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1. Amsterdam's Schiphol airport evacuated amid bomb threat
Dutch police say they have arrested a man who locked himself in a toilet and claimed to have a bomb at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.

The airport's two main international terminals were evacuated at about 11:30 (10:30 GMT), as the bomb squad and scores of police arrived at the scene.

The terminals reopened about four hours later, after officers said the man posed no threat to the public.

However, delays continued to affect the airport - one of Europe's busiest.

2. Rangers FC signals intent to go into administration
Rangers Football Club has lodged legal papers signalling its intention to go into administration.

The Ibrox club lodged papers at the Court of Session in Edinburgh on Monday, notifying an intention to declare an administrator.

It now has five days to confirm whether administrators have been appointed to take over the running of the club.

The move comes while Rangers awaits a tax tribunal decision over a disputed bill plus penalties totalling £49m.

If the club is formally put into administration it faces an immediate 10-point penalty from the Scottish Premier League.

That would place the Ibrox club 14 points behind first-placed Celtic in the race for the championship.

Craig Whyte bought the club last year from Sir David Murray It is understood the papers relating to administration were lodged by Rangers' lawyers on behalf of directors.
3. Greek bailout crisis: Brussels welcomes austerity vote

The European Commission has welcomed the Greek parliament's decision to approve tough new austerity measures.

Economics commissioner Olli Rehn urged Greek officials to "take ownership" and fully implement the reforms, demanded by the EU in return for a huge bailout.

But the measures attracted massive protests throughout Greece. Buildings were set on fire in Athens and police used tear gas to disperse the crowds.

The government confirmed later that an election would be held in April.

Analysts say the biggest party in the governing coalition, the socialist Pasok, is likely to suffer at the hands of the electorate.

Greece is trying to secure a 130bn euro ($170bn; £110bn) bailout from the EU and IMF to prevent it defaulting on its massive debts. The deal, which has not yet been finalised, could write off around half of Greece's privately-held debt.

The austerity measures were demanded by the European Union as a precondition for releasing the funds.

 

4. How Whitney's voice transformed two writers' careers

George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam wrote two US number one hits for Whitney Houston in the 1980s.

The couple had moved from Seattle to California to work as songwriters. How Will I Know and I Wanna Dance with Somebody were the songs that made their names.

By 1988, they had their own record deal and scored a global hit of their own with the song Waiting for a Star to Fall, recorded under the name Boy Meets Girl.

The duo told the BBC about how their songs came to be part of Whitney Houston's repertoire, and how her vocals embellished their original demos.

George: We'd had success prior to How Will I Know, but nothing that compared. That was the meteoric rise, right there. But it was originally written for Janet Jackson.

Shannon: We were asked by our publishing company to write something for Janet's album, and we just wrote for what we knew of Janet's voice and style. But she took such a different musical direction on that record, which became her Control album, that they turned down our song.

But then Clive [Davis - Arista Records] heard it and wanted it for Whitney, who he had discovered.

George: We didn't know much about Whitney. There was a buzz. People who had heard her and seen her were excited. But we were concerned it wouldn't work out as well as it might have with Janet Jackson.

Then we got a call from our friends Alan and Preston Glass [record producers], who were in the studio in San Rafael, northern California with Narada Michael Walden [producer of How Will I Know].

They were kind of excited and whispering, "I think you've got to hear this right now". They hit playback and we got a chance to hear How Will I Know in its rough, unmixed form.

 
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