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Belgian Students Commemorate 100 Years By Restoring Graves of WW1 Soldiers

© Benny Proot To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I; Belgian students cleaned, repainted and restored 250 graves spread over 5 cemeteries in Oostkamp and surrounding municipalities. The idea was to honour and remember the brave soldiers of World War I, and ensure that their identification and data remains clearly legible for all visitors wishing to pay their respects. The pupils who volunteered for the effort were art students currently enrolled in painting classes. HLN.be via reddit Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2018/09/belgian-students-restore-graves-of-ww1-soldiers/

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Brazil knocked out of World Cup by Kevin De Bruyne and brilliant Belgium

A Fernandinho own goal and Kevin De Bruynes fine strike gave Belgium a 2-1 win over Brazil in their World Cup quarter-final In years to come, when this stadium is a crumbling white elephant, they will sit in almost empty stands, hear the wind whisper across the marsh that surrounds it and believe what they hear is the ghosts of giants. In three games Kazan has claimed the winners of 11 World Cups. First Germany went, insipid against South Korea. Then, in a full-blooded epic, Kevin De Bruyne Roberto Martnez…

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way

At the end of the group stage we rank the 32 teams at the World Cup in Russia, with Brazil top, England in 10th and Panama last 1) Brazil It is hard to shake the feeling that Brazil are the best-balanced side at this World Cup. win over Serbia and they look capable of raising things further. thumping win over Argentina. A meeting with Spain in the last eight looks likely and Zlatko Dalics side cannot be ruled out of doing something special. 3) Belgium Whether or not they really…

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Belgian university tells female students to wear ‘low-cut’ tops to graduation ceremony

Email with suggested dress code from the Brussels Free Universitys medicine faculty condemned as sexist A university in Belgium has apologised after students were sent an email suggesting that women wear low-cut tops to their graduation ceremony. The Brussels Free University posted the apology on Facebook after the offending email, sent out by the medical faculty, was circulated online. The email advised that from an aesthetic point of view, it is preferable if young women wear a dress or a skirt and a nice low neckline. Male graduates, it said,…

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