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Dutch port city of Rotterdam to host Eurovision 2020

Den Haag - It must be Rotterdam, not anywhere... Dutch broadcasters announced on Friday that the port city will host the 2020 edition of the glitzy Eurovision song contest.

Hundreds of birds stricken after Rotterdam oil spill

Den Haag - Animal rescue workers on Monday were frantically cleaning hundreds of birds after an oil spill in the Rotterdam harbour at the weekend, when an oil tanker hit a jetty dumping some 200 tonnes of bunker fuel.

Teen who made fake Twitter threat arrested

Rotterdam - A Dutch teen who tweeted a fake threat to American Airlines has reportedly been arrested at her home in the Netherlands after turning herself in.

Berdych ends title drought with Rotterdam victory

Czech Tomas Berdych claimed his first ATP singles title in over a year with a comprehensive 6-4 6-2 victory over Croatia's Marin Cilic at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Sunday.

Op-Ed: How not to celebrate Liberation Day (video)

This week's violent confrontations in Rotterdam, in which encircled local police had to fire warning shots during Liberation Day riots in Europe's largest harbour city, 'were probably planned', its mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said at a press conference.

Gunman runs amok at crowded Rotterdam cafe: one dead, 3 injured

A gunman described as 'Hindustani' emptied his pistol at hundreds of patrons at a crowded Dutch cafe early Saturday during a talent contest. One man was killed at once, three were injured: one man in a wheelchair was hit in a leg. Why is still a mystery.

Brain scans replace job interviews within five years

MRI scans for candidates in top jobs such as bank directors could soon become part of the job-application package, says Erasmus University researcher Prof Willem Verbeke of Rotterdam, He's confident brain scans will replace job interviews within 5 years.

Islamic youths wage turf wars in Dutch towns

Rampaging Moroccan youths fighting a turf war with police in the Dutch town of Gorinchem near Rotterdam attacked a policeman. torched rubbish bins, stoned passersby, and interfered with police trying to arrest troublemakers.

Dutch find enriched uranium in scrap metal from Russia

The Dutch health ministry has confiscated enriched uranium pieces found in two locked sea-containers from St Petersburg in Russia by a scrap-metal dealer in Dordrecht, near Rotterdam. The International Atomic Energy Commission is probing the origins.

DNA 'tagging' fights armed robbers in Europe

Police in Holland's main harbour city Rotterdam are providing local businesses with DNA tagging equipment to combat the growing number of armed robberies.

World-famous faith healer takes Rotterdam by storm

Two weeks ago, famous televangelist Benny Hinn performed in the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. This week, Friday August 31st and Saturday September 1st, he is performing for thousands of people in the Ahoy centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Smile  at the Amazone harbour  Port of Rotterdam  Holland 29-Aug-2007. The Port of Rotterdam is Euro...
Smile, at the Amazone harbour, Port of Rotterdam, Holland 29-Aug-2007. The Port of Rotterdam is Europe's largest port.

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