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Spanish filmmaker from Beijing banned from entering North Korea

Pyongyang - A Spanish cinematographer and documentary film director, based in Beijing, has been banned entry into North Korea on business Monday, due to Ebola fears. Pyongyang apparently considers Spain to be a risk country.

Children’s book on homo-parental family causing debate in Chile

Santiago - "Nicolas has two dads" is the title of the first children's story-book about sexual diversity and homo-parental families in Chile. The book is currently being distributed to pre-school kids in 500 public kindergartens in Chile.

Downtown Halifax on alert, rifle found, man taken into custody

While the Canadian city of Halifax did not experience the tragedy the city of Ottawa did yesterday, there was a disturbing incident there this morning. A man was seen with a rifle in the downtown area and police went on high alert.

Dutch MH17 relative visits Ukraine crash site

Den Haag - A Dutch relative of a victim of downed flight MH17 has travelled to the crash site in eastern Ukraine to search for the remains of his missing cousin, Dutch television reported Sunday.

Pres. Obama to seek extra funding as he continues Ebola fight

With the U.S. mid-term elections a scant two weeks away, Pres. Barack Obama is busy seeking solutions to the Ebola virus scare. Bloomberg News reported the president will do so, at least in part, by asking Congress for more funding to fight the disease.

Man finds dead mouse at bottom of his McDonald's coffee cup

There was this sketch years ago on SCTV, the Canadian sketch comedy show that featured the late-John Candy. In it the two MacKenzie brothers (Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis) tried to get a dead mouse into a beer so they could sue the beer company.

80-foot high 'sex toy' sculpture raises a furore in Paris

Paris - An inflatable sculpture erected on a famous Parisian square has kicked up a fuss, with its artist even being attacked in the street.

'Maximum cooperation' demanded on MH17: Dutch PM

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has met Russian President Vladimir Putin to demand "maximum cooperation" in the probe into doomed Malaysia flight MH17, the Dutch top politician has said.

Why does beer taste good?

One answer to this question could be “because it does,” but that doesn’t get to the heart of the matter. The answer is with yeast and the yeast aroma not only appeals to people, it has a particular attraction for fruit flies.

Europeans schedule unprecedented soft landing on comet

Trying to unlock part of the mystery of life on Earth, the European Space Agency revealed Wednesday where it will attempt an unprecedented soft landing on a comet.

Netherlands says OK for biker gangs to fight Islamic State

Den Haag - The Dutch public prosecutor said on Tuesday that motorbike gang members who have reportedly joined Kurds battling the Islamic State group in Iraq are not necessarily committing any crime.

Dutch return to MH17 crash site as search resumes

Den Haag - Dutch officials on Monday returned to the crash site of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine where the search for remains and belongings resumed despite sporadic exchanges of fire.

Photo essay: Eindhoven, the Dutch modernist city Special

Eindhoven - Eindhoven is a city in the Netherlands. It is associated with industry and art, and is the home town of the Dutch electronics company Philips. This October, Digital Journal was in town.

Op-Ed: Malaysian air disaster more of nightmare than thought

Amsterdam - The destruction of the Malaysian Airliner Boeing 777 allegedly shot down by a Russian missile crew has become even more of a horror story than thought.

MH17 victim found with oxygen mask: Dutch FM

Den Haag - One of the people on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine in July was found wearing an oxygen mask, the Dutch foreign minister and prosecutors said, raising the possibility that some passengers might have known their plane was doomed....

Kenya leader arrives at ICC for landmark hearing

Den Haag - Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, an AFP correspondent said, where he is to become the first sitting president to appear.

Kenyan leader in Netherlands ahead of landmark ICC hearing

Schiphol - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Tuesday ahead of a landmark appearance before the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity.

Sex, drink, food, and trouble: Verdi's Falstaff lives large Special

Toronto - Canadian opera singer Gerald Finley says the timing’s right to make his debut as one of opera’s biggest and most beloved party boys.

'I was true friend to Muslims,' Karadzic tells war crimes court

Den Haag - A defiant Radovan Karadzic on Wednesday told the Yugoslav war crimes court he was "a true friend" to Bosnia's Muslims, against whom he is accused of committing some of Europe's worst atrocities since World War II.

Third death from Dutch 'monster truck' accident

Den Haag - 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.
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