South Africa

An Aviodrome plane painted in Martinair colors crashed in Pretoria, South Africa, 10 July 2018
Jul 13 '18 09:04

The historical Convair 340 plane that , will no longer be exhibited in the Netherlands, a spokesperson for aviation museum Aviodrome confirmed. "The plane can not be repaired", the spokesperson said to NU.nl.

An Aviodrome plane painted in Martinair colors crashed in Pretoria, South Africa, 10 July 2018
Jul 11 '18 14:30

The three Dutch who were hurt in a plane crash in South Africa on Tuesday are still in hospital, but it is expected that they will be released soon, a spokesperson for their employer Aviodrome said to NU.nl on Wednesday. All three sustained relatively minor injuries.

One person was killed when the on Tuesday afternoon. Around 20 people were injured. 

An Aviodrome plane painted in Martinair colors crashed in Pretoria, South Africa, 10 July 2018
Jul 11 '18 08:29

A historical Martinair plane crashed in South Africa on Tuesday afternoon. One person was killed and around 20 were injured, according to local media. Three Dutch are among the injured. They work for Lelystad aviation museum Aviodrome, who the plane belongs to, according to newspaper AD.

The plane, a Convair 340 from 1954, took off from the Wonderboom airport in Pretoria around 4:30 p.m., almost immediately releasing clouds of smoke. The plane crashed a short time later. It hit a dairy farm, local residents say on Facebook.

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Dec 30 '17 08:20

This year Hurricane Irma, the parliamentary elections in March and the government formation that followed, a Dutch comedian mocking Donald Trump, and gay bashing in Arnhem held NL Times the most readers' attention. Here follows the top 10 most read stories on NL Times in 2017, in contrast to .

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Oct 16 '17 16:50

The South African police arrested six suspects over the weekend in what is locally known as the "airport-following" robberies, South African news wire News24 reports. These robberies involve a group of criminals following foreigners from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and robbing them on the way to their hotels.

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Sep 26 '17 10:50

A group of 36 Dutch tourists who were , are flying back to the Netherlands on Tuesday night. They are set to arrive at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, AD reports.

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Sep 25 '17 11:40

A group of 38 Dutch tourists were attacked by armed robbers in the South African city of Johannesburg on Sunday night. They were threatened and robbed on their tour bus shortly after arriving in the country, the Telegraaf reports.

The robbery happened on the way to their first hotel. The bus was forced off the road by men dressed as police officers. The bus driver was forced to drive to an isolated place, where the men piled into the bus and threatened and robbed the Dutch passengers, according to the newspaper.

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Jul 10 '17 07:49

A young tourist was inured in Amsterdam on Saturday after getting into an argument with her Airbnb host. A video of the incident shows the young woman being pushed down a flight of stairs by a man. The man, 47-years-old from Amsterdam, was arrested, a police spokesperson confirmed to the Telegraaf.

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Apr 10 '17 09:43

A Dutch man was killed in an attack on a farm in South Africa on Friday night, South African media reports. The attack happened on the Dutchman's farm near Baberton in the South African province of Mpumalanga.

According to Netwerk 24, the victim is 55-year-old Peet van Es.  A friend was visiting the Van Es and his wife when five masked men forced their way into the farmhouse. The woman and friend were tied up with electrical cable while some of the attackers went upstairs, where Van Es was sleeping.

Oct 18 '16 09:18

The 2010 World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain was a "nightmare" to referee, former ref Howard Webb writes in his book The Man in the Middle. He even feared that the match, in which he gave Dutch player Nigel de Jong a yellow card instead of a red for a tackle - would cost him his career

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Aug 17 '16 15:00

Customs officers and inspectors from the Dutch food and product safety authority NVWA arrested a German man at Schiphol airport for trying to smuggle more than 40 exotic reptiles through the airport, the NVWA announced on Wednesday

May 26 '16 15:20

Two participants in popular Dutch reality show Ik Vertrek now seem to be defrauding tourists visiting South Africa. Television program Groeten van MAX visited the couple, Peter and Heike, after it became clear that they defrauded several families out of tens of thousands of euros

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Mar 15 '16 15:15

An increasing number of African countries wants to impose a ban on second-hand Dutch clothing, in an effort to boost their own textile industry. But according to nonprofit organization Sympany, all this will do is help China flood the African market with cheap clothing

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Nov 17 '15 19:55

Reports of a suspicious package at the football stadium where Germany was to host the Netherlands Tuesday evening led to the football match’s cancellation. "We have had concrete evidence that someone wanted to detonate an explosive device at the stadium," Hannover police chief Volker Kluwe told German newswire Deutschen Presse-Agentur.

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Nov 16 '15 07:42

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has decided to cut his trade visit to South Africa down to one day, instead of two.

Nov 11 '15 15:40

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is heading to South Africa next week on what will be the biggest Dutch trade mission to Africa so far, the Ministries of General Affairs and Economic Affairs announced on Tuesday.

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Oct 2 '15 13:53

Fans of mixed martial arts in the Netherlands will likely rejoice next year as one of the leading MMA promotion companies, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) plans to promote their events heavily in the Netherlands. “Holland is a key market for us and it’s somewhere we want to be,” new UFC vice-president and EMEA general manager James Elliot told MMAfighting.com.

Ajax Club
Sep 25 '15 15:25

Amsterdam football club Ajax booked a 22 million euro profit for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, an increase of about 5.4 million over a year earlier. The football team released its annual figures on Friday, which included a 1.5 percent increase in turnover to 105.4 million euros.

Aug 21 '15 10:22

The street name committee of Rotterdam has received its sixth request to change "racist street names" in the Afrikaanerwijk. This request came from Rotterdam activist Erik van Loon.

Aug 19 '15 14:53

The Dutch government has promised the international community that Zwarte Piet will be changed int a figure that is acceptable to everyone. He will not be banned however.

Jul 20 '15 12:44

Dutch company Startup Bootcamp is opening two new branches in the United States - one in New York and one in San Francisco. The company is also opening new offices in Mexico and South Africa.

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Jun 2 '15 20:36

Dutch football association KNVB announced Tuesday it is pleased that FIFA leader Sepp Blatter is resigning. The association said Blatter’s sudden decision to step down is “striking,” but the “KNVB does not want to speculate now” of the longtime football chairman’s motives.

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Apr 28 '15 11:04

Producers of Homeland will not shoot next season's episodes in Amsterdam despite a city push to bring the hit American television show to the capital city. Production will take place in Berlin instead, entertainment website Deadline confirmed.

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Oct 27 '14 13:11

The statue of Nelson Mandela, made for the opening of Nelson Mandelapark on October 24th, has been burnt down.

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