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Focus: How the Dutch do it

HOLLAND is the only country in the world where doctors openly practise euthanasia. Government statistics show that nearly 4,000 deaths a year are attributed to euthanasia. Unofficially, the figure is estimated to be more than 26,000.

Music: Rap and the world raps with you

OK, the Beastie Boys have cleaned up their act. Got religion. Opened shops. But they'll always be a punk band at heart. By Fiona Sturges

Around The World: Netherlands - Riot forces Dutch rethink

THE CITY of Rotterdam was yesterday coming to terms with the latest outbreak of serious football hooliganism in the Netherlands. Shots were fired as fans celebrating Feyenoord's success in sealing the Dutch title clashed with police on Sunday night.

Football: Euro 2000 deal just the ticket

THE FIRST tickets for next year's European Championship finals in the Netherlands and Belgium went on sale yesterday, as the organisers announced details of a distribution system which they promised would guarantee greater access for genuine supporters.

Tennis: Henman's service crushes Korda

TIM HENMAN powered his way to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Petr Korda last night in the second round of the ATP world indoor event in Rotterdam. The British No 1 served up eight aces as he confidently dispatched the man in the limelight after testing positive for the performance-enhancing steroids at Wimbledon last year.

Tennis: Rusedski's class proves decisive

GREG RUSEDSKI raised his game in the final set to secure a 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 win over Nicolas Kiefer in the opening round of the ATP world indoor event in Rotterdam yesterday.

Worldwide: 48 hours in ... Rotterdam

Don't be misled by its steel-and-concrete veneer. Sharon Gethings uncovers a cultured heart to The Netherland's second city

Podium: Ole Bouman - How to turn nothing into something

From a speech by the editor of the Dutch architecture magazine `Archis' at the Riba conference `Cities in the Millennium'

Old junkies never die, they go into a retirement home

European Times: ROTTERDAM

Athletics: Da Costa's delight

THE BRAZILIAN Ronaldo da Costa ran the fastest marathon in history in Berlin yesterday, shattering the 10-year-old mark by 45 seconds.

Equestrianism: Hester locates the right rhythm

CARL HESTER and the easy-going Maxwell produced a beautifully rhythmic and accurate test to win the Prix St Georges title at the British National Championships yesterday. The Olympic rider attained an excellent score of 72.14 per cent for a convincing victory.

A triumph of conviction over authenticity

Daniel Barenboim Royal Festival Hall, London

Seven held by police after pounds 10m seizure of cocaine

SEVEN people arrested after the seizure by Dutch police of more than pounds 10m of cocaine destined for the UK were still being questioned by Customs and Excise yesterday.
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