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Vettel Wins Bahrain’s Controverial Grand Prix Race

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Bahrain’s Formula One Grand Prix race finished Sunday without incident, despite a week of violent demonstrations leading up to the event. Two-time world champion Sebastian Vettel held off Kimi Raikkonen to claim his title in a race marked by tight security. Black smoke from burning tires still drifted over an area near the capital, Manama, […]

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Bahrain Tense Ahead of Grand Prix

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Bahrain’s Formula One Grand Prix got underway Sunday, despite violent demonstrations denouncing the event as a lavish spectacle by a ruling family that crushed Arab Spring protests last year. Black smoke from burning tires drifted over an area near the capital, Manama, that saw mass demonstrations in the days before Sunday’s race. Security remains tight […]

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Bahrain Tense Ahead of Grand Prix

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Formula One Grand Prix drivers are set to race in Bahrain despite violent demonstrations denouncing the event as a lavish spectacle by a ruling family that crushed Arab Spring protests last year. Black smoke from burning tires drifted over an area near the capital, Manama, that saw mass demonstrations in the days before Sunday’s race. […]

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Protests Intensify in Bahrain Ahead of Grand Prix

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Security forces in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, have confronted protesters as tensions continue to rise ahead of Sunday’s Formula One Grand Prix. Demonstrators on the outskirts of the city lobbed Molotov cocktails at the police, who retaliated with tear gas. Anti-government demonstrators called for protests in the days leading up to the race, and on Friday […]

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Police, Protesters Clash in Bahrain

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Security forces in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, have confronted protesters as tensions continue to rise ahead of Sunday’s Formula One Grand Prix. Demonstrators on the outskirts of the city lobbed Molotov cocktails at the police, who retaliated with tear gas. Anti-government demonstrators called for protests in the days leading up to the race, and on Friday […]

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Bahrain Probes Death at Protest Site

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition groups in Bahrain are accusing security forces of killing a protester during a violent scuffle. The groups, including the country’s largest Shi’ite party, al-Wefaq, said the body of the man was found Saturday. Al-Wefaq identified him as Salah Abbas Habib. Bahrain’s interior ministry confirmed the body of a man was found in an area […]

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Protests Erupt Ahead of Bahrain’s F1 Race

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters have rallied across Bahrain in an attempt to use the country’s Formula One auto race to draw international attention to their plight. Activists and witnesses say security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets in an effort to disperse demonstrators as practice for Sunday’s race took place on Friday. Anti-government groups led […]

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Protests Erupt Ahead of Bahrain’s F1 Race

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters have rallied across Bahrain in a bid to use the country’s Formula One auto race to draw international attention to their plight. Activists and witnesses say security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets in an effort to disperse demonstrators as practice for Sunday’s race took place on Friday. Anti-government groups led […]

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Bahrain Protesters Call for ‘Days of Rage’ as Grand Prix Nears

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Security forces in Bahrain are trying to break up protests that flared up Thursday in villages surrounding the capital ahead of Sunday’s Grand Prix race. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades to push back protesters, as the Formula One race cars prepared to take to the race course for practice runs Friday. The French […]

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Bahrain Grand Prix Now Off

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The rescheduled Formula One Grand Prix auto race in Bahrain is going to be removed from the 2011 calendar. Teams opposed the new date of October 30 that was assigned by the world governing body, FIA, at a meeting last week in Barcelona. The race was originally scheduled for March, but was called off because […]

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