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Afghan teen to appear in court for Amsterdam station attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands: A 19-year-old Afghan man who was shot and wounded by Dutch police after allegedly attacking bystanders at Amsterdam's Central Station will briefly appear in court on Monday, police said. The suspect, identified by authorities as "Jawed S.", "will appear before a judge and until then no further details will be released," the Amsterdam police said in a statement on Sunday. Two American citizens -- both believed to be male -- were seriously injured when a knife-wielding man attacked bystanders…

Six England fans still behind bars in Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Six England fans remained behind bars on Saturday along with two Dutch supporters after over 100 people were arrested in ugly clashes before a friendly international here on Friday. Police said that they had arrested 102 people including two Dutch guys, when trouble flared in the capital's notorious Red Light district, ahead of the match. "A total of 35 spent the night in the cells. 94 were sent away with a fine. The last 8 are still being questioned, mainly for violence against police officers," the Amsterdam…

VIDEO: Heart-stopping moment as passenger plane struck by lightning after take-off

A dramatic footage has been shared online showing a bolt of lightning is shown hitting the nose of the daily flight from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to the Peruvian capital of Lima. Amazingly, the Boeing 777-300ER continued unperturbed, landing at Lima airport on its scheduled time. The commercial carrier suffered a direct lightning hit - just moments after launching into the skies. In fact, as reported by RT.com, the plane is said to have landed on-time at Lima airport some 12 hours and 40 minutes later.…

Panel falls from aircraft, smashes into car in Japan

TOKYO: A panel weighing 4.3 kilograms fell from a plane shortly after take-off from a Japanese airport and smashed the window of a car being driven below, news reports and the airline said on Sunday. No one was injured but aviation authorities will send safety inspectors to the western city of Osaka to investigate, said national broadcaster NHK. The piece fell on the vehicle shortly after the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 777 with 321 passengers on board took off from Kansai International Airport bound for Amsterdam on…

Stolen Van Gogh paintings back in Amsterdam after 14 years

AMSTERDAM: Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh were unveiled, barely damaged, at an Amsterdam museum on Tuesday, 14 years after they were stolen in a mafia heist. The works, 1882's "View of the Sea at Scheveningen" and the 1884 "Congregation Leave the Reformed Church in Nuenen", are from a period that was crucial to the post-impressionist master's development as a painter. "They are back," said Van Gogh museum director Axel Rueger ahead of the unveiling of the paintings, each valued by investigators on their recovery by…

Seven held over $72 mn Amsterdam diamond heist from 2005

THE HAGUE: Seven people have been arrested over the robbery of $72 million (67 million euros) in jewellery, one the world's biggest ever heists, from Amsterdam's airport nearly 12 years ago, authorities said Saturday. The diamonds and jewellery were taken during the hold up of a KLM armoured car in a high-security portion of Schiphol airport in February 2005, police said in a statement. Though the thieves were armed, no one was hurt in the heist. Police "carried out, on Friday January 20 and Saturday January 21,…