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Afghan brothers launch new mine-hunting drone

Eindhoven - Former refugees Massoud and Mahmud Hassani stunned the world three years ago with an invention like a dandelion puffball that sought to rid the world of landmines.

Two years on, villagers, relatives mourn MH17 crash

Ukraine - Villagers held a vigil Sunday at the site in eastern Ukraine where Flight MH17 was shot down two years ago, as bereaved relatives marked the anniversary with emotional memorial services.

Dutchman jailed for 30 days for insulting king

Den Haag - A man was on Thursday sentenced to 30 days in prison for insulting the king of the Netherlands on Facebook, prosecutors said, after being convicted of breaking seldom used royal defamation laws.

MH17 families steel for legal fight on second anniversary

Den Haag - The families of the 298 people who died when flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine are steeling themselves for a slew of bitter legal battles, on the eve of the tragedy's second anniversary.

Van Gogh 'suicide gun' on display in Amsterdam

Den Haag - Amsterdam's renowned Van Gogh Museum unveiled a new exhibition Tuesday focusing on Vincent's final 18 months of mental anguish before he shot himself in 1890, including the suspected gun he used in his suicide.

Dutch press Moscow for MH17 radar evidence

Den Haag - Dutch investigators probing who is to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 two years ago have pressed Russian authorities to hand over outstanding evidence, officials said Thursday.

Dutch far-right MP to push 'Nexit' despite Brexit woes

Den Haag - Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders vowed Thursday to press ahead with his hoped-for referendum to leave the EU despite the Brexit turmoil, and to close the Netherlands' borders to Muslim immigrants.

Two Dutch UN troops killed in Mali training accident

Bamako - Two Dutch UN peacekeepers were accidently killed and one seriously wounded Wednesday in an explosion in northwest Mali during a training exercise, the Dutch defence ministry said.

Netherlands rolls out world’s first nationwide IoT network

A long range (LoRa) network for the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) is now available across the Netherlands, making it the first country in the world to implement the IoT system nationwide.

UN approves deal for Italy, Netherlands to share Council seat

New York - The UN General Assembly on Thursday elected Italy to the Security Council under a deal that will see the Netherlands take over the seat in a year.

Dutch petition for Nexit vote gets over 56,000 signatures

Den Haag - Dutch campaigners have gathered more than 56,000 signatures on a petition calling for The Netherlands to hold a referendum on whether to leave the EU, in the wake of the Brexit bombshell.

Dutch court grants Canada extradition in cyberbully case

Den Haag - An Amsterdam court on Tuesday ruled in favour of extraditing a Dutchman to Canada where he is wanted on charges linked to the cyberbullying of a teenager who committed suicide in 2012.

Will the Dutch follow Britain out the door?

Den Haag - Britain's vote to leave the EU has sent shockwaves across the Netherlands, a founding father of the European community, but despite a push by eurosceptics analysts say a "Nexit" referendum is unlikely soon, if ever.

Dutch crops grown on 'Mars' soil found safe to eat

Den Haag - Dutch scientists said Thursday crops of four vegetables and cereals grown on soil similar to that on Mars have been found safe to eat, amid plans for the first manned mission to the planet.

Man electrocuted as heavy storms batter Netherlands

Den Haag - Heavy storms swept the Netherlands Thursday leaving one man dead after he was electrocuted in his flooded cellar where he was growing cannabis, police and media said.

Dutch woman leaves Qatar after adultery conviction

Den Haag - A Dutch woman who was convicted of adultery in Qatar after she reported being raped has left the Gulf and returned home, officials in the Netherlands said on Thursday.

Dutch probe cross-border nuclear safety

Den Haag - The Dutch safety board announced on Wednesday it is launching an investigation into how the Netherlands works with its neighbours to prevent and handle any cross-border nuclear power accidents.

Qatar convicts Dutch tourist who says she was raped

Doha - A Doha court on Monday convicted a Dutch woman of adultery and handed her a one-year suspended sentence after she reported being raped while on holiday in Qatar.

