Belgian news in brief, 11 August 2006

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Belgian arrested over child rapes A 50-year-old Belgian man has been arrested in the northern France town of Valenciennes as part of investigations into the rape of several children younger than 15. The man was reportedly arrested near a park in the Raismes forest after the parents of a boy lodged a police complaint. The man is suspected of committing similar crimes in the vicinity of the park.

Belgian arrested over child rapes
 
A 50-year-old Belgian man has been arrested in the northern France town of Valenciennes as part of investigations into the rape of several children younger than 15. The man was reportedly arrested near a park in the Raismes forest after the parents of a boy lodged a police complaint. The man is suspected of committing similar crimes in the vicinity of the park.

Food donation for Prince Laurent

Several militants from the Young NV-A (New Flemish Alliance) tried in vain to present a food charity packet to Prince Laurent at his house in Tervuren at about 10am on Friday. The action failed because Laurent was not at home. The stunt was intended as a public criticism of the prince's alleged financial problems. The activists also demanded that Laurent be deprived of his EUR 295,000 state funding. Prince Laurent has denied media reports he is strapped for cash.

Baby zebra born at Antwerp Zoo

A baby zebra was born in the Antwerp Zoo on the night of 3 August. The young male zebra, called Herbie, took his first steps outside on Friday. "The zoo has waited eight years for the birth of a zebra baby, but finally it has arrived," spokeswoman Ilse Segers said. The zebras at the Antwerp Zoo originally come from south-east Africa.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

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