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Netherland Ambassador tours Kashmir Valley, inspects High Density Plantation projects  .

Srinagar To inspect demonstration projects of High Density Apple orchards established by Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir in collaboration with companies from Netherlands, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands , Alphonsus Stoelinga, today inspected various projects here. ...

- Kashmir Life - IN

Dutchwoman Van Vleuten wins world road time trial.

BERGEN, Norway - Annemiek van Vleuten claimed an emotional world road title in the women's individual time trial on Tuesday, beating fellow Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen to the gold medal.

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Extradition of Radicals makes it to EU's list of conditions.

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn has urged Serbia during his visit here last week to extradite Vjerica Radeta and Petar Jojic to the Hague Tribunal . Along with Jovan "Jovo" Ostojic - who recently passed away - the two are members of the opposition SRS party, led by Vojislav Seselj, whom the tribunal has charged with contempt ...

- B92 - SK

Amsterdam mayor steps down over lung cancer battle.

Eberhard van der Laan's notice prompts outpouring of grief, as Dutch media declare popular politician a 'folk hero'.

- Al Jazeera - QA

News from the West Wind | September.

A featherweight parcel arrives from the north. In it is the entire Bloem en Blad exhibition: green string, hatched eggs, seeds of the dandelion flower. This is a show about lightness in spring. Working with materials from Rotterdam, her new hometown, ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ | Defence asks that experts testify before murder accused Henri Van Breda.

Arguments will be heard in the Western Cape High Court on whether Henri van Breda will testify before or after experts testifying in his defence when his lawyers make their case in three weeks' time.

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Omani sail training ship to visit Malta.

The 85-metre Shabab Oman II sail training ship is to embark on an official, four-day visit to Malta between September 22 and 25. The ship's visit is being organised by Yachting Malta and the Malta Tourism Authority, in collaboration with the Ministry for Tourism, the Ministry for Finance, Transport Malta, Valletta 2018 and ...

- - MT

Insider tip: Amsterdam.

Dangling on a swing 100 metres above Amsterdam wasn't what I had in mind for my trip to the Netherlands.

- Stuff - NZ

DCANZ DairyNZ and MPI endorse Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam.

DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries have today endorsed the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam, marking New Zealand’s commitment towards global sustainable dairy development.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Dutch king to deliver budget speech to Parliament.

The Dutch king is set to ride through The Hague in a horse-drawn carriage to deliver a speech to both houses of parliament outlining the government's budget for the coming … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Femsa launches €2.5bn offering in Dutch brewer Heineken.

- Financial Times - US

Jordan's King Rescues 96 Jordanians from Irma-Struck Island

Upon directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, a Jordanian plane, early Monday, headed for Saint Martin Island to airlift 96 Jordanians from the Caribbean island, which was hit by the devastating Irma Hurricane.The Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs said it is in continuous contact with the Jordanian citizens in ...

- Albawaba - UK

Dutch troops fail to stop looting after Irma: island leader

The leader of the Dutch side of the island of St.

- The Daily Star - LB | Steinhoff case to be heard in Amsterdam

Steinhoff International says that in its dispute with a former joint venture partner, a hearing concerning two German companies will be heard in the Amsterdam Court of Appeal in September.

- Fin24 - SA | No evidence Henri van Breda stood in his brother's blood, defence argues

Rudi van Breda's attacker must have stood in a pool of his blood when his bloodied head was pushed against his bedroom wall after being hacked with an axe, murder accused Henri van Breda's lawyer has said in the Western Cape High Court.

- - ZA | Marli van Breda asks not to be made available to brother's defence team, court hears

Marli van Breda has indicated to the State that she would not want to be made available to the defence, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

- - ZA

Van Breda case off to late start as Cape Town taxi strike causes chaos

The ripple effect of a taxi strike in Cape Town reached the Western Cape High Court on Monday as proceedings in the trial of alleged axe murderer Henri van Breda could not get under way.

- Cape Times - SA

Serbia's Seselj Mocks Hague Tribunal in Reality Show

After Serbian nationalist politician Vojsilav Seselj mocked the Hague Tribunal by posing as a judge on a reality TV show, the UN war crimes court issued a new warning over his upcoming appeal hearings.

