Dutch news in brief, 21 March 2006

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Muslims beat gays on football pitch

Muslims beat gays on football pitch

A team of Muslim players beat a team of gay men 4-0 in a friendly soccer match in Amsterdam on Tuesday. The match was part of a fraternity tournament to mark the International Day against Racism. A Latino team and a women's team also took part.

Man blows up home deliberately

A 34-year-old Dordrecht man has been arrested by police following a gas explosion at his home on Monday night. The man allegedly admitted he interfered with the gas pipes with the intention of harming himself. He managed to leave the building after the explosion but collapsed as a result of self-inflicted wounds.

New Tulip for Rembrandt

Four hundred years on and the honours keep coming for the Dutch master. A new variety of tulip, appropriately called the Rembrandt van Rijn Tulip, is being unveiled at the Keukenhof botanical exhibition centre in the Dutch town of Lisse on Wednesday. The painter already has a Rembrandt tulip but the new variety is part of the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of his birth.

North-South construction reaches highest point

The new North-South metro line in Amsterdam reached its highest point on Tuesday. It will be all down hill from here. A concrete structure in front of the city's Central Station was measured at 29 metres in height. Construction workers will now begin the slow process of sinking the frame into the sand to a depth of 20 metres to form one of the tunnels for the metro line which is due to be operational by 2012.

Girl, 12, develops open TB

A 12-year-old pupil of 'De IJsselhof' primary school in the Dutch town of Zwolle has developed open tuberculosis, the local health service (GGD) said on Tuesday. Her classmates and teachers are undergoing tests to see if they are infected too.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

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