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The changing face of Black Pete in the Netherlands

Monday, December 5th 2016, 4:49

The Sinterklaas festival in the Netherlands is hoping to avoid controversy with a new look for "Black Pete".
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'My alcoholic brother chose euthanasia'

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 6:38

The brother of a man who has been legally allowed to end his life in the Netherlands because he was an alcoholic has been talking about the day he died.
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Burka ban backed by Dutch MPs for public places

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 17:49

Dutch MPs back a ban on the Islamic full veil in some public places like schools and hospitals.
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Bird flu: Netherlands culls 190,000 ducks

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 9:13

About 190,000 ducks are culled in the Netherlands in an effort to prevent the spread of bird flu.
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'Pack your bags'

Friday, November 25th 2016, 0:11

A black TV presenter-turned politician has found herself at the centre of a Dutch row over race.
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Geert Wilders brands Dutch hate speech trial 'a charade'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 17:47

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders says his hate speech trial is a "charade and a disgrace".
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Ancient Egypt crocodile surprise at Dutch museum

Friday, November 18th 2016, 12:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt

New 3D scan of Egyptian crocodile mummy shows dozens of baby reptiles inside.
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Mystery over Dutch WW2 shipwrecks vanished from Java Sea bed

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 17:51

Three Dutch shipwrecks considered war graves vanish from the bottom of the Java Sea.
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Empty cells

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 1:07

While much of the world struggles with overcrowded prisons, in the Netherlands jails are rapidly emptying. How has this happened - and why are some people unhappy?
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Russia ships 'chase away' Dutch submarine in Mediterranean

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 17:15

Russia says two of its ships forced away a Dutch submarine to stop it spying in the Mediterranean.
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Dutch politician Geert Wilders boycotts hate-speech trial

Monday, October 31st 2016, 13:58

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders refuses to attend his trial for inciting hatred.
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Dutch politician Geert Wilders on trial over hate speech

Monday, October 31st 2016, 0:10

The Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders goes on trial in the Netherlands on hate speech charges on Monday.
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Giant air cleaner unveiled in Amsterdam by Envinity Group

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 10:45
related places: Amsterdam

Dutch inventors unveil giant outside air vacuum cleaner they say is capable of filtering out large quantities of toxic particles from the atmosphere.
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Dutch ambassador to China suspended amid 'affair' reports

Monday, October 17th 2016, 11:39
related countries: China China

An inquiry has begun into the Dutch ambassador to China, Ron Keller, amid reports that he had a secret relationship with a Chinese employee.
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Geert Wilders: Dutch Freedom Party chief will be tried for racial hatred

Friday, October 14th 2016, 14:59

The trial of controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders is to go ahead later this month despite a bid by his lawyers to have the case thrown out.
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Islamic State defector: 'Isis use people like human meat'

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 15:59

Abu Sumail, a Dutch national who joined so-called Islamic State in 2014, speaks about his desire to leave the militant group, and return home.
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Has Pokemon gone from Netherlands beaches?

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 15:33

The BBC's Anna Holligan reports on an apparent ban on Pokemon Go on some beaches in the Netherlands.
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Dutchman jailed for unplugging stereo

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 13:33

A Dutch tourist is to serve three months hard labour in Myanmar for unplugging a loudspeaker relaying a Buddhist ceremony.
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Sotheby's declares 'Frans Hals' work a forgery

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 13:10

A painting believed to be by the Dutch artist Frans Hals and sold by Sotheby's for a reported £8.5m ($10.8m) is declared a forgery.
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Minorities feel brunt of Dutch police spot-checks

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 12:11

Dutch report says ethnic profiling in stop-checks 'undermines trust'.
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Dutch journalist Oerlemans shot dead by 'IS sniper' in Libya

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 22:13
related countries: Libya Libya

A Dutch journalist is shot dead by a sniper reportedly belonging to the group known as Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte.
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MH17: Dutch-led team to pinpoint Buk missile launch site

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 10:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

An international investigation team looking into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is due to release its findings on Wednesday.
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Van Gogh: Painter 'suffered psychosis' in final 18 months

Friday, September 16th 2016, 4:47
related places: Amsterdam

Experts in Amsterdam say that troubled Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh suffered a form of repeated psychosis in his final 18 months.
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Dutch police fight drones with eagles

Monday, September 12th 2016, 16:39

Dutch police employ eagles to take down illegal drones following successful trials.
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Thursday, September 8th 2016, 16:51

The European Court of Justice rules in favour of Playboy in a long-running case over hyperlinks to copyrighted content.
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Dutch man waits 10 days in Chinese airport for 'girlfriend'

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 8:19
related countries: China China

A Dutch man who lived in a Chinese airport for 10 days after the online girlfriend he was hoping to meet failed to show up wins little sympathy online.
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Dutch app lets users decide refugees' fate

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 16:02

A Dutch app called The Detailed Interview is letting users decide the fate of "refugees" in the Netherlands.
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Dutch men revealed as world's tallest

Monday, July 25th 2016, 23:39
related countries: Latvia Latvia

When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a study reveals.
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Dutchman jailed for 30 days for 'insulting' the king

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 20:18

A court in the Netherlands sentences a man to 30 days in jail for insulting the king on Facebook.
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Straight ahead

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 23:17

While Dutch Eurosceptics are buoyed by the Brexit vote, others believe the chances of a vote in the Netherlands on its future in the EU is unlikely.
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Gang networks in Europe 'forcing children to steal'

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 10:30

Dutch police say some 300 Roma (Gypsy) children are being exploited across Europe by gangs forcing them to steal €1,000 (£770) a day.
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How Dutch designers make desks disappear

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 12:36

One company's innovative solution to make employees leave on time.
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Qatar convicts Dutch woman held 'after being raped'

Monday, June 13th 2016, 9:57
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A court in Qatar convicts a Dutch woman charged with having sex outside marriage after she told police she had been raped.
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Dutch woman arrested in Qatar after making rape claim

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 16:07
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A Dutch woman is being detained in Qatar on suspicion of adultery, after she told police she had been raped, her lawyer and the Dutch embassy says.
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