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2005-12-04 18:22:52

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Fourteen men, including the jailed killer of a Dutch filmmaker, go on trial on Monday accused of planning attacks and belonging to a militant Islamist network. Dutch police arrested the men, mostly with Moroccan roots, after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh last November by Mohammed Bouyeri, sentenced to life in jail earlier this year. The trial is a key test of a new Dutch law, which introduced the charge of "membership of a criminal...

2005-07-12 08:42:03

By Paul Gallagher AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch-Moroccan man confessed in court on Tuesday to murdering a filmmaker critical of Islam last year, breaking his silence over a killing that fanned religious and racial tension in the Netherlands. Mohammed Bouyeri was accused of killing Theo van Gogh as he cycled to work in Amsterdam on Nov. 2, 2004. He was charged with shooting and stabbing Van Gogh before slashing his throat and pinning a note to his body with a knife in broad daylight. Van...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'