- Balkan Insight - UK | LIVE: Insufficient detail in Van Breda blood stain to draw conclusion

Advocate Pieter Botha, for accused Henri van Breda, continues to cross examine blood stain pattern analyst Captain Marius Joubert, where evidence reveals numerous blood flow patterns identified on Rudi Van Breda's head.

- - ZA | LIVE: Numerous blood flow patterns found on Rudi's head

Henri van Breda's murder trial resumes in the Western Cape High Court for day 40 of the proceedings.

- - ZA

MSF: Access to Rakhine State must urgently be permitted

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Myanmar The call comes amidst ongoing military operations in Rakhine, which started in August. The remaining population in the north is without any meaningful form of humanitarian assistance.Amsterdam - International humanitarian organizations must immediately be granted ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Almanac: Discovering bacteria

On September 17, 1683, Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek announced his discovery of single-cell organisms in human dental plaque. Jane Pauley reports.


A Conversation with Paraguayan Artist Enrique Collar and His Search for Identity

"Art is uncomfortable, you can never feel comfortable," says Paraguayan artist Enrique Collar who is now living in The Netherlands.

- Global Voices - US

'Natalee Holloway's Skull Burned In Aruba Cave In 2010'

Holloway went missing in Aruba, a Dutch Carribean island off Venezuela. on May 30, 2005. She was officially declared dead in 2012.

- Yahoo! News - US

Australia Test leg-spinner Holland dies at 70: family

Australian Test leg-spinner Bob "Dutchy" Holland has died following a battle with brain cancer, aged 70, his family said today. Holland died after suffering a brain bleed while in hospital being treated for broken ribs suffered in a fall last week, his son Craig said. Holland was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer in ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Almanac: The discovery of bacteria

On September 17, 1683, Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek announced his discovery of single-cell organisms in human dental plaque


Geert Wilders: "In My Opinion, Islam Is Not a Religion"

"Not long ago Professor Koopmans found that as much as seventy percent of Muslims find Islamic rules more important than secular laws." – Geert Wilders. "Research also points out that 11 percent of Dutch Muslims in the Netherlands are prepared to use

- Hudson New York - US

Dutch beachfront painting gets public facelift

AMSTERDAM, Sept 17 — Perched on a platform up in the air, two restorers are vacuuming the sky'. A quick wipe from a sponge follows and then a touch-up with a pencil. Little by little, the enormous clouds above The Hague are returning to...

- The Malay Mail - MY

7 days quiz

7 days quiz: Who, what or where is the 'Dutch reach'?

- BBC - UK

Geert Wilders: "In My Opinion, Islam Is Not a Religion"

"Not long ago Professor Koopmans found that as much as seventy percent of Muslims find Islamic rules more important than secular laws." -- Geert Wilders Research also points out that 11 percent of Dutch Muslims in the Netherlands are prepared to use

- Hudson New York - US

Will Shell's Gas Gamble Pay Off?

Supermajor Royal Dutch Shell has decided to divest its Iraqi oil assets in a move to focus on its future in natural gas. The industry giant is seemingly breaking from its oil heritage to head full speed into the Golden Age of Gas.' Shell's decision to leave Iraq's upstream oil assets is not without risk, however, as the ...

- - US

France's hurricane-hit St Martin on guard for health threats

The French-Dutch island of St Martin, where white sands and turquoise waters once drew foreign visitors in droves, is now attracting a different kind of population: rats and mosquitoes.

- PhysOrg - NL

Vettel on pole in Singapore, Hamilton fifth

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel put himself on pole position to retake the Formula One lead from Lewis Hamilton after setting the fastest lap in qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday. Championship leader Hamilton, who leads the German by three points with seven rounds remaining, qualified his Mercedes only fifth ...

- - MT

Verstappen sets the pace as Red Bull complete Singapore practice sweep

SINGAPORE, Sept 16 ― Dutch teenager Max Verstappen set the pace in final practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday as Red Bull continued to dominate ahead of qualifying at the Marina Bay street circuit. Verstappen lapped the 5 km...

