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Whey to go: Dutch cash in on cheese waste demand

2014-10-20 09:35

The powerful Dutch dairy industry is scrambling to cash in on exploding demand for whey, a cheese by-product once used mainly in cattle feed.

Dutch 'Black Pete' finally gets facelift

2014-10-16 13:19

Black Pete, the jolly sidekick of the Dutch Saint Nicholas, is finally getting a facelift after years of bitter debate including death threats against those calling for change.

Dutch officials return to MH17 crash site

2014-10-14 11:39

Dutch officials have returned to the crash site of flight MH17 in Ukraine, where the search for remains and belongings resumed with the recovery of items from cuddly toys to photos.

Netherlands investigates 'racist' politician

2014-10-09 20:33

Extreme-right politician Geert Wilders has been called for questioning by Dutch prosecutors for an investigation into verbal attacks targeting the country's immigrant communities.

World's first microbe 'zoo' opens in Amsterdam

2014-09-30 21:38

The world's first "interactive microbe zoo" has opened in Amsterdam shining new light on the tiny creatures that make up two-thirds of all living matter.

Third death from Dutch 'monster truck' accident

2014-09-29 12:09

A third person has died after a souped-up "monster truck" ploughed into a crowd during a show in the Netherlands, the local mayor said Monday, with five people critically injured.

Dutch unveil big plan to fight rising tides

2014-09-16 19:29

The Netherlands have unveiled a multi-billion-euro, multi-decade plan to counter the biggest environmental threat to the low-lying European nation: surging seawater caused by global climate change.

Science to the rescue of art

2014-09-14 21:11

Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers are losing their yellow cheer and the unsettling apricot horizon in Edvard Munch's The Scream is turning a dull ivory.

MH17 likely downed by outside impacts

2014-09-09 14:38

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded.

Dentist arrested after ‘mutilating patients’

2014-09-05 14:28

A fugitive Dutch dentist accused of mutilating dozens of French patients has been arrested in Canada following an international manhunt.

Whoops! Verstappen (16) crashes F1 car

2014-09-02 09:58

Max Verstappen, set to be the youngest Formula 1 driver yet at 16-years-old, has accepted the blame for crashing during his first public run in a F1 car. Watch the rookie crash while performing donuts!

SA-Dutch design collaboration fund started

2014-08-19 11:38

The Netherlands has announced a fund for South African-Dutch collaborations as a legacy of the Dutch contribution to World Design Capital Cape Town 2014.

Greenpeace ship returns to warm welcome

2014-08-09 19:11

Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship has arrived home to a warm welcome in The Netherlands, almost a year after it was seized by Russia during a protest against Arctic oil drilling.

Dutch test-tube cookbook boasts roast dino

2014-08-05 21:03

Dutch-based scientists, chefs and artists have launched the world's first cookbook for lab-grown meat - serving up a bizarre assortment of test-tube dishes including roast raptor leg, dodo nuggets and in-vitro oysters.

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.

 

UN's Mali envoy to quit

2014-10-14 21:03

The head of the United Nations' mission in Mali is to quit to take up a new job as the Netherlands' foreign minister, the Dutch government says.

'Terminator' trial date set

2014-10-10 08:06

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed 'The Terminator', will face trial next year for war crimes including using child soldiers and sex slaves in his rebel army, the International Criminal Court says.

Anti-Islam lawmaker investigated for hate speech

2014-10-09 15:35

Dutch prosecutors say they are investigating anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders on suspicion of inciting hatred and discrimination against Moroccans in the Netherlands.

Monster truck kills 3 at show - video

2014-09-30 07:29

Three people were killed and 18 injured when a monster truck careered into spectators during a show in The Netherlands.

Dutch troops told don't wear uniform on bus, train

2014-09-25 20:33

The Dutch Defence Ministry is advising military personnel not to wear their uniforms on public transport, as fears mount that the country could be targeted by radical Muslims.

150 car pile up kills 2 in Netherlands

2014-09-16 17:30

Two people have died when around 150 vehicles smashed into each other in pile-ups caused by heavy fog on a busy Dutch highway during rush hour, rescue officials say.

Luiten leads at KLM Open

2014-09-11 21:41

Home favourite Joost Luiten holdsthe clubhouse lead at the end of a curtailed first round of the Dutch Open at Zandvoort.

Village on high alert as pet cobra goes missing

2014-09-06 07:17

Residents of a Dutch village are treading carefully after learning that a highly poisonous cobra may be slithering around in their neighbourhood.

Dutch man admits to running drug hub in US

2014-09-04 13:47

A Dutch national has pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to operating an online drug marketplace that sold LSD, ecstasy, marijuana and more.

Dutch farmers dump tonnes of produces

2014-08-27 16:00

Tonnes of tomatoes, pears and apples have been dumped by Dutch farmers as they signed up for compensation after prices plunged due to Russian sanctions.

First MH17 crash report 'in weeks'

2014-08-11 19:02

Dutch air crash investigators say they expect to release an initial report into what brought down flight MH17 over Ukraine with the loss of 298 lives "in a few weeks".

Dutch experts identify 23 MH17 victims

2014-08-08 16:24

The Dutch forensics team has identified the bodies of 23 Ukraine plane disaster victims so far.

Malaysian experts expected at MH17 crash site

2014-08-04 15:15

Malaysian experts will visit the site of the downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine for the first time, joining Dutch and Australian police as they continued combing the area for remains.

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.

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