club in De BiltPhoto: Depositphotos.com

A male assistant at an after-school club in De Bilt, near Hilversum, has been arrested after two sisters told their parents they had been sexually abused by the man.

The 27-year-old, who was reportedly popular with both children and parents, worked at an after-school club run by the Partou daycare organisation. He had been

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