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International probe to begin at MH17 crash site

2014-08-01 09:59

Experts will attempt to begin a stalled investigation at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as Ukrainian forces threaten to resume their offensive against rebels after a one-day halt.

Dutch PM asks fighting to cease near crash site

2014-07-29 14:45

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to ask Ukrainian forces to stop fighting around the MH17 crash site.

Chance of visiting MH17 site not good

2014-07-28 15:24

The chances of Dutch and Australian police reaching the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are not good, and the effort could take days, an official says.

Grieving Dutch pay tribute as MH17 victims arrive home

2014-07-24 10:55

The first bodies from flight MH17 has arrived in the Netherlands almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, large crowds of bereaved citizens lined the streets to pay tribute. [Photographs]

Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

2014-07-23 11:46

In a haunting premonition a Dutch boy who boarded Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 asked: 'What will happen if the airplane crashes?'.

MH17 bodies arrive by train in govt-held town

2014-07-22 13:17

A train carrying some 280 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has arrived in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.

Dutch experts inspect Ukraine crash bodies

2014-07-21 16:38

Dutch forensic experts have began examining bodies from the MH17 plane disaster that have been held up at an east Ukraine train station.

Jet crash could be turning point for Ukraine crisis

2014-07-18 12:48

The downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine could be a turning point for the Ukraine crisis, if it convinces reluctant Europeans to get behind tougher sanctions long sought by the US.

Aids activists on downed Malaysian jet

2014-07-18 11:00

Several world-renowned Aids researchers and activists heading to an international Aids conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials say.

Aids activists on downed Malaysian jet

2014-07-18 09:56

Several world-renowned Aids researchers and activists heading to an international Aids conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials say.

Leaders demand probe into Malaysia crash

2014-07-18 07:59

World leaders are demanding an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in which all 298 people on board were killed.

Dutchman jailed for webcam child abuse

2014-07-03 20:00

A Dutchman who got more than a dozen young girls to perform sex acts in front of their webcams has been sentenced to six years in jail.

Marquez makes it eight in a row

2014-06-28 15:31

Yet another win - the eighth in a row - for Honda's Marc Marquez, this time from the 2014 Dutch MotoGP at Assen after a long battle with Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso.

'Fastest battery car' nears production

2014-06-27 11:53

Detroit Electric made battery cars a century ago. Now it's been recharged and is setting up operations in the UK, Netherlands and Detroit to make 'the world's fastest electric sports car'.

Jewish security upped after Brussels killings

2014-06-06 14:30

Amsterdam is to beef up security around Jewish synagogues and schools following last month's shooting at the Brussels Jewish Museum which left three people dead, its mayor has announced.

UK, Dutch voters kick off fraught Euro election

2014-05-22 11:14

Britain and the Netherlands are at the polls, starting the ball rolling on elections to the European parliament that are expected to see a swing towards populist right-wing parties.

'Best before' dates on food could be scrapped

2014-05-16 12:19

Best before dates on food add to a mountain of waste in Europe and could be scrapped for some long-life produce, a group of European Union states have argued.

28 arrested at Dutch reactor site

2014-03-26 11:57

Dutch police say they detained 28 anti-nuclear demonstrators at a reactor ahead of a visit by a delegation of energy sector bosses.

G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis

2014-03-24 22:45

The G7 group of top economic powers has scrapped a planned meeting to be hosted by Russia as they sought to deepen Moscow's isolation over the Ukraine crisis.

US should cut security aid to Uganda – HRW

2014-03-20 15:15

Human Rights Watch has reportedly urged the US to cut back security assistance to Uganda in response to the country’s recently enacted anti-gay law.

Uganda: No to public displays of gay love

2014-03-07 18:24

Uganda has reportedly defended its toughened law on gays at the main UN rights forum, saying the new legislation is aimed at “protecting” youth from homosexuality and discouraging public displays of gay love.

Foul play suspected in death of Dutch minster

2014-02-13 18:43

Dutch police say they suspect foul play in the death of the former health minister who was behind the law that made the Netherlands the first country to legalise euthanasia.

Terror-accused Dutch journo leaves Egypt

2014-02-04 20:58

Dutch journalist Rena Netjes has left Egypt after being accused of being part of a 'terror cell' involving Qatari-owned broadcaster Al-Jazeera.

