Spain's Iker Casillas a surprise inclusion on shortlist for Fifa goalkeeper award
Spain's Iker Casillas a surprise inclusion on shortlist for Fifa goalkeeper award

Iker Casillas is a surprise inclusion as one of the five goalkeepers shortlisted for the Fifa’s 2014 World XI despite a poor showing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil last summer and after making just 12 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid.

19-year-old Dutchwoman remanded after mum rescues her from IS

A blonde, blue-eyed Dutch 19-year-old who was rescued by her mother after marrying an Islamic State fighter in Syria, was ordered on Friday to be detained pending possible terror charges.

Third Dutch chicken farm infected with bird flu: Government

A third Dutch farm has been hit by an outbreak of bird flu, the government said on Friday, taking the infection to another province in the Netherlands, a leading exporter of eggs and poultry meat.

Second bird flu outbreak found on Dutch farm

Dutch officials have detected a second case of bird flu on a southern Netherlands farm, officials said on Thursday, but could not yet say whether the strain was of a highly contagious variety discovered earlier this week.

Bird flu found in UK, Netherlands but authorities say little risk to humans

Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans.

Daley Blind blow worsens situation at injury-ridden Manchester United
Daley Blind blow worsens situation at injury-ridden Manchester United

With Arsenal waiting in the weekend's Premier League tie at the Emirates in London, the situation at Manchester United has hit a new low. Daley Blind who has been Louis van Gaal's one of the main components as an utility player, is reportedly out for upto six weeks with a knee injury. The Dutch international suffered a blow on his knee in the Euro 2016 qualifying match between Netherlands and Latvia.

Dutch rout Latvia to ease pressure on Guus Hiddink
Dutch rout Latvia to ease pressure on Guus Hiddink

Under-pressure coach Guus Hiddink breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday as the Netherlands outclassed Latvia 6-0 in Amsterdam to give their Euro 2016 qualifying bid a shot in the arm.

Daley Blind hands Manchester United knee injury blow
Daley Blind hands Manchester United knee injury blow

Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind faces a lengthy period on the sidelines after suffering suspected knee ligament damage in the Netherland`s 6-0 win over Latvia in Sunday`s Euro 2016 qualifier.

Blind was hurt after just 20 minutes following a collision with Eduards Visnakovs.

MH17 wreckage removal begins in Ukraine

Recovery and removal of the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from its crash site in rebel-held eastern Ukraine started Sunday, the Dutch Safety Board said in a statement.

Carlos Vela brace helps Mexico stun Netherlands
Carlos Vela brace helps Mexico stun Netherlands

Carlos Vela scored twice in his first international appearance since 2011 as Mexico exacted revenge for their controversial World Cup exit with a 3-2 victory against the Netherlands on Wednesday.

Luuk de Jong included in Dutch squad
Luuk de Jong included in Dutch squad

Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink has included striker Luuk de Jong for the forthcoming football matches against Mexico and Latvia to replace midfielder Nigel de Jong.

Netherlands holds sombre memorial for MH17 victims

The Netherlands on Monday held a sombre and emotional memorial for the 298 people who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine in July.

Tough questions linger for Russia over MH17 disaster

Nearly four months after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people, the disaster remains highly controversial as the Netherlands on Monday holds a memorial ceremony for the dead.

Leroy Fer gets injury call-up to Dutch squad
Leroy Fer gets injury call-up to Dutch squad

Leroy Fer has been called up as a replacement in the Netherlands squad for the midweek friendly against Mexico and the vital Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia, the Dutch football association KNVB said. 

Netherlands marks MH17 victims with memorial ceremony

 The Netherlands was on Monday to hold a national memorial ceremony for the 298 people who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot out of the sky over war-torn east Ukraine in July.

MH17 victims' remains flown to Netherlands

Recently discovered remains of some of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were flown back to the Netherlands on Saturday, nearly four months after the passenger jet plunged out of the sky over eastern Ukraine.

NALCO comes on board as associate sponsor for Hockey Champions Trophy
NALCO comes on board as associate sponsor for Hockey Champions Trophy

Hockey India on Sunday announced National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), a Navratna company, as an associate sponsor for the upcoming Hero Champions Trophy, which is scheduled to be held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from December 6 to 14.

Willems recalled as Hiddink names preliminary Dutch squad
Willems recalled as Hiddink names preliminary Dutch squad

Netherlands recalled full back Jetro Willems after almost a year out when coach Guus Hiddink named a preliminary squad on Wednesday for next month`s friendly against Mexico and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia.

 'Mars One' not ready to colonise humans on Red Planet
'Mars One' not ready to colonise humans on Red Planet

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have questioned the technical feasibility of the 'Mars One' project that aims to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025.

Netherlands says OK for biker gangs to fight Islamic State

The Dutch public prosecutor on Tuesday said that motorbike gang members who have reportedly joined Kurds battling the Islamic State group in Iraq are not necessarily committing any crime.