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Belgium zoo bans woman from visiting chimpanzee for ‘having an affair’ with a chimp

A love story between a woman and a chimpanzee has taken Belgium by storm after zoo managers ruled it had to end. Weekly meetings between Chita, a 38-year-old chimpanzee, and Adie Timmermans, a long-standing visitor to Antwerp Zoo, will no longer be allowed. Ms Timmermans, who has been visiting Chita for four years, pleaded for […]

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Zara Rutherford: 19-year-old woman takes off for solo trip around the world

Pilot Zara Rutherford, 19 began the start of a three-month bid to become the youngest woman to fly solo round the world. Rutherford departed from Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport in western Belgium in her Shark ultralight, the world’s fastest microlight aircraft. The British-Belgian flyer hopes her voyage will encourage more girls and women to study and work […]

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Europe Floods: Death toll nears 130, hundreds still missing

The death toll from the devastating floods triggered by torrential rainfall in western and southern Germany has increased to more than 100, with thousands others missing, according to police and local authorities. The federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate were hit particularly hard, with 43 people and 60 people dead, respectively. “It is a […]

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Part of school building collapses in Belgium’s Antwerp; 5 killed, 9 injured

Five construction workers were killed after a school building collapsed in the Belgian city of Antwerp. Part of the building suddenly fell on Friday afternoon, pulling down the scaffolding supporting it, media reports said. Fire and rescue workers pulled the last two bodies out of the rubble on Saturday and now all missing workers have […]

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Belgian ambassador to South Korea loses job after his wife assaults woman in Seoul store

Belgium has called back its ambassador to South Korea after his wife assaulted a woman in Seoul. CCTV footage of the incident shows Peter Lescouhier’s wife, Xiang Xueqiu, slapping a shop assistant in April. Staff had wanted to check the clothes she was leaving in were her own, amid concern she might be shoplifting. Mrs […]

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Belgium ambassador’s wife uses diplomatic immunity to evade charges for slapping clothing store assistant in South Korea

The wife of Belgium’s ambassador to South Korea is exercising her diplomatic immunity to avoid charges for allegedly slapping a store assistant in April, police said Tuesday. Ambassador Peter Lescouhier previously apologized on behalf of his wife, Xiang Xueqiu, saying she “might have had her reasons to be angry at the way she was treated […]

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Netherlands, Germany and Belgium seize more than 23,000 kilograms of cocaine worth billions

Custom officials on Wednesday in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium seized more than 23,000 kilograms of cocaine, worth billions of dollars, in an international operation that resulted in one arrest. Officials were calling the seize one of the largest amounts of cocaine ever seized in all of Europe. The operation lasted more than a week […]

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Belgian cyclist who kicked 5-year-old child out of the way faces one year in prison

A Belgian cyclist who was seen deliberately sticking his knee out to push a child on a street before speeding ahead on Christmas Day. Patrick Mpasa was out with his wife and kids when the cyclist in question came up behind them. Patrick was recording his family walking so the entire incident of the cyclist […]

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China bars travellers from Britain, France, Belgium, the Philippines and India amid surging cases worldwide

China has blocked the entry of non-Chinese travellers from Britain, France, Belgium, the Philippines and India amid surging coronavirus cases around the world. The restrictions cover those with valid visas and residence permits and take effect in conjunction with a more restrictive testing regime for arrivals from several other countries, drew a frosty response from […]

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Experimentally created marbled crayfish self-clone themselves in Belgium cemetery

A marbled crayfish with a mutant DNA has spawned hundreds of self-cloning crustacean copies of itself in a historic cemetery in Belgium. The Schoonselhof cemetery in Belgium’s Antwerp city has been invaded by hundreds of marbled crayfish which have taken-up the pools, streams and other water bodies around the grounds and have wreaked havoc in […]

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Secret daughter of former Belgian King wins legal battle over rights to royal title

The secret daughter of former Belgian King Albert II has won a legal battle over her rights to a royal title and will now be officially known as Princess of Belgium. The Brussels Court of Appeal ruled the king’s biological daughter Delphine Boël is entitled to the the same rights and royal titles as her […]

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Heart of Belgian city mayor discovered in fountain after 137 years

For more than a century, a spine-chilling story has circulated through the residents of the Belgian town of Verviers – that inside Fountaine David, was buried the heart of Pierre David, the city’s first mayor, to whom the fountain is dedicated. On 20 August, the construction workers busy on the renovation of the fountain discovered […]