Back to back: Dutch expo reveals art's surprising side

Den Haag - For centuries many have pondered what lies behind the Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile, but it was more of a rhetorical question. Now art lovers can literally discover what the back of Da Vinci's masterpiece looks like.

Swiss fighter crashes in Netherlands ahead of air show

Den Haag - A Swiss fighter crashed and burst into flames in the Netherlands Thursday after hitting another jet during a training session before an air show, officials said.

Raids in Germany, Switzerland in MH17 probe

Den Haag - German and Swiss authorities have carried out raids seizing documents after learning a German private detective had investigated the MH17 air disaster, Dutch officials and media said Tuesday.

MH17 criminal probe results due within months

Den Haag - Initial results from a criminal inquiry into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over war-torn eastern Ukraine nearly two years ago will be available within months, Dutch prosecutors have said.

Dutch, U.S. officials crack huge global mail scam

Den Haag - Dutch and US prosecutors said Thursday they had cracked down on a multi-million-euro scam in which hundreds of thousands of victims mailed money to the Netherlands after being told they had won the lottery.

Ukranian art buyer hands back stolen Dutch masterpiece

Den Haag - A Ukranian art buyer has handed back a missing 18th-century painting stolen a decade ago from a Dutch museum, bringing the total number of masterpieces retrieved from the heist to five, officials said on Monday.

Dutch MPs vote to strip jihadists of dual nationality

Den Haag - Dutch MPs voted on Tuesday to strip dual nationals of their Dutch citizenship if they join terror groups such as the so-called Islamic State group to fight as jihadists, officials said.

Dutch F-35 jets touch down for European air show debut

Leeuwarden - Two US-assembled F-35A fighter jets destined for the Dutch air force have landed for the first time in northern Europe, ahead of the stealth plane's continental air show debut over the summer.

Dutch artist Cornelis le Mair, an enduring and captivating talent Special

Eindhoven - The Dutch maestro, surely one of the most naturally gifted painters around today, is as busy as ever - though he found time in his schedule to talk to Digital Journal.

Australian and Dutch climbers die after Everest summit

Kathmandu - An Australian and a Dutch mountaineer have died of altitude sickness after summitting Mount Everest, expedition organisers said, the latest deaths to hit the Himalayan climbing season.

Out of this world: 'Moon and Mars veggies' grow in Dutch greenhouse

Wageningen - Establishing a human colony on the Moon and travelling to Mars has been the stuff of dreams since the dawn of the space age.But these visions face many hurdles. How can humans survive for months or years in the ultra-hostile environment of space?

Two escaped tigers returned to Dutch refuge: police

Den Haag - Two Bengal tigers that escaped Saturday from a big cat shelter in the Netherlands have been recaptured after about four hours on the loose, Dutch authorities said.
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Cornelis le Mair
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Glow in the dark road, technology
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refugee camp in Netherlands
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The new Vencer Sarthe
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Parking space for bicycles in the bicycle capital Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Screenshot from "SolaRoad" intro video
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Storks are large birds, looking majestic when overhead in the air.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Bed-in for Peace - Amsterdam Hilton Hotel - 25 March 1969.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Bed-in for Peace - Amsterdam Hilton Hotel - 25 March 1969.
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Oosterpark in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Geert Wilders during an interview for the BBC's HardTalk
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Clock of the Central Station (ca.1890) in Amsterdam  Netherlands.
Clock of the Central Station (ca.1890) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
A stork elegantly descending towards the nest
A stork elegantly descending towards the nest
The agrarian North of the Netherlands is quite empty. You can take extensive walks through the count...
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.
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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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.
YouTube
2 trains collided in Amsterdam on April 21  2012
2 trains collided in Amsterdam on April 21, 2012
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A sign with posters of political candidates in the Netherlands
A sign with posters of political candidates in the Netherlands
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Stork on the lookout atop a farm building. Annually  these birds return to their nests in a few sele...
Stork on the lookout atop a farm building. Annually, these birds return to their nests in a few selected villages. Friesland, the Netherlands
Tim Krul saves a penalty against Costa Rica in the quarter-final of the 2014 World Cup
Tim Krul saves a penalty against Costa Rica in the quarter-final of the 2014 World Cup
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