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2016.03.23 00:22:20

The death toll in the subway blast near the EU headquarters has risen to 20, according to Brussels mayor Yvan Mayeur.

Earlier, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo tweeted that "Paris will light up the Eiffel Tower this evening in the colours of the Belgian flag" following the attacks that have killed at least 31 people.

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2016.03.23 00:11:55

Belgian police are conducting house searches following the Brussels attacks. Meanwhile, Heath Minister Maggie De Block says several people are still trapped inside the Maelbeek metro station.


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2016.03.23 00:08:51

Belgium's royal palace in central Brussels has been evacuated, public broadcaster RTBF has reported. RTBF said King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were in shock, but it did not specify whether they had actually been in the palace on Tuesday.

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2016.03.23 00:08:08

Over 200 flights to Brussels have been diverted or cancelled after Tuesday's explosions, according to the flight tracking service Flightradar24.

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2016.03.22 23:52:20

Maggie De Block, the Belgian health minister, says 11 people were killed and 81 injured in the two blasts at the Brussels airport.

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2016.03.22 23:51:29

Fellow US Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has also offered his opinion, saying the US and its "allies must rededicate ourselves to these values of freedom and human rights". He added: "We must also redouble our efforts with our allies to identify, root out and destroy the perpetrators of such acts of evil."

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2016.03.22 23:50:33

In an interview with Fox News, reacting to the attacks in Brussels, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he "would close up" the US borders. "We are lax and we are foolish."

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2016.03.22 23:41:06

Peter Altmaier, the chief of staff of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has tweeted "terrorists will never win" as he called for solidarity with Belgium.

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2016.03.22 23:38:32

Speaking from Paris, French President Francois Hollande has just told reporters that "terrorists struck Brussels, but it was Europe that was targeted".

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2016.03.22 23:37:55

Maelbeek eyewitness: "I saw people running out of the EU building which 50 meters from the metro station," Isabelle Botos says. "There was a lot of panic, medical people were running around, everyone was asked to step aside and stay inside."

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2016.03.22 23:20:57

Facebook activates its "safety check" system to help people check on friends and loved ones following the attacks in Brussels.

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2016.03.22 23:20:08

Brussels transit spokesman Guy Sablon says at least 15 people were killed and 55 wounded in the attack at Maelbeek metro station.

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2016.03.22 23:14:35

The death toll at Maelbeek metro station in Brussels is at 15, Belgian media say.

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2016.03.22 23:13:58

Belgian federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw calls the blasts in Brussels "terrorist attacks".

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2016.03.22 23:13:20

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says "what we feared has happened, we were hit by blind attacks".

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2016.03.22 22:57:11

Brussels police spokesperson Christian De Coninck confirms that there were deaths at the Maelbeek police station near the EU headquarters: "There are victims, serious injury, people have died. I have no idea yet on the numbers of injured or dead."

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2016.03.22 22:56:24

French authorities decide to reinforce security at airports, train stations and metros after the attacks in Brussels.

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2016.03.22 22:55:49

Tom, an intern working at the Brussels airport, says: "When I heard the first explosion, a lot of people started screaming and running. When I heard the second explosion, which was about 30 seconds after the first one, everything got chaotic; I could see panic on everyone's face, blood on their bodies."

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2016.03.22 22:55:02

European Council President Donald Tusk says he is "appalled by the bombings this morning at Zavantem airport and the European district in Brussels which have cost several innocent lives and injured many others".

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2016.03.22 22:54:18

Ten people killed after explosion in Brussels metro, Belgian public broadcaster VRT reports.

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