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'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.

Scores of experts get to work at MH17 Ukraine crash site

The Hague - A team of 70 international experts got to work Friday recovering bodies at the crash site of flight MH17 in war-torn eastern Ukraine, the Dutch justice ministry said."Dutch and Australian experts arrived at the crash site on Friday morning....

Dutch, Australian experts reach MH17 crash site

Kiev - Dutch and Australian experts accompanied by a team of international monitors on Thursday reached the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 after days of fierce fighting that had stopped them reaching the area.

Dutch police receive 150 MH17 crash images, videos

The Hague - Witnesses have uploaded 150 photos and videos to a Dutch police server set up to help piece together the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over east Ukraine, a spokeswoman said.

Dutch PM asks Ukraine to stop fighting near crash site

The Hague - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Tuesday to ask Ukrainian forces to stop fighting around the MH17 crash site, a government spokesman said.

Dutch, Australian police scrap MH17 site visit over security: OSCE

Donetsk - Dutch and Australian police who were planning to head to the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 on Sunday have had to scrap their trip over security concerns, a OSCE spokesman said."There is fighting going on. We can't take the risk.

Human remains still at MH17 crash site, says Australia PM

Sydney - More than a week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in rebel-held eastern Ukraine human remains are still at the crash site, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday.

Securing MH17 site a 'dangerous tightrope act': Experts

The Hague - Sending Western forces to secure the MH17 crash site in rebel-held Ukraine and protect investigators will be a perilous balancing act involving unpredictable separatists and Russian pride, experts said Friday.

Ukraine's PM resigns, complicating MH17 probe

Donetsk - Ukraine's prime minister resigned after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the former Soviet state into political limbo as it struggles to quell a deadly rebellion in the east.

Ukraine fighting rages as Australia ready for MH17 site deployment

Donetsk - Fighting between Ukrainian troops and rebels raged Thursday near the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, as countries which lost 298 citizens in the disaster moved to deploy their police to secure the impact zone.

First MH17 bodies arrive in grieving Netherlands

Eindhoven - The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, as the conflict flared yet again near the Malaysian airliner's crash site.

No evidence of tampering with MH17 voice recorder: Probe

The Hague - Dutch lead investigators into the shooting down over Ukraine of flight MH17 said Wednesday that data from the cockpit voice recorder was intact and had not been tampered with."The cockpit voice recorder was damaged but the memory module was intact.

Ground crew recall happy MH17 voyagers boarding doomed flight

The Hague - An airline ground crew member who checked passengers in for doomed flight MH17 has made an emotional post on Facebook, recalling sending off holidaymakers, children and grandparents with wishes for "a pleasant flight".

Plane carrying MH17 bodies leaves Ukraine for Netherlands

Kharkiv - The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Wednesday left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands following a sombre ceremony, an AFP journalist at the scene said.

Rebels return 80 fewer bodies than promised from MH17, experts say

Donetsk - International monitors on Tuesday said body parts still lay scattered at eastern Ukraine's unsecured crash site of downed flight MH17, as Dutch experts said they were given 80 fewer corpses than promised by the rebels.

Evidence mounts of MH17 missile strike, but proof elusive

The Hague - With evidence mounting that a surface-to-air missile brought down flight MH17 in Ukraine, experts warned Tuesday that proof remains a long way off and only satellite images can identify who pushed the button.

Ukraine train carrying MH17 bodies arrives in govt-held town

Kharkiv - A train carrying some 280 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived Tuesday in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, an AFP journalist at the scene said.

Putin 'will help recover bodies, black boxes': Dutch PM

The Hague - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday promised Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte he will help retrieve bodies and black boxes from the Ukrainian rebel-held crash site of flight MH17.

Putin 'must take responsibility' for crash site access: Dutch PM

The Hague - Vladimir Putin must act to allow access to the Ukranian rebel-held crash site of flight MH17 so bodies can be removed, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Saturday after a "very intense" conversation with the Russian president.

Dutch PM vows justice for dead 'if Malaysia plane attacked'

The Hague - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday vowed "not to rest" in tracking down those responsible for downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 if it emerges it was attacked.

Tears, shock as Netherlands mourns plane crash victims

- Distraught and sobbing relatives poured into Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as the nation reeled from the news 154 of its citizens were aboard a Malaysian plane believed to have been shot down in Ukraine.

Dutch court rules state liable over 300 Srebrenica victims

The Hague - A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that the state was liable for the deaths of over 300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II.

Netherlands claim UFWC title with hard fought Costa Rica win

The Netherlands have won the Unofficial Football World Champions title and a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup after a long-fought match against surprise package Costa Rica.

Dutchman van der Sloot weds in Peruvian prison

Lima - Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year prison sentence for killing a Peruvian woman in 2010, has married his pregnant girlfriend.

Amsterdam revolts against Libeskind Holocaust memorial

Amsterdam - Amsterdam residents fearing the loss of a popular park have rejected a multi-million-euro Holocaust memorial by famed US architect Daniel Libeskind, forcing officials to rethink the plan.

World Cup: Watch the stunning header goal by Robin Van Persie

Video is surfacing of one of the most incredible goals of the 2014 World Cup...so far. The Netherlands' Robin Van Persie headed in a goal to tie the match versus Spain in the 43th minute.
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Young girl from the Netherlands.
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Jettie Brands from the Netherlands now makes San Francisco her home. She and her beau Ron Viner were...
Jettie Brands from the Netherlands now makes San Francisco her home. She and her beau Ron Viner were guests at the party at the Consul General's home on Sept. 13, 2011
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Spring also brings the flowers of which millions are exported all over the world each year.
Spring also brings the flowers of which millions are exported all over the world each year.
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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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Parking space for bicycles in the bicycle capital Amsterdam  Netherlands.
Parking space for bicycles in the bicycle capital Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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" Humans ! "
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The new hand built high performance Vencer Sarthe goes through its paces
The new hand built high performance Vencer Sarthe goes through its paces
Vencer Cars Netherlands
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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.
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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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Going green with the technology
Going green with the technology
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Screenshot of Robin Van Persie s header goal during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Screenshot of Robin Van Persie's header goal during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
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2 trains collided in Amsterdam on April 21  2012
2 trains collided in Amsterdam on April 21, 2012
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One of 60 000 suspension bridges in the Netherlands that allow traffic to pass on both water and roa...
One of 60,000 suspension bridges in the Netherlands that allow traffic to pass on both water and road.
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A stork elegantly descending towards the nest
A stork elegantly descending towards the nest
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Snapshot of the H5N1 Mutation at YouTube  Harvard Cell Animation
Snapshot of the H5N1 Mutation at YouTube "Harvard Cell Animation"
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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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Tour de France 2010 route
Tour de France 2010 route
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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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The new Vencer Sarthe
The new Vencer Sarthe
Vencer Cars
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