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Explosion in Brussels ... Cease-fire takes effect in Colombia ... Beyonce wins 8 MTV Video Music Awards



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BRUSSELS (AP) — An explosion has rocked Belgium's criminology institute in the capital Brussels, but local media are reporting no injuries. State broadcaster RTBF is reporting that a car forced its way into the site "before exploding a bomb" early Monday and that there's significant damage to the building's north side. The institute assists and advises Belgium's justice authorities in carrying out their inquiries.

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A permanent cease-fire is taking effect in Colombia Monday, bringing to an end 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the country's biggest rebel group. The commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia announced Sunday that his fighters would end hostilities beginning at 12:01 a.m. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos made a similar announcement Friday, saying the military would end its attacks on the FARC beginning Monday.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) —Secretary of State John Kerry's is in Bangladesh during increasing concerns about terrorism in the South Asian nation. Kerry plans to meet with Bangladeshi officials, opposition and civic leaders who are coping with a series of extremist attacks. The most recent killed 20 people, including 17 foreigners, at a popular restaurant last month in Dhaka, the capital.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be delivering a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona. There's been speculation that Trump might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally. The speech was initially set for last week in Colorado, but was pushed back as Trump and his team wrestled over the details of what he would propose.

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce has picked up eight awards, including video of the year, at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday. She also sang live and walked the carpet with daughter Blue Ivy and the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner — who all appeared in her movie, "Lemonade." For Rihanna, the biggest moment came last night when Drake, her ex-boyfriend, presented her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award.

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