NEWS WATCH: Nine Killed, Dozens Injured In Netherlands’ Plane Crash; Turkish Airlines ‘Unsafe’

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Amsterdam ap-turkish-airliner-crash-netherlands-190eng25feb09AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife) -- A Turkish Airlines passenger plane with 135 people aboard crashed into a field in light fog while trying to land at Amsterdam's main airport Wednesday, February 25, killing nine people and injuring more than 50, an area official said.

Dutch Town Urk Supports Officials Opposing Gay Marriage

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife URK, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- The Dutch town of Urk, known for its many churches and fishing traditions, says it will not dismiss public servants refusing to officiate at gay weddings, despite a draft law adopted by parliament forcing municipalities to fire registrars opposing same-sex marriage.

NEWS ALERT: Dutch-Iranian Pastor In Netherlands After One Year Jail

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By BosNewsLife News Center AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A prosecuted Dutch-Iranian pastor arrived in the Netherlands Friday, September 16, after spending one year in an Iranian jail on charges of spreading Christianity, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said.

North Korea, Iran World’s “Top Persecutors” Of Christians, Report Says

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By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Senior Special Correspondent Johan Th. Bos reporting from the Netherlands korea_north_kimjongilAMSTERDAM/WASHINGTON D.C. (BosNewsLife)-- One of the world's largest mission agencies, Open Doors, named North Korea and Iran Wednesday, November 6, as "the worst persecutors of Christians".

NEWS ALERT: Netherlands’ Town Urk Bans Evangelism Campaign

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By BosNewsLife Chief International Correspondent Stefan J. Bos URK, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)–- A Dutch town known for its traditional churches and fishing community has forbidden an evangelism tent campaign, a move Christian Democrats say further threatens freedom of religion in the Netherlands.

NEWS WATCH: War Crimes Suspect Karadzic Demands ‘Reward’ at Trial

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Listen: RealAudioMP3 By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos THE HAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has denied responsibility for genocide and other war crimes, saying instead he should be rewarded for trying to avoid more bloodshed.

NEWS WATCH: Bosnian Serb General Sentenced For Genocide

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife images BUDAPEST/THE HAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- A United Nations court has sentenced former Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir to life imprisonment for crimes committed during the Balkan war in the mid-1990s, including his involvement in killing thousands of Muslims.

NEWS WATCH: Netherlands United In Grief Over Downed Passenger Plane

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife KINational memorialEV/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- The Netherlands has commemorated the nearly 300 people who died on board a Malaysia Airlines plane which was shot down over eastern Ukraine earlier this year. Flags flew at half-mast at government buildings as the nation united to remember one of the worst disasters in modern Dutch history.

Thousands Of North Korean Christians Receive Food And Secret Training

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Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent North Korea US AidSEOUL/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of North Korean Christians have received food and Christian education from a major Western organization, despite fresh attempts by North Korea's leadership to crackdown on foreign aid, BosNewsLife established Wednesday, March 18.

Dutch Bible Group Continues Tent Campaigns Amid Church Closures, Influx Muslims

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife tent AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A Dutch group says it will continue "old-fashioned" evangelism campaigns throughout the Netherlands amid massive church closures and an influx of mainly Muslim refugees. The Dutch Biblestudy Center (NBC) told BosNewsLife it is touring this crowded small nation of 17-million with its circus-like red and blue colored tent.