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Dutch sperm bank doc scandal widening: report

27 May 2017 | 0 comments

At least three of 19 people who were allegedly fathered by a now-deceased Dutch doctor through IVF treatment came from a different sperm bank than one until now named in reports, a Dutch newspaper said...

Philippines peace talks with communists break down

27 May 2017 | 0 comments

Peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents broke down on Saturday in a row over the rebels' ordering their fighters to step up attacks.The two sides had just opened formal...

Dutch funeral expo digs up the latest in death trends

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

Coffins decked out with board games, gravesites doubling as vegetable patches or children's toy "funeral building bricks" complete with a hearse and crematorium

Sunshine and accidents lead to record Ascension Day traffic jams

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

Thursday is the busiest Ascension Day on the Dutch roads on record, traffic information service VID said.

Economic benefits of Amsterdam tourism are over-estimated: researchers

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

The economic benefits of tourism in Amsterdam have been exaggerated and its financial impact under-estimated, according to research by investigative journalism platform Investico and magazine De Groene Amsterdammer.

Dutch police may test motorists’ saliva for marijuana, cocaine and speed

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch police may begin testing the saliva of drivers and people involved in violent crimes for drugs from July 1 when new zero-tolerance rules come into effect, the transport ministry said.

Rotterdam launches campaign to end forced marriages

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

A Rotterdam city council poster campaign backing the right of young women to choose their own partner has drawn both mostly praise but some have criticised it for trivialising a serious problem.

Dutch PM expresses horror at Manchester bombing, security chiefs meet

24 May 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has expressed his condolences to British prime minister Theresa May following the Manchester concert hall bombing, describing the attack as ‘terrible news’.

Police plan mass dna test to find cold case killer of boy, 11

24 May 2017 | 0 comments

The public prosecution department is preparing a massive dna research project in the hunt for the killer of an 11-year boy almost 20 years ago, officials said on Tuesday.

Dutch police eagle on standby at Nato summit to take down drones

24 May 2017 | 0 comments

There will be an extra Dutch visitor at Thursday’s Nato summit in Brussels – an eagle trained to take down drones, news agency ANP reported.

Dutch super blood donor retires after 333 litres

24 May 2017 | 0 comments

The Netherlands’ most generous blood donor has given his last gift of blood, having provided enough to almost fill three bathtubs, local broadcaster L1 reported.

Work to start on terminal for Amsterdam to London train

24 May 2017 | 0 comments

A new secure Eurostar terminal is being built on the north side of Amsterdam’s Centraal Station ahead of the start-up of the express rail services to London in mid-December, the Parool reported on Tuesday.

ICC prosecutor says C. Africa bloodshed 'must stop now'

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Tuesday called for an immediate halt to the renewed sectarian bloodshed in the Central African Republic, warning that war crimes will be punished.Prosecutor...

Dutch sperm bank doc 'fathered at least 19 children'

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

A now-deceased Dutch doctor in charge of a sperm bank is likely to have fathered at least 19 children through IVF treatment, a comparison of their DNA revealed on Tuesday.The Dutch institute known as...

More passengers can use mobile phones to check in on trains and buses

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

Android phone users can check in for bus and train journeys using their mobile after an ‘OV chip’ app went live on Monday.



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