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Dean Verberckmoes: Four-year-old Belgian boy who disappeared last week found dead in Netherlands

The body of a four-year-old Belgian boy who disappeared last week has been found in the Netherlands, Dutch police have announced. Hours earlier, police had issued an alert that Dean Verberckmoes had been abducted. He had been reported missing by his family after his babysitter failed to drop him off at his grandparents’ house. Dutch […]

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Two hippopotamuses in Belgian zoo test positive for coronavirus

Two hippopotamuses in a Belgian zoo have been quarantined after they tested for the novel coronavirus. It is unclear how Imani, aged 14, and Hermien, 41, caught the virus, Antwerp Zoo said, adding the animals were doing well apart from having runny nose. Restrictions have been tightened at the zoo until the animals test negative. […]

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Belgian cyclist crashes off a bridge during a cycling race

A Deceuninck-Quick Step rider, Remco Evenepoel, 20, suffered a fractured pelvis crashing off a bridge during the Il Lombardia cycling race. Evenepoel was a  part of a leading group who were descending from the Colma di Sormano – the highest climb on the race. He was lying around fourth in the group when he struck […]

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Belgian Prince tests positive for coronavirus after attending party during lockdown in Spain

A Belgian prince has contracted coronavirus after attending a party during lockdown in Spain, the country’s royal palace says. Prince Joachim, 28, travelled from Belgium to Spain for an internship on 26 May, the palace said. Two days later, he went to a party in the southern city of Córdoba, before testing positive for Covid-19. […]

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Belgian firm develops coronavirus antibody test that is 100% accurate

A Belgian biotech firm claims it has developed a foolproof coronavirus antibody test that is 100 percent accurate. Liege-based ZenTech said it had started making tens of thousands of its government-certified tests a week. Zentech plans to roll them out in Belgium first before scaling up manufacturing to three million per month so the tests […]