- The Malay Mail - MY

DJ Snake, Martin Garrix to perform in Sunburn 2017

Mumbai, Sep 16 Grammy nominated French music producer DJ Snake and Dutch producer and DJ Martin Garrix will be back in India for the 11th edition of EDM festival Sunburn. Sunburn Festival 2017 will be moving to a new venue in Pune itself. DJ Snake will headline the fest while Garrix will close the festival, read a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

These Are the Do-It-Yourself Tanks of ISIS

Michael Peck Security, Middle East And they can kill. Mix-and-match tanks are nothing new. The Nazis mounted captured Russian artillery pieces on looted Czechoslovakian tank chassis to create the Marder self-propelled antitank gun. The Israel Defense Forces put British tank cannon on American-made Pattons and American ...

- The National Interest - US

#VanBreda trial: Henri to take the stand

A source in axe murder accused Henri van Breda's defence team confirms he will testify in his own defence, at the start of the new term in October.

- Cape Times - SA

Meet Rembrandt in this Samsung Gear VR experience

The best thing about VR experiences is that they can take you to fantastical places -- or meet people you'll never get to meet in real life, like Dutch master Rembrandt. Oculus has teamed up with virtual reality studio Force Field for a Samsung Gear...

- Engadget - US

Top iPhone apps: 'tbh,' 'Buienalarm,' 'Lazada' and more

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 16 —Friend feedback app tbh' in the USA, rain forecaster Buienalarm' in the Netherlands, and dedicated shopping portal Lazada' in Malaysia demonstrate the power of focused, regionalised services as they top...

- The Malay Mail - MY

NDC Leading Member Attracts Wrath of African Court

Accra, Sept. 15, CDA Consult ndash; The African Court on Human and Peoples 39; Rights has expressed concern about recent call for the establishment of an African Court attributed to Mr Chris Addy-Nayo a Member of the Ghanaian Opposition party the National Democratic Congress at The Hague, Netherlands. ldquo;We urge our ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Facebook's plan to expand Watch video platform puts broadcasters on notice

Fear of Facebook has been spreading at the International Broadcaster Convention in Amsterdam after the social network unveiled plans to expand the reach of its video offering and increase its advertising budget.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Hurricane Irma aftermath: Destruction, recovery in St. Maarten

Aid is starting to pour into the Dutch side of the Caribbean island in the wake of Hurricane Irma; residents had complained the government was slow to respond.         


Saudi Arabia name Bauza as new coach

Argentine replaces successful Dutchman Van Marwijk

- GulfNews - AE

IS keeps 'solid' web support despite setbacks, Europol says

THE HAGUE, Sept 15 — Despite setbacks on the battlefield in Syria and Iraq the Islamic State group retains a solid base of dedicated supporters' online, Europe's policing agency warned today. Jihadist groups are also now using smaller...

- The Malay Mail - MY

'Yahom' maker clarifies 'ban'

The maker of Five Pagodas herbal powder has maintained the Netherlands does not ban its import but only requires a certificate before bringing it into the country.

- BangkokPost - TH

Weekend Sip: This precursor to gin will have you wanting to try a 'Dutch Lemonade'

A Dutch spirit with a rich history is winning fans.

- Marketwatch - US

Bulgaria has Climbed 14 Places and is Among the Top 40 in the FIFA Rankings

Bulgaria's national football team has climbed 14 places in FIFA's monthly ranking and is now 38th, according to BGNews. This month, Petar Hubchev's players recorded a victory and a loss in the world qualifiers for the World Cup in Russia next year. At the National Stadium the "Lions" made a historic victory over Sweden 3:2, ...

- Novinite - BG

Netherlands is also Against Bulgaria Entering Schengen

Netherlands opposes the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to Schengen, despite the words of Juncker, announced Romania Libera. The newspaper refers to a statement by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Yesterday, Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Mesier spoke skeptically about Jean-Claude Juncker's statement to the ...

- Novinite - BG

Armin Van Buuren to perform in India in December

Mumbai, Sep 15 Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren and Indian singer Arijit Singh will headline the upcoming fifth edition of Comio Enchanted Valley Carnival , a multi-genre music and camping festival. It is set to take place on December 16-17 at Aamby Valley City, Lonavala. Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director and CEO of Universal Music ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Rebuilding tourism after Irma, an epic task for Caribbean islands

MARIGOT, France , It's been over a week since Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean but ,for paradise islands overwhelmingly dependent on the tourist trade, the damage is far from over.The French-Dutch island of St Martin, where the massive storm killed 15 people, remains fringed by the white sands and turquoise ...

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