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Panel falls from aircraft, smashes into car in Japan

Toukyo - A panel weighing 4.3 kilograms fell from a plane shortly after take-off from a Japanese airport and smashed the window of a car being driven below, news reports and the airline said Sunday.

Dutch king opens parliament, vows to help Caribbean isles

Den Haag - Dutch King Willem-Alexander Tuesday vowed his nation would stand with hurricane-hit Caribbean islands to help rebuild, as he officially opened parliament even though no government is yet in place.

Dutch troops fail to stop looting after Irma: island leader

Den Haag - The leader of the Dutch side of the island of St. Martin on Monday accused troops deployed from the Netherlands of doing nothing to stop looters in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a Dutch newspaper reported.

Splashes galore as Frisian pole-jumpers reach for the sky

De Beek - At 22, Dutch pole-jumper Sytse Bokma is getting to the top of his game -- literally. But on a muggy summer's afternoon in rural northern Netherlands, things just weren't going his way.

France's hurricane-hit St Martin on guard for health threats

Jarry - The French-Dutch island of St Martin, where white sands and turquoise waters once drew foreign visitors in droves, is now attracting a different kind of population: rats and mosquitoes.

Macron, Johnson visit hurricane-hit Caribbean

Marigot - French President Emmanuel Macron and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson travelled Tuesday to the hurricane-hit Caribbean, rebuffing criticism over the relief efforts as European countries boost aid to their devastated island territories.

400 hurricane survivors arrive in France, Netherlands

Paris - About 400 exhausted and traumatised survivors of Hurricane Irma, which pummelled Caribbean islands last week, arrived in France and the Netherlands on Monday aboard military planes.

Hurricane Irma: International efforts in the Caribbean

London - Britain, France, the Netherlands and the United States have ramped up relief efforts for their territories in the Caribbean after the passage of Hurricane Irma last week left devastation in its wake.

Dutch king to visit hurricane-hit Sint Maarten

Den Haag - Dutch King Willem-Alexander will visit the devastated Caribbean island of Sint Maarten on Monday to view the aid operation for tens of thousands left stricken by Hurricane Irma, the palace said.

St Martin, St Barts contemplate rebuilding in Irma's wake

Marigot - People on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts on Sunday contemplated the task of rebuilding their lives after Hurricane Irma destroyed homes and roads and knocked out power and water.

Irma death toll in Dutch St Martin climbs to four: PM

Den Haag - Four people are now known to have died when Hurricane Irma barrelled over the Dutch part of the Caribbean island of St Martin, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Sunday.

After Irma, fearful islands await Hurricane Jose

Marigot - Battered and weary after being pummelled by Hurricane Irma, terrified residents were on Saturday gearing up to face a second monster storm which was heading for the Caribbean.

Looting, bad weather hamper Caribbean aid efforts

Jarry - High winds and foul weather disrupted emergency relief efforts for hurricane-hit islands in the Caribbean on Friday as local authorities attempted to deliver aid and prevent looting.

Authorities battle looting, bad weather in Caribbean aid efforts

Jarry - High winds and bad weather disrupted emergency relief efforts for hurricane-hit islands in the Caribbean on Friday as local authorities attempted to deliver aid and prevent looting.

Police sent to hurricane-hit St Martin to rein in looting: ministers

Jarry - Hundreds of extra police are being sent to the Caribbean island of St Martin after reports of people breaking into shops following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, French and Dutch politicians said.

Dutch seek to restore security amid looting on St Martin

Den Haag - Dutch troops were fanning out across part of the hurricane-hit island of St Martin on Friday as shots were heard and officials admitted there had been some looting.

Hurricane damage has left Dutch St Martin 'unreachable': PM

Den Haag - Hurricane Irma has caused "huge damage" to St Martin, devastating its airport and port and leaving the Dutch part of the Caribbean island unreachable, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Thursday.

France flies in aid to stricken Caribbean islands

Jarry - France on Thursday flew in water, emergency rations and rescue teams to stricken French territories in the Caribbean hit by Hurricane Irma where at least eight people have been killed and another 21 wounded.

Dutch give big cats hunting lessons in return to the wild

Anna Paulowna - Suspended from a large butcher's hook, a prime piece of raw steak glides and then zigzags through the air in a big arena under the watchful eye of Dumi, the lioness.

Amsterdam to beef up security after Barcelona attacks

Den Haag - Amsterdam is beefing up its security measures following the deadly Barcelona terror attacks two weeks ago, including looking at shortening queues at major attractions, the city's mayor said Thursday.

Dutch scientists say human lifespan has limits

Den Haag - Dutch researchers claimed Thursday to have discovered the maximum age "ceiling" for human lifespan, despite growing life expectancy because of better nutrition, living conditions and medical care.

Police quiz suspect as questions loom over Rotterdam gig threat

Den Haag - Dutch police resumed questioning a man Friday over a suspected plot against a Rotterdam concert, but doubts have grown over the authenticity of the threat that triggered a major security alert.

Police quiz suspect as questions loom over Rotterdam gig threat

Den Haag - Dutch police resumed questioning a man Friday over a suspected plot against a Rotterdam concert, but doubts have grown over the authenticity of the threat that triggered a major security alert.

Dutch ministers quizzed over tainted egg scandal

Den Haag - Dutch MPs on Thursday grilled two ministers over the tainted-egg scandal that has swept Europe as the country sought to mend its poultry industry's battered reputation.

Allah-Las, rockers of California cool caught in furor

New York - The Allah-Las, the band at the center of an attack plot foiled by Dutch police, have won a following with their suave psychedelic rock but been dogged by controversy over their name.

Dutch acted on 'concrete' info of terror attack plot

Rotterdam - Dutch police Thursday released a van driver arrested over a suspected terror attack plot on a Rotterdam concert venue, but stepped up inquiries based on a "concrete" tip-off from Spain.

Netherlands going forward with thorium reactor research

The first phase of a Salt Irradiation Experiment (SALIENT) has begun at the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group in Petten, a nuclear research facility along the North Sea coast in the Netherlands.

Dutch government reaches post-WWII longevity record

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's cabinet has become the longest serving in the Netherlands since World War II, a milestone reached in large part because of dragged-out talks to form a viable coalition government.

Bones, silver found in 18th-century Dutch wreck off UK

London - Maritime archaeologists said Friday they have begun excavating the wreck of a Dutch ship that sank off the English coast in 1740, recovering leather shoes, silver and the bones of its lost crew.

Dutch police arrest man after knife drama at broadcaster

Den Haag - Dutch police arrested a man Thursday in the country's central broadcasting centre of Hilversum, after he took a woman hostage following an altercation in a parking lot, a spokeswoman said.
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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
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