Australia

A false gharial at Artis zoo
Mar 17 '17 18:20

Artis zoo managed to successful artificially inseminate false gharial this week. As far as is known, this is the first time in the world that artificial insemination was successfully done on this species of crocodile, Artis announced in a press release

The zoo has had this endangered species of crocodile in residence since 1887. There are only an estimated 2,500 false gharials in the wild. They can be found in Malaysia, southern Myanmar and on the Indonesian islands of Borneo, Java and Sumatra. 

Jan 17 '17 10:17

The search in the Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been called off, the three involved countries, China, Malaysia and Australia, announced. The plane has not been found. Ships searching for the missing plane, including , are being recalled, AD reports.

Redback Spider
Dec 12 '16 16:05

Dozens of venomous redback spiders were recently found at the naval barracks Willemsoord in Den Helder. The spiders were in a container of torpedo parts that was imported from Australia, the native country for redback spiders.

Nov 4 '16 09:27

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima's state visit to Australia and the simultaneous trade mission was a success. The trade mission brought in about 125 million euros in orders to Dutch businesses, Minsiter Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs announced in Brisbane on Friday, the Telegraaf reports.

The trade mission was comprised of 95 companies, that traveled in the wake of the Royals on their state visit. Dutch companies and their Australian partners signed contracts and cooperation agreements in a number of sectors, including water, healthcare, horticulture, IT and infrastructure. 

Nov 2 '16 08:50

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima commemmorated the victims of flight MH17 by visiting the Australian monument for the victims in Canberra with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. They placed sunflowers at the monument commemorating the 38 Australians killed in the airline disaster in Ukraine, NU.nl reports.

The monument is located at the Australian Parliament in Canberra. Ministers of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders and Julie Bishop also laid flowers at the monument. 

Oct 31 '16 12:10

Dutch exports to Australia and New Zealand increased significantly over the past years, Statistics Netherlands announced at the start of the Dutch state visit to the two countire.s Since 2010 the number of Dutch companies exporting to the two countries roughly doubled.

Jade Belt
Oct 27 '16 10:52

Jade Belt, 21 from Nieuwerker aan den IJssel, is facing a lawsuit for wrongful death and reckless driving after being involved in a over the weekend, her mother Ruth told RTL Nieuws. They left for Australia immediately after hearing of the accident.

Efteling ride Pirana
Oct 25 '16 15:15

Dutch amusement park Efteling has no plans to make adjustments to its ride Pirana following a fatal accident with a similar white water attaction in Australia, a spokesperson for Efteling said to RTL Nieuws.

Four people were killed in the Dreamworld theme park in Australia's Gold Coast this morning when the boat they were in overturned on the ride Thunder River Rapids.

Ambulance
Oct 25 '16 12:50

A 20-year-old Dutch woman and a 24-year-old German were killed in a traffic accident in Australia. Two other Dutch women survived the crash, but were injured, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to newspaper AD on Sunday.

The accident happened near Pardoo, in western Australia, on Saturday. The car went off the road and rolled. The four passengers were on holiday together in Australia. 

The other two Dutch women in the car, age 20 and 21 years old, were injured. According to the West Australian, they are in critical, but stable condition. 

Ambulance
Oct 24 '16 10:49

A 20-year-old Dutch woman and a 24-year-old German were killed in a traffic accident in Australia. Two other Dutch women survived the crash, but were injured, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to newspaper AD on Sunday.

The accident happened near Pardoo, in western Australia, on Saturday. The car went off the road and rolled. The four passengers were on holiday together in Australia. 

The other two Dutch women in the car, age 20 and 21 years old, were injured. According to the West Australian, they are in critical, but stable condition. 

Oct 3 '16 10:26

Julie Bishop, the Australian Foreign Minister, thinks it possible that the perpetrators behind the downing of flight MH17 can be identified and announced by the end of the year, she said to Australian television.

Aug 8 '16 09:55

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will be paying state visits to Australia and New Zealand later this year, the Royal House announced on Monday. "The visits are devoted to the history and broad bilateral ties the Netherlands has with Australia and New Zealand", according to the statement.

Aug 5 '16 11:45

The criminal investigation into the disaster with flight MH17 may be done by the end of this year, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said when he received Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Jan 20 '16 08:38

On Tuesday the investigative department of the tax authorities FIOD raided 15 addresses and arrested 10 suspects in a large-scale investigation into Bitcoin payments made and received for criminal products and services over the so-called Dark Web, the Public Prosecutor announced.

Jan 13 '16 17:25

A group of 18 families, frustrated by the Netherlands’ slow pace at investigating the crash of flight MH17, are calling on Prime Minister Mark Rutte to pressure Russia, Ukraine, and the United States into releasing raw radar images taken on the day of the crash. They are angered that Russia vetoed a proposal last July to try suspects in the MH17 explosion at the International Criminal Court, and that it will still take another six months before the Netherlands decides how to proceed with a prosecution, if any is to take place.

Nov 25 '15 10:55

A number of international experts will meet in the Netherlands over the next three weeks to examine the evidence in the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday.

Swing
Nov 25 '15 09:27

A joint investigation between the Dutch National Police, the American FBI and an Australian investigation team led to the dismantling of a massive child porn site. A total of 303 suspects, 5 of them Dutch, were arrested.

Nov 24 '15 20:21

With the International Documentary Film festival Amsterdam, (IDFA), in full swing and industry people roaming the Dutch capital’s streets, there is no denying that documentaries are a hot topic. Especially in times like these they help shape our view of this crazy world.

Nov 24 '15 15:35

Dutch criminals are responsible for a large share of the trade of illegal products, especially drugs and firearms, on the so-called Dark Web. One one of the illegal online market places, Dutch retailers even accounted for 10 percent of the orders.

Oct 22 '15 10:25

Wednesday was a big day for Technical University Delft. Not only did the university get a record enrollment of 5 thousand new students and a team of scientists led by professor Ronald Hanson of the university publish a paper challenging Albert Einstein on a quantum theory - the TU Delft Nuon Solar Team also won the Bridgestone World Challenge.

Oct 19 '15 12:53

PVV leader Geert Wilders is taking his anti-Islam campaign to Australia. On Tuesday he will be the keynote speaker at the launch of a new political party, the Australian Liberty Alliance.

Oct 14 '15 17:10

Students from TU Delft have used a 3D printer to print a spoiler that will help them improve the streamlining capabilities of the solar car they will be entering at this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

Oct 12 '15 11:03

The report on the MH17 investigation that the Dutch Safety Board will be presenting on Tuesday will focus solely on the facts of the disaster in detail, and not on the perpetrators. Finding the perpetrators is the task of the international criminal investigation, which is expected to be completed at the end of this year.

Oct 12 '15 10:20

Australian Muslim leaders have asked Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to withdraw PVV leader Geert Wilders' visa for his visit to Perth later this month. Wilders plans to visit Perth on October 20th to launch a new political party - the Australian Liberty Alliance - which advocates against the "Islamisation" of Australia.

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