World Briefs: Suspects' computer had Belgian PM's home plans

Suspects' computer had Belgian PM's home plans

BRUSSELS • Pictures and plans of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel's residence and offices were found on a computer discovered after a raid on a flat used by the men suspected of carrying out last week's deadly bombings in Brussels, Belgian media said.

The laptop was in a bin outside a Schaerbeek district flat, which investigators say was used by the airport suicide bombers , Belgian business daily De Tijd reported.


Hollande backtracks on anti-terror measure

PARIS • French President Francois Hollande said he is dropping plans to allow those convicted of terrorism offences to be stripped of their French nationality, in his second major policy climbdown this month.

Mr Hollande abandoned his proposal, which would require constitutional reform, after the Chamber of Deputies and Senate passed irreconcilable versions of the amendment and members of all parties said they would not support the measure.


Aboriginal artefacts found in Sydney

SYDNEY • A huge trove of Aboriginal artefacts including stone spearheads has been unearthed at a Sydney building site, experts said yesterday.

Australian Aborigines are believed to be the custodians of the oldest continuous culture on the planet, with a history dating back more than 40,000 years.


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