Morning newspapers – 27 September 2007

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Private schools are becoming more popular. Trouw reports that many parents are dissatisfied with regular education and are choosing private secondary schools more often. The 11 private schools in the Netherlands enrol about 2,700 students. Ten years ago that was only 1,700. A private school costs between EUR 12,000 and 24,000 a year.

Private schools are becoming more popular. Trouw reports that many parents are dissatisfied with regular education and are choosing private secondary schools more often. The 11 private schools in the Netherlands enrol about 2,700 students. Ten years ago that was only 1,700. A private school costs between EUR 12,000 and 24,000 a year.

The police made numerous mistakes in the case of the "torture murder" in Pernis earlier this year, the Telegraaf writes. The grisly case was handled in court in Rotterdam for the first time on Thursday. The newspaper says the police responded to the incident much too late. An ambulance also got stuck in traffic. 28-year-old Björn Jue was tortured to death in a house in Pernis in June. "Friends" of Jue and his ex-girlfriend reportedly wanted to punish Jue for sexually molesting Jue's ex-girlfriend's son, but things got out of hand and Jue died as a result.

Philanthropist and U2 singer Bono is a capitalist through and through, the Financieele Dagblad writes. The talented vocalist and businessman won a prize in the US on Wednesday for his philanthropic work. But the rock singer continues to evade taxes with his music publishing company. He also has money in an investment fund that invests in violent games.

A fierce battle for Castle Dracula is taking place in Romania. The Romanian Parliament wants to take the 14th century castle from its current owner, American architect Dominic Habsburg. He reportedly acquired the castle in southern Transylvania unlawfully, nrc.next writes. Habsburg threatens to file for USD 120 million in damages if he loses the castle.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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