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Prosecutors slam Jewish museum suspect's 'indecent' silence at trial

Apo - Prosecutors on Monday poured scorn on the "indecent" silence of a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels as they began their closing summary.

Jewish museum attack families tell court of grief

Apo - The Israelis orphaned by the murderous gun attack on Belgium's Jewish Museum testified on Thursday in the trial of the accused attacker.

Thousands of young Belgians protest for climate action

Apo - Thousands of young people rallied in Belgium to demand action on climate change Thursday as part of a wave of demonstrations led by high school students aimed at intensifying pressure on governments.

Bolivia to build museum at bottom of 'sacred lake'

La Paz - Bolivia is to build an underwater museum in its sacred Lake Titicaca, the culture minister said.The move comes after thousands of priceless artifacts were discovered at the bottom of the abyss.

Baron Empain, survivor of brutal 1978 kidnapping, dies at 80

Apo - Leading Franco-Belgian industrialist Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, whose brutal kidnapping in France in 1978 made headlines, has died at the age of 80, a relative said.

Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism

Apo - Belgian police have been criticised for shooting dead a young lioness at a zoo on Thursday after it escaped from its enclosure.

Restorers unveil original face of Belgium's 'Mystic Lamb'

Ghent - A painstaking restoration of the "Mystic Lamb", a 15th-century Flemish masterpiece by the Van Eyck brothers, was unveiled on Tuesday, revealing a "much more expressive and intense" version of the central image of the giant altarpiece.

Napoleon fever confirmed as hat sells for 350,000 euros

Lyon - A two-cornered military dress hat thought to have belonged to Napoleon went for 350,000 euros ($406,000) at auction on Monday, the latest sale to highlight the boundless appetite for all things associated with the emperor.

Belgian of Somali origin staged Brussels knife attack: prosecutors

Brussels - The man armed with a knife who stabbed a soldier in Brussels before being shot dead was a Belgian of Somali origin, prosecutors said Saturday.
 

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