Dutch news in brief, 6 September 2006

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Dutch to extradite terror suspect

Dutch to extradite terror suspect

The Netherlands can extradite Wesam al D. to the US to face terrorism charges, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. Al D. is accused of involvement of attacks on US military convoys. He travelled to Fallujah in 2003 and made video recordings of his time with insurgents. The tape shows him inspecting bombs with resistance fighters during the night. Lawyer Victor Koppe said the decision to extradite his client showed little respect for the Dutch courts as he faces charges here as well.

Man dies after shooting in Rotterdam

A man died in a Rotterdam hospital on Wednesday morning following a shooting the night before. The shooting took place at a cafe on the Hillelaan and the police are trying to establish a motive and identify possible suspects.

Death, injury in ship stabbing

A 46-year-old Belgian captain was stabbed and injured on his vessel on Monday evening. The vessel was at the dockside in Dodewaard, Gelderland, at the time. The attacker killed himself. It was not immediately clear whether the men knew each other.

'Earth from Above' back in Amsterdam

The 'Earth from Above' open-air exhibition by Yann Arthus Bertrand returns to the Stopera in Amsterdam. The 60-year-old French photographer takes photographs from a helicopter of different parts of the world. His enormous works (1.2 by 1.8 metres) are on show outside the opera and City Council building. The free exhibition was last held in Amsterdam three years ago. Some of the photos this time are new. His work is designed to show the beauty of the world but also the impact of man-made pollution.

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