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Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa, Belgium after bird flu outbreaks

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Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa, Belgium after bird flu outbreaks

- WINDHOEK: Namibia has suspended poultry imports from South Africa and Belgium with immediate effect following outbreaks of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in the two countries, its Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) said on Tuesday. South Africa has confirmed outbreaks on at least two farms this month and Belgium had one earlier this year. (Reporting by Nyasha Nyaungwa; Editing by

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Emirati princesses convicted in Belgium for human trafficking

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Emirati princesses convicted in Belgium for human trafficking

- BRUSSELS: Eight Emirati princesses were convicted of human trafficking by a Belgian court on Friday and were given suspended jail terms and fines in a case stemming from their treatment of servants at a Brussels luxury hotel nearly 10 years ago, their lawyer said. The Brussels criminal court handed the eight women from Abu Dhabi's ruling al-Nahyan family 15-month suspended sentences for human trafficking and degrading treatment, the lawyer, Stephen Monod, said

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M'sia lauds Belgium's €1 million penalty for palm oil defamation

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M'sia lauds Belgium's €1 million penalty for palm oil defamation

- PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has hailed a European court ruling penalising those who misrepresent and tell lies about palm oil’s high nutritional value and good agricultural practices by oil palm planters. "I know the court ruling in Belgium is not easy to enforce, but this is an acknowledgement that the truth about palm oil nutrition and oil palm planting prevails. “Now we're seeing a court in Europe making a stand to punish those who misrepresent and tell lies about palm oil,” he added

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Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

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Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

- OSTEND: A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella’s castle, for one of the world’s biggest sand-sculpture festivals. Working with 7,000 tonnes of sand, a team of 32 artists spent five weeks creating the 150 works for the Ostend Sand Sculpture Festival, which opens on Saturday and runs until September, providing rain does not wash away the exhibits

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MILLION DOLLAR MAN | The Herald

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MILLION DOLLAR MAN | The Herald

- ZIMBABWE international midfielder Marvelous Nakamba’s new Belgian side Club Brugge have revealed they beat fierce interest from Turkish giants Fenerbahce for a tough race to land the signature of the highly-rated Warrior. The 23-year-old box-to-box midfielder ended months of speculation by signing for Belgium’s most supported football club on a long-term deal after having impressed in the colours of Dutch side Virtesse Arnhem

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Hockey: India squander lead; lose 1-2 to Belgium

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Hockey: India squander lead; lose 1-2 to Belgium

- Cedric Charlier and Tom Boon secured the win for Belgium. Harmanpreet Singh's attempt goes in vain. Indian men's hockey team conceded one-goal lead to go down 1-2 to Belgium in their opening match of the three-nation invitational tournament here. Despite taking a 1-0 lead in the third quarter through a splendid penalty corner conversion by Harmanpreet Singh, India conceded two goals in the final quarter to lose the match last night

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Tags: Hockey | 
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Belgian Malinois canines tracking poachers in Assam

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Belgian Malinois canines tracking poachers in Assam

- Top News Zorba and Bubbly are no ordinary canines as they are helping the security personnel in tracking poachers in three National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries of Assam. Aaranyak’s dog squad, termed the K-9 dog squad, currently comprises two Belgium Malinois breeds but will be strengthened further with the induction of three more members later this year, the Scientific and Industrial Research organisation’s Secretary General Bibhab Kumar Talukdar told reporters here today

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Burger King halts advertising campaign that upset Belgian monarch

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Burger King halts advertising campaign that upset Belgian monarch

- BRUSSELS: Burger King has withdrawn an advertising campaign in Belgium where its use of the king's image had angered the country's monarch. The online advert, noting that King Philippe was crowned in 2013, announced the brand's launch in Belgium this month and asked: "Two Kings. One crown. Who will rule? Vote now ... " Representatives of King Philippe on Monday asked the local unit of Burger King, owned by Restaurant Brands International , to explain itself

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Da Vinci contraptions brought to life in Bruges exhibition

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Da Vinci contraptions brought to life in Bruges exhibition

- BRUGES, Belgium: Leonardo da Vinci’s bird-like flying machine and portable bridge have been brought to life in a new exhibition opening on Thursday in the Belgian city of Bruges. One hundred machines invented or enhanced by the Italian Renaissance mastermind have been realized, by using plans he drew himself. They will be on display in Bruges for six months, before embarking on a world tour over 10 years

