While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 24 edition

Three Brussels attackers identified as nation mourns

Three suicide bombers who struck Brussels airport and a metro train in attacks claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were identified on Wednesday, as a grieving nation observed a minute’s silence for victims of the carnage.

As hundreds of mourners gathered in the city in a show of solidarity with the 31 people killed and 270 injured, prosecutors said brothers Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui had carried out attacks at Zaventem airport and Maalbeek station.

Bomb-making expert Najim Laachraoui was identified by police sources to AFP as the second airport bomber, while police stepped up a huge manhunt for a third airport attacker whose suitcase bomb failed to detonate.


Poland PM refuses to take in migrants after Brussels attacks

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo on Wednesday said Warsaw would not take in its share of migrants under an EU plan because of the militant attacks that killed 31 people in Brussels.

Poland is the first EU member to take such a step after Tuesday's bombings at the Brussels airport and metro, which also left 270 wounded - including three Poles - and were claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group.

"After what happened in Brussels yesterday, it's not possible right now to say that we're OK with accepting any number of migrants at all," Szydlo told private television Superstacja.


Trump, Cruz trade barbs over naked wife photo

Donald Trump and his main challenger for the Republican presidential nomination, Ted Cruz, have escalated their bitter feud, taking to social media to clash over two unlikely figures: their wives.

An anti-Trump political group unveiled a controversial campaign ad ahead of Tuesday's votes in Arizona and Utah that uses a photograph of Trump's wife Melania lying provocatively in his custom-fitted jet, naked and handcuffed to a briefcase.

"Meet Melania Trump, your next first lady," read the online ad, posted on Facebook by the group Make America Awesome. "Or, you could support Ted Cruz on Tuesday."


Prince Harry extends Nepal trip to help quake victims

Britain's Prince Harry announced during an official visit to Nepal on Wednesday that he would extend his trip by six days to help rebuild a village school damaged during last year's earthquake.

During his stay, the Prince met with families still living in camps after a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake last April destroyed their homes and killed nearly 9,000 people.

"The people I have met and the beauty of this country make it very hard to leave. Thankfully however, I'm not leaving just yet," he said, at a reception hosted by the British Embassy in Kathmandu. "I will be spending the next six days in a remote village with a charity called Team Rubicon. The team I'm joining will be working with a community to rebuild a school damaged in the earthquake."


Golf: Day tweaks his back in WGC Match Play win

World number two Jason Day's 3 and 2 victory over Graeme McDowell at the World Golf Championships Match Play in Austin, Texas, came at a price on Wednesday with the Aussie seeking treatment on his sore lower back.

Day, who headed for treatment after signing his scorecard, was limping slightly coming off the 15th green at Austin Country Club and was clearly in pain when he dropped his driver after teeing off at the next hole.

He slid gingerly down the side of a fairway bunker to play his second shot at the par-five 16th, and was down on his knees alongside the green when Northern Ireland's McDowell missed a birdie putt that would have extended the match.