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Belgian police detain two men suspected of planning attack

A masked Belgian police officer. Credit: Reuters

Belgian police have arrested two men suspected of planning an attack in Belgium, according to federal prosecutors.

The men, named as 33-year-old Nourredine H. and his brother Hamza H. were detained after police conducted house raids on Friday evening.

Police conducted seven house searches in the region of Mons and a further search in Liege, the federal prosecution office said in a statement.

No weapons or explosives were found.

The two men will appear before a judge on Saturday to determine whether they should be held in custody beyond the initial 24-hour period.

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Owen Smith to make leadership pitch in Corbyn stronghold

Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith Credit: PA

Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith will campaign in Liverpool later today.

His appearance in the city is seen by many as a move to undermine party leader Jeremy Corbyn, and an effort to reunite the party around him.

The Smith camp have identified Liverpool as a Corbyn stronghold.

His visit will see him attend the city's gay pride celebrations and meeting party officials at a special event.

His bid in "enemy territory" comes as Mr Corbyn holds another rally in Hull later on Saturday, as the two men slug it out for the Labour crown throughout the summer.

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