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Dutch cabinet backs partial Islamic burqa ban

Den Haag - The Dutch cabinet on Friday approved a partial ban on wearing the face-covering Islamic veil, including in schools, hospitals and on public transport.

Dutch doctor who gave wrong diagnoses could face longer sentence

Den Haag - Prosecutors in the Netherlands on Wednesday called for a longer prison term for a former neurologist convicted for giving wrong diagnoses, which led one patient to commit suicide.

Tourists in court for cheeky nude snaps at Cambodia's Angkor

Phnom Penh - Three tourists appeared in a Cambodian court Monday accused of taking photographs of their bare bottoms inside the country's famed Angkor temple complex, an official said on Monday.

Dutch king insult case sparks royal outrage

Den Haag - A decision to drag a Dutch activist before a judge for insulting King Willem-Alexander has sparked outrage in liberal-minded Netherlands and prompted prosecutors to re-evaluate the case based on a century-old law.

Dutch lawmaker plans Mohammed expo after U.S. shootings

Den Haag - Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders said on Wednesday he wanted to stage a parliamentary exhibition of the cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed that sparked a deadly shooting in Texas that left two dead.

Dutch lawmaker Wilders on mission to stop 'Islamisation'

Den Haag - Far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, who addressed participants at a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas before a shooting erupted outside the event, believes he is on a mission to stop the "Islamisation" of the West.

One dead, children hurt after Dutch cherry picker topples

Den Haag - At least one man died and 10 others, many of them children, were hurt after a cherry picker toppled over at a vintage car show in the central Netherlands, a Dutch news report said Saturday.

Last MH17 crash remains arrive in Netherlands

Den Haag - A flight carrying the last remains of Dutch victims killed in last year's MH17 plane crash in rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine arrived in the Netherlands on Saturday. The Dutch air force C-130 plane landed shortly before 4.

Search of Ukraine MH17 crash site over: Dutch team

Den Haag - Dutch and international investigators have finished recovering human remains and wreckage from the MH17 plane crash site in eastern Ukraine, the mission's head said on Thursday.

Dutch UN commanders not liable for Srebrenica deaths: Court

Den Haag - A Dutch appeals court ruled Wednesday that three former UN commanders will not be prosecuted for the deaths of three Muslim men who were murdered after leaving a UN compound in Srebrenica in 1995.

Berlin knew Ukraine flight dangers before MH17 crash: Reports

Frankfurt - Berlin knew the risks of flying over war-torn east Ukraine before Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky last year but did not inform German airlines, local media reported on Sunday.

Dutch expert fired after showing MH17 victim photos

Den Haag - A Dutch expert helping to identify victims from last year's MH17 airliner crash in Ukraine has been fired after showing photographs of the dead at a public lecture, the government said Thursday.

Dutch investigators recover human remains from MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Dutch investigators have recovered "many" more body parts and pieces of wreckage after resuming their search at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine, the Netherlands said Wednesday.

Dutch team finds more remains at Ukraine MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Dutch investigators have recovered more body parts at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine after searching a location that was previously inaccessible, the Netherlands announced on Thursday.

Dutch to renew search for body parts, debris at MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Dutch and international investigators will renew their search for body parts and debris at the MH17 plane crash site in restive eastern Ukraine, including at a location previously considered unsafe, the team's chief announced Wednesday.

Dutch anti-Islam MP Wilders rallies German PEGIDA protesters

Dresden - Dutch far-right populist lawmaker Geert Wilders rallied thousands of PEGIDA followers in eastern Germany Monday to counter society's "Islamisation" but failed to draw the record crowds organisers had hoped for.

Prostitutes protest closing Amsterdam 'window' brothels

Den Haag - Hundreds of prostitutes and supporters protested Thursday in Amsterdam against plans to reinvigorate the city's famed red light district by closing some of the windows where sex workers sit to draw clients.

Turkish prosecutor requests acquittal of Dutch reporter

Diyarbakir - A Turkish prosecutor on Wednesday requested the acquittal of a Dutch journalist specialising in Kurdish issues who was accused of spreading "terrorist propaganda" for the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Dutch wholesaler jailed for selling horsemeat as beef

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Tuesday jailed wholesaler Willy Selten for two-and-a-half years for selling horsemeat passed off as beef during Europe's massive 2013 meat scandal.

French free Dutch hostage in Mali four years after kidnap

Paris - French special forces on Monday rescued a Dutch train driver kidnapped nearly four years ago in Mali by Al-Qaeda's north Africa arm in an operation that killed several jihadists.

Anne Frank died earlier than thought, new study says

Den Haag - Jewish teenager Anne Frank died in a Nazi concentration camp at least a month earlier than her official date of death, a new study said on Tuesday."New research...

Dutch seek BUK missile witnesses in MH17 crash probe

Den Haag - Dutch and international experts probing the MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine appealed Monday for witnesses who saw the transport or firing of a BUK surface-to-air missile around the time of the disaster."Investigators are looking at all scenarios.

Dutch bikes given to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

- The Dutch city of Amsterdam on Sunday donated 500 second-hand bicycles for Syrian refugees to use in the huge Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan.

Power supply restored after cut at Amsterdam Schipol airport

Den Haag - A massive power cut caused chaos in and around the Dutch capital Amsterdam on Friday, including temporarily halting all flights at Schiphol International Airport, an airport spokeswoman and news reports said.

Dutch seek five-year jail term for horsemeat scandal trader

Den Bosch - Dutch prosecutors demanded Tuesday a five-year sentence for a local meat wholesaler suspected of being a key player in Europe's massive 2013 horsemeat scandal.

Dutch visit previously inaccessible MH17 Ukraine crash site

Den Haag - Dutch experts returned to war-ravaged Ukraine on Friday to probe the MH17 crash site, including visiting a location previously considered unsafe because of fighting with pro-Russian separatists.

Dutch vote leaves coalition facing uncertain future

Den Haag - Dutch voters punished premier Mark Rutte's ruling coalition in provincial elections on Wednesday, exit polls said, leaving the Liberal-Labour government facing an uncertain future and scrambling for partners to pass reforms in the Senate.

Masked men attacking Amsterdam Uber drivers with brass knuckles

Masked men are attacking Uber drivers in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. Groups armed with brass knuckles and hammers are targeting drivers of the car-booking service, De Telegraaf reports.

'Terror owl' trapped in Dutch city

Den Haag - A rogue owl that has terrorised a northern Dutch city for the past year, forcing citizens to arm themselves with umbrellas at night, has finally been caught, officials announced Friday.

Netherlands justice minister resigns over deal with drug trafficker

Den Haag - The Dutch justice minister resigned late Monday in an ongoing scandal over a deal worth millions of guilders (euros) struck by prosecutors with a famous drug trafficker 15 years ago.
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