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The pair were picked up Norwegian freighter en route for Rotterdam after previous attempts to help them failed

Taking care of business: Interview with George Yip, the new dean of the Rotterdam School of Management

Chinese by birth, George Yip combines the elegant vowels of an English public school and Cambridge education with the easy fluency of someone who has spent decades teaching and working in the States. An expert in global strategy and marketing, he holds dual British and American citizenship, lectures and consults around the world, and often stacks up more air miles in a month than most people do in a lifetime. So what made the new dean of Rotterdam School of Management choose to put down anchor in a city better known for its barges than its MBAs?

Fashion: Meet the modern fashion tribes

Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek spent a decade documenting the world’s fashion tribes. Now they’ve turned their gaze on London. Here, we unveil the first results

City Break: Rotterdam - is this the new creative capital of Europe?

You don't need to step into a gallery to appreciate art in this Dutch city, it's all around you. Rachel Shields reports

Leon Greenman: English survivor of Auschwitz

Leon Greenman was the only Englishman to be incarcerated in Auschwitz. For more than half a century after his release, he dedicated his life to Holocaust education and was passionate in his pursuit of telling the truth about the Nazi death camps.

Thompson stands down early as FA chairman

Geoff Thompson will step down as Football Association chairman next week. Thompson had been due to leave the post in the summer but announced at an FA board meeting in London yesterday that he will make way for Lord Triesman at the end of the month.

Jury in July 21 trial shown footage of beheadings

The jury in the July 21 terror trial yesterday saw footage of executions and the making of a suicide vest which was allegedly found in two of the defendants' flats.

Revenue targets accountancy firms over gift aid schemes

Vantis, an accountancy and tax firm listed on the Alternative Investment Market, has become embroiled in a government crackdown on alleged abuses of gift aid schemes for tax relief.

Schwarzer that rare Australian - quietly confident

Boro keeper is happy to return to where he started - and aims to prolong the trip

Bishop of Chelmsford left stranded in Kenya in row over gay rights

The deep divisions within the Anglican Church over homosexuality have been re-ignited after the Archbishop of Kenya suddenly withdrew all assistance from a visiting English bishop who is committed to gay rights.

Van Persie must make the most of his street cred

Robin of Highbury: Sculptor's son who couldn't stop playing football learned how to be patient. He will need to be

PsychoGeography #71: Strange weeds and flying Dutchmen

I ONCE visited the Netherlands three times in one year, which frankly is pushing it. The third time I went I was met by a Dutchman at the airport. We were queuing to get a car-park ticket when I dropped the English Sunday newspaper I'd been reading and its 37 property sections flooded across the floor. One of a pair of burly fellows who were behind us in the queue muttered to his companion "zwaar", and they both dissolved into low church giggles. As I picked up the newsprint I asked my Dutchman, "What does that mean?" And he replied, "Heavy". That to me encapsulates the Dutch sense of humour: the pratfall is conceived of as ironic. It's a form of Little Country Blues that's oddly endearing.
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