Photo of the day: Hovenring

2014-01-13 12:00

The world’s first suspended roundabout for bicycles.

 

Police arrest two for singing 'Death to Jews'

2014-07-31 13:20

Dutch police have arrested two people for allegedly chanting 'Death to the Jews' at a pro-Palestinian demonstration, the public prosecutor's office says.

MH17 investigators turn back after 'explosions'

2014-07-28 17:54

Dutch and Australian forensic investigators on their way to the MH17 crash site have turned back after 'explosions' in the area, a government spokesperson says.

MH17 armed mission 'unrealistic' - Netherlands

2014-07-28 08:06

The Netherlands has scrapped plans to send an international armed mission to secure the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, fearing a deployment risked being dragged into the conflict in east Ukraine.

MH17 victim's credit cards used after crash

2014-07-24 08:41

The widow of the South African man killed when Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine has been forced to cancel his credit cards after noticing activity on his account, according to a report.

MH17 body IDs 'could take months'

2014-07-22 17:03

The first bodies from the MH17 crash in Ukraine are set to be flown to the Netherlands, where their identification could take months.

Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to Malaysia

2014-07-21 19:35

The Malaysian PM says the rebels are to give the MH17 black boxes to Malaysia investigators.

Outrage at treatment of MH17 bodies

2014-07-19 23:06

As international monitors move gingerly through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses of the victims of a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, anger is rising over the treatment of their remains.

Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia jet

2014-07-18 12:19

Anger has deepened around the world with the US demanding an "unimpeded" international inquiry after a Malaysian passenger jet was apparently shot down in Ukraine, killing all 298 on board.

Malaysian crash site: Bodies strewn all over

2014-07-18 10:55

A Malaysian jetliner shot from the sky in Ukraine scattered wreckage and bodies across the countryside, leaving investigators scrambling to figure out how that could have happened.

Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia jet

2014-07-18 09:56

Anger has deepened around the world with the US demanding an "unimpeded" international inquiry after a Malaysian passenger jet was apparently shot down in Ukraine, killing all 298 on board.

Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call

2014-07-18 06:51

The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in war-torn Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia's prime minister says, adding that its flight route had been declared safe by the global civil aviation body.

Dutch Islamists becoming elusive 'swarm' - spy service

2014-06-30 13:13

Radical Islamist groups in the Netherlands have become a decentralised and elusive "swarm" that may broaden their focus from the conflict in Syria to the wider Middle East, the Dutch intelligence service has warned.

Espargaro takes his first pole in MotoGP

2014-06-28 11:14

Spanish rider Aleix Espargaro not only scored his first pole position for a MotoGP race here but also beat off the so far almost unassailable Honda pair of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.

Sex and drugs make Dutch economy roll

2014-06-25 22:13

The Netherlands' famous red light districts and 'coffee' shops selling sex and drugs contribute 2.5 billion euros a year to the national economy.

Greenpeace boards drill rigs in Arctic protest

2014-05-27 13:22

Greenpeace says activists have boarded two offshore drilling rigs in a protest against oil and gas exploration in Arctic waters.

Dutch fund design project in Cape

2014-05-20 17:33

The Dutch Consulate in Cape Town has announced a R4.5m investment in Cape Town World Design Capital 2014.

'Election attack' video may be old

2014-05-12 17:33
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The video of woman being attacked by some people wearing ANC shirts might not be recent, police say. WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO

3 US agents benched before Obama trip

2014-03-26 09:43

The US secret service has sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found drunk in an Amsterdam hotel.

Dutch banks start again in tough market

2014-03-21 14:05

Dutch banks ABN Amro and ING, once the pride of Amsterdam's international financial hub, are emerging from government bailouts.

Dutch to return Italian high-speed trains

2014-03-18 11:08

Dutch national railways has announced that it has reached an agreement with Italian train builder AnsaldoBreda to return engines and carriages.

Dutch politicians offer gays online election dates

2014-03-05 21:16

Two Amsterdam local politicians have uploaded their profiles to online gay dating site Grindr to try and pick up votes for their liberal party ahead of elections later this month.

International Lottos give R230m to fight rhino poaching

2014-02-06 05:30
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Two international lotteries have pledged R232.2m to the Peace Parks Foundation to fight rhino poaching, says Environment Minister Edna Molewa.

Photo of the day: Hovenring

2014-01-13 12:30

The world’s first suspended roundabout for bicycles.

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