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Pistol-packing princess gives Belgian PM an earful

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Pistol-packing princess gives Belgian PM an earful

- BRUSSELS: A Belgian princess fired a starting pistol so close to the prime minister's ear that he had to undergo medical treatment and cancel a speech in parliament on Tuesday. Charles Michel was standing on a podium next to Princess Astrid, younger sister of King Philippe, when she signalled the start of Sunday's annual Brussels 20 km road race. His spokesman said he later realised the loud report had damaged his hearing

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'We are not amused' - Belgian monarchy angered by Burger King

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'We are not amused' - Belgian monarchy angered by Burger King

- By Robert-Jan Bartunek. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Burger King is in trouble with Belgium's monarchy over an advertising campaign asking Belgians to vote online to "crown" the global fast-food giant the true ruler of the country where the U.S. brand will launch next month. Representatives of Belgium's King Philippe on Monday asked the local unit of Burger King, owned by Restaurant Brands International, to explain itself

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Belgium: Female students asked to wear low-cut tops to graduation

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Belgium: Female students asked to wear low-cut tops to graduation

- A Belgian university has apologised after a message was sent to female students asking them to wear a low-cut outfit to a graduation ceremony. The email was sent to medical students at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). "From an aesthetic point of view," it read, " it is better for young women to wear a dress or skirt, and a nice revealing neckline

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'Who's The King?' Burger King's New Ad Angers Belgian Royal Family

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'Who's The King?' Burger King's New Ad Angers Belgian Royal Family

- Brussels: Burger King is in trouble with Belgium's monarchy over an advertising campaign asking Belgians to vote online to "crown" the global fast-food giant the true ruler of the country where the US brand will launch next month. Representatives of Belgium's King Philippe on Monday asked the local unit of Burger King, owned by Restaurant Brands International, to explain itself. "We told them that we were not happy with them using an image of the king in their campaign," palace spokesman Pierre-Emmanuel De Bauw told Reuters, adding that the monarch's image - he appears in cartoon form - could not be used for commerce

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Protesters out in force as Donald Trump arrives in Belgium

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Protesters out in force as Donald Trump arrives in Belgium

- Mr Trump, who a year ago said Brussels had turned into a "hellhole", oozed charm as he met with Belgian King Philippe and moved onto a powwow with top ministers on the eve of a Nato summit, the main event of his two-day stopover in Belgium. Prime Minister Charles Michel said he insisted that Mr Trump should unequivocally back the Paris Agreement on climate change and honour the US commitment to multilateral trade agreements, two issues about which Mr Trump has raised doubts

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Malindi court restrains Belgium firm in Lamu windpower tussle

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Malindi court restrains Belgium firm in Lamu windpower tussle

- LAMU, KENYA: The Environment and Lands Court in Malindi has halted a Belgium firm's Sh21 billion wind project in Lamu following a case filed by an American consortium that objects its construction. The court has ordered the National Land Commission (NLC) not to allocate land to Kenwind Holdings until a case filled by the US based firm, Cordisons International, is heard and determined

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Uganda's Arch. Kasujja assumes position as Apostolic Nuncio in Belgium

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Uganda's Arch. Kasujja assumes position as Apostolic Nuncio in Belgium

- Brussels, Belgium | MFA UGANDA | Archbishop Augustine Kassujja from Uganda has assumed his position as Apostolic Nuncio in Belgium. The Apostolic Nuncio in Belgium is automatically the Dean of all Ambassadors in Belgium. The Diplomatic Club of Belgium was created in 1988 with the approval of the then Belgian Foreign Minister, Leo Tindemans and the Nuncio Apostolico, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps of Belgium, Most Reverend Msgr Angelo Pedroni

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Squandered penalty delays Anderlecht’s march to Belgian title - Football

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Squandered penalty delays Anderlecht’s march to Belgian title - Football

- BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A penalty save in the second half denied Anderlecht the chance to be crowned Belgian champions on Sunday but their 1-1 draw at Club Bruges left them needing only two points from their last two matches to win a record-extending 34th title. An away victory at the defending champions would have given Anderlecht an unassailable lead in the standings but Youri Tielemans had his 64th-minute spot kick saved by Bruges’s American goalkeeper Ethan Horvath

