Dutch news in brief, 1 August 2005

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Grenade attack in Tilburg, Police in the southern Dutch city of Tilburg have launched a major search for clues after a hand grenade was thrown into a house on the Groenstraat in the early hours of Monday morning. The occupants were on holiday. "There would have been casualties if the residents had been there at the time," a police spokesperson said. Neighbours alerted the authorities after hearing the explosion when the grenade was thrown through a window on the first floor of the terrace house. The police

Grenade attack in Tilburg

Police in the southern Dutch city of Tilburg have launched a major search for clues after a hand grenade was thrown into a house on the Groenstraat in the early hours of Monday morning. The occupants were on holiday. "There would have been casualties if the residents had been there at the time," a police spokesperson said. Neighbours alerted the authorities after hearing the explosion when the grenade was thrown through a window on the first floor of the terrace house. The police have refused to speculate publicly about the motive for the attack.

Big Brother becomes Big Mother

Newspaper 'De Telegraaf' has reported latest edition of Big Brother in the Netherlands is set to go further than any reality show has gone before in the search for higher viewing figures. Dutch television station Talpa — owned by Big Brother creator John de Mol — is looking for a pregnant woman who will give birth during the show.

Dutch marines reschedule Afghan flight

A detachment of Dutch marines are due to flight out to Afghanistan in a military transport on Tuesday, the defence ministry says. The Netherlands is sending 750 troops for three months to support the Nato-led international force ISAF in the run up to the elections in Afghanistan on 18 September. An attempt to fly the soldiers out on Friday had to be cancelled when it emerged the charter airline being used did not have permission to fly over one country while on the way to the Afghan capital Kabul.

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