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  • Flemish films at Toronto International Film Festival The Flemish films "Welp" (Cub) directed by Jonas Govaerts and "Waste land" directed by Pieter Van Hees have been selected for the international film festival in Canada's biggest city Toronto.
  • Ghislenghien: what lessons have been learned? Ten years to the day since the gas disaster in the Hainaut municipality of Ghislenghien a remembrance ceremony has been held in place where 24 people died.
  • Jewish Museum shooting suspect extradited to Belgium 30 Jul '14 Jewish Museum shooting suspect extradited to Belgium ah Mahdi Nemmouche, accused of the shooting death of four people at Brussels’ Jewish Museum last May, has arrived at a...
  • Concerns about foreign trade missions The proposal by the new Flemish Government to half the number of foreign trade missions led by Princess Astrid has met with protest from the small business federation Unizo. The daily 'De Standaard'...
  • Test-Aankoop combats ads for crash diets 30 Jul '14 Test-Aankoop combats ads for crash diets andy.furniere Belgium’s consumer rights organisation Test-Aankoop has launched a campaign to make the public aware of the dangers...
  • Study shows that lichens indicate air quality 30 Jul '14 Study shows that lichens indicate air quality andy.furniere A student theses from Hasselt’s PXL University College reveals the remarkable ability of lichen growing on...
  • Hazard: "I'm happy at Chelsea" The Belgian football international Eden Hazard has resumed training with his Chelsea teammate after his post World Cup vacation. Before re-joining his teammates at their pre-season training camp in...
  • Museum gunman to appear before magistrates on Monday The suspect in the case of the Jewish Museum shooting that left four people dead at the end of May will remain in custody and will appear before Brussels magistrates on Monday 4 August. Mehdi...
  • Ittre, a village under water The heavy rainfall during Tuesday night has left one village in Walloon Brabant submerged under in some places metres of water.
  • Union backs civil servants' concerns The socialist trades union ACOD is to turn up the pressure to try and prevent 2,600 civil servants having to move from their current offices near to Brussels North railway station to a new location...
  • [VIDEO] - Ageas must compensate Fortis investors A Dutch court has ruled that Fortis misled investors in the run-up to it's downfall in 2008. Fortis that is now called Ageas led its investors to believe that it was financially sound, while this was...
  • [VIDEO] - "When you're in trouble you learn who your friends are" The Nelis family inspects the damage caused by Monday's storm. Yesterday the water was still flooding in. Friends, family and neigbours come to lend a hand, bring food or clean up. Their support is a...
  • [VIDEO] - Red Cross Flanders: "Please give blood" The blood donation centre in Geel in Antwerp Province. Like elsewhere in the region many donors are on holiday and blood shortages loom. New donors are welcomed with open arms.
  • Jogchum Vrielink: TomorrowLanden 2014 In case you were off on holiday or were distracted by an especially captivating game of Farmville: the rural town of Landen (speaking of Farmville) managed to make international headlines.
  • Museum gunman back in Belgium The man accused of the shooting at Brussels Jewish Museum on 24 May, Mehdi Nemmouche is back in Belgium. French police escorted Mr Nemouch across the border at Rekkem (West Flanders) just before 1pm...

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