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Ivory Coast's Gbagbo in the ICC dock

2016-01-27 05:28

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has become the first ex-head of state to stand trial at the world's only permanent war crimes court.

Ugandan rebel appearing before judges at pretrial hearing

2016-01-21 15:29

A commander in the fugitive warlord Joseph Kony's brutal Ugandan rebel militia is facing a crucial hearing at the International Criminal Court to assess whether evidence against him is strong enough to merit making him stand trial.

Belgium's ageing nuclear plants worry neighbours

2016-01-18 20:04

As the two cooling towers at Belgium's Doel nuclear power belch thick white steam into a wintry sky, people over the border in the Dutch town of Nieuw-Namen are on edge.

Woman lost in Australia survived on tree moss

2016-01-13 21:06

A Dutch woman lost in a thick forest in south-eastern Australia survived using mud as sunscreen.

5 sperm whales stranded on Dutch beach

2016-01-13 07:48

Five sperm whales have been stranded on a Dutch beach, leading local authorities to urge people to stay away in order not to further distress the giant mammals.

Man uses ambulance front company for drugs

2015-12-12 07:12

A Dutch man who set up a fake ambulance company to smuggle huge amounts of heroin and cocaine into Britain, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.

Dutch policeman held for online sale of MH17 'souvenirs'

2015-11-30 13:44

Dutch police have suspended an officer who tried to sell online souvenirs said to have come from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down over war-torn Ukraine last year.

German friendly cancelled, reports of explosives-laden ambulance brushed aside

2015-11-18 00:04

The threat of a bomb attack prompted the decision to call off the "life must go on" soccer friendly between Germany and The Netherlands, security sources say. But reports of an explosives-packed ambulance were brushed aside.

ABN Amro confirms IPO before year-end

2015-10-27 19:10

Dutch bank ABN Amro has confirmed plans to sell the first of its state-owned shares in an initial public offering later this year, seven years since its bailout.

Now MH17 prosecutors must catch culprits

2015-10-15 05:18

A Dutch-led criminal probe to find those responsible for shooting down flight MH17 has now become the top priority after the cause of the crash was unveiled, but doubts remain whether the culprits will ever be caught.

 

Gorilla gives birth to baby at Amsterdam's Artis zoo

2016-01-22 21:29

Amsterdam zoo Artis celebrates new arrival after western lowland gorilla Sindy gives birth to a baby

Students design 'plant backpack' face mask

2016-01-18 22:27

Five Dutch students have hit on a unique idea to replace face masks used against air pollution, and are developing a 'plant backpack' to give wearers instant fresh air.

Belgium's ageing nuclear plants worry neighbours

2016-01-17 15:00

As the two cooling towers at Belgium's Doel nuclear power belch thick white steam into the sky, people over the border in a Dutch town are on edge.

Beached sperm whales die

2016-01-13 17:02

Five sperm whales that beached on a Dutch island have died before rescue could be attempted.

Three held after fight in Dutch refugee centre

2015-12-27 19:39

Dutch police said three men are in detention after a late-night brawl at a refugee centre in the city of Arnhem left four people slightly hurt.

Dutch court convicts 6 for recruiting ISIS jihadists

2015-12-10 18:37

A Dutch court has convicted six men of belonging to a network recruiting young Muslims to join ISIS, handing them jail terms of up to six years.

User review: Driving BMW's i8 sports car

2015-11-18 09:33

Wheels24 user TREVOR NOBLE experiences BMW's i8 sports car paces for a weekend. Here are his thoughts...

Scientists dispute clever chimpanzee study

2015-11-03 11:08

A team of scientists have taken issue with a study published in February claiming to demonstrate vocal learning by chimpanzees in their food grunts.

Russia accused of hacking MH17 inquiry

2015-10-23 21:03

Russian spies likely tried to hack into the Dutch Safety Board's computer systems to access a sensitive final report into the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine.

MH17 wreckage reveals horror of plane's last moments

2015-10-13 21:17

A partial reconstruction of a Malaysia Airlines jet made of wreckage found strewn across eastern Ukraine has told the graphic story of its violent last moments after being hit by a surface-to-air missile.

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