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Bomb-hit Brussels airport to reopen Sunday with security boost

Brussels Airport said it will partially reopen on Sunday, 12 days after it was hit by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria suicide blasts, as Belgian prosecutors charged a third suspect with terrorism over a foiled plot to attack France.

The first three “symbolic flights” will take off for Faro, Turin and Athens from Sunday afternoon, Brussels Airport chief executive Arnaud Feist told reporters, and travellers will have to undergo strict new security controls before check-in.

“These flights are the first hopeful sign from an airport that is standing up straight after a cowardly attack,” Feist said.


Austria wants to deploy soldiers on Italy border

Austria plans to deploy soldiers at the Brenner border with Italy to stem an expected increase in migrants trying to get to northern Europe, Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil told news outlets on Saturday.

Austria, whose introduction of border restrictions in February has caused a sharp fall in the number of migrants to Germany, previously said it was preparing to introduce tighter controls if needed. But the minister’s choice of words appeared to toughen the discourse.

Separately, he told the Austrian newspaper Oesterreich he was leaving open-ended the number of soldiers who might be deployed for border duty at the Alpine pass, saying it would be based on need.


Boosting vitamin D levels, fixing depression aids the heart: Studies

Taking steps to recover from depression and boost vitamin D levels may improve heart health, according to new research out Saturday.

The findings were contained in two studies presented at the American College of Cardiology conference in Chicago.

The first focused on depression, a known risk factor for heart attack, stroke and even death. A second study focused on two measures of vitamin D, which when too low can predict the likelihood of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or death.


Football: Ronaldo winner ends Barcelona's 39-game unbeaten run

Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winner as 10-man Real Madrid came from behind to end Barcelona's 39-game unbeaten run 2-1 in El Clasico at the Camp Nou on Saturday.

Gerard Pique's towering header put the hosts in front on the night they honoured legendary former player and coach Johan Cruyff.

Yet, Karim Benzema quickly levelled before Ronaldo fired home five minutes from time after Madrid captain Sergio Ramos had seen the 21st red card of his career.


Football: Spurs held at Liverpool, Arsenal and City stroll

Leaders Leicester City can go seven points clear in the Premier League after closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur dropped points in a frantic 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Saturday.

Harry Kane struck in the 63rd minute to cancel out Philippe Coutinho's opener for Liverpool, leaving Spurs four points below Leicester, who host Southampton on Sunday.

Arsenal and Manchester City had earlier kept their title hopes flickering with one-sided 4-0 wins, Arsenal defeating their FA Cup conquerors Watford and City easing to victory at Bournemouth.