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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 15 November, 2018

#Amsterdam

From TheJournal.ie Dutch uphold ban on foreigners buying cannabis Netherlands

Dutch uphold ban on foreigners buying cannabis

A Dutch judge has upheld a government plan to ban foreign tourists from buying marijuana by introducing a “weed pass” available only to Dutch citizens and permanent residents.

From TheJournal.ie Netherlands to decide today on café ban for foreigners Netherlands

Netherlands to decide today on café ban for foreigners

Under the ban, foreigners will not be able to access the country’s cannabis cafés.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here’s some (well, nine) things you should know this Sunday am.

PICS: Immortalised in wax - Kate and Will Royal Waxworks This post contains images

PICS: Immortalised in wax - Kate and Will

A year into their marriage, the royal couple are looking a little stiff…oh wait..

Holland's Next Top Model winner wins case against modelling agency

Ananda Marchildon claimed that Elite dropped her because her 34.5-inch hips were too big.

From The42 Clipped wings: Blow for  Manchester United as Antonio Valencia faces a month on the sidelines Title Hopes

Clipped wings: Blow for Manchester United as Antonio Valencia faces a month on the sidelines

“It looks like a bad one,” Ferguson told reporters afterwards.

From TheJournal.ie Iran denies involvement in Israeli embassy attacks Israel

Iran denies involvement in Israeli embassy attacks

An explosion struck an embassy car in New Delhi, while Georgian authorities defused a grenade attached to a car in Tbilisi.

From TheJournal.ie Suspect arrested as Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport evacuated in bomb threat Amsterdam

Suspect arrested as Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport evacuated in bomb threat

An airport spokesman said two departure halls have been evacuated after a threat received earlier this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Barcelona the top destination for Irish seeking festive getaway Bon Nadal

Barcelona the top destination for Irish seeking festive getaway

New figures show that Irish spend on average €441 for a festive getaway over the Christmas and New Year period, just below the European average.

Room with a view: exhibition shows 24 hours worth of Flickr photos Quick Pic This post contains images

Room with a view: exhibition shows 24 hours worth of Flickr photos

Artist Erik Kessels has a new take on the photography room.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Airport body scanner tests delayed until 2012 Body Scanners

Dublin Airport body scanner tests delayed until 2012

Meanwhile, today the European Commission adopted guidelines concerning the use of the controversial scanning machines at airports across the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch city bans foreign tourists from cannabis coffee shops Drug Tourism

Dutch city bans foreign tourists from cannabis coffee shops

The city of Maastricht has implemented the ban to show the government that a nationwide restriction on foreign tourists won’t work.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.