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Bluetongue revives, Wiersma wants more research

Deadly bluetongue virus resurfaces in the Netherlands, with 67 suspected cases and one death reported. Government takes action to monitor and contain spread as more cases are expected in the following months.

July 12, 2024, 7:57 p.m.

Podcast The Day: watching the trial against Ali B

Discover a new wave of podcasts that are informative, entertaining, and thought-provoking in our newest article.

July 12, 2024, 7:57 p.m.

Ali B gets two years in prison for rape and attempted rape

Rapper Ali B sentenced to two years in prison for a 2018 conviction of rape and attempted rape, while being found not guilty for two other sexual assault charges. He plans to appeal and has been criticized by the judge for being dominant and disregarding the impact on his victims.

July 12, 2024, 7:57 p.m.

Why the Netherlands kept Russia out of the wind shortly after the flight MH17 disaster

Behind the scenes strategy: How the Netherlands successfully navigated the aftermath of the MH17 disaster by not publicly accusing Russia, ultimately securing unanimous support at the UN for an independent investigation and justice for the victims.

July 12, 2024, 7:57 p.m.

Cleaners at Utrecht CS were made unwell by unknown drink

Tragic event on siding at Utrecht Centraal: 1 cleaner dies after drinking unknown liquor, police investigate.

July 12, 2024, 7:57 p.m.

Actress Shelley Duvall (75) died, known from The Shining

Beloved actress Shelley Duvall has passed away at the age of 75. Known for her roles as eccentric and distant women, Duvall's husband has confirmed that she died peacefully in her sleep due to complications from diabetes. Remembered for her iconic scene in The Shining, Duvall spoke about the emotional toll of her acting career in a 2021 interview.