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Trial of Ugandan LRA warlord Dominic Ongwen resumes in The Hague

Den Haag - Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen was back in the dock Monday as the first witness appeared in the trial of the Ugandan ex-commander of the Lord's Resistance Army due to last several years.

MH17 relatives mull new search in Ukraine for remains

Den Haag - Families of the MH17 plane disaster victims may push for a renewed search of the crash site in eastern Ukraine after the recent discovery of a bone fragment belonging to one of the dead.

Netherlands ban T-Mobile's free streaming music service

T-Mobile has to stop giving its customers access to content that doesn't go against their data plans in the Netherlands.

Wrong sperm may have fertilized eggs of dozens of women

Utrecht - Dutch authorities say that dozens of women may have had eggs fertilized by sperm cells that were not from the intended father.

Op-Ed: Dutch artificial leaf can make medicine from sunlight on Mars

Eindhoven - Eindhoven University of Technology has started a revolution. The theory is: focus sunlight with an artificial leaf, create chemical compounds. Leaves do it all the time, but now it’s a way of making medicines, and maybe much more.

Prosecutors to appeal Dutch populist Wilders' sentence

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors said Friday they would appeal a local court verdict earlier this month which found anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders guilty of discrimination but did not give him a prison sentence.

Internet nail-varnish dare nets sick Dutch 6-year-old a million

Den Haag - A terminally ill Dutch six-year-old boy, who hoped to raise a few hundred euros for other sick children by daring people to paint their nails in garish colours, had raised more than one million by Friday.

Study links vitamin D deficiency to autism

Children who are born to women deficient in vitamin D, at 20 weeks, are more likely to show signs of autism by the time they reach the age of six, according to a new study from Australia.

Geert Wilders named Dutch politician of the year

Den Haag - Populist anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders was Monday named Dutch politician of the year in a television poll that came on the heels of his conviction for discrimination.

Anne Frank may have been caught 'by chance', not betrayed: museum

Den Haag - Anne Frank may have been discovered "by chance" and not because she was denounced to Holland's Nazi overlords by unknown betrayers as long thought, the museum in her honour says.

Gabon crimes against humanity accusation sent to ICC

Den Haag - Lawyers representing Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping sent a case file to the International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Thursday, accusing the government of crimes against humanity.

Crimea treasures must be returned to Ukraine: Dutch court

Den Haag - A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that priceless Crimean art treasures loaned to an Amsterdam museum shortly before Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014 should go back to Ukraine.

Fears of chemical arms use against IS-held area in Syria

Den Haag - A global watchdog raised fears Tuesday that chemical weapons may have been used in air strikes by Syrian regime loyalists near Palmyra, in an area controlled by the Islamic State group.

Mladic says Bosnia war deaths a 'tragedy': lawyer

Den Haag - Lawyers defending former Serb military chief Ratko Mladic on Tuesday asked war crimes judges to acquit him, saying their client considered every life lost during Bosnia's bloody war "a tragedy".

Ex Congo VP Bemba could face eight years for bribing witnesses

Den Haag - Prosecutors have asked for an eight-year sentence for former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, found guilty by the International Criminal Court of bribing witnesses during his war crimes trial.

Dutch populist leader Wilders rises in polls after conviction

Den Haag - The party of populist anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders has risen strongly in the polls since the lawmaker was tried and convicted of discrimination, according to a survey published Sunday.

New brain implant for ALS patients

Amsterdam - People who have Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS-Lou Gehrig’s) lose muscle function and eventually require continual care. A new implant has been developed by University Medical Center researchers that could help those with the condition.

Cesarean births are changing how we evolve

Amsterdam - Cesarean sections (or C-sections) save the lives of mothers and babies, and they are also a ‘lifestyle’ choice for some expectant mothers. This area has been examined by researchers to see what the impact is upon human evolution.

Dutch police arrest terror suspect with gun, fireworks

Den Haag - Rotterdam police have arrested a Dutchman found with a loaded AK-47 Kalashnikov rifle and illegal fireworks who is "suspected of preparing a terrorist crime," prosecutors said Friday.

Mladic 'not a monster', defence tells judges

Den Haag - Former Serb military commander Ratko Mladic was "not a monster" and should be acquitted of genocide and war crimes, his defence argued Friday, insisting the prosecution had failed to prove his role in the Bosnian war.
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