Belgian news in brief, 24 February 2006

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Mother, children die in fire , A mother and her two children were killed in a blaze in Vellereille-les-Brayeux in Henegouwen on Friday morning. The father was taken to hospital for treatment. The fire started at about 5am in a chalet on the Drève des Rossignols in Pincemaille. The mother and children died, while the father was overcome by smoke. The cause of the blaze is not yet known. Dockers to be freed from French cell

Mother, children die in fire

A mother and her two children were killed in a blaze in Vellereille-les-Brayeux in Henegouwen on Friday morning. The father was taken to hospital for treatment. The fire started at about 5am in a chalet on the Drève des Rossignols in Pincemaille. The mother and children died, while the father was overcome by smoke. The cause of the blaze is not yet known.
 
Dockers to be freed from French cell

The six Belgian dock workers still in a French jail cell are to be conditionally released. The men were arrested during riots at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in mid-January. In total, eight Belgians were arrested. Two dock workers have already been released, while another three are to be freed on Friday. A further two will be allowed to go home over the weekend and the last docker will be released on 6 March at the earliest.

Dalai Lama to visit Belgium

The Dalai Lama is visiting Belgium from 30 May to 5 June on invitation from Institute Yeunten Ling in Huy, the Bureau of Tibet in Brussels said. The bureau is the official representation of the Dalai Lama in Belgium and the EU. On 30 May, the Dalai Lama will pay tribute to the institute's new Buddhist temple in Huy and will give a reading at the Tour and Taxis building in Brussels from 2-4 June. On 5 June, he will present a conference in the Antwerp Sport Palace over "the art of being happy".

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