Video: Dutch news roundup, 26 March 2011

Video: Dutch news roundup, 26 March 2011

26th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

On this week's programme: controversy as a 63-year-old woman becomes a new mother, the Netherlands contributes F-16's to NATO's efforts in Libya, new information comes to light about Robert M., who has confessed to sexually abusing 85 children, and a new exhibition at the Anne Frank House showcases older sister Margot Frank.

New mother at 63
Tineke Geessink has just given birth to a healthy baby girl. Her preganancy is quite remarkable because Tineke is 63 years old. She underwent in vitro fertilisation in Italy because in the Netherlands doctors will not perform the procedure on women over the age of 45. Tineke has come under fire for her decision to have a baby so late in life, but she says she's willing to accept the consequences.

Joining the coalition
A coalition of countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, have begun military operations in Libya to protect civilians from the Gaddafi regime, which is fighting to regain control of the country. And now the Netherlands has agreed to take part in the NATO mission in the wartorn North African nation. The Dutch will send F-16 fighter planes and a minesweeper to the Mediterranean Sea.

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