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  • M'sia lauds Belgium's €1 million penalty for palm oil defamation
    M'sia lauds Belgium's €1 million penalty for palm oil defamation

    , nst.com.my

    PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has hailed a European court ruling penalising those who misrepresent and tell lies about palm oil’s high nutritional value and good agricultural practices by oil palm planters. "I know the court ruling in Belgium is not easy to enforce, but this is an acknowledgement that the truth about palm oil nutrition and oil palm planting prevails. “Now we're seeing a court in Europe making a stand to punish those who misrepresent and tell lies about palm oil,” he added

     

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Politics & Government

  • Macron clearly leading in French presidential elections: Belgian media
    Macron clearly leading in French presidential elections: Belgian media

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    BRUSSELS More than 60 percent of voters have cast or were planning to cast their ballots in French presidential elections for Emmanuel Macron according to surveys carried out on Sunday, Belgian media said. "According to three different institutes, Emmanuel Macron would be first in the presidential election with a result above 60 percent," Le Soir newspaper said. Belgian public broadcaster RTBF said polls put Macron's share of the vote at between 62 and 64 percent

     

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Sports

  • Hockey: India squander lead; lose 1-2 to Belgium
    Hockey: India squander lead; lose 1-2 to Belgium

    , dnaindia.com

    Cedric Charlier and Tom Boon secured the win for Belgium. Harmanpreet Singh's attempt goes in vain. Indian men's hockey team conceded one-goal lead to go down 1-2 to Belgium in their opening match of the three-nation invitational tournament here. Despite taking a 1-0 lead in the third quarter through a splendid penalty corner conversion by Harmanpreet Singh, India conceded two goals in the final quarter to lose the match last night

     

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Business

  • Belgium investors learn it's buyer beware in Detroit
    Belgium investors learn it's buyer beware in Detroit

    , freep.com

    Detroit's comeback story has entranced people around the world and lured investors from many lands. But along with the savvy came the naive and the unlucky. Danny Kwanten, a factory manager in Hoeselt, Belgium, is one of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Belgian citizens who bought single-family houses in Detroit over the last few years with expectations of 10% to 15% annual returns renting out the houses to Detroit residents

     

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Health

  • Surgical eye robot performs precision-injection in patient with retinal vein occlusion
    Surgical eye robot performs precision-injection in patient with retinal vein occlusion

    , sciencedaily.com

    Surgeons of University Hospitals Leuven have been the first to operate on a patient with retinal vein occlusion using a surgical robot. Operated by an eye surgeon, the robot uses a needle of barely 0.03 millimetre to inject a thrombolytic drug into the retinal vein of the patient. KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) developed the robot and needle specifically for this procedure. The operation was successful and is a

     

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Society & Culture

  • Belgium observes minute of silence one year after Brussels attacks
    Belgium observes minute of silence one year after Brussels attacks

    , straitstimes.com

    BRUSSELS (AFP) - Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde on Wednesday (March 22) led a minute of silence in memory of the 32 people killed in the Brussels airport and metro attacks one year ago. Silence fell at 7.58am local time (2.58pm Singapore), the exact time suicide bombers Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui struck at Zaventem Airport on March 22, 2016

     

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Law & Crime

  • Two charged in Belgium over Paris terror attacks
    Two charged in Belgium over Paris terror attacks

    , fox61.com

    Two suspects have been charged in connection with the November 2015 Paris attacks, Belgium’s Federal Prosecutor said Thursday. The two individuals, whose full names have not been given, are accused of providing false documents to Khalid El Bakraoui that were used during preparations for the attacks in the French capital, in which 130 people were killed. El Bakraoui was later named as one of those who carried out the Brussels

     

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Science & Nature

  • Belgian astronomers who found planetary system named it after beer
    Belgian astronomers who found planetary system named it after beer

    , cnn.com

    Michaël Gillon and Emmanuel Jehin discovered the Trappist planetary system They named it after their favorite Belgian beer Monitoring a telescope with his iPhone, Gillon discovered the first planet from his couch (CNN)Just how a team of five Belgian scientists discovered one of the most remarkable planetary systems -- and named it after their favorite beer -- is a story of ingenuity, persistence and luck

     

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