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#Amsterdam

# amsterdam - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Dutch authorities uncover child pornography on 'hidden' websites Child Pornography

Dutch authorities uncover child pornography on 'hidden' websites

The authorities say the discovery was sparked by an investigation into a former pre-school worker suspected of abusing young children.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Airport to begin trial on new full-body scanners Airports

Dublin Airport to begin trial on new full-body scanners

Here’s how you might look with the new scanners, which will be trialled on staff only for 18 months beginning in November.

# amsterdam - Thursday 23 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Far-right Dutch politician cleared of hate charges Holland

Far-right Dutch politician cleared of hate charges

Geert Wilders had compared the Koran to Mein Kampf and faced charges of hate speech and discrimination.

# amsterdam - Friday 27 May, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Dutch government says tourists will be banned from buying cannabis in cafes Cannabis

Dutch government says tourists will be banned from buying cannabis in cafes

Ministers say new regulations will mean only registered Dutch residents will be able to buy cannabis through the country’s coffee shops.

# amsterdam - Thursday 21 April, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Body parts found in Amsterdam canal in search for Paul Nolan Miralles Search

Body parts found in Amsterdam canal in search for Paul Nolan Miralles

The family of the missing Irishman who had been living in Amsterdam have been searching for more body parts following the discovery of a bag and jacket belonged to Nolan Miralles, missing since last week.

# amsterdam - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Body spotted during Amsterdam search for missing Irishman Search

Body spotted during Amsterdam search for missing Irishman

Paul Nolan Miralles’ sister says she believes her brother’s body has been seen and the family are waiting for police divers to recover it from the canal.

# amsterdam - Monday 18 April, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Sonar and police divers used in continuing search for Irishman missing in Amsterdam Missing

Sonar and police divers used in continuing search for Irishman missing in Amsterdam

Sister of Paul Nolan Miralles, who has been missing since the early hours of last Wednesday, says family is “in bits” over his disappearance.

# amsterdam - Sunday 17 April, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Family of missing Irishman in Amsterdam appeal for information Missing

Family of missing Irishman in Amsterdam appeal for information

The family of missing Paul Nolan Miralles say they ‘expect the worst outcome’ as they try to locate the 36-year-old who went missing in Amsterdam last Wednesday.

# amsterdam - Monday 11 April, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Dutch mall shooter fired over 100 rounds in minutes Netherlands

Dutch mall shooter fired over 100 rounds in minutes

Tristan van der Vlis used three different guns during his shooting rampage on Saturday, in which he killed six people and injured 17 others.

# amsterdam - Sunday 10 April, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Dutch mourn victims of shopping mall shooting that left six people dead Netherlands

Dutch mourn victims of shopping mall shooting that left six people dead

Police have identified the shooter who wounded 15 others including an infant before he shot himself in the head. He had previously been investigated for weapons offences.

# amsterdam - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Man sets himself on fire outside Amsterdam's Royal Palace Shocking

Man sets himself on fire outside Amsterdam's Royal Palace

A video of the incident shows people trying to put out the fire using their coats.

# amsterdam - Friday 22 October, 2010

From TheJournal.ie One missing after Dutch ferry collision Dutch Ferry

One missing after Dutch ferry collision

Dutch rescue workers are still searching the waters for a missing man hours after a collision between a freight ship and a small passenger ferry.

# amsterdam - Tuesday 31 August, 2010

From TheJournal.ie Dutch police question men over terror suspicion Terror Suspicions

Dutch police question men over terror suspicion

Taped-up bundles found in passengers’ luggage have led to suspicions about a “dry run” for a terrorist attack.

# amsterdam - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

IT MAY HAVE appeared to be nothing but a simple tree, nestled in the middle of the centre of Amsterdam. To Anne Frank, though, it had an entirely different significance.

The massive tree that helped to keep the teenage Anne Frank perked up while she hid from the Nazis has been toppled by an intense storm of wind and heavy rain on Monday night.

“Nearly every morning I go to the attic to blow the stuffy air out of my lungs,” Frank had written in her diary in February 1944, shortly before her family was discovered.

“From my favorite spot on the floor I look up at the blue sky and the bare chestnut tree, on whose branches little raindrops shine, appearing like silver, and at the seagulls and other birds as they glide on the wind.”

The once-formidable 150-year-old horse chestnut tree snapped about a metre above ground and crashed across several gardens during the storm, having already been significantly weakened by an aggressive fungus.

The fallen tree damaged a brick wall and some sheds, but nearby buildings – including the house in which Frank lived, which is now a museum -escaped damage. There were no human injuries.

Amsterdam city authorities had ordered the tree to be cut down in 2007, such was the danger its fungus had posed. It was saved after a worldwide petition by people seeing the tree as a symbol of freedom.

As a result, however, it had been encased with a steel support which failed during the storm.