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Robby Muller, Dutch cinematographer of Dancer in the Dark, Repo Man, Paris, Texas passes away aged 78
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Robby Muller, Dutch cinematographer of Dancer in the Dark, Repo Man, Paris, Texas passes away aged 78

According to the Dutch publication Het Parool, Robby Muller was already suffering from vascular dementia for several years.

Winter Olympics 2018: Dutch dominate speed skating as Carlijn Achtereekte edges out Ireen Wust to claim gold
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Winter Olympics 2018: Dutch dominate speed skating as Carlijn Achtereekte edges out Ireen Wust to claim gold

The gold was Achtereekte's first-ever Olympic medal, while Wust’s silver draws her level with Germany’s Claudia Pechstein on nine career Olympic medals, the most by any speed skater.

Watch: Dutch expo seeks to unveil the mystery of Mata Hari
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Watch: Dutch expo seeks to unveil the mystery of Mata Hari

She scandalised society by dancing almost naked when women still wore corsets and their dresses long. Yet a century after her death, Mata Hari remains veiled in mystery. Now a Dutch museum, in the Friesian town of her birth, is seeking to shed new light on the exotic dancer.

Premier League: Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has 'no regrets' over failed transfer, still open to a move
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Premier League: Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has 'no regrets' over failed transfer, still open to a move

Van Dijk was left out of Southampton’s first-team squad by manager Mauricio Pellegrino after the Dutch international handed in a transfer request

Hurricane Irma: Indian missions in US, France in touch with diaspora to provide assistance, says MEA
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Hurricane Irma: Indian missions in US, France in touch with diaspora to provide assistance, says MEA

With Hurricane Irma leaving a trail of destruction, India has asked its missions in Venezuela, US, Netherlands and France to remain in constant touch with Indian diaspora.

Dutch students have developed a lightweight biodegradable electric car
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Dutch students have developed a lightweight biodegradable electric car

The lightweight electric car, created by students in the Netherlands, is made of a resin derived from sugar beet and covered with sheet of Dutch-grown flax.

MH17 plane crash: Australia says suspects may be tried in absentia
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MH17 plane crash: Australia says suspects may be tried in absentia

The perpetrators who brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2014, killing all 298 aboard, may be tried in absentia, Australian Foreign minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday

Narendra Modi in US: PM says aim of the visit is to build a forward looking vision for bilateral ties
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Narendra Modi in US: PM says aim of the visit is to build a forward looking vision for bilateral ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday night said the aim of his upcoming visit to the United States was building of a "forward-looking vision" for the bilateral partnership and further consolidate the robust and wide-ranging ties.

Bundesliga: Peter Bosz named Borussia Dortmund's new coach, will replace Thomas Tuchel
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Bundesliga: Peter Bosz named Borussia Dortmund's new coach, will replace Thomas Tuchel

Peter Bosz replaces Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked despite Dortmund winning the German Cup -- their first major silverware in five years

Fort Kochi and Mattancherry journal, Part 8: European descendants fight to retain their identity and rights
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Fort Kochi and Mattancherry journal, Part 8: European descendants fight to retain their identity and rights

Kochi was the only city in India to be controlled by three colonisers — the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British — who ruled the port city of Kerala consecutively since 1560.

Dutch lawmakers oppose headscarf proposal for Amsterdam police
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Dutch lawmakers oppose headscarf proposal for Amsterdam police

The Hague: Lawmakers have voiced opposition to a proposal by Amsterdam's top police official to consider allowing female Muslim agents to wear headscarfs, Dutch media reported.

Marine Le Pen is Madame Frexit; her victory would shake the European Union to its core
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Marine Le Pen is Madame Frexit; her victory would shake the European Union to its core

Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front, does not look upon France's relationship with the European Union (EU) charitably.

Emmanuel Macron is the man Europe wants; his win will soothe nerves frayed from Brexit
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Emmanuel Macron is the man Europe wants; his win will soothe nerves frayed from Brexit

Emmanuel Macron is a former investment banker who has never held elected office.

Dutch PM slaps down challenge by far-right rival Geert Wilders
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Dutch PM slaps down challenge by far-right rival Geert Wilders

The Hague: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte easily defeated far-right rival Geert Wilders in key elections seen as a bellwether of populist support in Europe, partial vote counts said on Thursday.

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"Nazism is alive in the West" says Turkish President Erdogan while reprimanding the Netherlands

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intensified his dispute with European nations on Sunday, claiming that "Nazism is alive in the West" after two of his ministers were prevented from campaigning in the Netherlands.

Indians enslaved: Remembering a pernicious history of organised labour through cultural events
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Indians enslaved: Remembering a pernicious history of organised labour through cultural events

About a hundred years ago in March 1917, a pernicious system of organised labour came to an end. The indenture system under which Indian men, women and children were contracted to work as agricultural labour in distant colonies was abolished in 1917 after a long agitation in India. The Indian indenture system was the largest organized migration of its time. From 1835 to 1917, over a million Indians were taken to British, French and Dutch colonies and put to work.

MH17 shot down by missile from Russia, over 100 people being investigated: Dutch inquiry team
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MH17 shot down by missile from Russia, over 100 people being investigated: Dutch inquiry team

The missile that downed Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was transported from Russia, a criminal inquiry revealed Wednesday, adding that more than 100 people were under investigation for the 2014 disaster.

Rio Olympics 2016 hockey: First knock-out qualification in 36 years but India need to learn from mistakes
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Rio Olympics 2016 hockey: First knock-out qualification in 36 years but India need to learn from mistakes

India trooped off failing to draw the game but massive lessons to be learnt before playing Canada.

'Absolutely against' a referendum on Dutch's membership in EU, says PM Mark Rutte
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'Absolutely against' a referendum on Dutch's membership in EU, says PM Mark Rutte

The Dutch House of Representatives has rejected by majority a motion by opposition leader Geert Wilders for a referendum on the country's European Union (EU) membership.

Dutch woman files rape complaint, Qatar cops detain her on adultery charges
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Dutch woman files rape complaint, Qatar cops detain her on adultery charges

A court hearing is set to take place on Monday and the foreign ministry hopes a decision on whether to charge the Dutch woman will be taken.