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E. Timor urges court to end sea border row with Australia

Den Haag - East Timor on Monday urged an international court to help end a decade-long dispute with Australia over a maritime border which cuts through lucrative oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea.

Dutch PM Mark Rutte announces third-term candidacy

Den Haag - Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced Friday his candidacy to head the Dutch government for a third succesive term in office, as the countdown moves towards next year's parliamentary polls. "I'm going on.

Dutch far-right party says it will ban mosques, Koran

Den Haag - The political party of Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, which is leading polls ahead of parliamentary elections next year, has vowed to close mosques and "ban the Koran" in its manifesto.

Netherlands seeks ban on gas and diesel powered vehicles by 2025

The Dutch government plans on holding a "round-table discussion" on October 13 on whether to ban the sale of diesel and gas-powered vehicles completely by 2025.

Norway politician plays 'Pokemon Go' during Parliamentary hearing

The' Pokemon Go' craze is getting a little out of hand, no? In Norway some are answering yes to that question after the leader of a major political party was caught playing it during a parliamentary hearing.

Malian jihadist 'lost way' in Timbuktu attacks, court told

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist who admitted to razing ancient tombs in the fabled city of Timbuktu is "an honest man" who briefly took the wrong path in life, his lawyer pleaded Wednesday, as prosecutors urged a jail term of up to 11 years.

Euro police arrest 75 in major online child abuse swoop

Den Haag - Police swooped in 28 European countries and arrested 75 suspects for sharing child sex images on the internet while investigating 207 cases across the continent, Europe's policing agency said Tuesday.

Malian jihadist says sorry for destroying Timbuktu

Den Haag - A Malian jihadist pleaded guilty Monday to attacking the fabled city of Timbuktu and begged forgiveness as the world was shown sickening videos of him tearing down centuries-old Muslim shrines with a pick-axe.

Trial to open of Malian jihadist accused of Timbuktu attacks

Den Haag - History is set to be made Monday at the world's only permanent war crimes court when an alleged Malian jihadist is due to plead guilty to attacking the fabled city of Timbuktu.

U.S. court rules in favour of man fired for smoking pot at work

Smoking marijuana at work just got a seal of...near approval from a U.S. court. A state court in Connecticut has just given a man back his job after he'd been fired for imbibing pot while at work but his punishment remains harsh.

Timbuktu attacks in focus as jihadist's ICC trial nears

Den Haag - An unprecedented case opens Monday at the International Criminal Court when an alleged Malian jihadist is set to plead guilty to the war crime of destroying the UNESCO world heritage site of Timbuktu.

MH17 criminal probe out next month, say Dutch prosecutors

Den Haag - Initial results from a criminal probe into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn Ukraine two years ago will be revealed next month, Dutch prosecutors said Friday.

Blue-green algae adapting easily to rising carbon dioxide levels

Rising CO2 levels will eventually force many of the Earth's life forms to adapt or end up being lost. One species, the blue-green algae, of which there are many toxin-producing varieties, is adapting very quickly, and that is not a good thing.

Amsterdam boosts security for Gay Pride canal parade

Den Haag - Special forces will be deployed in Amsterdam on Saturday when hundreds of thousands are expected to flock to the annual Gay Pride parade along its famous canals, police said.

Watchdog concerned at reported Syria chlorine attack

Den Haag - The world's chemical weapons watchdog Wednesday voiced concern over reports of a chlorine gas attack near the battleground Syrian city of Aleppo.

Srebrenica police commander freed early from jail

Den Haag - A UN war crimes court on Tuesday granted the early release of a former Bosnian Serb police commander convicted and jailed for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Dutch woman who fled IS arrested on return home

Den Haag - A young woman who returned home to the Netherlands with her two children after fleeing Syria has been arrested on suspicion of links to the jihadist Islamic State group, officials said Tuesday.

Security stepped up at Amsterdam airport following threat

Den Haag - Security was stepped up in and around Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Saturday following a threat, local authorities said in a statement, adding that aviation was unaffected.

Police capture 14 of Europe's most wanted

Den Haag - European police forces have tracked down and arrested 14 people on a "most wanted" list in the six months since its launch, many thanks to public tip-offs, officials said Friday.

Karadzic appeals 40-year genocide sentence

Den Haag - Wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Friday lodged an appeal against his genocide conviction and 40-year jail sentence, accusing UN judges of "subjecting him to a political trial".
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