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Feb 13, 2014 — The country's king, who must approve the measure, isn't expected to oppose it. Belgium already allows terminally ill people over the age of 18 to choose doctor-assisted death.
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Feb 12, 2014 — Belgium already allows doctor-assisted death for adults, and a bill that looks set for approval this week would allow terminally ill kids under 18 to make the same choice. But some lawmakers and the Catholic Church are strongly opposed.
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Oct 14, 2013 — A man who is accused of being a notorious pirate in Somalia has been arrested in Belgium, after an apparent sting operation that included a ruse that investigators were making a film.
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Jul 21, 2013 — King Albert II's 20-year reign comes to an end as his eldest son, Philippe, becomes the country's seventh monarch.
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Jun 25, 2013 — Prosecutors say the plan involved at least two men, both of Tunisian origin. Police carried out nine pre-dawn raids in southern and eastern Germany as well as Belgium to gather evidence.
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Mar 14, 2012 — They were heading home from a Swiss ski vacation when the bus they were on hit a tunnel wall head-first. Six adults also died. Twenty four children were injured.
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Dec 13, 2011 — At least three people and the suspected attacker are dead. Dozens more are wounded.
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