After almost a century, British troops who perished in Tertre, Belgium, during WW1 will be remembered in the place where they died.
Belgium's King Albert II abdicated to make way for his son Philippe today after 20 years on the throne.
French actor Gerard Depardieu has moved out of his native country to escape the new top tax rate.
A Belgium book association claim they have set a new world record for the longest book domino chain composed of almost 5,000 second-hand books.
A total of 4,845 books smoothly tumbled along the route which took six minutes to complete on Monday.
Once the route had been completed, the books set off fireworks to the delight of onlookers.
The association behind the record-breaking event, Boek.be, revealed that it had taken 40 volunteers two hours to painstakingly set up the lines of books.
The association even made an attempt to break their own record with 5.005 books the next day, but unfortunately the second domino chain failed to reach.
Belgian authorities said three of eleven passengers, who were killed in a skydiving accident, had tried to save themselves by jumping from the plane but they were too late.
The country's prime minister Elio Di Rupo, warned it could take some time before all the victims were identified.
As the aircraft fell into a spin, there was an explosion on the ground, followed by a fire.
So, in terms of identifying the bodies, some will be identified quickly, but for others, there may be a delay, which of course will make the circumstances even more dramatic and terrible for the families.
Belgium's interior minister Joelle Milquet has said part of a plane in which 11 people died appeared to have broken off, causing the aircraft to nosedive to the ground.
"It seems that one of the wings became detached shortly before the crash and that completely destabilised the plane. Now, the experts are at the scene. The investigating judge and the prosecutor's office are leading a judicial inquiry", she said.
A local mayor described a plane crash which killed 11 people in Belgium yesterday as a national tragedy.
The mayor of Namur province said all of those on board the small Pilatus plane had been killed when the aircraft came down in the central Belgian region.
– MAXIME PREVOT, NAMUR PROVINCE MAYOR
What happened today is a tragedy. It's a tragedy for the families, it's a tragedy for the whole nation which hasn't had to face such an accident for very many years. This evening, 11 families are bereaved.
Three of the passengers tried to save themselves by jumping from a nosediving plane but they were too late, the mayor of Fernelmont, Jean-Claude Nihoul, has told Reuters.
All of the people on board were Belgian and were members of a local skydiving club.
These are the first pictures of the aftermath of a plane crash near the town of the Namur in central Belgium.
All 11 people on board - who were on a skydiving trip - were killed when the plane went down around 20 minutes after take-off.
The plane that crashed in Belgium was carrying 10 parachutists on a skydiving trip, the Associated Press reports.
All of them, and the pilot, were reportedly killed.
It cites the mayor of Fernelmont, Jean-Claude Nihoul, as saying that the plane began losing height quickly around 20 minutes after take-off.
Belgium's Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo has sent his condolences to the victims of a small plane crash near Namur and to their families:
Accident d’avion près de Namur: mes pensées émues vont avant tout aux victimes, à leurs familles et à leurs proches
A light aircraft carrying 10 parachutists and a pilot has crashed near the city of Namur in central Belgium killing everyone on board, the Belgian broadcaster RTL reports citing the mayor.
The broadcaster also cites witnesses as saying that the plane had lost its right wing after take-off and that they had not seen any parachutists leave the aircraft.
Belgian authorities say that 10 people have died in a plane crash, the Associated Press reports.