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Hostage seige in Amsterdam ends, armed man overpowered: Police

"He is lying in the street and a robot is checking him for explosives," police said on Twitter.

A police officer stands next to a police vehicle near an Apple store in central Amsterdam during a hostage incident in the store, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.(REUTERS)
A police officer stands next to a police vehicle near an Apple store in central Amsterdam during a hostage incident in the store, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 23, 2022 05:46 AM IST

Possible hostage situation at Apple store in Amsterdam, police at scene

Officers did not specify how many people were in the shop, but police had received a report of an armed robbery at 17:40 pm (1640 GMT).

Images on social media showed a gunman holding an unarmed man at gunpoint.
Images on social media showed a gunman holding an unarmed man at gunpoint.
Updated on Feb 23, 2022 12:43 AM IST

These are the top 10 best cities in the world in 2021

The list of the top 10 best cities in the world was released by Time Out magazine recently. The list features 37 cities, and San Francisco, Amsterdam, and Manchester top the list.

These are the top 10 best cities in the world in 2021(Unsplash)
These are the top 10 best cities in the world in 2021(Unsplash)
Published on Sep 12, 2021 08:39 AM IST

Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' canvas on display for the first time in 300 years

Rembrandt finished the large 'Night Watch' canvas, which portrays the captain of an Amsterdam city militia ordering his men into action, in 1642. The missing figures have been restored by artificial intelligence

Children look at Rembrandt's famed Night Watch, which is back on display in what researchers say in its original size, with missing parts temporarily restored in an exhibition aided by artificial intelligence, at Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw(REUTERS)
Children look at Rembrandt's famed Night Watch, which is back on display in what researchers say in its original size, with missing parts temporarily restored in an exhibition aided by artificial intelligence, at Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 24, 2021 11:46 AM IST

‘Can I keep the red pencil?’ Dutch voters inquire after voting

Across the country people tweeted pictures of the pencil they had taken home after some cities gave each voter a fresh one to mark their ballot and avoid infection risk.

A red pencil used for voting is pictured at a polling station during the Dutch general election dominated by the country's handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in The Hague, Netherlands March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Eva Plevier(REUTERS)
A red pencil used for voting is pictured at a polling station during the Dutch general election dominated by the country's handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in The Hague, Netherlands March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Eva Plevier(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 18, 2021 04:36 PM IST
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