Belgian news in brief, 10 November 2005

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Policeman shoots and kills cousin

Policeman shoots and kills cousin

A federal police officer accidentally shot and killed his cousin in Vorst on Wednesday. The 25-year-old man arrived home and became involved in a friendly talk about money with the 37-year-old male victim. As a joke, the police officer took out his gun and directed it at his cousin. However, the gun suddenly fired and when police officers arrived, the federal officer was in tears. The man said he did not know how his service pistol had fired.

Blogger warning over possible riot

An internet blog has warned authorities that people are being urged to come to Brussels on Saturday to "smash everything to bits and set it on fire such as in France", French-speaking newspaper 'La Dernière Heure' reported on Thursday. The blogger said his information was based on reliable sources. Emails are allegedly being sent urging for the vandals to assemble in Brussels.

WWI trenches open to public

Two trenches used during World War I have been dug open and will be open to the public for one day. One of the trenches is British, while the other was built by German soldiers. The trenches are located near Ieper and will be filled in again after the Ghent and Leuven archaeologists have completed their work. The excavations are being supervised by the Flemish Institute for Heritage Sites.

Clijsters struggling at Masters

Kim Clijsters lost her second match at the Masters in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, losing to Amelie Mauresmo 6-3, 7-5. The defeat has placed the 22-year-old's hopes of becoming the world's top ranked female tennis player in serious doubt. Clijsters will now have to win against Elena Dementieva and hope that Dementieva defeats Mauresmo.

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