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The 27-year-old suspect in the Amsterdam case worked as a substitute teacher for at least two preschools in the city and also offered baby-sitting services online in what is feared to be one of the worst cases of sexual abuse in the Netherlands, the city’s mayor said at a late-night news conference Sunday.

Eberhard van der Laan said more than 50 parents had been informed that the suspect arrested last week after a tip from U.S. authorities had either confessed to abusing their children or was thought to have done so.


Chernobyl to open to tourists in 2011

KIEV | Want a better understanding of the world’s worst nuclear disaster? Come tour the Chernobyl nuclear-power plant.

Beginning next year, Ukraine plans to open up the sealed zone around the Chernobyl reactor to visitors who wish to learn more about the accident that occurred nearly a quarter of a century ago in April 1986, the Emergency Situations Ministry said Monday.

From wire dispatches and staff reports