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Thursday, 31 December 2015 - 9:33
Belgium terror alert halts New Year fireworks in Brussels
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New Year fireworks and festivities have been cancelled in the Belgian capital, Brussels, because of a terror alert.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said the decision had been taken given information they have received.

Belgium has been on high alert since the terror attacks of 13th November in Paris. Several of the perpetrators are thought to have been based in Belgium.

Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur told TV, that together with the interior minister, they've decided to not have the celebrations this evening."

Last year 100,000 people turned out in Brussels to welcome in the New Year.

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