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Chinese court tells Dutch collector to return Buddha statue


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Dutch virus restrictions to be eased amid falling infections


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Dutch Prime Minister apologizes for country's role in Holocaust

Dutch Prime Minister apologizes for country's role in HolocaustDutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday he was sorry for his country’s role during the Holocaust and the lack of action against the persecution of Jews, becoming the first Dutch premier to make such an official apology. “With the last remaining survivors among us, I apologize on behalf of the government for the actions of the government at the time”, Rutte said at an event in Amsterdam to mark the 75th anniversary on Monday of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. Earlier Dutch governments have made apologies for the way Jews who survived World War Two atrocities were treated when they returned home from concentration camps, but have shied away from condemning the country’s part in the persecution of Jews and other minorities during the German occupation.



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Dutch farm dad 'beat bad spirits out of kids'

Dutch farm dad 'beat bad spirits out of kids'A Dutchman isolated six of his children in a remote farmhouse from birth and beat them to drive out "bad spirits," prosecutors told a court on Tuesday. Gerrit Jan van D., 67, subjected the youngsters who were found on the farm in the village of Ruinerwold in October to "very serious physical punishment" when he thought they had been made "unclean". One child was tied up by his hands and feet as punishment, while another child was forced to spend an entire summer in a doghouse at the farm in northern Drenthe province, prosecutors said.



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Belgian boy, 9, terminates his studies at a Dutch university

Belgian boy, 9, terminates his studies at a Dutch universityA 9-year-old Belgian boy who was on track to become the world's youngest university graduate has terminated his studies at the Dutch university of Eindhoven following a dispute over his possible graduation date.



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A Uighur Dutch woman admitted to leaking secret Chinese cables on Muslim oppression. She's going public to stop China's death threats.

A Uighur Dutch woman admitted to leaking secret Chinese cables on Muslim oppression. She's going public to stop China's death threats.Asiye Abdulaheb told the Dutch De Volkskrant newspaper that she had a role in disseminating the explosive internal documents on Xinjiang.



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Police arrest 2nd suspect in case of isolated Dutch family

Police arrest 2nd suspect in case of isolated Dutch familyDutch police said Thursday that a group of people discovered on an isolated farm this week may have been kept there against their will for up to nine years, as they arrested a 67-year-old man who says he is the father of the group. The man who raised the alarm after walking into a local bar and ordering five beers for himself also says he belongs to the family. While the six people on the farm and the man who raised the alarm say they are all from the same family — a father and six siblings all now young adults — police say they are still investigating their exact relationship as none of the siblings appears to have been registered with authorities.



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UPDATE 2-Man held after Dutch family found locked away in secret farmhouse room

UPDATE 2-Man held after Dutch family found locked away in secret farmhouse roomA man who paid the rent on a Dutch farmhouse where six members of a family were found locked away in a secret room will appear in court on Thursday on charges of unlawful detention and harming others’ health, prosecutors said. Five siblings, estimated to be aged between 18 and 25, and a man they identified as their ailing father were found at the farm near Ruinerwold, a village in the province of Drenthe where they had apparently lived in isolation for years. “The man is suspected at this stage of the investigation of involvement in unlawful detention and injuring the health of others,” the statement said.



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Prosecutors suspect man of illegally detaining Dutch family

Prosecutors suspect man of illegally detaining Dutch familyProsecutors said Wednesday they are charging a 58-year-old man arrested in connection with the discovery of a Dutch family who lived largely isolated from the outside world for nine years. The man, widely reported in Dutch media to be a 58-year-old Austrian national identified only as Jozef B., was scheduled to appear before an investigating judge on Thursday. Prosecution spokeswoman Melanie Kompier declined to give further details on the case or confirm the suspect’s identity.



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Dutch police discover family locked away for years in isolated farmhouse

Dutch police discover family locked away for years in isolated farmhouseDutch police acting on a tip-off discovered six young adult siblings who had apparently spent years locked away in a secret room in an isolated farmhouse "waiting for the end of time," local broadcasters reported on Tuesday.



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