The Netherlands

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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

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.

PM returns from Netherlands

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

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.

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.

May 31, 2015
May 31, 2015

Shayera’s Obituary: Brilliant, but all too brief

The Daily Star pays a final tribute to Shayera Moula, a vibrant and intelligent young journalist who had been with the newspaper since the age of 15, passing away on May 29 at the age of 29. Rest in peace, Shayera.