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New bird flu case in Germany

Berlin - A worrying new strain of bird flu has been observed for the first time in a wild bird in northern Germany, the agriculture ministry said Saturday.

Dutch teen remanded after mum rescues her from Islamic State militants

Maastricht - A blonde, blue-eyed Dutch 19-year-old who was rescued by her mother after marrying an Islamic State fighter in Syria, was ordered Friday to be detained pending possible terror charges.

N. African militants release video of French, Dutch hostages

Paris - The North African jihadist group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb released a video Monday purporting to show a French and a Dutch hostage held since November 2011 in the Sahara.

N. African militants release video of French, Dutch hostages

Washington - The North African jihadist group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb released a video Monday purporting to show a French and a Dutch hostage held since November 2011 in the Sahara.

'Contagious' bird flu outbreaks on Dutch, British farms

Hekendorp - Dutch officials were on Monday checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu following outbreaks of similar strains of the virus in Britain and Germany.

Ninety arrested during 'Black Pete' protests at Dutch kids' fete

Gouda - Dutch police on Saturday arrested 90 people protesting for and against the controversial "Black Pete" figure at the start of the traditional gift-giving festival of Saint Nicholas in the central city of Gouda, officials said.

Netherlands opens solar-powered bike lane

Krommenie - One of the world's most densely-populated countries has unveiled a bike path with an added twist — the stretch features embedded solar panels.

Human remains found at Ukraine's MH17 crash site

Donetsk - Dutch investigators have found more human remains at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing shot down over war-torn Ukraine, an official with the separatist authorities in the region said Friday.

Australian convicted in child sex sting using virtual girl

Sydney - An Australian man caught in a global sting which used a virtual girl to trap child sex predators has become the first person convicted from the operation, the child rights group behind it said Wednesday.

Mysterious sub near Stockholm might be Dutch: Russian source

Moscow - A mysterious "foreign vessel" the Swedish military have been searching for off the coast of Stockholm might belong to the Netherlands, a source in the Russian defence ministry was quoted as saying on Monday.

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.

'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.

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.

Australia PM vows to 'shirtfront' Putin at G20 over MH17

Sydney - Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday vowed to "shirtfront", or confront, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit next month over the loss of Australian lives in the MH17 crash over Ukraine.

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.

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....

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.

Netherlands ups defence spending in wake of downed MH17

Den Haag - The Netherlands is to increase defence spending after being hard hit by global conflicts including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, King Willem-Alexander said on Tuesday.

Dutch Ebola doctors 'to be evacuated on Sunday'

Den Haag - Two Dutch doctors feared to have contracted the deadly Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone are set to be flown back to the Netherlands "as soon as possible", the foreign ministry said Saturday.

Dutch say need to know MH17 missile launch site to prosecute

Rotterdam - Dutch prosecutors said Friday they need to know where a missile that may have shot down flight MH17 was fired from in eastern Ukraine before criminal charges could be laid.

MH17 crash site still unsafe for investigators: Dutch

Den Haag - The site in eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 crashed two months ago is still too unsafe for investigators to resume the recovery of victims' remains, Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said Thursday.

Dutch dentist accused of mutilating French patients arrested in Canada

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

Iran frees Dutch human rights campaigner held on death row

Den Haag - A Dutch-Iranian human rights campaigner who had been sentenced to death in Iran has been freed and allowed to return home to the Netherlands, his son told a Dutch press agency on Friday.

Dutch foreign minister named for EU Commission job

The Hague - The Netherlands has named Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans as its candidate to be a commissioner in the new administration of EU President Jean-Claude Juncker, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday.

'Jihad recruiters' arrested in Netherlands, Germany

The Hague - Police in the Netherlands and Germany have arrested two men for allegedly recruiting jihadi fighters to go to Iraq and Syria, Dutch police said Thursday.

Dutch man returns Israeli WWII honour after family killed in Gaza

The Hague - A 91-year-old Dutch man honoured by Israel for shielding a Jew from the Nazis has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in a Gaza air strike.

65 victims of MH17 identified, last experts home

The Hague - Dutch forensic experts have identified a total of 65 victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the government said on Saturday, as the last of the team investigating the crash returned from eastern Ukraine.

Australia holds national day of mourning for MH17 victims

Melbourne - Flags flew at half mast Thursday as Australia held a national day of mourning for those killed in the MH17 crash in Ukraine, a day after experts suspended the search for body parts.

MH17 search suspended over security concerns: Dutch PM

The Hague - International experts have suspended their search for body parts at the MH17 crash site on Wednesday because of deteriorating security in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said.
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The tulip fields in the Lisse and the Keukenhof area of the Netherlands captured by a GoPro Hero 3 o...
The tulip fields in the Lisse and the Keukenhof area of the Netherlands captured by a GoPro Hero 3 on a drone.
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Storks are large birds, looking majestic when overhead in the air.
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A typical Dutch produced DAF 2 cylinder car from the 1960s and 1970s
A typical Dutch produced DAF 2 cylinder car from the 1960s and 1970s
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Spring also brings the flowers of which millions are exported all over the world each year.
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John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Bed-in for Peace - Amsterdam Hilton Hotel - 25 March 1969.
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Clock of the Central Station (ca.1890) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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A sign with posters of political candidates in the Netherlands
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12m Flash Mob in Dam Square, Amsterdam on May 12, 2012
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The agrarian North of the Netherlands is quite empty. You can take extensive walks through the countryside amidst cows, channels, churches and open green spaces.
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An empty Netherlands beer bottle.
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A stork elegantly descending towards the nest
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Zilla van den Born went on a virtual five-week holiday in southeastern Asia without leaving Amsterdam.
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Geert Wilders during an interview for the BBC's HardTalk
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Snapshot of the H5N1 Mutation at YouTube "Harvard Cell Animation"
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Dawn Arnall and her husband Roland Arnall, center, listen to Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende in 2006.
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" Humans ! "
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A farmer in the Netherlands gave his pigs a water slide to keep cool in summer.
A farmer in the Netherlands gave his pigs a water slide to keep cool in summer.
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Tim Krul saves a penalty against Costa Rica in the quarter-final of the 2014 World Cup
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