The Netherlands

MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine in 2014, are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus$10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights, The Sydney Morning Herald reports today.

January 4, 2019
January 4, 2019

Cargo ship's lost containers bring windfall to Dutch islanders

Dozens of containers with items including flat-screen televisions wash up on Dutch islands in the North Sea after a ship loses part of its cargo in heavy seas, bringing a windfall for local treasure hunters.

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine in 2014, are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus$10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights, The Sydney Morning Herald reports today.

April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016

‘Dentist of horror' jailed in France

A Dutchman dubbed the "dentist of horror" is sentenced to eight years in France for mutilating the mouths of some 120 patients.

February 4, 2016
February 4, 2016

Dutch woman on quest for family in Bangladesh

Poverty stricken Rahima Khatun in 1979 was compelled to give up her four-year-old granddaughter Sultana for adoption to a Dutch non-government organisation and was subsequently adopted by a Dutch couple in the Netherlands.

January 10, 2016
January 10, 2016

Students turn da Vinci’s design to build world’s longest ice bridge

A group of students has brought in a few adjustments to da Vinci's design and is building a bridge that will be the world's longest ice bridge

December 11, 2015
December 11, 2015

ICC T20 World Cup 2016 schedule announced

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announces the groups and schedule of the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016, which will be staged across eight venues in India from March 8 to April 3, 2016.

November 6, 2015
November 6, 2015

PM returns from Netherlands

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrives in Dhaka completing her three-day tour to the Netherlands.

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

Passenger tries to open plane door at 30,000ft thinking ‘it was a toilet'

A passenger tries to open a jet door at 30,000 feet mistaking it for the toilet before being fined and getting banned from the airline for five years.

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

Gravity-defying 3D printer to print bridge over water in Amsterdam

A 3D printer that can print "cables" of material in any orientation is set to 3D print a steel bridge over a canal in Amsterdam.

June 4, 2015
June 4, 2015

Dutch politician to show Muhammad cartoons on TV

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders says he will show cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a TV slot allocated to his party.