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Dutch stage tomato fight against sanctions

2014-09-14 21:12

Hundreds of young Dutch men and women have turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes.

Zanotti leaves hospital

2014-09-11 17:10

Fabrizio Zanotti has been discharged from hospital after being struck on the head by a ball during the first round of the KLM Open.

No more remains found at MH17 site

2014-08-03 22:22

The head of a team of international investigators says more personal belongings of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in eastern Ukraine have been found, but no human remains.

Experts scrap MH17 site visit over security

2014-07-27 13:05

Dutch and Australian police who were planning to head to the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 have had to scrap their trip over security concerns, an OSCE spokesperson says.

First MH17 crash victims identified

2014-07-26 21:18

Forensic experts have identified the first of 298 people killed when flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine, the Dutch government says.

Dutch Twitter pics go black for MH17 bodies' return

2014-07-21 22:28

Dutch social media users are turning their profile photos black and tweeting the hashtag #BringThemHome as anger mounts that bodies from flight MH17 have not yet been repatriated.

Woeful Brazil downed by Dutch

2014-07-12 23:55

Brazil have suffered a second defeat in a row, after they were beaten by the Netherlands in the SWC third/fourth place playoff .

Rare female crocodile suffocated during mating

2014-03-19 21:56

A very rare and endangered female crocodile has died of suffocation in a Dutch zoo during attempted mating with a "dominant" male partner, the zoo says.

Dutch euthanasia minister found dead in garage

2014-02-11 19:26

Former Dutch health minister Els Borst, instrumental in introducing the world's first euthanasia law in the Netherlands in 2002, has been found dead at her home.

Mexican cartel leader held in the Netherlands

2014-01-04 10:34

A Mexican man described as an alleged leader of the powerful Sinaloa drug syndicate has been detained in the Netherlands on a US arrest warrant, US authorities say.

 

Casey wins KLM Open

2014-09-14 17:16

England's Paul Casey has shot a final round 66 to win the KLM Open by a single shot from Simon Dyson.

Hockey coach filmed changing room

2014-09-04 20:59

Dutch police have arrested a coach suspected of secretly filming hundreds of women and girls inside a changing room at a prestigious hockey club.

Trial over MH17 not likely at ICC - Dutch

2014-07-30 21:46

The Netherlands or Malaysia are likely to try those responsible for the downing in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, not the ICC in The Hague, the Dutch have said.

Dutch experts headed to MH17 crash site

2014-07-27 10:32

A team of 30 Dutch forensic experts is headed to the crash site of flight MH17 in rebel-controlled east Ukraine, Dutch officials say, despite intensifying fighting in the area.

First MH17 victims' remains arrive in the Netherlands

2014-07-23 16:06

Two aircraft carrying the remains of some of the 298 passengers who died on flight MH17 touched down at an airport in the Dutch city of Eindhoven.

Court: Dutch liable for 300 Srebrenica deaths

2014-07-16 22:40

A court has ordered the Netherlands to compensate the families of more than 300 Bosnian Muslims killed after Dutch troops handed them over to Bosnian Serb forces in 1995.

Dutch media angered by 'gay ghetto' hoax

2014-06-20 06:33

Dutch media has hit out after authorities in a southern city took part in an elaborate hoax announcing the construction of a 'gay only' village.

35 countries pledge to boost nuclear security

2014-03-25 21:22

Thirty-five countries have pledged to turn international guidelines on nuclear security into national laws, aimed at preventing terrorists from getting nuclear material.

Three-tram crash hurts 25 in Rotterdam

2014-03-10 18:12

At least 25 commuters have been injured in a three-tram pile-up at a busy intersection in the southwestern Dutch port city of Rotterdam, police say.

Dutch want prisoners to pay for cells

2014-01-13 20:11

Prisoners in the Netherlands may soon have to pay for their cell accommodation, if a tabled bill becomes law.

Thousands of Dutch take icy New Year's dip

2014-01-01 16:22

Tens of thousands of revellers across the Netherlands have braved the chilly winter weather to take a traditional New Year's plunge in the North Sea's icy waters.

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