Laurent Gbagbo: he denies four charges  including murder and rape during  post-election clashes between December 2010 and April 2011. Photograph: Michael Kooren/AFP/Getty

Laurent Gbagbo to seek party leadership despite awaiting trial for crimes against humanity

Bloodstains are visible on a wall as men collect human remains at a site hit by what activists said was an air strike by forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in Raqqa, eastern Syria, which is controlled by Islamic State militants. Photograph: Nour Fourat/Reuters

Teenager had travelled to Raqqa to marry jihadist boyfriend

Dutch far-right Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders in Schilderswijk: there have been problems  with supporters of Islamic State flying the flag, literally, for the new caliphate. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

Hague Letter: Council has been told it is not ready to deal with a possisble threat

 Dutch right wing  Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders:  “The popularity of the government is dwindling again and the threat of attack posed by returning jihadists with connections to Islamic State gives Wilders a stronger profile.” Photograph: Sander Koning/EPA

Poll of polls says Freedom Party would be beneficiary of government’s loss of seats if election held now

Relatives and friends of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines  disaster at  a national commemoration ceremony in Amsterdam yesterday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen-Pool/Getty Images

Names of 196 Dutch nationals who died in downing of aircraft over Ukraine read out

The red light district in Amsterdam. Dutch police have warned that drug dealers in the city are selling heroin in place of cocaine to unsuspecting tourists.

Drug believed to have killed 22-year-old British visitor to Amsterdam

Lead investigator Fred Westerbeke confirmed his team was preparing a “request for assistance” from Russia. Photograph: Alyona Zykina/EPA

Moscow claims missile was fired by Ukrainian aircraft

Euro group president and Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem: The Netherlands will pay €642 million bill “if the facts are correct”. Photograph: Koen van Weel/EPA

The price of Dutch economic success is calculated by Brussels at €642m

The Netherlands outgoing foreign minister Frans Timmermans (right) transfers his duties to Bert Koenders at the foreign ministry in The Hague on October 17th.  Photograph: Valerie Kuypers/ EPA

Bert Koenders to replace foreign minister who revealed detail about flight MH17

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