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American lobster fisherman says he was swallowed and spat out by whale

An American lobster fisherman says he was released with a fright after he ended up in the mouth of a humpback whale on Friday and was eventually spat out again.

The story of Michael Packard (56) was first

reported

by the local

Cape Cod Times newspaper

.

See also: American lobster fisherman says he was swallowed and spat out by whale

Marco Borsato confirms relationship with Leontine: 'It's on'

Marco and Leontine Borsato are back together after a period of cautious dating.

"We're kind of dating," the singer told Belgian radio station

Joe

.

See also: Marco Borsato confirms relationship with Leontine: 'It's on'

New York celebrates vaccination milestone with big fireworks show

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New York celebrates vaccination milestone with big fireworks show

Orange sure of eighth finals and group win European Championship through victory over Austria

The Dutch national team qualified for the knockout phase of the European Championship on Thursday and secured group win.

The team of national coach Frank de Boer was 2-0 too strong for Austria in the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam.

See also: Orange sure of eighth finals and group win European Championship through victory over Austria

Huge fish that has been around since prehistoric times can live to 100 and is 5 years pregnant jaar

The coelacanth, a huge fish that has been swimming in the world's waters since prehistoric times, can live to be a hundred years old.

A pregnancy in the prehistoric fish can last as much as five years,

AP

news agency writes

on Thursday evening on the basis of a new study.

See also: Huge fish that has been around since prehistoric times can live to 100 and is 5 years pregnant jaar

Thursday first tropical day of 2021 and warmest June 17 ever

The mercury rose to above 30 degrees in De Bilt on Thursday.

This makes it the first official tropical day of 2021. The tropical temperature was measured at 1.50 pm, when the thermometer touched 30.3 degrees.

See also: Today first tropical day of 2021 and warmest June 17 ever

Glider pilot in US circles around whirlwind to take off

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Glider pilot in US circles around whirlwind to take off

Bonaire is the last Dutch-Caribbean island to tackle single-use plastic

Bonaire will work together with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to reduce single-use plastic,

Antilliaans Dagblad

reported on

Tuesday.

The island is the last island in the Caribbean Netherlands that will tackle the problem of single-use plastic.

See also: Bonaire is the last Dutch-Caribbean island to tackle single-use plastic

Cabinet takes a bigger step in reopening plan, almost everything is possible at 1,5 meters

The Netherlands will say goodbye to almost all corona measures from Saturday 26 June.

Only where the 1.5 meters cannot be guaranteed, conditions will still apply from that date.

The outgoing cabinet announced this at a press conference on Friday evening.

See also: Cabinet takes a bigger step in reopening plan, almost everything is possible at 1,5 meters